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Goucher College


Goucher is Part of an Educational Community of 20 Universities and Colleges in the Baltimore Area

Goucher College welcomes its students to 287 wooded acres less than ten miles north of the city of Baltimore, Maryland. Students attend classes in Towson, Maryland, a suburban college town, where they can shop at a major mall, see a movie, or attend a performance in a national concert hall. The suburb also features restaurants, pubs, shops, and places for students to unwind.

For students who want to explore the nearby major cities, there is plenty to see and do. Baltimore has museums, galleries, and live theatre for student enjoyment. Weekend attractions range from stopping off at a major league sports event to touring the Baltimore Museum of Art to visiting Babe Ruth's birthplace. Students who enjoy the arts will appreciate the city's skilled symphonies and live music scene. Goucher's campus is also within an hour's drive of Washington, D.C. In addition to historic sites and governmental landmarks, the nation's capital shares world-class museums, cultural cuisine, and extensive shopping with students.

Goucher is part of a community of over 20 educational institutions in the Baltimore metropolitan area, and the region is full of recreational opportunities. Students can take quick getaway trips throughout Maryland. They can float stress away on a kayaking or canoe trip thanks to the state's many waterways. Outdoor recreation continues into winter, as hitting the slopes is a convenient, cold-weather sports option for those studying in Maryland.

Academic Programs at Goucher Feature Interdisciplinary Approaches and Independent Research

Goucher College is dedicated to teaching students to participate in the world as global citizens. Through internships, community service, and study abroad programs, the college encourages enhancement of classroom knowledge. Superior academic programs in the arts and sciences are characterized by interdisciplinary approaches and opportunities for independent research projects. Within its academic programs, Goucher offers degrees in 31 majors and six interdisciplinary areas. Students also have the opportunity to create individualized academic programs.

Independent research provides a special opportunity for students to explore a topic in their area of interest. Students, especially those considering graduate studies, are encouraged to pursue independent research projects and contribute personally to a rewarding college experience. The college also believes that study abroad experiences foster intercultural understanding and international exploration. Therefore, every student is required to participate in at least one study abroad or internship program, putting campus learning into practice.

Close faculty interaction during academic programs serves as another key to a Goucher education. Nearly 90 percent of full-time faculty members hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their fields, and a low student-to-faculty ratio provides a more personalized class experience. Goucher's academic programs merge disciplines to create a body of knowledge for students. This knowledge is reinforced when combined with internships, study abroad programs, service learning, and independent research.

A Student Life Division Supports the Rewarding, Co-curricular Activities of Students

When Goucher College students are away from the classroom setting, they continue to develop their talents and follow their interests through participation in club activities, student organizations, campus government, athletic teams, internships, community service projects, and performing arts productions. The college's Student Life division supports the co-curricular activities of student organizations and the entire campus community. Student life is enjoyable and productive on a campus with over 60 clubs and student organizations, plus 17 intercollegiate athletic teams.

Clubs and organizations range from ultimate Frisbee to chemistry club and from dance team to Phi Beta Kappa. Community service initiatives and student-run organizations both offer valuable opportunities for student leadership. Residence halls play a pivotal role in undergraduate student life, acting as communities where students study and socialize with their peers. The Goucher calendar of events features lectures and performances from talented guests from all around the nation and the world.

Recreational and sports facilities supply ample areas for fitness activities and competition. The college has an outdoor track; six fields for soccer, lacrosse, hockey, and softball; an archery range; tennis courts; gymnasiums; a swimming pool; weight training, cardio, and wellness equipment; aerobics rooms; racquetball and squash courts; and riding rings. There are also paths and trails for running, walking, and riding.

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor&Apos;S, Master&Apos;S, And Postbachelor&Apos;S Certificates
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studiesamerican Studies; Women&Apos;S Studiesbiological And Biomedical Sciencesbiochemistry; Biology/Biological Sciencesbusiness, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Servicesbusiness Administration And Managementcommunication, Journalism, And Related Programsmass Communication/Mediacomputer And Information Sciences And Support Servicescomputer Scienceeducationeducation; Special Educationenglish Language And Literature/Lettersenglishforeign Languages, Literatures, And Linguisticsfrench; Russian; Spanishhistoryhistorymathematics And Statisticsmathematicsmulti/Interdisciplinary Studiesmulti/Interdisciplinary Studies Related; Peace Studies And Conflict Resolutionnatural Resources And Conservationenvironmental Studiesphilosophy And Religious Studiesphilosophy; Religious Studiesphysical Scienceschemistry; Physicspsychologypsychologysocial Sciencesanthropology; Economics; International Relations And Affairs; Political Science And Government; Sociology; Sociology And Anthropologyvisual And Performing Artsart; Art History, Criticism And Conservation; Dance; Dramatic/Theater Arts; Music


Admission: 3,615 applied; 2,593 admitted; 410 enrolled Average high school GPA: 3.16

Test Scores:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred entrance
Application fee: $55
Required: essay or personal statement, high school transcript
Recommended: 3 letters of recommendation, interview

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • 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 *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * 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 offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population
1,484 Undergraduate Students, 66% Women, 34% Men, 3% Transferred In
Minority Breakdown
9% Black Or African American Non-Hispanic/Latino, 3% Asian, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 7% Hispanic/Latino, 0.3% American Indian Or Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic/Latino , 0.2% Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 5% Two Or More Races, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 9% Race/Ethnicity Unknown
International Population
3% Representing 49 Other Countries
Housing Info
86% Live On Campus

Campus Life

On-Campus Residence Required Through Sophomore Year
Coed, Men-Only, Women-Only, Disabled Students, Campus Housing Is University Owned. Freshman Campus Housing Is Guaranteed
Drama/Theater Group, Student-Run Newspaper, Radio Station, Choral Group, Student Government Association, The Quindecim, Earthworks / Ag Co-Op / Gear (Environmental Action Clubs), Hillel, Umoja: The Black Student Union
Most popular organizations
Student Government Association, The Quindecim, Earthworks / Ag Co-Op / Gear (Environmental Action Clubs), Hillel, Umoja: The Black Student Union
Campus security
24-Hour Emergency Response Devices And Patrols, Late-Night Transport/Escort Service, Controlled Dormitory Access, E2 Campus Alerts
Student services
Health Clinic, Personal/Psychological Counseling
Academic Programs
Special Study Options: Adult/Continuing Education Programs, Advanced Placement Credit, Distance Learning, Double Majors, Independent Study, Internships, Off-Campus Study, Part-Time Degree Program, Services For LD Students, Student-Designed Majors, Study Abroad, Summer Session For Creditrotc: Army (C), Air Force (C)Unusual Degree Programs: 3-2 Engineering With Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University FU Foundation School Of Engineering And Applied Scienceschool Calendar: Semesters


Member:Ncaadivision:All Division III


Total: 218Full-Time: 62% Full-Timestudent/Faculty Ratio: 9 :1

Financial Aid

Costs (2013&-14)
Comprehensive fee:$50,252 includes full-time tuition ($38,462), mandatory fees ($622), and room and board ($11,168). Part-time tuition: $1282 per credit hour
Room and board:college room only: $6664. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility
Payment plans:tuition prepayment, installment
Waivers:employees or children of employees

Financial Aid
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2013,1,015 applied for aid, 919 were judged to have need, 149 had their need fully met. 442 Federal Work-Study jobs (averaging $839)
In 2013,315 non-need-based awards were made
Average percent of need met:75%
Average financial aid package:$29,199
Average need-based loan:$4555
Average need-based gift aid:$25,283
Average non-need-based aid:$14,808
Average indebtedness upon graduation:$27,921




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