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Goshen College

Goshen, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate93%
Acceptance Rate93%

About Goshen College

Goshen College Overview

Goshen College is a private, religious school in the small town setting of Goshen, Indiana. Goshen College was founded in 1894 and presently has around 811 students per year year, including 749 undergrad students. Goshen College provides on-campus housing for up to 846 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 66% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! July 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by September 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Goshen College!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Goshen College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Goshen College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Goshen College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Goshen College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Goshen College on the Student Life page.

2022 Goshen College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 93%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Tuition $36,660
Percent of Need Met 82%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $30,072

Is Goshen College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what Goshen College offers and if it seems like a good fit for you.

Goshen College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Goshen College. Around 93% of applicants get into Goshen College each year. Out of 979 applications received in 2022, 909 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Goshen College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 70% of students who start at Goshen College come back for their second year of college. Around 65% of students who started at Goshen College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Goshen College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

The average starting salary for recent Goshen College grads is $45,006 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Goshen College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Goshen College's endowment was $138.9 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Goshen College spends about $9,613 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Goshen College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Goshen College meets 82% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Goshen College full-time are awarded $30,072 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $28,821 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Goshen College.

Based on this information, does Goshen College seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Goshen College a good school for you?

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Where is Goshen College Located?

Goshen College is located in the small town setting of Goshen, Indiana.

If you are interested in seeing Goshen College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take State Road 15 to Goshen, or book a flight to the nearest airport, South Bend International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Goshen College and Goshen are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1700 South Main Street Goshen, IN 46526-4794

Campus Setting: Small Town

Goshen College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Goshen College is Jul 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Goshen College is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Goshen College is like? There are approximately 811 students enrolled at Goshen College, including 749 undergraduate students and 62 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 70% percent are from IN and 30% percent of students are from other states.


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