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What Makes Us Special

About Hood College

Hood is an independent liberal arts college known for its outstanding faculty, research opportunities and experiential learning. Located in historic Frederick, Md., Hood College is just an hour from Washington, D.C., an hour from Baltimore and 30 minutes from the I-270 technology/research corridor. Accolades: “Great School at a Great Price” by U.S. News & World Report; “Best Value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance; “Best Northeastern Colleges” and “America’s Best Values” by the Princeton Review.

our students

Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class*

Mathematics470-600
Critical Reading470-600
Writing460-570

* Hood College is test optional.

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.45

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 63%
Men 37%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 75%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2015-16  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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tuition and fees, and financial aid, click here.

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Average Undergraduate Loans  Help
Owed At Graduation 
$27,205

Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 11:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 95%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 279 91 2 0 372

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