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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  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 1,013 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.
401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
MAC Commonwealth Conference

Hood College Rankings

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

Hood Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1160
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$23,149/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$29,652/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,013Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
79
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
  • The school is what you make it
    41%
  • Fun and Focused
    35%
  • Borderline of reserved and well engaged.
    12%
  • Interesting
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
72%
of students say they don't have Greek life.29 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
  • It is what you make it.
    64%
  • Amazing
    23%
  • Home away from home
    9%
  • Fast-paced
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
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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Hood College Reviews

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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!
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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!