Goucher College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Goucher College Athenaeum
Goucher College Athenaeum. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Goucher College Admissions Overview:

Students with strong grades and academic backgrounds have a good chance of being admitted to Goucher--the school accepts around three-quarters of those who apply each year. Goucher is test-optional, meaning that students are not required to submit scores from the SAT or ACT as part of the application process. The school's website has information regarding application requirements, and students are encouraged to contact the admissions office with any questions.

Admissions Data (2016):

Goucher College Description:

Goucher College is a private liberal arts college located on a 287-acre campus in Towson, Maryland. Downtown Baltimore is just eight miles away. Founded in 1885 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, as "Women's College of Baltimore City". It was renamed in 1910, and became co-educational in the 1980s. The college recently opened its $48 million Athenaeum, the new center of student life that houses classrooms, an art gallery, a radio station, a café, a library, and meeting and exercise spaces. With a 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio, Goucher prides itself on the close interaction between faculty and students. The college offers 31 undergraduate majors. For its strong programs in the liberal arts and sciences, Goucher was awarded a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. On the athletic front, the Goucher College Gophers compete in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division III, within the Landmark Conference. Popular sports include lacrosse, soccer, basketball, swimming, and equestrian events. 

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,172 (1,473 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 32% Male / 68% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,416
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,300
  • Other Expenses: $2,500
  • Total Cost: $59,416

Goucher College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 56%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $24,579
    • Loans: $6,654

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication Studies, English, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 48%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Lacrosse, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Swimming, Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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