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.

Website: www.goucher.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,473
Undergraduate
Students
(67.8%) 999 Women
(32.2%) 474 Men
699
Graduate
Students

Admission

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
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.14
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
25 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$59,958
Tuition and Fees
$44,252
Room and Board
$14,506
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$37,562
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,702
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
129
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 55% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

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
84% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Gopher
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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%
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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 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
City, State, Zip
Baltimore, MD 21204-2794
Phone
(410) 337-6100
Fax
(410) 337-6236
E-mail
admissions@goucher.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
February 1

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 all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
3 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Short video, digital application, signed statement of academic integrity, two works from high school career (one of which must be a graded writing assignment) for Goucher Video Application required 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
79% of 3,443 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 2,299 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 1,144 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
532 (20%) of 2,728 admitted students enrolled
Women
363 (19%) of 1,883 admitted students enrolled
Men
169 (20%) of 845 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
67% of 33 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
85% of 1682 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
102
Students Accepting Wait List Position
46
Students Admitted From Wait List
20

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.14
3.75 and Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
27%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
14%
Score of 24 - 29
46%
Score of 18 - 23
35%
Score of 12 - 17
5%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 13%
Top quarter: 47%
Top half: 76%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
6%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$59,958
Tuition and Fees
$44,252
Room and Board
$14,506
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

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 February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002073
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
360 (85.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
306 (85.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
306 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
75 (24.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$37,562
Need-Based Gift
Received by 306 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $33,996
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 266 (86.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,102
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 38 (12.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
112 (26.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,581

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,072 (75.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
959 (89.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
959 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
217 (22.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$36,918
Need-Based Gift
Received by 958 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,630
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 833 (86.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,976
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 102 (10.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
432 (30.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,119

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,702
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins 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
Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
41
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
13
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
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
$1,863
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Psychology, 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
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
129
Part-Time Faculty
46
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
67%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 55% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

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
646,120
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
130
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Arts Administration
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Historic Preservation
  • Middle School Education
  • Physical Education
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Baltimore Population
619,493
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Baltimore and Washington, DC
Campus Size
287 acres

Weather

Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 83.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Baltimore
Nearest Train Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Baltimore

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
84% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
16%
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
E2 campus alerts

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Gopher
School Colors
Royal blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Equestrian Sports x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Field Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Field Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, ultimate frisbee, yoga club, hip hop team, umoja: the black student union, model senate
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,473
Women
999 (67.8%)
Men
474 (32.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,444
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
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
699

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
54.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
65.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
68.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
93%
Average Starting Salary
93%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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