Archive for March, 2016


March 1, 2016  |  News  |  No Comments

ShieldWelcome to the first edition of Hood College’s Counselor Connection! In this newsletter, we plan to share information for you and your students about Hood College programs, special events and student activities, as well as updates from our admission and financial aid offices. Please explore the links in the sidebar for more information!

We will continually update the events page with open houses, campus tours, college fairs and high school visits, so check back often.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing your students on campus!

Best wishes,

The Hood College Admission Team

About Hood College

March 1, 2016  |  News  |  No Comments

Alumnae_Hall_SM-560x361Hood College was founded in 1893 as Frederick Women’s College and was located in two adjacent buildings in Frederick, Maryland. Now, 123 years later, Hood is a thriving, co-educational liberal arts institution with a beautiful 50-acre campus just blocks from its original location in charming, historic downtown Frederick.

This year, Hood is home to about 1300 undergraduate students, hailing from 29 states and 17 countries. These students enjoy the ample opportunities that Hood has to offer, including a student-teacher ratio of 11:1 and an average class size of just 15 students.Because of the College’s proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore (less than an hour from each!), students in each of Hood’s 33 majors and 48 minors are also able to explore a wide variety of prestigious job and internship opportunities in the area.

Hood students are engaged in their community, enthralled with their classes and involved on their campus – it’s hard not to be, with more than 40 student clubs and organizations and 22 NCAA Division III athletic teams.

In addition to Hood’s wide array of undergraduate programs, the College is also home to an expanding graduate school. The graduate school at Hood College currently offers 31 programs for students pursuing their master’s degrees or post-baccalaureate certificates. The inclusion of graduate studies at Hood also allows students the opportunity to pursue one of five new bachelor’s/master’s degree programs, which can be completed in just five years.

For more information about Hood College, please visit our website at

Admission Overview

March 1, 2016  |  Admissions  |  No Comments

Hood College admits students on a rolling basis, beginning on October 1st of each year. Students will be notified of their acceptance status and any merit scholarship offer they might qualify for within three weeks of submitting a complete application.

Students may apply either through the Common Application or Hood’s own Blazer Application - whichever is easier for them! There is no fee for either application.

A complete application includes:

  • Application and essay (prompts are given on the application)
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a teacher and one from a guidance counselor)
  • An official transcript (sent directly from your high school)

As of Fall 2015, Hood College is completely test optional, meaning that we do not require students to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission. Read More