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Goucher College

Baltimore, MD, USA
4.12 Average Rating

Founded in 1885, Goucher College is a private liberal arts institution based in Towson, Maryland. Goucher College places academic focuses on the “3Rs: Relationships, Resilience, and Reflection.” The campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but it's also home to LEED gold-certified buildings, wooded trails, and equestrian riding fields and stables. All students are required to study abroad and programs are offered in Costa Rica, South Africa, Israel, Thailand, and more.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
79%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2018
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. January 8, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
27%
Out-Of-State Students
68%
34%
Submitting ACT
66%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,236
Total Number of Undergrads
1,538
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
73%
20-39 Students
26%
0
100
56%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
66%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$29,716
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$44,300
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$44,300
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,506
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
82%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$29,040
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,052
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$26,306

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
60%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,563
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$26,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$276
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
33%
67%
Student Organizations
65
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
93%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Gophers
School Colors
Blue/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Baltimore
New York
Washington
Philadelphia
Boston
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$48,900
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What Students Are Saying

4.12 Average Rating
Goucher is a place where the weird kid from high school can come to be themselves. There is so much freedom here and you are encouraged to plan any kind of events you want. The campus is full of life.
Tianna from Pitcairn, PA
Goucher is a welcoming communal environment. It's rare to find a community that is so warm and friendly and becomes a home so quickly. It is a safe place to explore your future pursuits and have all the support you need through that journey!
Julia from California
A quirky, small environment that allows you to do most anything. The amount of extracurricular activities is stellar, but some can feel limited when it comes to the academic majors provided. Still, Goucher College is a wonderful experience in a beautiful area.
Zoe from Arlington, TX
Goucher is perfect for those looking for a solid liberal arts background with opportunities to pursue one or more interests in depth. Though small, Goucher has a large and vibrant network of students, faculty, and alumni that love learning and sharing their knowledge with others. Any interest, whether academic or extracurricular, can be pursued at Goucher.
Kirsten from Pennsylvania
A vibrant student body with lots of opinions. If you are accepting, then people will accept you. There are loads of ways to get involved, both on and off campus, but you have to do a little bit of work to find them.
Clara from Concord, NH
Goucher is a school for those in search of incredible opportunity. Their travel abroad and arts programs are what caught my eye initially, but now the close-knit community feel and beautiful campus has me excited about attending this school, too. The people are friendly, the location is beautiful, and majors are exciting.
Destiney from Denver, CO
Goucher is incredible professional. They are very accepting. They will put your brain to the challenge in many different ways.
Kera from Baltimore, MD

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