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Goucher College Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Goucher College, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the fee for the application is $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Considering Applying Early to Goucher College?

Goucher College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast! Goucher College accepts about 89% of early action applicants* and 0% all applicants for all deadlines.. In 2021, Goucher College admitted 1,187 of the 1,341 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Goucher College

Goucher College is amoderately difficult school to get into. Goucher College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Goucher College accepted 0% of all applicants..

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Goucher College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. Goucher College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Goucher College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Goucher College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Important

Goucher College Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Goucher College must submit the following items. Double check with Goucher College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Other Requirements a short video, digital application, signed statement of academic integrity, two works from high school career (one of which must be a graded writing assignment) for Goucher Video Application
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Goucher College?

Students admitted to Goucher College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 78% submitted a class rank. At Goucher College 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42% were in the top 25% and 77% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Goucher College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 78%
3.75 and 3.99 9.73%
3.50 and 3.74 15.04%
3.25 and 3.49 17.7%
3.00 and 3.24 18.58%
2.50 and 2.9 28.76%
2.00 and 2.49 8.41%
Goucher College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Goucher College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 65% of Goucher College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 17% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Goucher College?

To be competitive with other Goucher College applicants, you should strive to earn between 980 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Goucher College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 980, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Goucher College student is 1110.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Goucher College students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Goucher College students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Goucher College?

To be most competitive at Goucher College, you should strive to earn between 22 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Goucher College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Goucher College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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Transferring to Goucher College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Goucher College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Goucher College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

Goucher College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Goucher College?

Students who are admitted to Goucher College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Goucher College accept transfer credits?

Goucher College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Goucher College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Goucher College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Goucher College?

No, Goucher College is test optional, so you can choose whether to include your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Goucher College's acceptance rate?

Goucher College's acceptance rate is [rate]%.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Goucher College?

The early action acceptance rate at Goucher College was 89% in 2021.

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Goucher College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

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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

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ACT Range

22 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above

Good

22 to 30

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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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 22 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Goucher College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

980 - 1230

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Math SAT Range

490 - 600

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Reading SAT Range

500 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1230 and Above

Good

980 to 1230

Avg

980 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Goucher College students is 1110. Applicants with SAT scores of 1230 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Goucher College, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1230 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Goucher College.

Goucher College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.14

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Goucher College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.14. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,015

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

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Tuition and Fees

In State

$47,200

Out-of-State

$47,200

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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