Goshen College

Goshen College

Goshen, IN
location
Private
type
Small
setting
60%
40%
student ratio
800
total students
Tuition Cost $33,200 | $33,200
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $25,976
August 15
fall application deadline
68%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
563
sat math
523
sat reading
495
sat writing
25
act composite

Overview

Real-world ready: The offerings of Goshen College

Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked 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 31 states and 26 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
  • Agriculture
    • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • 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/Journalism
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Informatics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • 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.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Writing
      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.
    • Public/Applied History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marine Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sustainability Studies
      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.
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      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

68% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,004
    • Accepted687
    • Acceptance Rate68%
    • Enrolled800
    • Female Applicants605
    • Females Accepted392
    • Female Acceptance Rate64%
    • Male Applicants399
    • Males Accepted295
    • Male Acceptance Rate73%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $25
    • 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 freshman3.46
  • 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 523 430 620
    • SAT Math 563 500 633
    • SAT Writing 495 400 575
    • ACT Composite 25 22 29
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$33,200
    • Out-of-state tuition *$33,200
    • 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 *$10,500
    • Room only *$5,675
    • * 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

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$25,976
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$27,826
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$23,398
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,965
    • Average Grant Aid:$15,430
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$21,784
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 81%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 18%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students800
    • Male Student Percentage40%
    • Female Student Percentage60%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino18.13%
    • Black or African American4.13%
    • White or Caucasian64.38%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.13%
    • Asian1.88%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races2.25%
    • Unknown or International Student.5%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout8.63% representing 25 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students40% 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 53%
  • 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 No 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 No 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 Breakdown
    • Total Faculty106
    • Full-time Percentage66%
    • Part-time Percentage34%
    • Female Percentage57%
    • Male Percentage43%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio10:1 or 761 students to 80 faculty


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