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Goucher College


Founded in 1885, Goucher College is a selective, private, coed, liberal arts college that enrolls 1,500 undergraduates from 45 states and 28 countries. Located on 287 wooded acres eight miles north of downtown Baltimore—and less than an hour from Washington, DC—Goucher provides a multidisciplinary, global education. Our students—empowered by rigorous academics, a close-knit residential campus community, and hands-on experience in the world—graduate as true global citizens.


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Here is you starting at Goucher.


Kratz Center for Creative Writing small classes dance science collaborative research peace studies science labs state-of-the-art facilities top professors physics and astronomy communication and media studies

33 majors 9:1 student/faculty ratio


Here is you expanding your mind.


visiting artists visiting lecturers

Goucher Debate Club

equestrian team

film festivals

Division III athletics

Earth Day events jazz ensemble student newspaper

community service

Hillel

labyrinth

African drum and dance


Here is you enlarging your perspective.


Baltimore Hampdenfest International Scholars Program internships in Washington, DC

Tropical Marine Biology in Honduras Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

service in urban schools

French Theatre in Paris and Marseille Hansard Scholars Programme in London

Past, Present, and Future in China

Astronomy and Spanish in Granada


Here is you engaging the world.


Here is you transcending boundaries.


And here is how you will do all that in four years:


You will expand your mind in the Goucher classroom.


You’re off to a great start. You’re smart. Resourceful. Active. Now you need a classroom experience that will help you make the most of everything you have to offer the world. Goucher’s classrooms are dynamic, no matter what you’re studying. At Goucher, you’ll be exposed to the full range of academic disciplines, taking courses in the natural sciences and mathematics, the humanities, the arts, and the social sciences. By crossing academic boundaries, you will learn to analyze problems from multiple perspectives and expand your understanding of the world. Learning at Goucher is a hands-on, collaborative process that is flexible, but always challenging. Classes are small, so you’ll always be heard, and everything you learn will be tested, adapted, and expanded upon in discussions that sometimes continue long after class is over. And whether you already know what path you’ll take or are still exploring where your interests lie, your professors, your advisers, and your classmates will support you throughout the process of discovery.


Four years at Goucher

Year Two: Branching Out Year One: Springing Forward You’ll start with the Frontiers program, which offers seminars in every discipline and will be your first chance to explore Goucher’s liberal arts curriculum. Connections will introduce you to college life and campus resources. With your faculty adviser, you’ll develop an individualized academic plan. You will work toward College Writing Proficiency through a course in English. Most students will work toward proficiency in a foreign language. At the end of your first year, you’ll have challenged yourself, ventured out, strengthened your academic skills, and participated in Goucher’s rich intellectual community.

By the end of year two, many of your core educational requirements will be complete. Goucher’s multidisciplinary curriculum makes this easier than you’d think—for instance, students can study environmental sustainability through courses in biology, chemistry, politics, economics, or other disciplines. You’ll be putting yourself in a position to pursue what really motivates you. You may decide to uphold Goucher’s long-standing commitment to social justice and civic engagement by taking part in one of many community-service opportunities. By the end of your second year, you’ll also declare your major and begin working with a faculty adviser in your major.


Year Four: Finishing Up Year Three: Focusing In You will continue to focus on your major, and, like many students, you may study abroad during your junior year, but you’ll be planning with your adviser and the Office of International Studies as much as a year in advance. You may conduct research with your professor or write extensive academic papers and tackle pertinent issues in the field. Many Goucher students complete an internship at some point, and the summer of the junior year provides a great opportunity to make career connections.

Now you’ll be a veteran. You’ll complete your academic requirements and make big progress working in-depth in your chosen field, undertaking a senior project, thesis, or advanced research. Your study-abroad experience will enable you to share your perspective with your peers. You’ll be considering graduate school or launching your career. To ease your transition into the real world, you’ll continue to consult with the Career Development Office, your adviser, and your many faculty mentors early on and throughout the year.


