Private 4 Year

Hood College

Frederick, Maryland

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Hood College overview
Location Frederick, Maryland
Online hood.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Hood College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Hood College is a private liberal arts institution in Frederick, Maryland, established in 1893 with a historic campus known for its Georgian-style architecture. Situated less than an hour from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Hood provides a scenic and accessible learning environment. Hood offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable strengths in biology, business administration, and computer science. The college maintains a moderately selective admissions process, balancing academic rigor with accessibility. Residential life is a significant aspect of Hood?s student experience, with a majority of undergraduates residing in on-campus housing facilities. Hood College supports student-athletes through various NCAA Division III sports teams known as the Blazers, although it is not predominantly recognized for competitive athletics.

In the most recent statistical year 3,000 prospective students applied, and 2,336 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 297 enrolled in the school.  1,386 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 670 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $43,800 plus fees of $700.












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Admission Standards

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GPA 3.41

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Aug 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Hood College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,320
Other Fees$700
Room and Board $13,600
Budget for Other Expenses$3,450
Total One Year Cost$62,870

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$47,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

68% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Hood College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 13%
Psychology 12%
Education 9%
Biology 8%
Social Sciences 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=162760 IPEDS survey data for Hood College.

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