Goucher College: Maryland's Innovative Liberal Arts College

20%Student Athletes

20NCAA Division III Sports
Top 10Ranked Equestrian Team

Join one of the best
liberal arts colleges
in Maryland

Common Application Deadlines

Early Action(Non-binding)

November 15


January 15

We are test optional

At Goucher College, we want to get to know you, your passions, your interests, and how you plan to contribute to our community. Therefore, our liberal arts college has been test optional since 2006.


You can afford Goucher

97%of all Goucher students receivedFinancial Aid(2019-20)
$38,741average undergradFinancial Aid Award(Includes grants, scholarships, student loans, and work-study funds for the 2019-20 academic year)
0Extra forms needed to apply for merit scholarship(all students are considered for merit scholarships up to $35k automatically)
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The Goucher Edge is Goucher College's distinctive undergraduate experience that provides every student with an Edge.

  • The Commons: Innovative core curriculum focused on solving complex problems, including social and environmental injustices
  • Academic Major: 29 programs, each with a capstone experience or project
  • Global Experience: 100% study abroad as part of an integrated global education
  • Internship Accelerator: Four years of career-relevant experiences

An Individualized Student Success Team supports students and guides their self-discovery.

The Goucher Edge

Become who you're meant to be

by joining a close-knit and supportive community

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Impact the World Around You.

Learning beyond the classroom is a priority at Goucher. In addition to study abroad programs and internships, you will take the skills you learn and effect positive change through our Community-Based Learning Program.

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38%Identify as students of color(of students who disclosed their race)

15%First-Generation Students
Diversity, Equity,
Inclusion & Justice

Focused on your future

Top Employers

Top Graduate Schools

Career Education

Career Education Office

The Career Education Office is designed to support you through the entire career process, from discovering what excites you to participating in micro-internships in the Baltimore area to landing that first job after graduation.

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TopProducer ofFulbrightU.S. Students
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Ranked in theTop 20%of all colleges nationwide in terms ofLifetime return on investment for an educationGeorgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce

Expand your thinking

100% Study Abroad

100% Study Abroad
International Students

We want to make exploring the world as rewarding as possible for you because we truly believe in the power of a global community.

100+Study Abroad Programsin40+Countries
  • Semester-long
  • 3-week intensive course abroad
  • Other short-term options
$0Tuition surcharges for study abroad experiences

And Goucher has scholarships available in order to help offset other costs associated with study abroad, such as travel.

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Global Education

At Goucher, experiencing the world is more than study abroad. Global perspectives come back to the classroom and are embedded in our curriculum and campus. You will have the advantage of gaining the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a global environment.

Global Education
10:1Student-Faculty Ratio

Academic Partnerships

  • Named one of the best national liberal arts colleges - U.S. News and World Report
     Named one of the top academic programs to look for: Study Abroad - U.S. News and World Report
    Named one of the most innovative liberal arts colleges - U.S. News and World Report
  • One of the Best 388 Colleges – The Princeton Review
    96% Employed or pursuing Graduate Education
    Recognized for campus ethnic diversity at a liberal arts college - U.S. News and World Report
  • 21 NCAA Div. 3 Teams, New Golf Teams Added
    A College that Changes Lives
    Top producer of Fullbright Award Recipients
Undaunted - Same Spirit, New Determination

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS: Goucher College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, disability or age in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.