Majors and Minors

Africana Studies American Studies Anthropology and Sociology Art Art History Arts Administration Astronomy Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biological Sciences Book Studies

* Majors indicated in bold

Business Management Chemistry Cognitive Studies Communication and Media Studies Computer Music Computer Science Dance Dance Science Economics Education

English Literature Writing Environmental Studies European Studies French German Historic Preservation History Individualized Interdisciplinary Study International Business


International Relations Jazz Studies Judaic Studies Latin American Studies Mathematics Medical Sociology Music Peace Studies Philosophy Physics

Political Science Prelaw Studies Premedical Studies Psychology Religion Russian Science and Engineering (Dual B.A./B.S.) Secondary Education (certification) Social Justice Sociology

Spanish Special Education Studio Art Theatre Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Faculty Goucher’s student/faculty ratio is 9 to 1. The average class size is 17. You won’t be lost in the shuffle; you’ll be recognized as an individual. And your professors won’t just be faces in a lecture hall. Even as they push you to live up to Goucher’s high standards, they’ll give you all the support you’ll need to succeed in this demanding academic environment. Our faculty includes Danforth, Fulbright, Guggenheim, Newberry, and Woodrow Wilson fellows. Ninety percent of them hold the highest degrees in their fields—and none of them rely on graduate assistants to teach their classes. Students in the sciences often work with their professors on high-profile research, even traveling to national conferences or appearing as co-authors of scientific papers. In creative writing, students develop their craft in small workshops and one-on-one critiques with renowned writers in residence. Dancers work with guest choreographers from leading national companies. Here at Goucher, you’ll be working side by side with great artists, writers, thinkers, scientists, activists, historians, performers, and educators of all stripes. They’ll not only know your name, they’ll know what interests you, what concerns you, and what challenges you.


Academic Resources—— Academic Services

Technology Resources

Athenaeum

• Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) • Writing Center • Academic advising • First-year mentoring • Disability services

• 24/7 access to more than 125 computer workstations • Wireless “hot spots” throughout campus • High-speed, fiber optic Internet connection • Digital arts classroom for audio and video editing • Student Web portal

•L  ibrary—300,000-volume, fully wired research facility open 24/7 • Information commons—100-station computer lab and dozens of videoediting stations •S  pecial Collections and Archives— Research and preservation facilities •H  yman Forum—An open amphitheater for public events • Silber Art Gallery • Goucher Student Radio •P  inkard Community Service and Multicultural Affairs Center • J ones Commons—A comfortable, private space for students living off campus •A  lice’s Restaurant—A gourmet café that serves light fare until 3 a.m. • Cardio-fitness loft

Kratz Center for Creative Writing • Campus residencies for renowned writers • Travel and study awards to student writers

Arts Facilities • Merrick Hall • Mildred Dunnock “Black Box” Theatre • Kraushaar Auditorium (1,000 seats) • Todd Dance Studios • Meyerhoff Arts Center, featuring performance space, studios, practice rooms, photography darkrooms, a gallery, and a graphic arts lab • Digital music studio • Rosenberg Gallery • Silber Gallery

Laboratories • Fully equipped modern laboratories, observatory, and greenhouse • Television and audio production laboratories

Academic Center at Julia Rogers • International Commons • Welch Center for Graduate & Professional Studies • Two computer labs • Psychology, robotics, optics, and math and science research labs

Sarah T. Hughes Center for Field Politics • Internships in federal, state, and local government


You will enlarge your perspective in the Goucher community.


Long after classes have ended, Goucher students gather all over campus around shared interests and passions. In the residence halls, you’ll meet for study sessions, movie screenings, group activities, and lively conversations at all hours of the day and night. In the lecture halls and auditoriums, you’ll hear from a dynamic array of distinguished guest artists, writers, politicians, scientists, historians, and activists. There are more than 60 student-run clubs here. Eighteen Division III sports teams and many intramural and club sports. Opportunities for part-time employment. A very active Student Government Association. And the Office of Student Engagement can help you start, fund, and run your own club or organization. Goucher is committed to supporting a diverse, multicultural, and international campus community. Here your voice will be heard, your thoughts recognized, and your individuality honored. You will be a vital part of a thriving academic community where living and learning are understood to be two sides of the same process.


