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Goucher College Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Goucher College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
81.3%
Admission Difficulty for Goucher College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Goucher College and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #22 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,122 out of 2,610 applicants were admitted making Goucher College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. Goucher College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Goucher College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Goucher College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Goucher College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1150

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Goucher College?

Goucher College typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Goucher College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >88%
1145 to 1260 Avg + 81%-88%
1030 to 1145 Avg - 71%-81%
915 to 1030 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 915 Low <60%
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Goucher College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for Goucher College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Goucher College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Goucher College?

Admission data indicates that Goucher College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Goucher College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Goucher College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >88%
25 to 30 Avg + 81%-88%
21 to 25 Avg - 73%-81%
17 to 21 Reach 62%-73%
Less than 17 Low <62%
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Goucher College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Goucher College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Goucher College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Goucher College was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #18 in Maryland for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Goucher College accepts 81% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Goucher College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 16% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 21% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 29% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

58% of Goucher College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Goucher College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 31%
Top 25% of class 58%
Top 50% of class 88%
Bottom 50% of class 12%
Bottom 25% of class 3%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Goucher College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,682 928 2,610
Accepted 1,413 709 2,122
Acceptance Rate 84% 76% 81%
Enrolled 213 129 342
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 18% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Goucher College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Goucher College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Goucher College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=162654 IPEDS survey data for Goucher College.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Goucher College?

81% of those who apply are granted admission to Goucher College. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Goucher College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1260. 0% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Goucher College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 30. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.