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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Landmark Conference
Address
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204
From Goucher College

Goucher College, a private liberal arts college in Baltimore, Maryland, empowers you to be your own academic entrepreneur. A highlight of Goucher's unique liberal arts curriculum is that all undergraduates must study abroad at least once before graduation, making the college the first in the nation to make such a bold move in globalized education. Goucher's academic philosophy is focused on the 3Rs: relationships, resilience, and reflection, and we are proud to be one of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives.” Our tight-knit, residential campus embraces individuality with a “you-be-you” attitude. Whether you want to join a club, a music ensemble, or one of the 21 different athletic teams (go Gophers!), there truly is something for you. Plus, you'll learn everywhere, through internships, research, and studying abroad. By the end of your Goucher experience, you'll be prepared to take on the world and ready for careers (that haven't even been invented yet).

Goucher College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 15
Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$29,716/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$29,040/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.57 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,447Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
91
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Unique
    62%
  • Chill
    14%
  • Uneducated, fake, not worldly, WASP
    10%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • Liberal
    5%
  • White
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.75 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Liberal arts
    67%
  • Deceiving
    13%
  • Quiet
    8%
  • Unpredictable yet predictable.
    8%
  • Home away from home
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $48,900/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    66%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    92%
    National
    83%
    70%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
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    Goucher College Reviews

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    I’m a current student at Goucher desperately hoping to leave. The utterly bizarre culture here just negates any positives. People here are politically ignorant while pretending to be woke. Assume anyone who isn’t a border-line Marxist are neo-Nazis, they uplift one racial group by putting down others, etc. It’s completely toxic, and anyone who doesn’t conform to it receives social sanctions. Everyone here thinks and acts the same. They reject mainstream culture while embracing mainstream counter-culture. They’re not unique, they’re not interesting—I’m embarrassed to go here.
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    Goucher College offers uniquely small class sizes that allow students to have the opportunity to connect deeply with their professors and peers. Specifically, the science department gives students the ability to work in introductory labs with only 25 students per section with two professors and two teaching assistants. Thus maximizing the hands-on time that students receive, and giving students countless time to ask, and have their questions answered individually in the fundamental stages of undergraduate lab work. Additionally, although Goucher is not known for their athletic programs, the athletic department truly has formed a tight-knit community for students across sports and genders. Finally, the campus is surrounded by beautiful wooded area and green grass while being located within the city of Towson, Maryland, just 20 minutes away from the Inner Harbor of Baltimore.
    Goucher has really upped it's game in the past few years. They've come into the 21st century (there wasn't campus Wifi until President Bowen got there in 2014, seriously) with the recent addition of new dorms and amazing dining hall to make it more appealing to (potential) students. The campus culture is really weird. If you don't like to make eye contact with other people or dressed like Winnie the Poo every day then this is your school. It's so crazy liberal and the weird students and faculty hate athletes and everything you do or say is a slight, considered racist, or something. The older alums are stuck in 1960 and you'll hear about "when I was here" all of them time. The world has changed and it isn't 1960 anymore. It's no longer an elite girls school. When I came to Goucher, it was because of Prez Bowen and I was really thankful he was president when I was there. Now, he's gone who knows what will happen.