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What Makes Us Special

About Hood College

Hood, an independent liberal arts college known for outstanding faculty, research opportunities and experiential learning, is located in historic Frederick, Maryland. Just an hour from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, and 30 minutes from the I-270 technology/research corridor, Hood was named: “Best Value School,” best university in the Northern region and “Best College for Veterans” by U.S. News & World Report; “Top Private College” by Forbes; “Top College” by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.

our students

Admissions  Help

* Hood College is test optional.

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.52

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 61%
Men 39%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 81%  Help

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our students

Price of Attendance in 2016-17  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Average Undergraduate Loans  Help
Owed At Graduation 
$30,554

Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 10:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 94%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 263 81 2 0 346

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