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Goucher College

An Innovative Leader in the Liberal Arts
Goucher ranks in U.S. News & World Report's top 10 most innovative liberal arts colleges in the nation. The college is situated on a beautiful 287-acre campus and is home to undergraduate and graduate students. Goucher College, a leader in the liberal arts: empowers students to be their own academic entrepreneurs; allows students to customize their college experiences; embraces individuality with a “you–be–you” attitude; gives students the opportunity to learn everywhere: outside the classroom—whether it’s through internships or research—along with studying abroad (100 percent of undergraduate students study abroad); and prepares students to take on the world and be ready for careers (that haven’t even been invented yet). Goucher also has a graduate school, the Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies which provides the opportunity to advance students' skills and industry knowledge as well as explore career changes and professional enrichment. The Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies offers a diverse range of programs including master's degrees, post-baccalaureate premedical program, and professional development.
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    Offering close to 70 programs in more than 35 countries, Goucher's study abroad program is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report. Students can study abroad for three weeks, a semester, or a year.
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    Goucher College is a selective, private, liberal arts college of 1,480 students located just outside Baltimore, Maryland.
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    Goucher is listed in the popular guide Colleges That Change Lives because it’s a place where you can discover who you are and where you excel.
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    The Princeton Review ranks Goucher a Top Green College. Dining hall food supports local growers. There is a residential hall focused on green living. Re-purposing is not an unfamiliar word.
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    By providing a broad-based education with skills to last a lifetime, Goucher prepares its graduates for the jobs of today and the jobs of the future.
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    Goucher College is set on a beautiful 287-acre wooded campus.
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  • Quick Facts

    Small

    Goucher has 1,500 undergraduates and a 11-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. Students will get to know their professors and other community members. 

    Goucher has 702 graduate students. Through the flexibility of limited-residency format, students have the option to work full time while earning their degree. The limited-residency programs support professionals with busy schedules while providing the opportunity to study with national leaders across several industries.  

    Suburban

    Goucher’s 287-acre wooded campus has plenty of on-campus activities and opportunities. It’s also easy to explore the lively college town of Towson and neighboring Baltimore using the Collegetown Shuttle.

    Private University

    As a private institution, Goucher is able to provide a wide range of financial aid opportunities.

    Freshman Enrollment

    3,758 Applications
    2,752 Admitted
    389 Enrolled

    Graduate Enrollment

    274 Applications
    228 Admitted
    199 Enrolled

    Freshman Class Profile

    980-1220 (Critical Reading and Math) SAT
    23-28 Composite ACT
    2.8-3.53 GPA

    Student to Faculty ratio

    11:1

    Athletics

    Goucher, who partnered with Under Armour, has 21 Division III Athletic teams that compete in the Landmark Conference. Beginning in the Fall of 2017, Goucher will be adding men's and women's golf teams as well. 

    Rankings

    · Top 10 Most Innovative – U.S. News & World Report 
    · Innovator of the Year – The Daily Record 
    · Best Colleges based on Dining Hall Food – Spoon University 
    · Named a College That Changes Lives 
    · "One of the best institutions" - The Princeton Review 
    · Undervalued 'Buy' - Forbes 

    Study Abroad

    Goucher's study abroad program is ranked No. 5 by The Princeton Review. 

    Goucher believes no matter who you are or what you want to do in life, the global community of the 21st century demands that you have an international perspective. The college offers more than 65 programs in more than 35 countries. 

    In the fall of 2006, Goucher became the first liberal arts college in the nation to require all of our undergraduates to study abroad at least once before graduation. 

    Goucher Video Application (GVA) 

    Goucher understands that while the traditional undergraduate admissions process is great for many students, it does not showcase everyone’s true talents and abilities. Goucher believes access to higher education should be about potential, not just previous achievement. The college still accepts the Common Application. But they created the Goucher Video App to provide another opportunity for students to show us what makes them unique, why they would flourish at Goucher, and how they will fit into our community of learners. 

     

    Enrollment

    Total Enrollment: 2,202
    Undergraduate: 1,500
    Graduate: 702

    Gender

    Women: 68%
    Men: 32%
    (undergraduate)

    In-State vs. Out of State

    In-State: 30%
    Out of State: 70%
    (undergraduate)

    Internship Placements

    69% of the Class of 2015 completed an internship during their time at Goucher. (undergrad)

    Career Success

    100% Currently employed or pursuing graduate studies, based on 78 percent of the Class of 2014 surveyed. (undergrad)

    Domestic vs. International

    Domestic: 97%
    International: 3%
    (undergraduate)
  • Academics

    Goucher implements a new curriculum in 2017-18: The Goucher Commons. 

    Fundamentally the Goucher Commons is a new approach to how the college will teach differently and deliver skills for better lives and better jobs. It is designed to integrate learning in the classroom with campus life, as well as life off campus--abroad, in community service, and/or, through internships. Goucher's new interdisciplinary centers will be developing the required four seminars that are part of the core requirements. The faculty in those centers are excited about collaborating to create these experiences for their students. Writing, data analytics, and foreign language will be foundational, with writing and data analytics being integrated into the major.  Study abroad, racial/cultural competency, and environmental sustainability will be values throughout the curriculum, and there will be a required capstone experience.  

    Graduate School Academics
    The Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies offers a diverse range of programs including master's degrees, post-baccalaureate premedical program and professional development.  

    The Welch Center's Graduate Programs in Education offer several specialized graduate degrees for teachers and college graduates considering a career change to the field of education, including partnerships with county school systems in Maryland. As well as innovative professional development options for those in the field.   

    Goucher recognizes the breadth and depth of topics that can impact you in your professional journey. Through the flexibility of the limited-residency format, students have the option to work full time while earning their degree. The limited-residency programs support professionals with busy schedules while providing the opportunity to study with national leaders across several industries.  

    Degree Programs

    33 Bachelors, 8 Masters

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1021 Dulaney Valley Rd
Baltimore, Maryland 21204
410-337-6000
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