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Goucher College

  • Baltimore, MD
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 66%34%
    student ratio
  • 1,449
    total students
  • $38,462 | $38,462
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 72%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 564
    sat math
  • 585
    sat reading
  • 573
    sat writing
  • 25
    act composite

Overview

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.


Location & Contact

1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204-2794
USA

Mr.Carlton Surbeck

Director of Admissions

Phone: 410-337-6100
Fax: 410-337-6354
Email: admissions@goucher.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
      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
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      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 Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • 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.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology and Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

72% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,466
    • Accepted2,505
    • Acceptance Rate72%
    • Enrolled1,449
    • Female Applicants2,322
    • Females Accepted1,712
    • Female Acceptance Rate73%
    • Male Applicants1,144
    • Males Accepted793
    • Male Acceptance Rate69%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.20
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 15th December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan January 15th February 15th --
    • Transfer April 1st May 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 585 510 660
    • SAT Math 564 500 620
    • SAT Writing 573 510 640
    • ACT Composite 25 23 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$38,462
    • Out-of-state tuition *$38,462
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$622.00
    • Room and board *$11,168.00
    • Room only *$6,664.00
    • * 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 planYes
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,449
    • Male Student Percentage34%
    • Female Student Percentage66%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino7.45%
    • Black or African American8.63%
    • White or Caucasian68.18%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.21%
    • Asian3.17%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.21%
    • Two or more races4.14%
    • Unknown5.66%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.01% representing 27 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students74% 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 84%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • 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 Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, The Quindecim, Earthworks / Ag Co-op / Gear (Environmental action clubs), Hillel, Umoja: The Black Student Union
  • 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 e2 campus alerts

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division 3 No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division 3 No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty202
    • Full-time Percentage68%
    • Part-time Percentage32%
    • Female Percentage61%
    • Male Percentage39%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio9:1 or 1,432 students to 159 faculty


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