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How hard is it to get into Hood and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,295 out of 3,513 applicants were admitted making Hood a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Hood College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Hood College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||N/A|
|SAT Math 25th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 25th||N/A|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||N/A|
|SAT Math 75th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 75th||N/A|
|Average SAT Score||N/A|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||N/A|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||N/A|
|Average ACT Score||N/A|
What GPA do you need to get into Hood College?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Hood. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hood College was 3.52 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in Maryland for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Hood accepts 65% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||14%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||15%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||15%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||15%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||2%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
77% of Hood College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||12%|
|Top 25% of class||45%|
|Top 50% of class||77%|
|Bottom 50% of class||23%|
|Bottom 25% of class||5%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||15%||12%||14%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Hood College is $0.
What are the requirements for admission to Hood College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Considered but not required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=162760 IPEDS survey data for Hood College.
65% of those who apply are granted admission to Hood. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.