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Hood College

Frederick, MD 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate77%
Acceptance Rate77%

About Hood College

Hood College Overview

Hood College is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Frederick, Maryland. Hood College was founded in 1893 and now enrolls around 2,095 students per year year, including 1,217 undergraduate students. Hood College offers on-campus housing for up to 840 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 60% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Hood College for Fall 2023 is August 15.

Student Involvement at Hood College

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Hood College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Hood College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Hood College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Hood College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Hood College on the Student Life page.

2022 Hood College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 77%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Tuition $43,800
Percent of Need Met 75%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $34,158

Is Hood College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better sense of what Hood College offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

Hood College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Hood College. Hood College admitted 77% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 3,192 applications received in 2022, 2,451 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hood College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Hood College, around 72% return for the next year. 66% of Hood College undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Hood College Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Hood College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Hood College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Hood College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Hood College's endowment was $134.2 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $9,770 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Hood College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Hood College meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $34,158 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $39,427 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Hood College.

Based on this information, is Hood College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Hood College a good school for you?

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Where is Hood College?

Hood College is located in the suburban setting of Frederick, Maryland, in the suburbs of Baltimore and Washington and DC.

If you are interested in seeing Hood College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 70/270 and Rt. 15 to Frederick, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Hood College and Frederick are like without leaving home.

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College Info

401 Rosemont Avenue Frederick, MD 21701-8575

Campus Setting: Suburban

Hood College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hood College is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hood College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Hood College is like? There are approximately 2,095 students enrolled at Hood College, including 1,217 undergraduate students and 878 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 75% percent are from MD and 25% percent of students are from other states.


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