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Founded in 1885, Goucher College. is a Private college. Located in Maryland, which is a city setting in Maryland, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,473 full time undergraduate students, and 699 full time graduate students.
The Goucher College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 133 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Goucher College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at GC are considered Less Selective, with ,17% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 13 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
92% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 55% were in the top quarter, and 28% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Goucher College.
59 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.
40 Students rated off-campus housing 2.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
22 Students rated Goucher College
I hated this place, but the administration threatened me into staying at this school, or else my name would have ruined at a university closer to home. I studied Psychology, and received a bachelor's degree in this field, but I couldn't even tell you the definition of Psychology. That's how poor the academics are at Goucher! This university's reputation is going to severely suffer in the academic community when the academic community learns how little mental faculties you need to get a bachelor's degree here. Just wait Goucher!
I am not the only person who wants to see this place go under. The board of Trustees fire the professors who only have one year left before receiving their pensions. Many of my peers want to boycott making donations to this place. I'm glad the pandemic came along and is challenging the very functions of this school. Do I sound bitter? You bet. I didn't deserve the way I was treated by the administration. If you want to actually learn and not be molded by the system into learning nothing, then I would recommend not attending this school. You will graduate with a degree without knowing the definition of the field you're in. The only upside is the Hopkins Club.
it is a ok school
Wen I first heard of this college, I immediately thought there would be more colleges like this one. But after looking at other liberal colleges, I found that none of them compared to Goucher College. I am wildly pleased with Goucher's diversity; their very flexible and round academics; and the amount of art that is constantly consumed by the students and professors.
It is really great! It is a group of eclectic people who are all really friendly and open. There is some political discourse on campus, but most of the time it is just about what is politically correct. I love it! If you want some where that isn't super traditional or follows the rules, Goucher is the place for you!
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Goucher College is 79%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
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My school is unique, because it focuses on environment and what we can do to help it. It is a really small school , which means more one on one time with the professors which is a good thing.
My classmates are able to express their feelings on a more deeper level and work hard towards their individual goals.
Students at Goucher are passionate about learning both inside and outside the classroom, constantly participating in service learning, volunteering and attending lectures, this school allows students the opportunity to see the world through mandatory study abroad and internships.
If you're looking for a big university with lots of social activity surrounding fraternities/sororities, football and other sports, or drinking, this isn't really the place for you.
Small community oriented school because you receive personal attention from teachers and sit in low-populated classes and really are allowed to express yourself and your thoughts thoroughly and effectively.
I recently spent this last semester living in a hotel since Goucher does not have enought housing and they are planning to continue to expand without building new housing. Also the lack of communication between administration and students - they talk to parents more than students, yet they complain to the students that they are not taking enough responsibility.
Too expensive and too much beauracratic bullshit!
At just under 1,500 students, Goucher is a very small school. This has both definite advantages and disadvantages. It's great, because you get to know everyone -it's impossible to walk from your dorm room to class, without stopping to say hi to fifteen people. There's a great sense of community at Goucher. There are a lot of traditions that everyone participates in, like Get Into Goucher Day (G.I.G.), when classes are canceled, and students frolic freely (and drunkenly) in the sunshine on the quad, and an awesome Thanksgiving dinner each year with turkey, and stuffing, and everything else you can imagine. You always feel included, and a part of what is happening here. But this makes it's impossible to hide when you want to. Also, you end up learning a lot of things about people that are definitely not your business. Goucher is located in Towson, which is one of the largest suburbs of Baltimore. The proximity to Baltimore draws a lot of students here, and students tend to develop a lot of pride for the city -cheering for the Orioles and drinking Natty Boh, one of the finest cheap beers in the world. The Goucher administration is one of its major strengths. Our president is very accessible, and it is not unusual to see him eating in the dining halls, or attending student performances and events. The administration is very open to student concerns, and has completely revised a number of its policies, based on student input. Basically, people want you to be happy here, and if you're not, they take it pretty seriously.
Someone who is creative, open-minded, and cares about social justice and the environment
The main stereotypes are that Goucher students are quasi-hippies or weird kids who never fit in during high school. They are socially active and globally aware and most are somewhat cosmopolitan.
