B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Hood College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Conference
Address
401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Scores Range
910-1160
ACT Scores Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Hood College

Cost

Net Price
$23,850/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,463/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,579/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,058/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,273/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,682/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,264Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
22%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
76%
of students say they don't have Greek life.21 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • It is what you make it.
    79%
  • Amazing
    21%

After Hood College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses

Hood College Reviews

448 reviews
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I love Hood College! There is always something to do so you are never stuck in your room bored. Some classes are challenging, butI would rather this than a school that doesn't teach well. Hood College may be small, but there are so many different things here, like clubs, activities, and even a few parties. This is a great school for many who don't like to be around too many people. As a proud Hood student, I can say that this is a great school.
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It's a beautiful, small campus with a variety of classes and clubs to join. It's located about 10min walking distance from downtown Frederick where you get great food, shopping, and nightlife. You are 30min away from D.C. and Baltimore where you have even more doors open of internships and careers. It sounds great right?! Well the part that doesn't get this school a 5 star rating, it's expensive. Those internship and career opportunities for certain majors are extremely competitive because so many in this area want to do the same thing. In other words, you have to know what you want and be able to fight for it. The classes here are wonderful, teaching not only the curriculum but also life lessons along the way!
This college needs students who really want to party and have fun. Most professors are fun and have no issue with helping students while others are elderly, cranky, conceded, and condescending. The tuition seems unnecessarily expensive. The area has interesting and historical locations, but the local area is suburban and boring.