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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Hood is a private college located in Frederick, Maryland. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,048 undergraduate students. The Hood acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 61% of students, Hood alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,500.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
MAC Commonwealth Conference
Address
401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701
Website
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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
81%
Application Deadline
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

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Cost

Net Price
$24,338/ 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
$26,864/ 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
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,048Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
80
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • The school is what you make it
    40%
  • Fun and Focused
    33%
  • Borderline of reserved and well engaged.
    13%
  • Interesting
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
73%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • It is what you make it.
    68%
  • Amazing
    21%
  • Fast-paced
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
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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I love Hood College, for it is a small campus, with small classrooms and dedicated teachers. The community is strong and connected, well-known in the greater neighborhoods. It is easy to meet people and make friends. The buildings are gorgeous, and every stair creaks with history. The faculty have all been extremely helpful, whether they be teachers, the registrar, accounting, or in the library. Hood offers excellent tutoring, with many available slots, and many tutors ready to help.

If I could change anything about Hood, I would add on to the social work program, expanding it into a Master’s degree. Having to go from a college like Hood to any other in order to attain a social work Master’s degree is a jarring, disagreeable option. Hood is a school unlike any I have been to, and I look forward to the next few years here.
I have been a very active member in the campus community. I hate the housing, the campus is too small for the number of students have and rooms available. They are not very accommodating when it comes to room selection. They are however building a new dorm so things may change. The food quality is very poor. Its either the same thing over and over or something strange with no flavor. The Blazer is a joke they would be better off partnering with the community and allowing student to use their meal swipes around town.