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Goucher College is a private institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,446, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 287 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Goucher College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 110. Its tuition and fees are $37,640 (2012-13).
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Goucher College is a small college with a big view of the world. In all of our 33 majors, we encourage students to explore their intellectual interests in ways that transcend the boundaries of traditional disciplines. We prepare them to embark on a life of inquiry, creativity, and analytical thinking with the expectation that they will go on to make a positive difference in the world. Our vision for a liberal arts education grows from the understanding that in the 21st century, every academic inquiry and intellectual endeavor has a global context. Goucher's well-known study abroad requirement, which comes with a great deal of curricular flexibility,is just one of the college's distinctive assets. Another is the Athenaeum, Goucher's flagship building; and the intellectual, cultural, and social crossroads of the campus. Open 24/7 during the semester, the Athenaeum is a high-tech library, a cafe, an art gallery, a radio station, and a center for community service--classrooms and places to meet and converse--all in one. The Athenaeum assumes an integrated, harmonious place within a pedestrian-friendly, architecturally unified campuses. The numerous, world-class lecturers who visit the college every year give our students the opportunity to step up and ask important questions of important people. Goucher students are encouraged to voice their interests and opinions and to take part in their own governance. The college's curricular and institutional environmental initiatives, for example, have derived much of their direction and momentum from the activism of our students. Goucher's greatest strength may well be its abiding sense of community, at once expansive and inclusive. For 125 years, Goucher has served a bright, bold, and motivated student population. Now numbering nearly 1,500 undergraduates and representing 45 states and 27 countries, our students arrive at Goucher prepared to excel academically and eager to take advantage of the many resources offered on campus and in nearby Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Our 287-acre, beautifully landscaped campus boasts comfortable residence halls, modern athletic facilities, and miles of wooded trails to enhance the educational experience.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Goucher College, it's important to note the application deadline is February 1, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are December 1 and November 15, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at Goucher College is $55. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 73.5 percent and an early acceptance rate of 82.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||73.5%|
|Application deadline||February 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Goucher College is 9:1, and the school has 76.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Goucher College include: Social Sciences; Psychology; Visual and Performing Arts; English Language and Literature/Letters; and Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.5 percent.
Goucher College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,446, with a gender distribution of 33.5 percent male students and 66.5 percent female students. At this school, 86.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 14.0 percent of students live off campus. Goucher College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Goucher College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Goucher College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Goucher College, 42 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Goucher College.
|Students who have cars on campus||42%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Goucher College, 61.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $23,239.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$37,640 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$10,864 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data