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Colleges / Goucher College

Goucher College

Baltimore, MD 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate81%

Goucher College Admissions

Goucher College is moderately difficult to get into. The college admitted 81% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 2,928 applications received in 2023, 2,364 students were offered admission.

Check in with Goucher College's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who submit their applications to Goucher College for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than November 15.

Goucher College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Goucher College's admissions stats.

Goucher College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 19.1%
Mean SAT Score 1110
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 22.22%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 6.3%
Waitlist No

Goucher College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Goucher College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes December 1 November 15
Regular Decision Yes 1 15 November 15

Considering Applying Early to Goucher College?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Goucher College will release EA admissions decisions no later than November 15.

Goucher College accepts roughly 89% of early action applicants and 81% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Goucher College admitted 1,187 of the 1,341 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early to boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Goucher College Admissions

Transferring to Goucher College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Goucher College

Goucher College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Goucher College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Goucher College

What does Goucher College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Goucher College for more information on admission factors.

Goucher College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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
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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Goucher College?

Students admitted to Goucher College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 33% submitted a class rank. At Goucher College 19.1% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 44.94% were in the top 25% and 82.02% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Goucher College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 5.22%
3.75 and 3.99 19.03%
3.50 and 3.74 19.78%
3.25 and 3.49 15.67%
3.00 and 3.24 13.81%
2.50 and 2.9 22.76%
2.00 and 2.49 3.73%

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.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

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, 22.22% of Goucher College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 6.3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Goucher College?

To be competitive with other Goucher College applicants, you should strive to score between 1140 and 1320 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Goucher College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1320 and 25% of scored lower than 1140, 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 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Goucher College students scored 688 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.

To be most competitive at Goucher College, you should strive to earn between 26 and 33 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Goucher College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 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.

More Information on 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 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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Goucher College Admissions FAQs

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. Goucher College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Goucher College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) 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 probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Goucher College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Goucher College is 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Goucher College?

❌ Goucher College does not offer early decision.

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


How hard is it to get into Goucher College? Goucher College is a somewhat selective institution. The Goucher College acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1320


Math SAT Range

533 - 640


Reading SAT Range

580 - 688

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1320 and Above


1140 to 1320


1140 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Goucher College students is 1110. Applicants with SAT scores of 1320 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Goucher College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1320 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Goucher College.

Goucher College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Goucher College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.33. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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