Goucher students are backed by an international reputation.

A selective, private, coed liberal arts college, Goucher has been a leader in higher education since 1885 and a pioneer in field study, distance learning, and study abroad.

The Princeton Review's The Best 378 Colleges

Cited for its outstanding academic programs, and listed No. 1 on the guide's 2014 list of schools with the "Most Popular Study Abroad Program."

U.S. News & World Report

Cited as a "best liberal arts college" and listed No. 1 for study abroad, with 100 percent participation.

The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges

Cited for its "Strong commitment to the environment and to sustainability," such as by providing guidance on green jobs and making environmental sustainability a core educational requirement.

The Washington Monthly

Listed as a "Best Bang for the Buck" college, based on the economic value students receive per dollar. Also cited as one of the top liberal arts colleges based on social mobility, research, and service.

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014

Cited for its "long standing history of excellence," "rigorous general education program," and "trademark small classes and individual attention,"as well as for its study abroad requirement.

Colleges That Change Lives

Profiled as one of the only 40 colleges that excel at developing potential in a wide range of students and singled out as a "liberal arts college of the first magnitude..." 

They take on high-profile internships

With a campus right outside the vibrant city of Baltimore and one hour from the nation's capital, Goucher students enjoy outstanding internship opportunities at top companies, institutions, and agencies.

Recent Goucher Student Internships

The Baltimore Orioles
Boston Ballet School
Carnegie Institute for Science
CBS News
Center for Marine Biotechnology
Computer Sciences Corporation
Conde Nast
Democratic National Committee
Fortune Magazine
HBO Documentaries
Hewlett Packard
ING Financial Partners
The Jim Henson Creative Shop
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Maryland General Assembly
Maryland Public Television
Maryland Shakespeare Festival
Mathematical Association of America
Merrill Lynch
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
MTV Networks
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
National Audubon Society
National Science Foundation
NBC's The Today Show
New York Psychiatric Foundation
New York Times Magazine
Smithsonian Institution
Time Inc.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of State
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
United States Senate
Us Weekly
West Africa AIDS Foundation

They have transformative experiences abroad

In today's global economy, employers increasingly value study abroad. Every Goucher student studies abroad before graduating, giving them a transformative personal experience-and an advantage when applying for jobs and to graduate schools.

Recent Goucher Study-Abroad Locations

Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Hong Kong
New Zealand
South Africa

And it shows.

Goucher's unique liberal arts curriculum promotes a broad education over narrow career training. That gives graduates a wide range of professional options and increased ability to take advantage of new opportunities in developing fields-and even to change careers.

Goucher students master a range of knowledge, including excellent communication, critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning skills-skills that American employers overwhelmingly say they want job candidates to have.

The results are clear.

Data collected over a one-year time period regarding members of Goucher College's Class of 2012 show that:

92% are employed and/or pursuing graduate education

Recent Employers of Goucher Graduates

The Aspen Institute
Baltimore County Public Schools
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
BlackRock Inc. 
Bowdoin College
Chicago Opera Theater
Dance Institute of Washington
Habitat for Humanity
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Kennedy Krieger High School
Maryland General Assembly
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Peace Corps
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Point Reyes Vineyard
Power Component Systems Inc.
Prince William Sound Science Center
Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
State of Maryland
Steven Holl Architects
Teach For America
U.S. Marine Corps
University of Maryland
Women's Campaign Fund

Graduate Schools Attended By Recent Goucher Graduates

Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy
Adler School of Professional Psychology
American University
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Columbia University
DePaul University College of Law
Drexel University
Duke University
The George Washington University Institute for Biomedical Science Program
Howard University School of Law
The Johns Hopkins University
London Contemporary Dance School
London School of Economics
New England Conservatory
The New School
New York University
Sotheby's Institute of Art 
Temple University
Tulane University
University of Maryland School of Law
University of Maryland School of Medicine
University of Southern California School of Social Work
Vanderbilt University