Named one of the most innovative colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher College is a private, liberal arts college dedicated to teaching students to be complex problem-solvers prepared for the jobs of the future. Our small class sizes, innovative curriculum, and dedicated faculty and staff allow for personalized mentorship for each student. Students’ individuality and passion shape their college experience and help them become who they’re meant to be. 

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

Our admissions process is highly individualized. We look at you as a whole student. We look not just at your previous academic achievement, but also at your personal qualities and intellectual promise—qualifications that may not be reflected in standardized test scores, which are optional in Goucher’s admissions process. We have two forms you can choose from: the Common Application or the Goucher Video Application. We created the Goucher Video App to provide another opportunity for students to show us what makes them unique, and why they would flourish at Goucher. There is no application fee.

Transfer

Transfer students must submit the Common Application as well as an essay, an official college transcript(s) from all colleges attended, an official high school transcript (if fewer than 30 attempted credits), and a recommendation letter. The Goucher Video Application is not available to transfer students. There is no application fee. Transfer scholarships are available.

Additional Information

Goucher is unafraid to try something new, and our majors, professors, and students define what it means to be innovative. Goucher reinvented general education requirements with the Goucher Commons Curriculum. Rather than generalized classes, students take deep-dive explorations into timely, relevant world issues and use critical thinking to build on high-level problem-solving skills. Over four years, they will apply social and environmental justice perspectives to their disciplines; in the process, students become self-aware and globally minded. Goucher’s 100% Study Abroad Program is unique because it is immersed in the curriculum and student life. Students engage in meaningful conversations about their expectations in preparation for their trip. Since all students will live abroad, there is a global culture on campus with a sharing of lived stories. Goucher students are encouraged to learn about their communities from a local and global level. Goucher’s Community-Based Learning Office (CBL) connects students to local organizations like after-school programs, a halfway house, an agricultural co-op, and so much more. CBL also fosters deep conversations about what it means to help others in the community while understanding systemic inequalities. With a holistic approach to career education, the Career Education Office (CEO) starts a conversation with students in their first year to help them identify their interests and skills. A career advisor continues that conversation throughout a student’s four years, guiding them to discover what they hope to do after graduation. Ninety-six percent of our recent graduates are employed or in graduate/professional school within one year. Go off and become who you’re meant to be.

Visit us

When you're trying to make up your mind about college, we understand you'll want to experience the campus; sit in on a class; and meet the students, faculty, and community members who will make it feel like home. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still not able to offer all our campus visit options, but we are offering daily drive through campus tours. And, beginning Monday, July 6, we are also offering on campus information sessions and counselor conversations on selected days/times. Virtual visit opportunities will continue.

I'm in a place where I'm doing exactly what I had hoped. My classes are my passion, and I love my professors, so every day I want to work for it. Goucher is my home.

Danae Tsimpikaki, Student, 2022
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location
Address

1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 468-2437

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Mid-Atlantic