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Hood College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1893
Affiliation: United Church of Christ
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,274
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $52,657,602
Admissions Address

401 Rosemont Avenue
Frederick, MD 21701

Website

http://www.hood.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@hood.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: David Adams
Admissions office telephone: (800) 922-1599
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 15
 
Decision sent by: December 29
Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.hood.edu/admissions/apply.cfm Tuition deposit: $250 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $300 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 0 4
Mathematics 0 3
Science 0 3
Lab 0 2
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 0 2
History 0 1
Academic electives 0 1
Total academic units 0 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 68%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 45%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 100%
Total applicants: 1,949
Total acceptances: 1,320
Total freshman enrollment: 278
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 30%
Male applicants: 635
Male acceptances: 427
Male freshman enrollment: 93
 
Female applicants: 1,314
Female acceptances: 893
Female freshman enrollment: 185
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 23%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 33
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 16
Students enrolled from waiting list: 10

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 22%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 57%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 91%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 66%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 97%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 97%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 490 – 600
Math: 490 – 600
Combined: 980 – 1200

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.0% 4.0%
600-699 23.0% 23.0%
500-599 48.0% 47.0%
400-499 24.0% 23.0%
300-399 2.0% 3.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 10%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 – 25
Math: 19 – 25
Composite: 20 – 25

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
24-29 38.0% 45.0% 31.0%
18-23 55.0% 52.0% 48.0%
12-17 7.0% 3.0% 21.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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