Where hip meets historic
Hood's picturesque 50-acre campus is ideally situated in the middle of charming, historic Frederick, Maryland, less than one hour from Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Gettysburg, and surrounded by mountain views.
College towns are known for their youthful, intellectual energy and Hood's community of Frederick is no exception, with its modern sensibility, a love of learning, a diverse population and a vibrant cultural scene.
You can take an easy walk to Downtown Frederick to a vibrant Main Street, with an eclectic mix of restaurants and cafes and unique specialty shops, galleries, museums and theaters in Civil War-era buildings. Carroll Creek Park boasts a walking path with plenty of seating and public art.
Just a couple blocks from campus, Baker Park boasts 58 acres of tennis courts, softball and baseball fields, Culler Lake, a public swimming pool, playgrounds, a band shell and a walking path to Downtown Frederick.
Awards & Accolades
- 2021 County Health Rankings -- Highest
- 2021 Top 10 Remote-ready Cities in the US
- 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live
- 10 Great Places in America