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
admissions@goucher.edu
www.goucher.edu
⋅ 1,338 undergraduate students
⋅ 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
⋅ Average class size: 16; 75% of classes have 19 or fewer students
⋅ Students are from 45 states and 50 foreign countries
⋅ Tuition: $44,324
⋅ Room and Board: $14,900
⋅ 97% of Goucher students receive financial assistance
⋅ Average financial aid award (including grants, scholarships, loans, work study): $38,741
⋅ Renewable merit scholarships: $11,000 – $30,000
⋅ Goucher students may use financial aid to student abroad

Students in a science laboratory

An equestrian rider and her horse

Goucher's Mary Fisher building

Students playing instruments outdoors

Students hugging one another

Character
  • 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 Baltimore, 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 learn how to learn, because the jobs of the future demand nothing less.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 service-learning programs augment the curriculum.

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

Majors
American Studies
Anthropology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences
Business Management
Chemistry
Communication & Media Studies
Computer Science
Dance
Economics
Engineering Science
Environmental Studies: Environment and Society
Environmental Studies: Environmental Science
French Transnational Studies
History
Individualized Interdisciplinary Major
Integrative Data Analytics
International Relations
Literary Studies
Peace Studies
Philosophy
Political Science
Professional and Creative Writing
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Visual and Material Culture
Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

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

Campus Life
  • 87% 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)
Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field (M/W)
Lacrosse (M/W)
Soccer (M/W)
Swimming (M/W)
Tennis (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 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 2014 to 2017 are either 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): 96