Community living Goucher is more than a residential college: It’s a place you can really feel at home. Surrounded by a beautiful landscape, you’re always just a short walk from your friends, classrooms, and favorite hangouts. Goucher’s residence halls are organized into 17 houses that govern themselves, developing their own living agreements and activities. Some are organized by special interests—such as the Green House (an environmentally themed community), the Language House (a multilingual community staffed by native speakers), and the Healthy Living House. Located throughout campus are common areas where students come together to study, hold club meetings, participate in activities, and just enjoy one another’s company. At our dining halls and cafés, you can find everything from house-made pizza and gourmet sandwiches to sushi and vegetarian specialties. Whether you’re enjoying a meal or just walking across campus, you’ll hear the buzz and feel the energy of people sharing their ideas and perspectives, their learning, and their lives.


The students who set the athletic records here are very often the same ones who set the academic bar. Goucher’s Gophers distinguish themselves not only as NCAA Division III athletes, but also as scholars and as citizens of the world.

Athletics

For students who want to stay physically active without the commitment to a varsity team, Goucher offers intramural and club sports, plus a sports and recreation center full of exercise and wellness facilities and resources. Recently, Goucher added an all-weather turf field, a strength and conditioning facility, and a cardio-fitness center with scores of machines. There are also riding trails, a 1.6-mile campus “loop” for jogging and walking, and our own renowned Pilates Center. Mind, body, character, spirit—just a few more of the connections you’ll make here.

Athletic facilities

Athletic teams

Intramural & club sports

Outdoor track Six athletic fields All-weather, synthetic-turf field Archery range Eight tennis courts Two gymnasiums Indoor swimming pool Strength and conditioning center Cardio-fitness center Racquetball and squash courts Indoor and outdoor riding rings Paths and trails for running, walking, and riding Frisbee golf course

Basketball Cross country Equestrian Field hockey (women’s) Indoor track and field Lacrosse Outdoor track and field Soccer Swimming Tennis Volleyball (women’s)

Baseball Club Basketball Bollywood Dance Club Capoeira Club Fencing Club Flag football Floor hockey Golf Club

Gymnastics Club Hip Hop Dance Club Ice Hockey Club Indoor soccer Outdoor soccer Tennis Tennis Club Ultimate Frisbee Club


Activities

60+ student clubs and organizations, including Amnesty International Anime Club Biology Club Campus Agriculture Co-op Chabad Chemistry Club Comic Book Club Earthworks Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA)

French Club Goucher Christian Fellowship Goucher College Democrats Goucher College Republicans and Libertarians Goucher College Student Radio Goucher Energy Action Revolution (GEAR) Goucher International Student Association (GISA) Goucher ONE Campus Challenge

Goucher Outdoors Society Handbell Choir Hillel Hispanic Organization for Learning & Awareness (HOLA) International Essence Step Team LOTUS Magic: The Gathering Club Math & Computer Science Club (MaCS) Model Senate


Model United Nations Multicultural Understanding to Transform Stereotypes (MUTTS) Open Circle Theatre Orchesis Paintball Club Physics and Astronomy Club Pizzazz Preface (art & literary magazine)

Prism Public Health Club Quaker Meeting Red Hot Blue (a cappella) Reverend’s Rebels (a cappella) Russian Club Salsa Club Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC) Student Government Association

The Quindecim (Goucher’s independent student newspaper) Umoja - Black Student Union Veritas - Philosophy Club Yoga Club


In Goucher’s lecture halls and auditoriums, you’ll find major speeches and performances by a dynamic array of distinguished guest artists, writers, politicians, scientists, historians, activists, and others who visit our community throughout every year—not to mention the many events we hold annually to showcase the talents of our own students and faculty. Here is just a sampling of the kinds of events that take place during the course of a typical academic year at Goucher:

Events

Arts

Politics

Goucher Traditions

• Reading by the award-winning Irish author Colm Tóibín • Concert by the renowned Canadian Brass • 200th anniversary celebration of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice • Maryland Shakespeare Festival • Goucher Dance Concert • Stomp Out AIDS

• Lecture by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin • President’s Forum on gun reform • Lecture by The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof • President’s Forum by 2012 Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman • Voter registration drive

Sciences

Multicultural

• Opening Ceremony • Kente Cloth Ceremony • Family Weekend • Get Into Goucher Day • Baccalaureate • Commencement • Earth Day celebration • Wheelchair basketball and tennis • Athletics Hall of Fame induction

• Lecture by primatologist Jane Goodall • Summer science research presentations • “Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future,” a lecture by Chris Mooney • “Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence,” by esteemed psychologist Daniel Goleman • Eat-Local Challenge • Low-Carbon Diet Day • Clean-Stream Project

• African Drum Concert • Fusion, an annual multicultural celebration • Hispanic Heritage Month • International Education Week • African Film Festival • International Talent Show • Judaic studies workshops • Congo Week • Annual Rainbow Reception • Latino immigrants in Baltimore lecture • Step Afrika!


