Hood College (Hood)

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Hood can be found in Frederick, MD, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly 2,700 students are enrolled at Hood.

The majority of students that got into Hood got an SAT score within the range of 1370 - 1710, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 18 - 25. We were able to estimate the Hood average GPA (3.06 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Roughly 80% of all students which applied were admitted at Hood, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 21% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at hood.edu.

Overall Hood Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Hood College was reported as 81.0% in Fall 2013 with over 1,690 applications submitted to Hood. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Hood SAT Scores: 1370 - 1710
  • Hood ACT Scores: 18 - 25
  • Hood Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Hood College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Hood, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Hood College has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 71.9%
  • 2010-2011: 86.1%
  • 2011-2012: 79.2%
  • 2012-2013: 77.1%
  • 2013-2014: 81.0%
  • Projected Hood Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 79.6%

How Does Hood Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Hood is forty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mount St Mary's University67.4%
Shepherd University81.0%
McDaniel College75.9%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto82.7%
Gettysburg College41.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Hood (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 580
Math460 - 580
Writing460 - 550
Total Score1370 - 1710
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math16 - 24
Composite Score18 - 25
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