Key Messages

Key messages support the brand pillars with proof points that help convey our story in meaningful and narrative ways; it is how we live the brand.

Education Beyond the Boundaries

  • A well-rounded education with all the qualities of liberal arts (necessary skills including critical thinking, communication, adaptable, flexible thinkers, etc.)
  • High-quality academic programs (science, technology, education, business)
  • High-caliber faculty (active researchers, authors, performers)
  • Valuable and enriching experiences outside the traditional classroom (lecture series, field trip, trading room, moot courtroom, labs)
  • Small class sizes
  • Cross-disciplinary education
  • Opportunity for undergraduate research

Supportive Mentoring

  • Dedicated teachers who are passionate about their disciplines and who challenge their students
  • Personalized learning opportunities to help each student explore their passion and reach their potential
  • Students are exposed to what is current in a given field through lectures, discussions and hands-on experience using innovative teaching methods and technology

Active and Inclusive Community

  • Diverse and inclusive community
  • Beyond friendly -- the Hood Hello!
  • More than 60 social, academic, creative, cultural, spiritual, service and musical clubs and organizations
  • Hood College traditions
  • Strong inter-collegiate athletics

Ideal Location

  • Frederick's vibrant, historic and safe downtown is within walking distance of campus
  • Washington and Baltimore provides opportunities for additional social and cultural happenings
  • Industry connections, the I-270 corridor, Fort Detrick all provide internship, research and career possibilities
  • Alumni stay in the area providing mentoring and networking connections

Confident Individual

  • Students build self-confidence, self-awareness, self-discipline and maturity, and develop a sense of purpose
  • Gain exposure to new things and experiences
  • Develop an awareness and concern for others, and become involved in the community
  • Become a lifelong learner

Well-Rounded, Skilled Professional

  • Students graduate having developed broad skills and specific professional knowledge
  • Graduates secure jobs they love and have successful careers