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Hood receives numerous accolades from college ranking publications

Thursday, September 14, 2017

FREDERICK, Maryland—Hood College has received accolades from several college ranking publications, including U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and the Princeton Review.

Hood College moved up 10 spots on the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings, breaking into the top 30 at no. 28 on the best regional college (north) list; U.S. News also recognized Hood on the best value schools list (no. 11) and as a best college for veterans (no. 13).

“This recognition reflects our sustained commitment to providing a high-quality education to our students,” Hood College President Andrea E. Chapdelaine said. “Hood’s success is a direct result of our dedicated faculty and staff. The momentum we are experiencing in the rankings is centered around our ability to engage and empower a diverse student population and to leverage our location for student internships and research.”

Hood was also recognized by Forbes on its 2017 Top Colleges list and its 2017-18 Grateful Grads Index, which ranks schools by alumni satisfaction and giving; and by The Princeton Review on the top 229 Best Colleges in the Northeast list.

Advisory HQ ranked Hood as one of the best six colleges in Maryland, citing its broad range of academic offerings and its affordable tuition. Hood also ranked no. 12 out of 15 best colleges in Maryland by College Choice.

Hood College is an independent, liberal arts college, offering 33 bachelor’s degrees, four pre-professional programs, 19 master’s degrees, two doctorates and 10 post-baccalaureate certificates. Located in historic Frederick, near Washington, D.C., Baltimore and the I-270 technology corridor, Hood gives students access to countless internships and research opportunities.