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Hood College is a private institution that was founded in 1893. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,434, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 50 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Hood College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 37. Its tuition and fees are $33,280 (2013-14).
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Founded in 1893, Hood College is an independent liberal arts college providing a residential experience for undergraduate women and men, and a professionally oriented graduate school. Located on 50 acres in the middle of historic Frederick, Maryland, and within an hour's drive of Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Hood is consistently ranked as one of the nation's best and most affordable colleges. In this closely knit community, students and professors know each other by name. Hood maintains a vibrant community that responds to the intellectual, professional and personal goals of individual students of diverse races, ethnicities and ages. Stressing high quality undergraduate research and internship opportunities, Hood prides itself on providing a university-like education in a small college setting.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Church of Christ|
When applying to Hood College, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are December 1 and November 15, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at Hood College is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 77.1 percent and an early acceptance rate of 83.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||77.1%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Hood College is 12:1, and the school has 67.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Hood College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; History; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 79 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||49%|
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Hood College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,434, with a gender distribution of 33.9 percent male students and 66.1 percent female students. At this school, 56 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 44 percent of students live off campus. Hood College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Hood College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Hood College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Hood College, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Hood College.
|Students who have cars on campus||50%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Hood College, 83.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $21,551.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$33,280 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$11,350 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data