Goshen College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Goshen College
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Goshen College Admissions Overview:

Goshen College is a moderately accessible school; generally, successful applicants have good grades and above-average standardized test scores. Students interested in applying to Goshen can submit an application through the school, or with the Common Application (see more below). Additional required materials include transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and a personal statement. Check out the school's website for more information, including important deadlines. A campus visit is not required, but is always encouraged.

Admissions Data (2016):

Goshen College Description:

Goshen College is a small private college affiliated with the Mennonite Church USA. Goshen is located on a 135-acre campus in Goshen, Indiana, and students also have the benefit of a 1,189-acre nature sanctuary and a biology lab in the Florida Keys. The college places a strong emphasis on building community, and nearly 80% of students study abroad before graduating. Students can choose from 36 majors; business, nursing, and social work are the most popular. Goshen College has small classes and a healthy 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The college also does well on the financial aid front -- nearly all students receive a significant aid package.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 870 (800 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,200
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,300
  • Other Expenses: $1,900
  • Total Cost: $46,300

Goshen College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 61%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $24,170
    • Loans: $6,576

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Art, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, English, Music, Nursing, Social Work

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 56%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 68%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Tennis, Softball, Cross Country, Volleyball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Goshen and the Common Application

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