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
⋅ 10:1 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: $42,600
⋅ Room and Board: $12,670
⋅ 93% of students receive financial assistance.
⋅ Renewable merit scholarships range from $10,000 to $21,000.

Goucher College student meets with a professor

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
  • Goucher’s study abroad program is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and others. There’s good reason, too: Since 2006, every undergraduate at Goucher College has studied abroad, giving them a truly global perspective — and a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
  • Goucher was ranked No. 6 on a new list of the nation’s most innovative schools — those colleges and universities that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology, or facilities. The rankings were based on the survey responses of top college officials; the schools that received the most nominations for making promising changes on campus were ranked in the guide.
  • In 2014, Goucher became the first college in the nation to launch a video application alternative. The Goucher Video App provides an opportunity for students to submit a self-created video to show us what makes them unique, why they would flourish at Goucher, and how they will fit into our community of learners. Goucher continues to accept the Common Application as well.
  • Opened in 2013, the New Academic Center at Julia Rogers, features 16 classrooms and teaching labs, including advanced teaching labs for physics and computer science; 10 conference and seminar rooms; faculty offices and research labs for math, physics, and psychology.
  • 100% of admitted students are considered for merit scholarships.

Faculty & Academics
  • 90% of full-time faculty hold the most advanced degree in their field; there are no teaching assistants.
  • 33 majors and individualized, interdisciplinary concentrations of study.
  • Baltimore Collegetown network allows for cross-course registration.
  • Internship and service learning programs augment the curriculum.
  • Goucher offers a 3-2, dual bachelor’s degree in engineering with Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University.

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

African/a Studies
American Studies
Art History
Business Admin
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Environmental Science/Studies
Gender Studies
History/Historic Preservation
International Studies
Jewish Studies
Organizational Studies
Peace Studies
Political Science
Womens Studies

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)
Equestrian (M/W)
Field Hockey (W)
Lacrosse (M/W)
Soccer (M/W)
Swimming (M/W)
Tennis (M/W)
Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field (M/W)
Volleyball (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 College’s Class of 2012 show that 96% are employed and/or pursuing graduate education. 

Academic Profile of Entering Class
  • Middle 50% verbal SAT scores: 530-660
  • Middle 50% math SAT scores: 500-620
  • Average GPA: 3.2
  • 26% are students of color.
  • 29% of students are from the top fifth of their high school class.
  • Middle 50% ACT: 24-28