Despite having a very small population, Hood College has a very diverse-looking group of students. However, this small size also leads to the cultivation of similar social groups that were present in high school: jocks, preps, computer geeks, brains, art kids, and nerds (just to name a few). These groups are not exclusive, though; they are usually accepting of others, show tolerance, and do not really care about what others look like.
Because Hood was formerly a female institution, women heavily outweigh the men on campus (about 65 percent to 35 percent). The average female at Hood is Caucasian, and either wears hoodies and jeans or is head to toe in American Eagle. However, the average Hood girl is not a slacker; in fact, most are very hardworking, determined, and used to doing well in school. Typically, these women are already in a relationship, which leaves many men at Hood disappointed. The average male at Hood is also Caucasian and usually fairly athletic. Just like the women, the men tend to wear either hoodies with jeans or brand names all over. However, the biggest difference between men and women at Hood is that the males are usually single, ready to have a good time, and looking for casual hookups. Thus, they are disappointed when they find out that most females are already taken and that few people "hook up" because Hood is such a small school. Overall, most people at Hood want a relationship and don't want to be known for casually hooking up with many people.