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HOOD COLLEGE, FREDERICK, MARYLAND

Frederick, MarylandLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1893Established Year
  2052Enrollment

Hood College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Suruchi Gupta Suruchi Gupta
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Established in the year 1893 Hood College is a liberal arts institution which presently comprises 2000+ students. It is located in Frederick, Maryland spread in 50 acres. 

Hood College Campus

Hood College, originally an institute exclusively for women, was converted into a co-education institute in 1971. The college is affiliated to the United Church of Christ and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. 

Hood College Ranking

US News (2020):

  • Regional Universities North: #48
  • Best UG Teaching: #21
  • Best Value Schools: #17

Niche.com (2020):

  • Best college in Maryland: #13

Highlights

Year of establishment1893
LocationMaryland
TypePrivate
Campus SettingUrban
Enrollment (2019)2,052
Male/ Female Ratio37: 63
Official Websitehood.edu

Hood College Programs

Hood College offers 33 undergraduate majors, 19 master’s programs and 10 post-bachelors level certificate programs. Areas of studies include pre-professional preparation, business, computer science and information technology.

Hood College offers a highly competitive Honour’s Program for academically talented students. The benefits of the Honour’s Program include a financial award and recognition on the college transcript.

The college offers an ACBS accredited 2 year MBA program designed especially for working professionals. A number of MS degrees are also offered in the fields of bioinformatics, computer science, cybersecurity etc.

Some of the most popular majors among international students are Computer Information Systems, Computer Science and Business Administration & Management.

Hood College Campus

Hood College offers a number of on-campus facilities to make college life a pleasurable experience for the students. Facilities include a two-storied fitness centre, an Office of Diversity and Inclusion, an on-campus food court (The Blazer) and the main dining hall (Coblentz Hall) health & counselling services at Frederick Health’s Toll House Site.

Hood College boasts over 60 student organizations encompassing interests such as academics, sports and athletics, performance arts and much more. Students can also create their own student organization by following a simple procedure.

A number of events are organized all year round for the benefit of students ranging from yoga sessions, basketball matches, art exhibits etc.

Frederick, the city where Hood College is located offers a variety of recreational activities. Downtown Frederick has 50+ restaurants, 8 food markets and also museums, art galleries etc.

Hood College Housing

Hood College offers on-campus accommodation to students at the following residence halls: Coblentz, Memorial, Meyran, Shriner and Smith. A new residence hall for upper-class students will be opening in fall, 2020.

Freshman and sophomore students are usually required to have roommates. Junior and senior students may be eligible for single rooms.

Special accommodations are reserved for animal allergic students, all gender floors, all-female floors etc. Transgender students are encouraged to contact the director of residence life to specify their preferences and seek suitable accommodations.

Rooms are typically furnished with a bed, carpeting and built-in dressers. Some rooms also have air conditioning.

All residence halls are equipped with basic facilities like computer access, snack and soda machines, internet access, free local call facilities, free laundry services, lounge access etc.

Hood College Admission Process

The following are the admission requirements as per the college.

Application Portal:The Common Application

Application Fee: No fees

Academic Requirements:

  • Average SAT Scores required by the international students seeking admission in the UG programs: 1160 (Math: 570; Reading Writing: 590). A student can also appear for the ACT exam (minimum score - 20)
  • Average GPA of entering students (undergraduate level): 3.34
  • Documents Required: Online Application, Official Transcripts
  • Students from non english speaking countries are required to have English Proficiency Scores. It can be proved by appearing in either of the exams TOEFL ( minimum score - 79), IELTS (minimum scores -6.5), PTE (minimum score - 53). This minimum eligibility is for both UG and Graduate students.
  • Supporting Documents: ACT/ SAT Scores, Writing Samples, Letters of Recommendation, Interview with an Admission Counsellor, Resume, Certification of Finances, Copy of Passport.

Hood College Cost of Attendance

The table given below shows the cost of attendance for the international students.

ExpenseAmount (USD)*
Tuition40,460
Comprehensive Fee600
Room6,600
Board6,280
Books and Supplies1,248
Transportation1,642
Personal Expenses and Miscellaneous Fees1,620
Graduate DisciplineTuition per Credit (USD)
General Custer490
Business Cluster625
Counselling Cluster690
Science Cluster570

Hood College Financial Aid

International students at Hood College are eligible to receive merit-based scholarships as financial aid.

The college awards more than 6 million USD in merit-based scholarships; more than 98% of freshman students receive some form of merit-based scholarships.

No separate applications need to be submitted to be considered for the scholarships. All students are automatically considered and awards are given based on academic achievement and special accomplishments.

Some of the Freshman Scholarships are: The Founder’s Scholarship (20,230 USD), Trailblazer Scholarship (13,486 USD), Recognition Scholarship (10,115 USD)

Hood College Alumni

Hood College offers a number of benefits to their alumni members such as a free subscription to the Hood Magazine, an invitation to special alumni events, career contacts and assistance.

