Goshen College

Goshen, IN
location
Private
type
Small
setting
58%
42%
student ratio
773
total students
$30,590 | $30,590
in-state | out-of-state tuition
August 15
fall application deadline
54%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
537
sat math
534
sat reading
518
sat writing
24
act composite

Overview

Real-world ready: The offerings of Goshen College

Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked Christian liberal arts college in Northern Indiana known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice. The college's 135-acre tree-filled campus is located in Goshen, Indiana (pop. 32,000), a small town recognized for its vibrant downtown life and excellent bike trails. The main campus features a world-class Music Center and a Recreation-Fitness Center for 13 intercollegiate athletic teams. Goshen's extended campus includes a marine biology lab in the Florida Keys and the 1,189-acre Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center near Wolf Lake, Ind., where students can participate in the interdisciplinary Sustainability Leadership Semester.

The college enrolls approximately 850 students from 32 states and 25 countries and is recognized for its innovative, life-changing study abroad program, Study-Service Term (SST). "Study abroad" often means going somewhere like Paris or Rome, but SST takes a different approach: a semester-long program that sends students not to European capitals, but to developing countries. SST emphasizes service to a local community and total cultural immersion. In all host countries, students live with local families and experience day-to-day life in the most personal way possible.

Goshen College's emphasis on intercultural and international education is rooted in the college's long history of peacemaking and social justice. Affiliated with the historically peaceful Mennonite church and established in 1894, the college's Christ-centered mission produces passionate learners, compassionate peacemakers, global citizens and servant leaders. The college's doors are open to all, with students from 40 different Christian denominations and several world religions.

As a learning community, Goshen College is committed to fostering students' personal, professional and spiritual growth. Offering bachelor's degrees in more than 65 areas of study, as well as select master's degrees, Goshen's tradition of experiential learning and faculty mentoring prepares students to solve hard problems and begin rewarding careers. Hands-on experiences in the classroom, lab and studio -- as well as internship and study abroad opportunities -- give students real-world experience, while personal and professional connections with peers and professors result in lifelong friendships and mentorships. GC alumni consistently report high levels of satisfaction (over 90%) with their experiences on campus.

For more information, interested students should visit goshen.edu.


Location & Contact

1700 South Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4794
USA

Adela Hufford

Director of Admission

Phone: 574-535-7535
Fax: 574-535-7609
Email: ahufford@goshen.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication technologies
    • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio and Television
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English as a Second/Foreign Language (Teaching)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Biblical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

54% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied900
    • Accepted486
    • Acceptance Rate54%
    • Enrolled773
    • Female Applicants557
    • Females Accepted309
    • Female Acceptance Rate55%
    • Male Applicants343
    • Males Accepted177
    • Male Acceptance Rate51%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.50
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 15th Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 15th Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 534 475 620
    • SAT Math 537 500 635
    • SAT Writing 518 450 610
    • ACT Composite 24 21 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$30,590
    • Out-of-state tuition *$30,590
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$9,985.00
    • Room only *$5,350.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students773
    • Male Student Percentage42%
    • Female Student Percentage58%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino11.11%
    • Black or African American4.03%
    • White or Caucasian71.57%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native%
    • Asian1.31%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races2.72%
    • Unknown.87%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout8.39% representing 24 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students48% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 66%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations International Student Club, Latino Student Union, PAX - Peace Club, Goshen Student Women's Organization, Business Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes Yes Yes
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Cross-country running Yes Yes Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Yes Yes
    • Track No Yes Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Cross-country running Yes Yes Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes Yes
    • Softball Yes Yes Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Yes Yes
    • Track No Yes Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Yes Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty92
    • Full-time Percentage71%
    • Part-time Percentage29%
    • Female Percentage55%
    • Male Percentage45%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio10:1 or 726 students to 74 faculty


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