Hood College

Hood College

Hood College, established in 1893, was initially known as the Women's College of Frederick, and was rechristened the Hood College in 1914. The campus of the institution is spread across an area of 50 acres. Hood College awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Majors are offered in more than 25 streams of study. In addition, students can choose from certificate programs including the Teaching Certification in Secondary Education, and the Teaching Certification in Special Education.

Hood College's athletics department fields a large number of men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The teams are nicknamed the Blazers, and they participate in sports including basketball, field hockey, golf, and softball.

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Contacting Hood

Hood College
401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick , MD 21701
General Phone: (301) 663-3131

Hood Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts149German language, French language, Spanish language, English, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science, sociology, ...
Education and Teaching123curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special education, kindergarten/preschool teaching, math teaching, reading teaching
Business and Management75business management
Science65biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, environmental biology, chemistry
Therapy and Counseling40psychology
Computer Science and Engineering35computer and info science, computer science, computer services management
Family and Social Work18social work
Media18media studies
Art Studies14art studies
Conservation and Resource Management11environmental studies
Medicine6health professions
Fine Arts6ceramics
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Hood in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree34524
Master's degree19310
Postbaccalaureate certificate404

Hood Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hood had a total enrollment of 2,522 students (1,782 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 35%
Women 65%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 53%
Graduate 47%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 8%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 20%
20-21 20%
22-24 13%
25-29 17%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey6%
(International Students)2%
New York2%
Washington, DC1%

Hood Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %

Hood Room and Board (2007)

Hood offers campus housing for 793 of its 1,782 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Frederick, Maryland for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maryland Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Hood Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470600
SAT Math480580
SAT Writing480590
ACT Verbal1825
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1825

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT20%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Hood Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,500
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,500
Room and board $ 8,980
Room charge $ 4,690
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,290
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Hood participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 207600)

Hood Faculty

Hood has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1318
Non-tenured and not on tenure track45

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$72,62713$74,586
Associate professoracademic year15$59,95615$55,009
Assistant professoracademic year11$54,99317$47,108
All faculty totalacademic year35$61,65445$57,680

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Hood Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Capital Athletic Conference
Track Capital Athletic Conference

Hood Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, Other

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication and Media Studies, Other

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Environmental Biology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Hood Apart:

% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Hood % of degrees in science
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Hood % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Hood Female % of student body
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Hood Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Hood Number of degree programs
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Hood % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Hood % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in mathematics
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%Hood % of degrees in mathematics

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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