Hood College in Maryland Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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Hood College Admissions Overview:

Hood College has an acceptance rate of 71%, making it accessible to students with solid grades and a strong application. To apply, students will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, two letters of recommendation, an essay, and (optional) SAT or ACT scores.

Admissions Data (2016):

Hood College Description:

Founded as a women's college in 1893, Hood College today is a co-educational master's-level institution. The school occupies a 50-acre campus in Frederick, Maryland. Baltimore and Washington DC are each about an hour away. Hood students come from 26 states and 24 countries. The college offers 28 bachelor's degree programs and 14 master's programs. Business is the most popular undergraduate major, and Hood academics are supported by a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the Hood College Blazers compete in the NCAA Division III Capital Athletic Conference. The school fields 8 men's and 10 women's Division III teams.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,144 (1,174 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $36,540
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,200
  • Other Expenses: $3,100
  • Total Cost: $53,040

Hood College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 68%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,344
    • Loans: $8,397

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Art, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Arts, Psychology, Special Education

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 24%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 50%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Track and Field, Swimming, Tennis, Basketball, Golf, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Swimming, Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Hood College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.hood.edu/about-hood/hood-at-a-glance/index.html

"Hood College prepares students to excel in meeting the personal, professional and global challenges of the future. Hood is committed to the integration of the liberal arts, the professions and technology, to the exploration of values, a sense of community and to the preparation of students for lives of responsibility and leadership."

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