Location
Frederick, MD
Undergrads
1,281
Tuition
$32,300
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 334 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Not as great on weekends

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Most teachers are fine at their job

3 College Sophomore

Academics: It made me want to change my major

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: It's a generally ok school. Nothing to keep me

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Wish I had more scholarships than loans

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5 College Student

Local Atmosphere: I absolutely love Downtown Frederick. It is such a wonderful town community to be part of. They have the first saturday downtown, and I try my best not to miss it. The community is so friendly and kind.

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4 College Student

Campus Housing: We really are a community here. Policies for Dollars, is an amazing tradition that gets the dorm halls to really feel like a family. Its amazing how much pride we have for the buildings we live in. Memorial Hall is the best. Also, its nice to live on campus because I love walking to Whit to meet some friends to play ping pong or hang out in the commuter lounge watching a movie with a group of friends. Hood makes it easy to meet new people and get involved. Also, the weekend CAB activities are really fun.

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5 College Student

Diversity: Everyone truly is accepting here. I have never seen someone shunned for who they are. Hood is a very open, accepting community. It's one of the best aspects of Hood.

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3 College Student

Academics: The biology department makes courses very challenging, but they want to see you succeed. They truly care about their students that is why the challenge us. They want us to be the best of the best. This is one of the greatest biology departments that I have looked at out of all the other colleges on my list. This truly is a great community and I am so happy to be part of it.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: I feel super safe leaving my things around on campus. I usually leave my backpack filled with my belongings in the science building while I leave to get food. I feel so safe on campus. Actually, I have no fear at all walking across campus at night. Also, campus safety is always there no matter what. They will gladly help you with anything.

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5 College Student

Majors: I think that Hood was the best decision I could have made. The school really showed that they cared about their prospective students. I loved receiving post cards about my visits from my admission counselor. It was such a wonderful feeling to recognize some students in the papers I received. I think the most important criteria for admission is how much of a well rounded person you are. The best tip I can offer, is to be your self and really show you want to be part of the Hood community. It is truly such a great place, and I am so excited to be part of the Hood College legacy.

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3 College Student

Majors: It is an amazing feeling to be part of a specific program at Hood College. I love being part of Best Buddies. I have made such wonderful friends and have been given amazing chances. It has really opened up my eyes to a new world.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus selection is not too great. There are some Hood College apartments that are offered. A lot of the apartments around here are expense but it is because of the area. Downtown Frederick is expensive in general.

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4 College Student

Athletics: Its very good. The program is not really big but students really do get involved. There was this one men's basketball game, where we won by a buzzer swoosh of the ball. The student body went insane. It was an amazing experience to get to witness such a bonding monumental moment in Hood College. I was so proud to be part of the student body. We are actually have a Hood dining hall themed night, to support our Blazers. Hood really strives to get students involved and enhances our pride in our blazers.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: We tend to be monitored more than most college students but that isn't a big thing for me.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Nothing negative to say at all. We have fabulous dorms with their own bit of unique flair. Keep in mind the bathrooms are stupendous since it was once strictly women. Upper class apartments are available within walking distance as well.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: We have an awesome student center along with a new gaming area so lots to do. Our library is state of the art with plenty of places to study

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Beautiful school! Old style red brick with white columns along with some of the most interesting new science and technology labes

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Our school is one of the most diverse places I have ever been. We cover every spectrum and the level of acceptance is what is one of the most wonderful attributes that Hood College has to offer.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Small town charm within 35 miles of Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. Plenty to do!

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid office is truly the best place on campus. They work very hard to make things as easy as possible but they also demand that you keep your grades are maintained

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Easy and you can walk to town from campus so it is rare you need a car.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: My mother went to Hood and there are some spots that we both enjoy when she comes to town. Downtown Frederick, MD is a hot spot and so much fun to explore when it comes to dining..mexican, spanish, italian, greek..lebanese, and even an ethiopian spot.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I am Business Major with a concentration in Accounting and Finance. Work is challenging and the expectation is high. I work very hard and it pays off. Facilities are fabulous and our required internship for graduation is a huge plus for employment after graduation.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Brilliant professors! They force you to think beyond anything I could ever have expected in high school. Work load is heavy but that is what we are there for..to learn. Registration is easy and their staff is very helpful.

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Katrina Castner
Hometown
Clarksville, Maryland
Major
Communications
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Four years endlessly stretch out ahead of you when you're miles away from home, in an unfamiliar area, living with a stranger, and surrounded by hundreds of people you don't know. For many, just trying to adjust to a new style of education while being away from home can make a student feel like turning around and going back to what they know. But it helps when your family is by your side, right? And that's how people describe Hood: as a big friendly family. There are some loose screws and oddballs, but that's what makes a family unique. However, no matter what happens, your family is always behind your back and will support you. So when a tragedy hits someone at Hood, faculty, staff, and students are all prepared to do whatever they need to do to help out. Roommates frequently become best friends, and professors become valuable mentors, filled with a wealth of knowledge for students. In addition, the numerous exciting opportunities for internships, jobs, and clubs leave many students living a busy and hectic lifestyle—which most choose to embrace.

After four years, when students leave the lush campus grounds, they go out into the real world prepared to work, confident that they have the knowledge to do anything. Students have experience in a variety of subjects, thanks to a diverse liberal arts background, and are ready to take on new challenges. However, despite all of the good things about Hood, it’s not for everyone. For some people, it's just too small. Others believe there just isn't enough to do to keep them occupied. Also, some just don't feel at home in Frederick. But for most students, Hood is their real home, and the best four years of their lives. And even though there are certain things students wish they could change, time and time again, without a moment's hesitation, students say they would still choose Hood if they had to start over.

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