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. Discover "Why Goucher?" and explore the top five reasons we are a leading institution among liberal arts colleges in the region.

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

  • 10-to-1 student-faculty ratio
  • Average class size of 16
  • 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 location as one of the best colleges on the east coast.

  • 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, 96 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

* Average for the classes of 2014-2017

Recent Accolades

One of the Most Innovative Colleges in the U.S.
– U.S. News & World Report

Best National Liberal Arts College
– U.S. News & World Report

Top Performers on Social Mobility
– U.S. News & World Report

One of the best institutions
– The Princeton Review

One of the Most Popular Study Abroad Programs
– Princeton Review

A Top 50 Green School
– Princeton Review

Investor’s Guide “Undervalued Buy”
– Forbes

An Innovator of the Year
– The Daily Record

4 out of 5 Stars
– Campus Pride Index

Named in Colleges That Change Lives