About Hood College

Founded in 1893, Hood College. is a Private college. Located in Maryland, which is a city setting in Maryland, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,174 full time undergraduate students, and 970 full time graduate students.

The Hood College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 103 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Hood College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate70%
Application Deadline15-Nov
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,25% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 13 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

82% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 52% were in the top quarter, and 21% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Hood College.

5%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
65%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
35%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
30%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
70%
“I feel extremely safe”
21%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
42%
“We bought the gear”
37%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
30%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
40%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
30%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
75%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
15%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
5%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
10%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
35%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
45%
“We only party on weekends”
10%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
25%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
40%
“There might be people who do”
20%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
15%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
5%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
65%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
35%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
30%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
70%
“I feel extremely safe”
21%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
42%
“We bought the gear”
37%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
30%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
40%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
30%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
75%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
15%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
5%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
10%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
35%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
45%
“We only party on weekends”
10%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
25%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
40%
“There might be people who do”
20%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
15%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    82 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    74 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    98 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    103 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    102 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    103 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    104 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    103 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

Hood College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Hood College?

20 Students rated Hood College

kaia - 04/10/2024

Hood College is like a hidden gem with both historic buildings and modern amenities. The atmosphere exudes warmth and friendliness, instantly making newcomers feel at home. Professors here go beyond their role as educators; they become mentors, taking the time to truly know each student and providing valuable guidance and support. What truly sets Hood College apart is its vibrant community spirit. The campus buzzes with activity, offering countless opportunities for students to get involved. Whether it's joining a club, volunteering for a cause, or immersing oneself in campus events, there's always something exciting happening. This strong sense of community creates a supportive environment where students can not only succeed but also thrive. One of the hallmarks of Hood College is its diverse range of academic programs. With a curriculum designed to encourage exploration and discovery, students are empowered to pursue their passions and interests. While Greek life isn't prominent, the school's commitment to diversity is evident, with ongoing efforts to ensure all students feel represented and included. The intimate class sizes at Hood College foster a close-knit learning environment. Students have the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions, collaborate with peers, and build lasting connections. Additionally, the college's proximity to Downtown Frederick offers students a wealth of cultural and recreational activities to explore. Hood College is also known for its affordability, offering a range of financial support options, including need-based scholarships. Even though the housing is not fully up to par. Overall, Hood College provides an exceptional college experience, where students can grow academically, personally, and socially, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Alyssa - 06/30/2020

I love Hood College! Overall, the students, teachers, and staff are very warm and welcoming. There is not as much activity on campus as you would see in bigger schools, but this is not a priority for me personally. My favorite part about Hood is their small class sizes. My largest class last semester had maybe thirty students! This really allows the student to learn to the best of their ability. All of the professors I have had really care about their students, and will even provide opportunities for you off campus. My advisor is also incredible! As a student who works nearly full time during the semester and has a lot of restrictions to my schedule, having an advisor that remembers me, and can recall our past conversations is really important. Hood really cares about their students, and it shows!

Nathaniel - 06/30/2019

I think that it’s a great school and would recommend that other students go here since it is small and quiet. Another reason that Hood College is a great school is because the professors have office hours and they are welcome to help the students with any of their problems.

Brittany - 04/15/2019

Hood College is a great place to transition from living at home to becoming an independent adult. The class sizes are amazing, and I learned how to be a better person by the atmosphere and the people who attend/teach here. The sports program allowed me to create lasting friendships that I have even through today. Some of my teammates will be members in my upcoming wedding, and I'm even getting married to one!

Hood College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Hood College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Hood College is 70%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    At Hood College I have gained all the benefits of a liberal arts education at a highly diverse and well respected institution. The small class sizes here increase both the amount of class participation and the availability of our instructors. Through the care and dedication of my professors I have learned the skills of critical thinking, and honed my writing skills to a collegiate level. I have found a special place in the Hood College community where faculty and students are working together to make the world and the community a better place. I know that my time at Hood has properly prepared me for graduate school which is the next step in my academic career. In addition to these academic benefits, I have made countless friends and connections that I will continue to treasure long after I have graduated.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Hood College is a small, liberal arts college where the student is deemed the most important aspect of the classroom; class sizes never exceed 25 thus, students are able to get individual help in the classroom as well as outside of classtime.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school has to be the cost. That is the only thing I can think that I don't like about it.

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  5. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Hood, being a liberal arts college, is known best for it's excellent music, language, law, and biology programs. There is a large amount of biology students who go on to work at Fort Detrick, which is right down the road. It used to be an all women's college until it went co-ed about six years ago. Also, our college is the location of "one of the most haunted places in maryland" : Broadbeck Music Hall.

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Hood is a wonderful school. They helped alot with my learning disability. They helped me find myself wanting to finish school and get my degree. Giving up was never an issue at this school. They pushed me to try my hardest. I feel like they are my second home. The professors and students are a great positive group of people. The atmosphere at Hood is an outgoing, clean, positive, and caring school. Academics are number one for students and not sports; Sports are second. When I need help with any academic paper, aid assist is there on campus to help.

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person who does not like a small background and is not open to diversity. Hood is a small college on a nice campus with many different cultures and backgrounds.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates, who are passionate about learning, come from diverse backgrounds and ethnic groups, are open-minded, gregarious, studious, introverted, extroverted, conscientious, tall, short, and are apprehensive about their future and the job market.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person that should attend Hood College is someone who is open to change and diffrences. The campus at Hood College has so much diversity it is very delighting t is nice to be open to many people. Also if one would like to attend Hood College it would be very benificial if they were friendly beacuse everyone on the Hood College campus is friendly and we are famous for our "Hood Hello".

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The prestige of the college. Its is much tougher than most colleges and is a private school.

    Read all  23 answers
  11. What's unique about your campus?

    The unity on the campus. When one person hurts, we all hurt. The campus staff, faculty and students really work together for the good of the campus community as a whole.

    Read all  21 answers
  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    THE ANOUNT OF WRITING ASSIGNMENTS.)

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is that it does not get enough credit, where credit is do. When I tell people I go to Hood, they look at me as if I have eight heads. People do not know that Hood is such an academically wonderful school. I hate how people judge the school by its name and do not take it seriously. I put a lot of research into finding a college that was right for me and if everyone would do that, Hood would be more respected and a well-known College.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    The classes are not too bad. I feel as though I am learning a significant amount. The coastal studies semester I took was probably one of the best opportunities I've had in college.

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    That everyone there is very smart. It is actually true because no one is dumb in my opinion

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Student Body

Students

61%

female

39%

male

1,174

Total Undergrad Enrollment

970

Total Grad Students

32%

Out-Of-State

67%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

79

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

34%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
13%
% Hispanic/Latino
9%
% White or Caucasian
61%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Hood College receive some sort of financial aid. 32% were awarded federal grants. While 67% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$36,540

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$12,200

Room and Board

49,940

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$13,918
$30 - $48K
$19,311
$48 - $75K
$22,301
$75 - $110K
$25,772
$110K & UP
$29,911

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