#3 Best Private Colleges in Maryland

Goucher College

Baltimore, Maryland

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Goucher College overview
Location Baltimore, Maryland
Online goucher.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Goucher College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Goucher College, a private liberal arts institution founded in 1885, is situated in Towson, Maryland, within the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. The college, recognized for its picturesque campus with Collegiate Gothic architecture, offers a traditional undergraduate program, post-baccalaureate premedical program, and a range of graduate programs. Goucher takes pride in its commitment to global education and was one of the first colleges in the United States to require all of its students to study abroad. This hallmark of Goucher's curriculum underscores its academic philosophy which emphasizes international awareness. The college maintains a moderately selective admissions process and offers more than 30 majors, with particularly strong programs in the arts, humanities, and international studies. While Goucher does provide residential halls for students, emphasizing on-campus living as a part of the college experience, it does not spotlight athletics as a cornerstone of campus life.

In the most recent statistical year 2,946 prospective students applied, and 2,364 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 269 enrolled in the school.  1,026 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 701 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $49,020 plus fees of $200. Goucher College is ranked 246 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Goucher College is rated within the top 33% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very High
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SAT 1113/1328
ACT 26/33
GPA 3.23

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Goucher College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$200
Room and Board $16,780
Budget for Other Expenses$2,800
Total One Year Cost$70,000

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$52,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

70% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Goucher College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 16%
Psychology 14%
Visual and Performing Arts 13%
Foreign Languages 8%
English and Literature 8%

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