You will engage the world beyond Goucher.


Sure, you’re globally aware. You know that events on the other side of the world can have an impact on your side, on your hometown, on you. But being aware is just the start. At Goucher, you’ll be globally engaged. It doesn’t matter what field you’re interested in—science, technology, literature, communications, history, the social sciences, athletics, the arts—they all play out on a global stage in one way or another. Goucher prepares students to engage (and improve) the world they will inherit. Your global education at Goucher can begin the first day you set foot on campus, as you meet students who have lived and learned all over the world. It can continue with service in the Greater Baltimore community in schools, nonprofits, and neighborhoods. It can extend into our natural environment, through campus “green” efforts and critical studies of environmental sustainability. And it will inevitably lead out into the world through study abroad. Come to Goucher, and you’ll explore the international, intercultural, and ecological dimensions of your field of study. You’ll go beyond the familiar. You’ll transcend boundaries.


The region There’s always something happening on campus, but you’ll also want to get out and about. Just off campus is the college town of Towson. You’ll find a major regional mall and plenty of college students hanging out in the many local restaurants and shops. Only a few miles down the road is an even bigger college town: the city of Baltimore, with its 15 area colleges and 100,000-plus students. Baltimore is a hub for scientific research and industry. It has sports teams, museums, and a world-class symphony, as well as a very lively art, theater, and music scene. And there are hundreds of restaurants, shops, clubs, and hangouts—all the things you’d expect from a great city. Our nation’s capital is also just an hour away. Plenty of our students take the train down to explore our nation’s history in the plethora of museums, investigate political or nonprofit internship opportunities, or make sure their voices are heard through civic participation and advocacy work.

Things to check out in Baltimore and Washington American Visionary Art Museum Arlington National Cemetery Artscape Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum Baltimore Inner Harbor Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore Museum of Industry The Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards The Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium Center Stage Embassy Row Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center

Fort McHenry National Monument Georgetown Hampdenfest Hippodrome Theatre Jefferson Memorial Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Kennedy Center Lincoln Memorial Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Mount Vernon National Aquarium in Baltimore

National Archives Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture The Smithsonian Institution The Supreme Court United States Capitol Vietnam War Memorial The Walters Art Museum The Washington Monument The White House


Internships Goucher is less than an hour’s drive from Washington, DC, and an hour’s train ride from Philadelphia. New York City is just three hours away by car or train. The major cultural, political, and economic centers of the East Coast are within easy striking distance—a fact that many students use to their advantage in finding internships while they’re here and jobs after they graduate. Goucher’s Career Development Office coordinates one of the longest-running internship programs in the nation. Our Sarah T. Hughes Center for Field Politics can connect you with internships in politics and public policy both here in the United States and abroad. And our Office of International Studies can help you find opportunities for real-world experience around the globe.

Some recent Goucher student internship sites Apple Inc. Baltimore Green Works The Baltimore Orioles The Baltimore Sun Carnegie Institution for Science Center of Marine Biotechnology (UMBI) Center for Urban Families Christie’s Computer Sciences Corporation Conservatoire National de Region, Marseille, France Cosmopolitan magazine

Council on Hemispheric Affairs Disney Worldwide Services Energy Coordinating Agency Epic Records Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center European Jewelers Directory, Antwerp, Belgium Fortune magazine Grand Hotel Marriott Resort Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. Hampton National Historic Site

HBO Health and Medicine Counsel of Washington, DC Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Mexico City International Rescue Committee Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Joint Committee on Taxation Kennedy Krieger Institute Lovely Lane Museum Maryland General Assembly Maryland Office of the Attorney General


