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: $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
  • Community Matters
    The recently completed Pagliaro Selz Hall will be joined by two other first-year residence halls, creating a ‘village’ for 450 first-year students to live, work, and socialize. First-year students will live close to the center of campus, directly adjacent to the Decker Sports and Recreation Center, and a new centralized dining facility in the Pearlstone Student Center. The First-Year Village is designed for interaction, with prominent communal areas for students to come together to cook, share, and learn.In 2017, Goucher literally moved, lifting three residence halls off the ground, to preserve and reuse student housing for future generations. Goucher’s innovation highlights the college’s commitment to environmental sustainability, while also historically preserving the Froelicher Hall buildings, which were built in the 1950’s as a part of the college’s move to the Towson campus from its original location in Baltimore.
  • The Goucher Commons Curriculum
    The new Goucher Commons Curriculum gives students great freedom to determine and follow their own interests. In this pursuit, students enter a space of inquiry with other students and faculty. This shifts the focus from “what one knows” to “how one knows what they know.” In keeping with the question of “how one knows,” students engage in two areas of common inquiry by considering justice in two different contexts: justice as it relates to people, in the form of power and perspective; and justice as it relates to the natural world, in the form of environmental sustainability. During their final year at Goucher, students connect their learning to the bigger picture of life through a capstone experience or signature project. This work is shared through a student symposium.This problem-based approach to learning is supported by required courses in writing, data analysis, foreign language, and study abroad. Advising, support, internships, community-based learning, undergraduate research, and summer fellowships all provide students with opportunities to challenge their own thinking and become a self-directed thinker prepared for life after college.
  • 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.
  • 100% of students study abroad.

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.
  • 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.

American Studies
Art History
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Business Management
Communications & Media Studies
Computer Science
Elementary Education
Environmental Studies
International Relations
Peace Studies
Political Science
Special Education
Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Notable Minors
Africana Studies
Arabic Studies
Book Studies
Creative Writing
Equine Studies
Historic Preservation
International Business
Judaic Studies
Latin American Studies
Legal Studies
Professional Writing
Public Health

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)
Golf (M/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 2015 show that 99% are employed 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