Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodC-
- Student LifeB-
Hood is a private college located in Frederick, Maryland. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,013 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Hood acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Business, Special Education and Teaching, and English. Graduating 66% of students, Hood alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,500.
Hood College Rankings
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Early Decision/Early Action
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.29 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.48 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
Hood College Reviews
I think Hood College was a perfect fit for me academically and socially. I have met some of the best people that will be in my life forever. I am a current first year studying Political Science with a pre-law focus. The education I have received has been very good. The class sizes are very small, and I am able to connect well to my professors. Our campus is right outside Historic Downtown Frederick and in a ten-minute walk, I am able to explore the city and enjoy the scenery. The school is worth checking out!
After my first year (being cut short), I really learned to love Hood College. Hood is definitely a small school and not a huge party school. It is extremely easy to make friends (everyone is really friendly). Wherever you go people always say Hi and you’ll know a lot of people by name. If you want to go out and party you can. You can find parties if you allow yourself and many people go! It’s an overall amazing experience and I recommend this school to anyone!
Hood College is a great school, especially for people who love science. The Hodson Science Center is maculous, and the professors are great. My favorite parts about Hood College are the people, the campus, the professors, and of course, the science programs!