Goucher College

1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, United States
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Overview of Goucher College

About this school

Goucher is a private, liberal arts college. Founded as a college for women in 1885, it adopted coeducation in 1987. Its 287-acre campus is located in Towson, eight miles north of the center of Baltimore.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,473
    • Men:474 Men (32.2%)
    • Women:999 Women (67.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Goucher 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
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
City, State, Zip
Baltimore, MD 21204-2794
Phone
(410) 337-6100
Fax
(410) 337-6236
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
February 1

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Short video, digital application, signed statement of academic integrity, two works from high school career (one of which must be a graded writing assignment) for Goucher Video Application required 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
79% of 3,443 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 2,299 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 1,144 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
532 (20%) of 2,728 admitted students enrolled
Women
363 (19%) of 1,883 admitted students enrolled
Men
169 (20%) of 845 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.14
375 And Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
27%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |21-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
14%
• Score 24 - 29
46%
• Score 18 - 23
35%
• Score 12 - 17
5%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $43,440 (72.63%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,670 (21.18%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (2.01%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,500 (4.18%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Goucher College accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002073
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
360 (85.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
306 (85.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
306 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
75 (24.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$37,562
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 306 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $33,996
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 266 (86.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,102
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 38 (12.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
112 (26.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,581

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,072 (75.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
959 (89.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
959 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
217 (22.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$36,918
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 958 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,630
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 833 (86.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,976
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 102 (10.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
432 (30.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,119

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,702
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,863

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


129

Part-Time Faculty


46

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


67%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 55% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

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
646,120
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
130
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Goucher College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


79.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


54.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


65.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


68.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (34)


  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


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

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Psychology, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (16)


  • Arts Administration
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Historic Preservation
  • Middle School Education
  • Physical Education
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


619,493

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Baltimore and Washington, DC

Campus Size


287 acres

Weather


Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 83.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
Baltimore
Nearest Train Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Baltimore

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


84% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


16%

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


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Gopher
School Colors
Royal blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Goucher College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, ultimate frisbee, yoga club, hip hop team, umoja: the black student union, model senate

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,444

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,473
Women
999
Men
474

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.5% Asian
  • 13.6% Black/African-American
  • 6.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 63.9% White
  • 4.7% Unknown

International Students


3.2% from 26 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


699

Student Resources

Study resources