Goucher

Exceptional Education. Inspiring Success.

Named a best national liberal arts college

Location

Close proximity to Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY

Served by Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) by plane and Baltimore Penn Station by train

Dulles International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport are 90 minutes away

Baltimore city skyline
Baltimore
New York City skyline
New York
Philadelphia city skyline
Philadelphia
Washington D.C. capitol building
Washington, DC

Safe Campus

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Single point of entry with gatehouse
Beautiful wooded campus
Campus safety team available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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undergraduates
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10:1
student-faculty ratio

means small class sizes and lots of opportunities
to meet your professors one-on-one

a most innovative college
96% are employed of pursuing a graduate education within 1 year of graduation
Top 20% of all colleges nationwide in terms of lifetime return on investment for an education

Employers

Bank of America
Carnegie Mellon University
Dupont
Google
Microsoft
World Bank

Graduate Studies

Boston University
Harvard University
Johns Hopkins University
New York University
University of Chicago
Yale

History

Goucher College founder Dr. John Franklin Goucher and his wife, Mary Fisher Goucher, shared a strong belief in a global education. They were instrumental in the founding of several schools overseas in Japan, China, South Korea, and India.

Founded in

1885

Liberal Arts Education

A liberal arts education will teach you the strong writing, effective communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills that employers seek.

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Programs

Majors

American Studies
Anthropology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences
Business Management
Chemistry
Communication and Media Studies
Computer Science
Dance
Economics
Education Studies
Engineering Science
Environmental Studies: Environment and Society
Environmental Studies: Environmental Science
French Transnational Studies
History
Individualized Interdisciplinary Major
Integrative Arts Studies
Integrative Data Analytics
International Relations
Literary Studies (English)
Peace Studies
Philosophy
Political Science
Professional and Creative Writing
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Visual and Material Culture
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Minors

Africana Studies
Arabic Studies
Art History
Art (Studio)
Arts Management
Asian Studies
Creative Writing
Equine Studies
Historic Preservation
International Business
Latin American Studies
Legal Studies
Music
Premedical Studies/Prehealth Concentration
Professional Writing
Public Health
Religion and Justice
Secondary Education
Theatre

Featured Faculty

Rodney Yoder

Rodney Yoder

Associate Professor, Physics

Ph.D., Yale University, 2000
M.Sc., M.Phil, Yale University, 1994
B.A., Reed College, 1992

Rodney Yoder is dedicated to promoting active and hands-on learning and is particularly committed to developing creative and effective student laboratories. His research focuses on experimental methods for creating, controlling, and using charged-particle beams, especially on novel methods for particle acceleration.

Janine Bowen

Janine Bowen

Professor, Business Management

Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1994
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1992
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1987

Janine Bowen has been at Goucher for over 25 years, and in 2019 she received the Goucher Award for Excellence in Teaching. In the words of a student, “She is knowledgeable, passionate, and dedicated to helping us discover things about ourselves and others.”

Phong Le

Phong Le

Associate Professor, Mathematics

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2009
M.A., University of California, Irvine, 2006
B.A., Goucher College, 2003

Phong Le engages in a wide variety of data-driven community engagement, ranging from health access to fair housing and food accessibility. As often as is possible, he brings these experiences into his classroom as stories and daily lessons on how data can empower a community.

Gina Shamshack

Gina Shamshack

Associate Professor, Economics, Environmental Studies

Ph.D., Environmental and Natural Resource
Economics, University of Rhode Island, 2009
M.A., Economics, Boston University, 2001
B.A., Economics, Boston University, 2001

Gina Shamshak is an environmental and natural resource economist who specializes in fisheries and aquaculture economics. Wherever possible, she looks to bring her research into the classroom as a way to motivate and demonstrate economic concepts in action.

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Hands-on

Research

Opportunities

with our distinguished faculty members, through programs like our Summer Science Research

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Opportunities

including

The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Bachelor of Arts/Master of Science Programs

Loyola University Maryland

Bachelor of Arts/Emerging Leaders
Master of Business Administration Program

Young professionals
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Eunoh Lee '22

Goucher is small enough to make meaningful connections with faculty members, and it has great programs with other schools like Johns Hopkins University.

Eunoh Lee ’22

From Seoul, South Korea Computer Engineering and Philosophy major

Taryn Phillips '21

I enrolled because I loved the idea of being able to take graduate-level classes as a senior at Goucher and that I would be able to get my master’s degree in one year. It was an opportunity that I didn’t want to miss. I’m looking forward to networking with Johns Hopkins University faculty and students within the Baltimore area.

Taryn Phillips ’21

From Roselle Park, New Jersey Business major

Danae Tsimpikaki ’22

I’m in a place where I’m doing exactly what I had hoped. My classes are my passion, and I love my professors, so every day I want to work for it. Now, Greece is my vacation place, and Goucher is my home.

Danae Tsimpikaki ’22

From Thessaloniki, Greece Psychology and Integrative Arts major

Internship Opportunities

Hewlett Packard
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Merrill
NASA
NSF
New York Times
US Senate

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Interfaith Center

for students of all faiths and beliefs to come together to explore their own views and ideas and share them with others both alike and different from them

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Student Clubs

including an International Student Association

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NCAA Div III
Sports Teams

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Top 10

Ranked
Equestrian Team

Student Life

Office of Global Education

  • Help with navigating your visa application, immigration matters, financial concerns, and any emergency situations
  • InterConnect Orientation to familiarize with U.S. and college cultures
  • Employment workshops
  • International Student Leadership Conference
  • Trip to Washington, DC, including tour of the White House
  • Global Coffee Hours
Dining Hall
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of Goucher students live on campus

Dining Hall

  • Dietary restrictions honored
  • Newly renovated space
  • A delicious variety of international, Halal, and Kosher cuisine options available

Residential life

  • First-Year Village
  • An engaging residential community with housing guaranteed for all four years
  • Housing available during breaks
  • Designed to foster interactions with peers and community members
Tony To ’18

I may not remember exactly the materials taught in class, but I learned how to problem solve and think very deeply about a complex problem.

Tony To ’18

From Hong Kong
Economics major
M.S., Economics, Georgetown University ’20
Consultant at the World Bank

Surbhi ’19

People at Goucher put others’ needs first, and they ask how you are because they care about your answer. Goucher helped me grow a lot.

Surbhi ’19

From New Delhi, India
Computer Science and English double major
Technical Writer for Invisible Al Inc.

Kyoko Kinoshita ’20

Goucher prepared me to see the whole picture of my job by understanding different perspectives.

Kyoko Kinoshita ’20

From Tokyo, Japan
Business Management major
Member Services at Hoshino Resort

International Admissions

We’re

Test Optional

You can submit the SAT or ACT if you choose.

Apply online through the Common Application.

Submit the following supplemental materials:

  • Essay
  • Secondary school transcript (first-year student) or official university transcript (transfer)
  • Secondary school adviser report (first-year only)
  • Official course descriptions (transfer only)
  • Academic teacher/professor recommendation (English, math, science, foreign language, or social studies)
  • International Student Financial Assistance Application, which must show at least $30,000 in expected support for educational expenses
  • If you are a non-native English speaker, a minimum TOEFL overall score of 80, IELTS overall score of 6.5, or Duolingo overall score of 105 (requirement waived if English was the language of instruction at your secondary school)

Scholarship Opportunities

International students are considered for merit-based aid in the admissions process. Those interested in need-based aid must complete the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA), which is available once you apply.

Application Deadlines

Common Application

Early Action
(Non-binding)
December 1

Regular Decision
January 15

Rolling admission on a space available basis after January 15.