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The tiny and innovative Goucher College, located just outside of Baltimore, boasts a welcoming, collaborative learning environment, a 100 percent study abroad rate/ requirement, and a liberal arts curriculum that focuses on the 3Rs of the Goucher education: strong student-faculty-peer Relationships, encouraging Resilience, and teaching students to Reflect. The school encourages its students “to be mindful of diverse perspectives” and to live outside of their comfort zones “so as to learn from those diverse perspectives.” Students here are “curious to learn” and “thrive on engaging in deep conversation, and are not afraid to speak their minds.” Small class sizes and a tight student-to-faculty ratio promote these conversations, and “discussion and critical thinking skills are built into every class so you learn or formulate an argument around a wide variety of issues.”

As a way of easing the transition into college, Goucher also provides a course called First Year Experience (FYE) that every first-year student is required to take. During FYE, first-year students “meet with their mentor who was with them during orientation to talk about certain resources provided [at] Goucher for safety, and other subjects about racial identity and how we’re getting acquainted with our new environment.” As for regular classes, there are a ton of “very interesting” classes, and “it is easy to enroll in a class that is either full or that you don’t have the prerequisites for.” Professors receive high marks across the board; they get to know students on a personal level and are “invested in [their] unique reasoning for being a part of the department.” They “want everyone to share their opinions and certain personal experiences that go along with the topic” at hand. “I know they see me first as a person, second as a student,” says one happy student.

Student Body

The Goucher student body comprises “a symposium [of students] to do Socrates proud.” Goucher students are “engaged, trust each other, and are brave enough to dialogue in a way most campuses don’t seem to be anymore.” The degree of political openness here is “only left-looking,” and this “delightfully weird” group tends to include “alternative, creative, artistic people who aren’t afraid to express themselves.” Most students are middle to upper-middle class and from the East Coast. There’s an active community on campus and the Center for Race, Equity, and Identity supports people of color (POC) movements and LGBTQAI events. Keeping it in their own backyard, students love to help and “do their best to give back to their Baltimore and local community.”

Campus Life

The Goucher campus and is “beautiful.” When it’s sunny, “a lot of students are outside doing homework, socializing, playing Frisbee, or doing various other physical activities.” The school is full of “liberal, outspoken, quirky students” and dinners “can start out with you arriving with a friend, but you end up sitting with many different people and are stuck there for two hours.” During the week, most people work and study (“lots of people use the library as a common place”), so the weekend “is when people hang out.” Not a lot of students go off campus, so a lot of small groups and open mics form. Parties “aren’t all that common.”

Students subscribe to the idea that “a rising tide lifts all boats.” One student explains, “There is no internal competition at Goucher, we all work together.” There is also no Greek life and sports teams are not emphasized, but there are 20 Division III athletic teams, and one co-ed equestrian team. Activism is huge on campus, and if you are passionate about a cause, “there is usually a club or student union that is already organized, or students who are more than willing to start a club.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Lynn Alonso
Admissions Receptionist

1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Library at the Athenaeum
Alice's Cafe
Sports and Recreation Center
Residential Quad
Gopher Hole
Selz Hall Lobby

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Inner Harbor
Towson Town Center
Baltimore Museum of Art
Oriole Park at Camden Yards & M&T Bank Stadium, Home of the Ravens
There are extensive shopping areas and restaurants in Towson and Baltimore.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and selected Saturdays

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

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Mon-Thurs nights only


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is 25 miles from campus. Reservations for an airport shuttle to a local hotel can be made at airportshuttle.com. Taxis are also available on the lower level near baggage claim. Amtrak trains and Greyhound/Trailways buses serve Baltimore.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-695 (Baltimore Beltway), take Exit 27A (Dulaney Valley Rd. S.). The entrance to the college is immediately on the left.

Local Accommodations
The Sheraton Baltimore North(903 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson; 410-321-7400) is within walking distance of Goucher. This as well as other hotel accommodations are available through our travel portal at http://www.goucher.edu/travelportal


Applicants: 3,474
Acceptance Rate: 79%
Average HS GPA: 3.10



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