Goucher College

The Goucher College campus at night

“[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.
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Goucher College
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21204
410.337.6100 / 1.800.GOUCHER
⋅ 1,338 undergraduate students; 901 graduate students
⋅ 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
⋅ Average class size: 16; 76% of classes have 19 or fewer students
⋅ Students are from 45 states and 66 foreign countries
⋅ Tuition: $47,100
⋅ Room and Board: $15,100
⋅ 97% of Goucher students receive financial assistance
⋅ Average financial aid award (including grants, scholarships, loans, work study): $40,301
⋅ Renewable merit scholarships: $11,000 – $30,000
⋅ Goucher offers scholarships for study abroad and your financial aid may transfer.

Goucher students and professors work in a lab together.

Two students walk together across the Goucher campus.

Goucher's Mary Fisher building

Seven Goucher students are holding fresh vegetables from a garden

The Goucher College campus in the daytime

  • Goucher College is a selective, private, all gender, 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 the college town of Towson, Maryland, Goucher is just 10 miles north of downtown, guaranteeing our students plenty of opportunities for fun outside the classroom. Despite its urban environment, Goucher is a green oasis, surrounded by 287 wooded acres, streams, and walking trails.
  • 87% of students live on campus, which boasts clubs like Beekeeping and Ultimate Frisbee, exhibits that celebrate art and history, and events like Humans vs. Zombies, which was founded at Goucher.

Worth Noting
  • Community Matters
    Goucher created new first-year housing, called the First-Year Village (FYV), in 2018. The spaces are designed for interaction, with prominent communal areas for students to come together to cook, share, and learn with sunlit lounges, soundproof study rooms, and a full kitchen on each floor. The three buildings encircle a tree-lined quad, whose amphitheater seating, firepit, and hammocks, provide plenty of opportunities to be outside with friends. Workout classes, such as kickboxing, Zumba, barre, and many others, take place in the FYV and the adjacent Decker Sports Center. There are so many ways to find community at Goucher, be that through our League of Legends team or the Goucher Adventure Club, which organizes hiking, camping, and climbing trips.
  • The Goucher Commons Curriculum
    Goucher expects all students to pursue a common set of learning experiences while giving them the freedom to determine and follow their own interests. In this pursuit, students enter a space of inquiry and problem solving with their peers, whose varied experiences and perspectives help to create unique solutions. 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. Yes, 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
  • 87% of full-time faculty hold the most advanced degree in their field; there are no teaching assistants.
  • 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.
  • The Baltimore Collegetown Network allows for cross-course registration to local institutions, and the Collegetown Shuttle is a free and easy way to see the city.
  • Internship and community-based learning programs augment the curriculum.

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

American Studies
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences
Business Management
Computer Science
Education Studies
Engineering Science
Environmental Studies: Environment and Society
Environmental Studies: Environmental Science
French Transnational Studies
Individualized Interdisciplinary Major
Integrative Arts Studies
Integrative Data Analytics
International Relations
Literary Studies (English)
Peace Studies
Political Science
Professional and Creative Writing
Religion and Justice
Visual and Material Culture
Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Standalone Minors and Concentrations
Africana Studies
Arabic Studies
Art (studio)
Art History
Arts Management
Creative Writing
Equine Studies
Historic Preservation
International Business
Latin American Studies
Legal Studies
Professional Writing
Public Health
Secondary Education Certificate

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School 4+1 BA/MS Program

Campus Life
  • 87% of students live on campus.
  • Residence options include singles, doubles, multiples, apartment-style 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)
Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field (M/W)
Lacrosse (M/W)
Soccer (M/W)
Swimming (M/W)
Tennis (M/W)
Volleyball (W)

IHSA Zone IV, Region I
Equestrian (M/W)

Landmark E-sports team League of Legends

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 in communication, critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning—skills that employers overwhelmingly say they want job candidates to have.
  • The results are clear. 96% of alumnae/i from our most recent graduating classes are either employed or pursuing a graduate degree.

Academic Profile of Entering Class
  • 74.07% of students received a score between 500-699 in the SAT Critical Reading
  • 70.79% of students received a score of 500-699 in the SAT Math
  • 62.66% of students received a score of 18-29 on the ACT Composite
  • 56% students of color (self-declared)