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Goucher College
Baltimore, MD
Goucher is a private, liberal arts college. Founded as a college for women in 1885, it adopted coeducation in 1987. Its 287-acre campus is located in Towson, eight miles north of the center of Baltimore.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,473
   Women 999 (67.8%)
   Men 474 (32.2%)
Graduate Students 699
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 79% of 3,443 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.14
SAT Math 561 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 566 average
500-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $58,114
  Tuition and Fees $43,416
  Room and Board $12,300
Average Percent of Need Met 84%
Average Freshman Award $36,465
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 138
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 57% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Baltimore Population 619,493
Nearest Metropolitan Area Baltimore and Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 82% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Gopher
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.5% Asian
13.6% Black/African-American
6.5% Hispanic/Latino
6.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.9% White
4.7% Unknown
International Students 3.2% from 26 countries
First-Year Students Returning 79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 54.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 93%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 27.0%