Maryland Public Television Mathematical Association of America Meet the Press Merrill Lynch Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC MTV Networks Museum of Science, Boston NASA Goddard Space Flight Center National Aquarium in Baltimore National Audubon Society National Public Radio National Science Foundation

National Security Scholars Program NBC’s The Today Show New York Psychiatric Institute New York Times Magazine Philadelphia Jewish Archives The Philadelphia Zoo Planned Parenthood Portland Museum of Art The Private Client Law Group Queens Medical Center Seattle Children’s Hospital Sheppard Pratt Health System

SIRIUS Radio Smithsonian Institution St. Francis Neighborhood Center Twentieth Century Fox United States Department of State United States Senate Us Weekly Walters Art Museum WBAL-TV


The Environment Goucher strives not only to make the world a better place, but also to be better than the world around it. Environmental sustainability is a big part of that goal. Since signing the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, the Goucher community has made great strides toward sustainability and has even been rated one of the top 21 “green” colleges by the Princeton Review. All new building projects on Goucher’s historic campus must meet the stringent guidelines of the LEED Green-Building Rating System. Our environmental studies major comprises interdisciplinary courses linked with political science, economics, biology, and chemistry. And our students have led the way in creating recycling programs, a community garden, and energy-efficient practices all over campus. These efforts have earned the college high marks on the Sustainable Endowments Institute’s College Sustainability Report Card, and Goucher is committed to finding new ways of making our campus and communities healthier and more sustainable.

Recycling

Facilities

• Student-developed recycling program • Old fluorescent tubes processed to capture mercury and other gases • Tires recycled into playground mulch

• Quarter of electricity consumption wind-produced • Utility sub-metering to improve efficency and reduce carbon emissions. • Green Seal-certified cleaning products • Organic soil conditioners and minimal chemical applications used on grounds • Native trees and perennial plantings

Events • Campus Environmental Summit • Eat-Local Challenge • Clean-Stream Project • Campus Sustainability Day • Visiting lecturers such as Jean-Michel and Céline Cousteau and Jane Goodall • Screenings of relevant films, such as The Cove

Curriculum • Major and minor in environmental studies • Study-abroad programs in Costa Rica and Honduras • Environmental internships

The Athenaeum • Gold LEED rating • Green roofs • High-performance glass • Recycled building materials • Half of construction debris recycled • LED and fluorescent lighting • High-efficiency HVAC and mechanical systems • Solar water heating • Light-activated window shades • Water-efficient landscaping • Motion-activated lighting and faucets


Goucher is the first liberal arts college in the nation to require all of its undergraduates to study abroad before they graduate.

Study abroad

Everyone here studies abroad. And then they return to share their perspectives. That really makes Goucher students different. This is a community of globally engaged learners: people who know they have a stake in what’s going on in the world—and who know they can get out there, make connections, and change the world.

Three-week intensive courses abroad China—Doing Business in Hong Kong and China China—Past, Present, and Future in China Cuba—International Business and Latin American Studies Ecuador and the Galápagos—Spanish and Environmental Studies: Quito and the Galápagos France—French Theatre in Paris and Marseille Germany—German Language in Berlin Honduras—Tropical Marine Biology

Israel—Arab Cinemas, Cultures, and Identities in Nazareth Peru—Spanish Language in Peru Poland—Theorizing Collective Memory Scotland—The Scottish Connection: A Cultural and Artistic Experience South Africa—Civic Society and Social Chance in South Africa South Africa—Township and Rural Education in South Africa Spain—Spanish Language in Alicante

Semester study-abroad locations Argentina Australia Belgium China Costa Rica Czech Republic Denmark England France Germany Ghana India Ireland Israel

Italy Japan Jordan New Zealand Norway Russia Rwanda Scotland Serbia & Bosnia South Korea Spain Taiwan Uganda


Here is how to get started at Goucher College:


Get in touch.

Visit.

If you’re curious about Goucher, feel free to call the Admissions Office (at the number shown below) or e-mail us anytime. There is a staff of Goucher experts on hand who will be happy to answer any questions you might have about the college or the application process.

