Why Goucher?

Goucher is a distinctly superior liberal arts college. If that's what you're searching for, you have every reason to make Goucher a top choice. And, if you're already a Goucher student or alum, you have every reason to be proud. We don't have the space to list every reason, of course, so here are the top five:

1. Goucher offers superior academics and hands-on teaching.

  • 10-to-1 student-faculty ratio
  • Average class size of 17
  • Professors know students by name

2. One-hundred percent of our undergraduates study abroad.

  • Lots of options: 60-plus programs in more than 30 countries
  • Yearlong, semester, and intensive three-week opportunities
  • Ideal preparation for a 21st-century, global economy

3. Goucher College has an unbeatable East Coast location.

  • 8 miles north of downtown Baltimore
  • One hour from Washington, DC
  • 3 hours from New York City
  • Great for networking and landing jobs and internships

4. Our graduates have excellent career opportunities.

  • One year out, 99 percent are either employed or pursuing further study.*
  • Most go on to graduate school within 5 years of graduating.
  • 78 percent complete internships during their time at Goucher.

5. Goucher is one of 40 Colleges That Change Lives:

  • "A liberal arts college of the first magnitude..."
  • "...one of the country's most impressive spots to study..."
  • "All these things add up to the crucial 21st-century ability to go ahead on one's own."

A college that changes lives

* Data collected for 87% of the Class of 2015 through surveys and other sources. Some alumni are both employed and in graduate school.

Some recent accolades:

Top 10 Most Innovative Liberal Arts Colleges
- U.S. News & World Report – 2016, 2017

An Innovator of the Year - 2016
- The Daily Record

Named in Colleges That Change Lives

“One of the best institutions”
- The Princeton Review, 2017

Investor’s Guide “Undervalued Buy”
- Forbes, 2016

Named a “Top 10 Globally-Minded College”
- The Christian Science Monitor, 2015