Goshen College

Goshen, IN

Goshen, founded in 1894, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 135-acre campus is located in Goshen.

Website: www.goshen.edu/

Private
Co-ed
845
Undergraduate
Students
(62.1%) 525 Women
(37.9%) 320 Men
82
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 1,219 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.47
SAT Math
505-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
603 average
490-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
20-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$48,100
Tuition and Fees
$34,540
Room and Board
$10,760
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$29,014
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,062
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
62
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 33% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Goshen Population
32,219
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
57% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
4.7% Black/African-American
25.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.4% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students
7.7% from 27 countries
First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies    
History   3
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted August 15
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1700 South Main Street
City, State, Zip
Goshen, IN 46526-4794
Phone
(574) 535-7535
Fax
(574) 535-7060
E-mail
admission@goshen.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Rank in upper 50% of high school class recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
68% of 1,219 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 754 applicants were admitted
Men
70% of 465 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
302 (37%) of 825 admitted students enrolled
Women
158 (32%) of 500 admitted students enrolled
Men
111 (34%) of 325 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.47
3.75 and Above
40%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
505-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
18%
Score of 500 - 600
54%
Score of 400 - 500
22%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
603 average
490-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
8%
Score of 600 - 700
23%
Score of 500 - 600
41%
Score of 400 - 500
28%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
20-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
17%
Score of 24 - 29
31%
Score of 18 - 23
41%
Score of 12 - 17
11%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 32%
Top quarter: 70%
Top half: 90%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$48,100
Tuition and Fees
$34,540
Room and Board
$10,760
Books and Supplies
$900
Other Expenses
$1,900
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001799
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
181 (89.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
159 (94.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
159 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
40 (20.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$29,014
Need-Based Gift
Received by 159 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,507
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 130 (83.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,289
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 37 (20.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
41 (15.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,826

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
660 (81.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
610 (92.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
609 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
135 (17.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$28,162
Need-Based Gift
Received by 598 (97.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,986
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 506 (83.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,547
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 112 (17.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
174 (22.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,724

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
63%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,062
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Communication, Education
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Junior Miss
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,109
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Writing, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
62
Part-Time Faculty
38
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
42%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 33% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 58% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 31% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
416,034
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
160
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Goshen Population
32,219
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
135 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.1 average low in January, 79.5 average high in September
Rain
132 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Goshen
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Elkhart

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
57% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
 
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf     x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, international student club, latino student union, pax - peace club, goshen student women's organization, business club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
845
Women
525 (62.1%)
Men
320 (37.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
798
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
4.7% Black/African-American
25.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.4% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students.
7.7% from 27 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
82

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
66.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
73.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 5%
Engineering 2%
Law 2%
Theology 3%
Arts and Sciences 15%
Medicine 5%
Veterinary Medicine 2%
Education 1%
Other 1%

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