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.
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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
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.