If you are applying to Hood College, the regular decision application deadline is August 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Here's an overiew of some of Hood College's admissions stats.
|Hood College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||21%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not considered|
These are the application deadlines for Hood College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Hood College does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Getting into Hood College is moderately difficult. Hood College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Hood College accepted 77% of all applicants, about 2,451 of the 3,192 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Hood College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Hood College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.
What does Hood College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Hood College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Hood College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Hood College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Hood College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 52% submitted a class rank. At Hood College 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 41% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.
At Hood College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Hood College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Hood College does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Hood College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Hood College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Hood College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Hood College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Hood College.
Does Hood College accept transfer credits?
✅ Hood College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Hood College accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Hood College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Hood College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Hood College?
✅ Hood College is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is Hood College's acceptance rate?
✅ Hood College's acceptance rate is 77%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Hood College?
❌ Hood College does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Hood College? Hood College is a somewhat selective institution. The Hood College acceptance rate is 77%. This means that the institution accepts 76 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Hood College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.41. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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