Some of the notable alumni include: Sophie Kerr (writer), Kelly Schulz (American Politician), Arlene Raven (art historian)

Hood College Placement

Hood College organizes career fairs for graduating students; other resources available include individual career counselling, access to Handshake (online job posting site).

Around 89% of students find jobs within 2 years of graduating from Hood College; the average starting salary is 35,500 USD.

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Hood College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population2368
FAFSA Code002076
Application Cost$50
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$20,230 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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Application Results

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Hood College Acceptance Rate

81.1%

Acceptance Rate

1431

Total Applicants

2368

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

36.7%

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63.3%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program81.1%
Total Applicants1497
Total Enrolled1214
Graduate
Graduate Programs81.1%
Total Applicants1423
Total Enrolled1154

Hood College Enrollment

Enrollment
Hood College Enrollment2368
Undergraduate Enrollment1214
Graduate Enrollment1154
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate49.0%

Attendance Cost

$20,230

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$20,230 / Year
Post Graduate Program$17,100 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,200 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$12,580 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,100 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$11,570 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,100 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,100 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,100 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
3215123219833
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    RANKED  #543

    Overall (National)

    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    6.8/10

    8/10academic
    7/10infrastructure
    8/10placements
    9/10faculty
    8/10extracurricular
    1/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Luke casey, USA Math/econ
    Hood College
    Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2018
    6.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    MY REVIEW

    Hood College's tuition after financial aid cost the least amount of money when compared with the other schools that I was considering attending at the time. I was leaning towards attending Lebanon Valley before financial aid.


    Course Curriculum - 

    In mathematics, the course curriculum is too focused on the history of mathematics and proof-based concepts that, while fitting into liberal arts, aren't very useful after graduation. Contrarily, the economics curriculum was very focused and useful.

    8 /10
    academic
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    faculty
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    infrastructure
    1 /10
    accomodation/food
    8 /10
    placement
    8 /10
    extracurricular
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    401 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD 21701
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    Hospital

    Frederick Memorial Hospital0.36 Km
    FMH Advanced Skin-Wound Care0.36 Km
    Ernest0.41 Km
    Frederick Regional Health System0.41 Km
    Orthopaedic Specialists of Frederick0.45 Km
    Primary Medical Services PC/ Saeed A Zaidi MD0.53 Km
    Gaffar Syed0.53 Km
    Medical Services of America0.56 Km
    MedExpress Urgent Care1.78 Km
    Medpsych Health Services Llc1.99 Km
    Thomas Johnson Surgery Center2.18 Km
    Biomat USA2.3 Km
    Psychiatry Center of Frederick2.45 Km
    DaVita Frederick Dialysis2.62 Km
    Righttime Medical Care3.37 Km
    Kaiser Permanente Frederick Medical Center3.99 Km
    Frederick Regional Outpatient Center4.5 Km
    DaVita Ballenger Creek Dialysis5.16 Km
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    Airport

    Frederick Memorial Hospital Heliport0.36 Km
    FDK0.97 Km
    Signature Flight Support FDK - Frederick Municipal Airport3.41 Km
    Frederick Muni Airport-FDK3.52 Km
    Frederick VOR FDK3.98 Km

    Super Market

    Tienda Latina Frederick0.6 Km
    Asian Super Market1.04 Km
    Family Dollar1.13 Km
    giant eagle supermarket, Frederick GetGo1.87 Km
    ALDI2.34 Km
    H Mart Frederick2.39 Km
    Wegmans3.03 Km
    The Common Market3.43 Km
    Super Market Las Comadres3.61 Km
    La Chiquita Grocery3.84 Km
    Weis Markets4.22 Km
    Target Grocery4.91 Km
    MOM's Organic Market5.25 Km
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    Christian Science Reading Room0.95 Km
    Brainstorm Comics & Gaming1.07 Km
    Curious Iguana1.19 Km
    Wonder Book & Video3.16 Km
    Ollie's Bargain Outlet3.43 Km
    His Way Christian Book Store3.49 Km
    Beyond Comics3.87 Km
    Barnes & Noble4.6 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Frederick Shopping Center1 Km
    Patrick Street Center1.08 Km
    Game Hunters1.22 Km
    Everedy Square & Shab Row1.44 Km
    Larry (Barber)1.52 Km
    Frederick County Square Shopping Center1.99 Km
    Westridge Square2.19 Km
    Clemson Corner3.12 Km
    Frederick Crossing Shopping Center3.13 Km
    Golden Mile Market Place3.16 Km
    Evergreen Square3.4 Km
    Westpointe Plaza3.58 Km
    The Shops at Monocacy4.1 Km
    Sunglass Hut at Macy's4.6 Km
    Francis Scott Key Mall4.61 Km
    Westview Promenade5.37 Km
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