Goshen College

1700 S Main St, Goshen, United States
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Overview of Goshen College

About this school

Goshen, founded in 1894, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 135-acre campus is located in Goshen.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:883
    • Men:316 (35.8%)
    • Women:567 (64.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Goshen College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
3
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
August 15
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1700 South Main Street
City, State, Zip
Goshen, IN  46526-4794
Phone
(574) 535-7535
Fax
(574) 535-7060
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Rank in upper 50% of high school class recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
65% of 1,185 applicants were admitted
Women
68% of 714 applicants were admitted
Men
61% of 471 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
302 (39%) of 772 admitted students enrolled
Women
191 (40%) of 483 admitted students enrolled
Men
111 (38%) of 289 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.47
375 And Above
40%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
490-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
30%
• Score 500 - 600
38%
• Score 400 - 500
27%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
490-628 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
28%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
24%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
11%
• Score 24 - 29
40%
• Score 18 - 23
36%
• Score 12 - 17
13%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $33,700 (71.47401908801697%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,650 (22.587486744432663%)
  • Other Expences: - $900 (1.9088016967126193%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,900 (4.029692470837752%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Goshen College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 10
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001799
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
193 (89.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
182 (94.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
182 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
38 (20.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$30,536
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 182 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,277
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 152 (83.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,099
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 38 (20.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
33 (15.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,970

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
662 (81.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
616 (93.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
616 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
110 (17.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$27,982
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 602 (97.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,549
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 517 (83.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,919
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 106 (17.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
180 (22.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,275

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
63%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,062
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Communication, Education
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Junior Miss
Special Characteristics
Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,066

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


66

Part-Time Faculty


35

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


43%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 33% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 58% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
297,256

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
160
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Goshen College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


62.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


72.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


73.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (32)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • History, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (3)


  • Environmental Education
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Nursing--General

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


32,219

Nearest Metropolitan Area


135 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
16.1 average low in January, 79.5 average high in September
Rain
132 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
120 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
Nearest Bus Station
Goshen
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Elkhart

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


53% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


47%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
-
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, baseball, basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Goshen College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, international student club, latino student union, pax - peace club, goshen student women's organization, business club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


816

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
883
Women
567
Men
316

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.1% Asian
  • 4.4% Black/African-American
  • 22.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 67.9% White
  • 0.9% Unknown

International Students


7.5% from 22 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


67

Student Resources

Study resources