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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Hood is a private college located in Frederick, Maryland. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,090 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Hood acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 65% of students, Hood alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,200.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
MAC Commonwealth Conference
Address
401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701
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Hood College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
910-1160
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$23,888/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,918/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,311/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,301/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,772/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,911/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,090Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • The school is what you make it
    42%
  • Fun and Focused
    33%
  • Borderline of reserved and well engaged.
    17%
  • Interesting
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
74%
of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • It is what you make it.
    75%
  • Amazing
    25%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
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I love this college! I made so many friends my first year, and I regularly found myself walking around campus to attend events with my peers. I see a lot of people complain that there isn't anything to do here, but there IS, you just have to read the weekly emails to see the huge list of all available activities (which many students never do). The academics and professors are also top-notch, and I always received the guidance I needed when I asked for help.
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The scenery is old fashioned and kind of boring. It’s a very small school, so you get to know everyone quickly. The food was nasty on most days! The student body was very informative about events and clubs that were available for us.
What I like about Hood College is how helpful the professors are. Since majority of the class sizes don't reach over 25 students, it's easy to build relationships with fellow classmates and gain connections with the professor. They also provide a vast amount of resources to students and are extremely helpful with getting internships and job opportunities.