Consult with Goucher College's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.
Students who apply to Goucher College for fall should anticipate a decision by November 15.
Here is an overiew of some of Goucher College's admissions stats.
|Goucher College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.2|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||24%|
|Mean SAT Score||1110|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||29%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||13%|
These are the application deadlines for Goucher College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||December 1||November 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 15||November 15|
Goucher College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Goucher College directly for more information about early applications.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Goucher College will release EA admissions decisions no later than November 15.
Goucher College accepts approximately 89% of early action applicants and 82% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Goucher College admitted 1,187 of the 1,341 who applied early action.
➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Goucher College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Goucher College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Goucher College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Goucher College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Goucher College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||3|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|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|
Students admitted to Goucher College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.
Out of all students that were admitted, 33% submitted a class rank. At Goucher College 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 53% were in the top 25% and 84% were in the top 50%.
At Goucher College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||11.54%|
|3.50 and 3.74||16.15%|
|3.25 and 3.49||18.08%|
|3.00 and 3.24||15.77%|
|2.50 and 2.9||26.92%|
|2.00 and 2.49||5.38%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Goucher College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Goucher College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of 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 2022, 29% of Goucher College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 13% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Goucher College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1133 and 1333 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Goucher College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1333 and 25% of scored lower than 1133, 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 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 548 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Goucher College students scored 700 or higher, and 75% scored a 548 or higher.
To be most competitive at Goucher College, you should strive to earn between 26 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 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Goucher College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.
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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 applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Goucher College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Goucher College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Goucher College.
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) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Goucher College?
❌ No, Goucher College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting 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 82%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Goucher College?
🟨 Goucher College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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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How hard is it to get into Goucher College? Goucher College is a somewhat selective institution. The Goucher College acceptance rate is 82%. This means that the institution accepts 82 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
30 and Above
26 to 30
26 and Less
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1333 and Above
1133 to 1333
1133 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Goucher College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.23. 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.
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