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Study at Goucher College

Established in 1885, Goucher College is a coeducational liberal arts institute. It was initially founded as a women's college, and was known as The Woman's College of Baltimore. Methodist ministers John B. Van Meter and Dr. John Goucher had set up the institute, and in 1910, it was renamed in their honor. The college sits on a sprawling 287 acre campus in Towson, Maryland, USA. Goucher College's recent Enrolments have been more than 2, 000 undergraduate and postgraduate students on an annual basis.

Goucher College offers more than 30 majors and several interdisciplinary programs. Students can choose from courses in the fields of art and art history, biology, chemistry, cognitive studies, communication and media studies, computer science and mathematics, music, peace studies, theatre, women's studies, and world literatures in translation, among others.

The sports teams of Goucher College are known as the Gophers. The athletics department fields men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, equestrian, and volleyball.

Profile of Goucher College

Goucher can be found in Baltimore, MD (a small city). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Master's degree is the highest degree at Goucher.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in art studies, drama and performing arts, therapy and Counselling, and liberal arts.

Goucher Selectivity

Goucher does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 540 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 510 to 620, but ranged both higher and lower.


Classes at Goucher are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at Goucher are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 2, 360 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Goucher. The school has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at Goucher. The school offers students meal plans. Goucher student athletes compete in Capital Athletic Conference competitions.

Goucher Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts111English, sociology, history, interdisciplinary studies, political science, peace and conflict resolution, international relations, American studies, . . .
Education and Teaching92education, secondary teaching
Therapy and Counselling51psychology, psychology courses
Science33biology, chemistry, physics
Business and Management29business management, business and related services, MIS
Drama and Performing Arts24dance, drama
Media22communication studies
Art Studies18art studies, visual and performing arts
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science

Contact: Goucher

Goucher College

1021 Dulaney Valley Rd

Baltimore, MD 21204-2794

General Phone: (410) 337-6000

http://www.GOUCHER. EDU

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