Founded in 1893 in Frederick, Maryland, Hood College is a coeducational, independent, liberal arts college, which offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees and post-baccalaureate certificates. Hood offers various majors and pre-professional preparation in medicine, veterinary science, pharmacy, dentistry and law. Hood students experience small class sizes, where they receive individual attention from supportive faculty. With its proximity to Washington, D.C., Baltimore and the I-270 biotech corridor, students have access to countless internships and research opportunities. At Hood, we are challenging students to improve their critical thinking, communication and collaborative skills and preparing them not just for their first jobs, but for their careers. For high-achieving students, we offer a four-year honors program with a living and learning setting expanding the curriculum with an emphasis on interdisciplinary education through discussion-based seminars, collaborative projects and experiential learning opportunities. Seventy-eight percent of first-year students live on campus; more than 50 campus clubs and organizations as well as 21 NCAA Division III athletic teams and two club-level athletic teams create an active and vibrant campus environment. In addition to its exceptional undergraduate program, Hood's professionally oriented graduate school offers 20 master's degrees, 12 post-baccalaureate certificate programs and two doctoral degrees. Our graduate programs are designed to work in tandem with our bachelor's degrees so that students can take advantage of five-year, dual-degree programs. Hood is located in a fantastic college town; students are within walking distance of shops, galleries and restaurants and a vibrant downtown. A tremendous alumni network offers students and graduates mentoring, connections, guidance and advice. The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, Colleges of Distinction and many other publications have recognized Hood as an affordable top-tier institution.