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Goucher College

A Leader in Innovation
At Goucher, we believe in learning beyond the classroom and in the power of a global education. That’s why 100% of our students study abroad, and why we make it easy to build the flexible program that’s right for you. We love students like you who want to tackle the world issues of the 21st century. Goucher offers an innovative and rigorous curriculum, a vibrant, close-knit community, four years of career-relevant experience, student success teams, and a global experience to prepare students to become leaders for positive change in the world.
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    With 60+ countries to choose from and $0 tuition surcharges for study abroad experiences, we want to make exploring the world as rewarding and easy as possible because we truly believe in the power of a global community.
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    Our Baltimore campus brings together globally minded students and faculty from across the world. Join students from more than 28 countries in a safe campus setting.
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    Goucher students have access to hands-on research opportunities with our distinguished faculty members through initiatives like our Summer Science Research Program.
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    Learning beyond the classroom is a priority at Goucher. In addition to study abroad and internships, you will take the skills you learn and effect positive change through our Community-Based Learning Program.
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    Our 10:1 student-faculty ratio means you’ll have lots of opportunities to meet your professors one-on-one, and they’ll know you by name.
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    It’s easy to find your niche as a student on campus with the diverse array of organizations you can join. There are more than 60 active student clubs and organizations at Goucher, and 86% of Goucher students participate in either clubs or athletics.
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    "Baltimore is a great place to live because it has everything you can ask for—from a place to increase your knowledge to a place where you can enjoy the sights and relax."
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    Elementary School Education and Spanish
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    "I love that Red Emma’s uses environmentally and ethically sound sources for their coffee. It’s a radical bookstore with some really interesting reads. I literally have lost track of time perusing their shelves."
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    International Relations and Environmental Studies
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    "I love the friendly atmosphere. I have made many friends here, and I love being involved on the University of Baltimore campus."
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    Criminal Justice with a Minor in Psychology
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  • Quick Facts


    Goucher has 1,110 undergraduates and a 10-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. Students will get to know their professors and other community members.

    Goucher has 900 graduate students studying in online, in-person, and hybrid programs.


    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. 

    Private University

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

    Freshman Enrollment

    2,723 Applications
    2,242 Admitted
    267 Enrolled

    Graduate Enrollment

    439 Applications
    361 Admitted
    176 Enrolled

    Freshman Class Profile

    1219 - Critical Reading and Math SAT Average SAT
    22-29 Composite ACT
    3.23 GPA average GPA

    Student to Faculty ratio



    Goucher Gophers excel academically, athletically, and as community members. Our student athletes train in state-of-the-art facilities and sport top-quality athletic wear, thanks to our partnership with Under Armour. Goucher has 20 Division III Athletics teams that compete in the Landmark Conference. Goucher also has a nationally ranked IHSA Equestrian team.


    · Most Innovative College—U.S. News & World Report
    · Top 20% lifetime return on investment for an education—Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce
    · Named a College That Changes Lives

    Study Abroad

    An international perspective is essential to confronting current global challenges. With global crises that include climate change, economic inequality, and racial injustice, the critical issues facing society transcend geography and nationalities.

    A Goucher education will give you the advantage you need to navigate a global economy and help tackle humanity’s most pressing issues. You will gain the skills employers are looking for as you thrive working across borders, cultures, and values.

    Goucher students study abroad at no additional cost, and programs vary in length to fit your schedule, with year-long options, semester programs, and three-week Intensive Courses Abroad in more than 60 countries.


    Total Enrollment: 2,010
    Undergraduate: 1,110
    Graduate: 900


    Women: 64%
    Men: 36%

    In-State vs. Out of State

    In-State: 42%
    Out of State: 58%

    Career Success

    96% 96% are employed or pursuing graduate education within one year of graduation (data collected from most recent survey results).

    Domestic vs. International

    Domestic: 97%
    International: 3%
  • Academics

    The Goucher Edge is Goucher College’s distinctive undergraduate experience that provides every student with an Edge.

    • The Commons: Innovative core curriculum focused on solving complex problems, including social and environmental injustices
    • Academic Major: 30+ programs, each with a capstone experience or project
    • Global Experience: Universal study abroad at no additional cost, as part of a global education
    • Internship Accelerator: Four years of career-relevant experiences

    An individualized Student Success Team supports students and guides their self-discovery.


    Graduate School Academics

    With online, in-person, and hybrid programs, the Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies offers specialized degrees and innovative professional development in the format that fits your learning style, your life, and your goals.

    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.

    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

    Featured Programs



  • Contact Information


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Baltimore, Maryland 21204
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