Setting: Small four-year, highly residential
In-state Tuition: $32,800.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $32,800.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 0.500
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1564 / 22 / 3.52
Male/Female Ratio: 37:63
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Congregational (United Church of Christ)
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Hood College is a private institution that was founded in 1893. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,434, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 50 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Hood College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 37. Its tuition and fees are $33,280 (2013-14).
Hood College prepares students to excel in meeting the personal, professional and global challenges of the future. Hood is committed to the integration of the liberal arts, the professions and technology, to the exploration of values, a sense of community and to the preparation of students for lives of responsibility, leadership and service.
The college was founded in 1893 as the Woman's College of Frederick by the Potomac Synod of the Reformed Church of the United States. Dr. Joseph Henry Apple, an educator from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, only 28 years of age at the time of his appointment, was named the college's first president In this first year, eighty-three women enrolled, and were taught by eight faculty members in Winchester Hall located on East Church Street in Frederick. Classes were offered in the liberal arts and music, as well as secretarial trades. In 1898, the first class graduated, with fourteen women earning Bachelor of Arts degrees. Over the next several years, courses in biology, economics, sociology, political science, and domestic science were added In 1897, the college received a 28-acre (110,000 m2) tract of land for its campus from Margaret Scholl Hood n 1913, the Trustees of the Womanï¿½s College announced that the name of the Womanï¿½s College would be changed to Hood College, in honor of Margaret Scholl Hood, who gave $25,000 to establish an endowment for the college, and who firmly believed in higher education for women. On January 18, 1913, Margaret Hood's will was filed for probate. In the will, she bequeathed an additional $30,000 to the Woman's College of Frederick provided that the college had changed its name to "Hood College" Part of this bequest was used to fund the 1914 construction of Alumnae Hall. Today, except for Brodbeck Hall, which was built in the 1860s and stood on the campus at its founding, Alumnae Hall remains the oldest building on the college's campus and serves as the central location for the college's administration, and houses the sociology and social work department. In 1915, the College began its move from its former location in Frederick City to its current campus In 1934, Joseph Henry Apple retired as the Collegeï¿½s president, serving for 41 years. At his retirement, he was the oldest college president in continuous active service at a single institution in the United States The Hood College Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002 he campus is within close walking distance of downtown Frederick. In 2010, Forbes named downtown Frederick one of America's best neighborhoods, and in 2013, Forbes published the results of a Farmers Insurance Group study naming the Bethesdaï¿½Gaithersburgï¿½Frederick, MD area one of the most secure metro areas to live in the United States
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