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Goucher College

Baltimore, MD 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate82%
Acceptance Rate82%

About Goucher College

Goucher College Overview

Goucher College is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Baltimore, Maryland. Goucher College was founded in 1885 and now enrolls around 2,045 students a year, including 1,185 undergrad students. Goucher College offers on-campus housing for up to 1,292 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 85% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Goucher College for Fall 2023 is January 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by November 15.

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

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

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Goucher College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Goucher College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

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

2022 Goucher College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate 89%
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 89%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 29%
Tuition $48,000
Percent of Need Met 81%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $39,373

Is Goucher College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better view of what Goucher College offers and if the school might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Goucher College

Goucher College is moderately difficult to get into. Goucher College admitted 82% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 2,724 applications received in 2022, 2,243 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Goucher College

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

About 80% of students who start at Goucher College come back the next year. Around 68% of students who started at Goucher College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Goucher College Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Goucher College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 93% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with Goucher College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Goucher 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.

Goucher College's endowment was valued at $201.5 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Goucher College spends about $13,563 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Goucher College

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

Goucher College meets 81% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $39,373 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $30,758 of 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 available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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 Goucher College.

Based on this information, is Goucher College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Goucher College a good school for you?

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Where is Goucher College Located?

Goucher College is located in the suburban setting of Baltimore, Maryland, in the suburbs of Baltimore and Washington and DC.

If you are interested in seeing Goucher College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Baltimore Beltway 695 to Baltimore, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall.

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

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College Info

1021 Dulaney Valley Road Baltimore, MD 21204-2794

Campus Setting: Suburban

Goucher College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Goucher College is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Goucher College is Jul 15.

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

Goucher College ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Goucher College is 25. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Goucher College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Goucher College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1133 - 1333


Math SAT Range

538 - 660


Reading SAT Range

548 - 700

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1333 and Above


1133 to 1333


1133 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Goucher College students is 1110. Applicants with SAT scores of 1333 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Goucher College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1133 to 1333 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1133 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Goucher College.

Goucher College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Goucher College is like? There are approximately 2,045 students enrolled at Goucher College, including 1,185 undergraduate students and 860 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 50% percent are from MD and 50% percent of students are from other states.


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