Hood College: Narrative Description

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401 Rosemont Ave.
Frederick, MD 21701-8575
Tel: (301)663-3131
Free: 800-922-1599
Admissions: (301)696-3400
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hood.edu/


Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees (also offers adult program with significant enrollment not reflected in profile). Founded 1893. Setting: 50-acre suburban campus with easy access to Baltimore and Washington, DC. Endowment: $50.9 million. Research spending 2003-04: $356,475. Educational spending 2003-04: $10,926 per student. Total enrollment: 1,948. Faculty: 190 (76 full-time, 114 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,474 applied, 55% were admitted. 32% from top 10% of their high school class, 61% from top quarter, 93% from top half. 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 850 students, 83% women, 17% men. Part-time: 177 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 27 other countries, 19% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 12% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 19% 25 or older, 53% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: psychology; business/marketing; social sciences and history; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Washington Semester Program, Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), Council of International Education Exchange (CIEE), Duke University Marine Science Consort Education (MSEC). Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 3/15, 1/2 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $30,085 includes full-time tuition ($22,000), mandatory fees ($335), and college room and board ($7750). College room only: $4050. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $635 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $105 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 59 open to all. Most popular organizations: Education Club, Black Student Union, Campus Activities Board, International Club, Hood Today (newspaper). Major annual events: Policies for Dollars, spring parties, Messiah Holiday Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, residence hall security. 640 college housing spaces available; 525 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Beneficial-Hodson Library and Information Technology Center with 182,786 books, 688,015 microform titles, 1,057 serials, 3,864 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $713,454. 277 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Hood College is located on almost 50 acres near downtown Frederick, Maryland, a community of approximately 49,000. The campus is 45 miles west of Baltimore and an equal distance northwest of Washington D.C. The proximity of the Hood campus to these major metropolitan areas increases the opportunities open to students to participate in social and cultural activities, to complete internships, and to explore prominent research facilities.

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