Goucher College

Goucher College students walk across campus on a fall day

“[Everyone] I talked with during my visit, whether history, dance, theater, philosophy, teacher education majors, or athletes, said [attending Goucher] was a choice they would make again.
Colleges That Change Lives

Goucher College
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21204
410.337.6100 / 1.800.GOUCHER
⋅ 1,480 undergraduate students
⋅ 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio
⋅ Average class size: 17; 75% of classes have 19 or fewer students
⋅ Students are from 45 states and 50 foreign countries
⋅ Tuition: $43,412
⋅ Room and Board: $14,506
⋅ 97% of Goucher students receive financial assistance
⋅ Average financial aid award (including grants, scholarships, loans, work study): $37,599
⋅ Renewable merit scholarships: $11,000 – $30,000
⋅ Goucher students may use financial aid to student abroad

Students hold signs that read I love Goucher.

Goucher College students cheer together

Goucher College campus building lit up at night

Goucher College students collect specimans from a pond

Goucher College basketball player shoots a ball

  • Goucher College is a selective, private, coed, liberal arts college dedicated to providing a multidisciplinary, international education, and it is the first college in the nation to make study abroad an undergraduate degree requirement.
  • Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Goucher is just 10 miles north of downtown guaranteeing our students plenty of opportunities for fun outside the classroom.
  • 84% of students call our 287-acre wooded campus home and enjoy living on a lively campus abounding with clubs, events, exhibits, concerts, and athletics match-ups.

Worth Noting
  • Community Matters
    Pagliaro Selz Hall opened in Fall 2016 and Fireside Hall and Trustees Hall opened in Fall 2018, creating a “village” for 450 first-year students to live, work, and socialize. First-year students live close to the center of campus, directly adjacent to the Decker Sports Center and the new centralized dining facility in Mary Fisher Hall. The Village was designed for interaction, with prominent communal areas for students to come together to cook, share, and learn with a common room, soundproof study rooms, and a full kitchen on each floor.
  • The Goucher Commons Curriculum
    Goucher expects all of its students to pursue a common set of learning experiences. Students have great freedom to determine and follow their own interests. In this pursuit, students enter into a space of inquiry—the Goucher Commons, the new curriculum, with other students and the faculty. Ultimately, students will gain an integrative learning experience and develop proficiency in areas that will make them ready for the jobs of the future.
  • The Goucher Video App
    At Goucher, we understand that the traditional admissions process—while great for many students—does not showcase everyone’s true talents and abilities. We believe access to higher education should be about potential, not just previous achievement. We still accept the Common Application. But we created the Goucher Video App to provide another opportunity for students to show us what makes them unique, why they would flourish at Goucher, and how they will fit into our community of learners.
  • 100% Study Abroad
    At Goucher College, we believe that, no matter who you are or what you want to do in life, the global community of the 21st century demands that you have an international perspective. That’s why, in the fall of 2006, we became the first liberal arts college in the nation to require all of our undergraduates to study abroad at least once before graduation.

Faculty & Academics
  • 90% of full-time faculty hold the most advanced degree in their field; there are no teaching assistants.
  • The 12 academic centers house groups of majors and minors.  Students can choose a traditional major, or they can shape their education by combining different fields of study into a double major or interdisciplinary major.
  • Baltimore Collegetown network allows for cross-course registration.
  • Internship and service learning programs augment the curriculum.

Areas of Study
For the most current listings, please check the college website.

American Studies
Anthropology and Sociology
Art History/Visual and Material Culture
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences
Business Management
Communications & Media Studies
Computer Science
English: Creative Writing
English: Literature
Environmental Studies: Environment and Society
Environmental Studies: Environmental Science
Individualized Interdisciplinary Major
International Relations
Peace Studies
Political Science
Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Standalone Minors and Concentrations
Africana Studies
Arabic Studies
Arts Administration
Equine Studies
Historic Preservation
International Business
Latin American Studies
Legal Studies
Professional Writing
Public Health
Secondary Education
Studio Art

Campus Life
  • 84% of students live on campus.
  • Residence options include singles, doubles, multiples, and theme housing.
  • 60+ active clubs and organizations

Varsity Sports

NCAA Division III, Landmark Athletic Conference
Basketball (M/W)
Cross Country (M/W)
Field Hockey (W)
Golf (M/W)
Lacrosse (M/W)
Soccer (M/W)
Swimming (M/W)
Tennis (M/W)
Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field (M/W)
Volleyball (W)

Equestrian (M/W)

Life After College
  • Goucher’s unique liberal arts curriculum promotes a broad education over narrow career training. When our graduates leave campus, they have mastered a range of knowledge, including excellent communication, critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning skills — skills that employers overwhelmingly say they want job candidates to have.
  • The results are clear. Data collected over a one-year time period regarding members of Goucher’s Class of 2016 show that 96% are employed or pursuing a graduate degree.

Academic Profile of Entering Class
  • SAT Critical Reading Middle 50%: 550-660
  • SAT Math Middle 50%: 500-600
  • ACT Composite Middle 50%: 23-29
  • GPA Middle 50% (Unweighted, 4.0 Scale): 2.80-3.60
  • Multicultural Students (Self-Declared): 38%
  • Student-Athletes (Intending to play Varsity): 112