Hood College Reviews

  • 12 Reviews
  • Frederick (MD)
  • Annual Tuition: $44,500
88% of 12 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 12 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 1/22/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am a sophomore nursing student at Hood College and I think Hood is just ok. The staff outside of the nursing program are very nice, understanding, and accommodating, and almost always reply to emails in a timely manner. Students are generally nice, but not overly friendly. Inside the nursing program, at least for my cohort, there are a handful of nice students, and the rest act like they never left high school. A few of the nursing professors are very nice and want you to succeed, going above and beyond to help academically, emotionally, and physically- they're a true blessing. Others don't seem to care enough or at all about our success. Some of the nursing professors read off of powerpoints that include the same exact information from the chapters we are required to read before class- not worth my time, but class is mandatory. Have fun signing up for classes every semester- what a nightmare. It is a tiered process, so no classes are available when you are finally able to sign up."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"It was just a degree. I didn't feel attached to the school"
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Supportive atmosphere, really close to home (close enough)"
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Hood is a great college set in a beautiful and quaint city. The college has terrific professors who care about you as a student and want to make sure you succeed. It has lots of majors to choose from and high quality academics along with high quality professors. Since it is close to Washington, DC and the I-270 technology corridor, it provides lots of internship and job opportunities after graduating from the college."
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"The faculty in this department are very helpful and encouraging. They are involved with course schedule planning, as well as internship coordination and possible job placement after graduation. I find that the professors are very experienced, which add to the course material and is really critical to the understanding of this profession. Hood is in a very safe area and has a beautiful campus. It is small, but quiet and perfect for professionals seeking a graduate degree."
Elizabeth Palena
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2017
  • Degree: History
"Hood College was a wonderful small private school. The classes I took were extremely personal, with my largest class being 25 students and my smallest being 3. I loved all my professors and feel very confident with my experience from Hood to move on with my career."
Alex Avila
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"Great college, great teacher, small classes awesome programs! I really enjoyed my time at Hood, I learned a lot, love the small classroom setting and the honor code. I always felt safe, great honest community of students and great relationship with Frederick community. They helped me study abroad and gave me a great education that prepared me for grad school. I would definitely recommend this school to everyone, specially if you like smaller classroom environments, personalized education and excellence in teaching."
Donna Ross
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2016
  • Degree: Education
"The Masters in Education, Reading Specialization program at Hood College provided a firm foundation for the Literacy Specialist position within my district. Many of the professors were former educators at the K through 12 level and we're able to draw from their experience. More attention to developmental reading techniques and to secondary education teachers would benefit the program's participants."
Lee G.
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Class sizes are small, which is a great benefit if you learn best from a more hands on approach. To be honest, the Computer Science department feels a bit lacking when it comes to the breadth of technology you'll learn, but that may have changed, and the college does have a good amount of resources. Tuition is pretty expensive, but if you did reasonably well in high school you'll likely get a scholarship. The campus itself has changed quite a bit, and I don't feel as though it's quite as pretty as it once was, mostly because it feels more cramped. I think the Education department is still considered quite good, so if you're thinking of teaching this is a decent college to look into. Frederick city has a few rough parts here and there, but the downtown area is filled with all sorts of shopping and food opportunities, and there are several tech companies around including Thermo Fisher and SAIC. Fort Detrick also has contracts with several companies that work on-site. A lot of people aren't aware of Frederick's job growth, but I highly recommend looking into what you can get for internships early on. Depending on your major, your internship experience during college might be far more important than your time actually taking classes at Hood."
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
"Great school. Loved being a commuter student. Lots of activities and cool classes. Very liberal and open minded place."
Ashleigh Morgan
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2014
  • Degree: Business
"Hood College is a smaller school. The faculty and staff go out of their way to help with your education. Applying to the graduate school is fast and easy. They get back to you quickly as well. Surronding Area is fantastic. The School is close to Historic Downtown Frederick. And a Very easy drive to Balitmore or Washington DC."
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2013
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"The Thanatology program is one of the few programs in the COUNTRY. We have students who come from other states like Texas just to attend classes. Also, a lot of the Than classes are weekend intensive weekend classes so this is great for people who work long hours during the week, and for those in other states who can come for the weekend seminars. The professors are amazing as well."