Goucher has 1,455 undergraduates and an 11-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. Students will get to know their professors and other community members.
Goucher has 698 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.
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.
As a private institution, Goucher is able to provide a wide range of financial aid opportunities.
Goucher, partnered with Under Armour, has 21 Division III Athletic teams that compete in the Landmark Conference. In the fall of 2017, Goucher added men's and women's golf teams as well.
· Top 10 Most Innovative College 2016 & 2017 – 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
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 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.
The Goucher Commons is a new approach to teaching that delivers 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 through internships. Goucher's interdisciplinary centers develop the required four seminars that are part of the core requirements. The faculty is collaborating to create these experiences for their students. Writing, data analytics, and foreign language will be foundational, with writing and data analytics integrated into the major. Racial/cultural competency and environmental sustainability are emphasized throughout the curriculum, and there is 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, a post-baccalaureate premedical program, and professional development.
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.
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