“[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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1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21204
410.337.6100 / 1.800.GOUCHER
⋅ 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
⋅ 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Anthropology and Sociology
Art History/Visual and Material Culture
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Communications & Media Studies
English: Creative Writing
Environmental Studies: Environment and Society
Environmental Studies: Environmental Science
Individualized Interdisciplinary Major
Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Standalone Minors and Concentrations
Latin American Studies
- 84% of students live on campus.
- Residence options include singles, doubles, multiples, and theme housing.
- 60+ active clubs and organizations
NCAA Division III, Landmark Athletic Conference
Cross Country (M/W)
Field Hockey (W)
Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field (M/W)
- 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.
- 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