Goucher College is a private, liberal arts college dedicated to teaching students to be complex problem-solvers prepared for the jobs of the future. Our small class sizes, innovative curriculum, and dedicated faculty and staff allow for personalized mentorship for each student.
Goucher College is a private, liberal arts college dedicated to teaching students to be complex problem-solvers prepared for the jobs of the future. Our small class sizes, innovative curriculum, and dedicated faculty and staff allow for personalized mentorship for each student. Students’ individuality and passion shape their college experience and help them become who they’re meant to be.
Goucher reinvented general education requirements with the Goucher Commons Curriculum. Rather than generalized classes, Goucher students take deep-dive explorations into timely, relevant world issues. Students use critical thinking to build on high-level problem-solving skills. Over four years, they will apply social and environmental justice perspectives to their disciplines; in the process, students become self-aware, globally minded, and able to see from multiple perspectives.
Goucher’s majors focus on interdisciplinary learning, and faculty collaborate to offer a variety of classes. Many students double major or minor to combine interests. All students research, design, or perform senior capstones. Goucher is unafraid to try something new, and our majors, professors, and students define what it means to be innovative.
Goucher’s 100% Study Abroad Program is unique because it is immersed in the curriculum and student life, not an isolated experience. Students engage in meaningful conversations about their expectations, their privilege, and the privilege of others in preparation for their trip. Since all students will live abroad, there is a global culture on campus with a sharing of lived stories.
Goucher students are encouraged to learn about their communities from a local and global level. Goucher’s Community-Based Learning Office (CBL) connects students to local organizations like after-school programs, a halfway house, an agricultural co-op, and so much more. CBL also fosters deep conversations about what it means to help others in the community while understanding systemic inequalities. Students build relationships with people unlike themselves, helping them see the world and gain insight from new perspectives.
The hands-on components of a Goucher education continue with internships and research. Goucher students are sought after for their innovative problem-solving and willingness to learn, with employers often offering full-time jobs to interns. Additionally, students participate in faculty-led research for either credit or experience. Goucher’s small class sizes make it easy for students to know their professors and gain access to hands-on roles with a variety of projects; students are often listed as contributors on published research and attend science conferences with professors and peers.
With a holistic approach to career education, the Career Education Office (CEO) starts a conversation with students in their first year to help them identify their interests and skills. A career advisor continues that conversation throughout a student’s four years, guiding them to discover what they hope to do after graduation. Ninety-six percent of our recent graduates are employed or in graduate/professional school within one year.
Liberal Arts & Humanities, Psychology, STEM
Type of School
Student Body GenderCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNo Affiliation
Scholarships for International StudentsYes
Conditional Admission AvailableNo
Accreditation and CertificationMSCHE, NC-SARA
Type of HousingResidence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory
Test ScoresTOEFL: 80+, IELTS: Band 6.5+, Duolingo: 100+