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Hood College welcomes largest first-year class in college history

Hood College

August 16, 2021


Hood College will make history this week as it welcomes 334 first-year and 96 transfer students on Wednesday for move-in and day one of new student orientation.

The class of 2025 hails from 19 different states plus Washington D.C. and includes international students from five different countries. Incoming students are showing a strong interest in STEM as the top five majors of interest for the class include: nursing, business, psychology, biology and computer science.

Returning sophomores will also have a chance to experience a “SophomoRE Orientation” which aims to give students who were unable to participate in orientation during the previous year a chance to experience the excitement that comes with beginning the new academic year.

“We are incredibly excited to be able to not only welcome our new students to campus, but to be able to do it safely in near-normal conditions,” said Hood College President Andrea Chapdelaine, Ph.D. “With the return of in-person instruction and more students returning to live on campus, we’re eager to welcome back our Hood community.”

“With this class being one of the largest in school history, I am incredibly proud of how this community has worked together to achieve the College’s goals and move forward despite the difficulties that have challenged higher education institutions across the county.”

Hood College is an independent, liberal arts college, offering more than 25 bachelor’s degrees, four pre-professional programs, 19 master’s degrees programs, two doctorates and 10 post-baccalaureate certificates. Located in historic Frederick, near Washington, D.C., Baltimore and the I-270 technology corridor, Hood gives students access to countless internships and research opportunities.