Campus Trees

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 embody the brand.

Education Beyond the Boundaries

  • A well-rounded education with all the qualities of liberal arts (critical thinking, communication, adaptability, flexibility).
  • 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 trips, trading room, moot courtroom, labs).
  • Small class sizes.
  • Interdisciplinary education.
  • Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate 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 passions and reach their full potential.
  • Students engage with current, relevant concepts in a given field through lectures, discussions and hands-on experiences using innovative teaching methods and technology.

Active and Inclusive Community

  • Diverse and inclusive community.
  • Beyond friendlythe 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

  • Fredericks vibrant, historic and safe downtown is within walking distance of campus.
  • Washington, D.C. and Baltimore provide opportunities for additional social and cultural events.
  • Access to the I-270/I-79 corridor and partnerships with Fort Detrick and other organizations provide internship, research and career possibilities.
  • Alumni in the area provide mentoring and networking connections.

Confident Individual

  • Students build self-confidence, self-awareness, self-discipline and maturity to develop a sense of purpose.
  • Gain insight through new experiences.
  • Practice empathy for others and become involved in the community.
  • Become a lifelong learner.

Well-Rounded, Skilled Professional

  • Students graduate with broad skills and specific professional knowledge.
  • Graduates secure jobs they love and have successful, meaningful careers.