Athletics is actually pretty big at Goucher. There seem to be a number of very talented athletes on campus. Lacrosse is a very popular sport in Maryland, and men's and women's lacrosse are some of the dominant teams here. You also hear a lot about the men's and women's basketball teams, men's and women's soccer, women's field hockey... The equestrian program is phenomenal (equestrian is Goucher's only Division-1 sport), and some students who ride at Goucher even elect to have their horses boarded on campus. Goucher athletic events are a lot of fun. I have a friend on the volleyball team, and I try to make it to as many of her games as possible. It seems like Goucher students -both athletes and non -do take pride in the athletics program. Our mascot is the gopher, and you hear a lot of "Gopher It!" and things like that. One of the most active organizations on campus is the Student Government Association. Goucher SGA frequently collaborates with the administration to create or change campus policies, and is an important presence on campus. Humans vs Zombies, a survival game of tag now played on many college campuses, was actually started here by two Goucher grads. Goucher is pretty much split between people who love and hate the game. I was pretty indifferent to it until last fall, when one of my best friends and I finally broke down and played. We took it very seriously, jumping in and out of my dorm room window, and running around the woods with Nerf guns in the pouring rain. I slipped in the mud and ruined a pair of brand new jeans -It was some of the most fun I've had during my time here. There is pretty much a club at Goucher for any interest you could possibly have, and if by chance it doesn't exist, it is ridiculously easy to start one yourself, and have it funded by the school. It seems like there is always something happening on campus. In addition to theater performances and musical guests, we've had some great people speak here recently -David Plouffee, who was President Obama's campaign manager, Bob Woodward, Sandra Day O'Connor, and the first female president of Liberia are some of the first that come to mind. Goucher students tend to be extremely outgoing and unusually friendly. 8 out of 10 of my closest friends at Goucher are people who lived on my residential floor my freshman year, whom I've known since my very first day here. There is no Greek-life system here. Based on the types of personalities Goucher seems to attract, I don't imagine sororities and fraternities would be very successful here. We are definitely not a party school -if you don't want to party, you won't be bored -but if you do want to, you will, and you will do so in good company. And you will probably end the night eating pancakes with all of your drunk friends at the Towson Diner, which is very well-known to most Goucher students. Baltimore is a great place to be a college student, and there are many students who seem to take full advantage of what it has to offer -museums, great restaurants, bars, music venues, etc. There are also students who seem to never leave campus. Your experience is what you make of it, and if you want to get off campus and explore, then you will.
When I visited Goucher I felt a great vibe. There was nothing surprising when I attended Goucher. I felt my first impression of the school was very honest - so there is nothing I wish I had known. As long as you visit Goucher, you get a great impression of what it is like.
Classes at Goucher are small -typically only between 15-20 students -and are even smaller, once you begin taking more advanced courses in your major. Because of this, professors get to know each student individually. Professors are very accessible, and in most cases, students call their professors by their first names. Most classes are discussion-based, and so class participation is very important, and actually constitutes a significant part of the grade in any course. Students are encouraged to share their opinion in class, and to develop their own voice within the classroom. As part of the Liberal Arts curriculum, students are required to fulfill a number of education requirements. One of the most interesting of these, is the study abroad requirement. Goucher is the first college in the nation to require that all students study abroad, either by completing a 3-week "intensive" course in another country, or participating in a semester or year-long program, and provides students with a monetary voucher, in order to do so. I spent the spring semester of my junior year in Spain; I have friends who went to Italy, Costa Rica, Mali and Brazil, just to give a few examples. It's a requirement that really sets Goucher apart from similar institutions, and one that students seem to really appreciate and take advantage of.
Yes and no. Goucher students tend to be very socially active and aware, which is the basis of the hippie stereotype. As for Goucher students being weird, there definitely seem to be some oddballs on campus, but this probably has to do with the fact that people feel so comfortable being themselves here. There's a lot of freedom to express your own creativity at Goucher without fear of judgment from others, and if that means going to class barefoot, or singing loudly in the shower in the bathroom that you share with your entire residence floor, then so be it.
Humans v. Zombies. Seriously
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Goucher College receive some sort of financial aid.
23% were awarded federal grants.
While 55% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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