The best way to find out if Goucher is right for you is to visit the campus. You can take a student-guided walking tour, participate in a group information session, and (with two weeks’ notice) sit in on a class, attend an athletic or artistic event, interview with an admissions counselor*, or even arrange to spend the night on campus. We also offer special “Explore Goucher Day” open-house events in the fall and spring.

410-337-6100 (Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m., EST) admissions@goucher.edu

Here is how we typically schedule campus visits: Interviews

9:30 a.m., 10 a.m.

1:30 p.m., 2 p.m.

Information Sessions

10:30 a.m.

2:30 p.m.

Campus Tours

11:30 a.m.

3:30 p.m.

You can also schedule a visit online at www.goucher.edu/schedulemyvisit The Admissions Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We’re also here some Saturdays between September and May. Please call for our Saturday schedule. *Due to high demand, interviews are available only to high school seniors and transfer students.


Goucher College is located at 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, about eight miles north of downtown Baltimore. If you’re coming by car, take exit 27-A off the Baltimore Beltway (I-695). The college entrance is on the left, at the first traffic signal. Some visitors take an Amtrak or MARC train to Baltimore’s Penn Station; from there, a taxi to Goucher takes about 20 minutes. If you’re arriving from farther away, you can fly into BWI-Marshall Airport; a taxi to campus takes about 40 minutes.

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Apply for admission. Goucher typically receives about 4,000 applications for an entering class of 425 first-year students, and more than 200 applications for an entering class of 45 transfer students. Members of the Admissions Committee review every application carefully. The number and level of college preparatory courses a student has taken are key factors in assessing academic preparation for Goucher. Personal qualities, special talents, extracurricular involvement, and employment or volunteer activities are also important considerations. For transfer applicants, previous postsecondary academic results will be given primary consideration. Application Due

Notification Date

Deposit Due

Early Decision I (Binding)

Nov. 15

Dec. 15

Jan. 15

Early Action (Non-Binding)

Dec. 1

Feb. 1

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Early Decision II (Binding)

Jan. 15

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Regular Decision

Feb. 1

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Transfer

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Entrance Plan

Early Decision If you’ve identified Goucher College as your top choice, you should consider Early Decision. This is a binding admissions option, meaning that students who are admitted under this plan are required to withdraw all other college applications and are expected to enroll at Goucher.

Early Action If Goucher is one of your top choices, you should consider Early Action, a non-binding entrance plan. Goucher mails out admissions notifications on February 1 to Early Action applicants. If you’re accepted under Early Action, you’ll have until May 1 to return the Declaration of Intent and nonrefundable enrollment deposit.

Regular Decision Goucher sends out Regular Decision notifications on or before April 1. Under this plan, you’ll have until May 1 to return the Declaration of Intent and nonrefundable enrollment deposit. Students whose complete application and supporting materials are not received by February 1 may not be notified until after April 1. For complete information about applying, visit www.goucher.edu/apply.


Apply for financial aid. The college offers a comprehensive financial aid program designed to put a Goucher education within reach of students who have the desire and ability to pursue an academic career here. We make the vast majority of our admissions decisions without regard to a candidate’s financial means. At least 84 percent of Goucher students receive some financial assistance. In 2012-13, the average aid award was $28,225. Full-time tuition in 2013-14 is $38,462. The most common room and board combination is $11,168. With activity and health fees of $622, direct costs are $50,252. To receive full consideration for need-based assistance, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile by February 1—earlier if you are applying as an Early Decision candidate. In addition, Goucher’s Educational Opportunity Program offers financial aid and support to students living in Maryland who are among the first in their family to attend college.

Goucher also awards the following merit-based scholarships:

John Franklin Goucher Scholarships Awarded as full tuition

Academic Scholarships Awards ranging between $10,000 and $20,000

The Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships $10,000 per year The college provides a variety of financial resources to support independent and collaborative research, internships, and study abroad. For more information on these and other aid programs, visit www.goucher.edu/financialaid, e-mail finaid@goucher.edu, or call 410-337-6141. Our financial aid counselors will gladly answer your questions, guide you through the necessary forms, and recommend helpful resources.


Goucher College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, or genetic information in its programs and activities. The following college official has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Goucher’s Non-Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct policies: Vice President for Human Resources (and Title IX Coordinator), Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794, 410-337-6010. Federal law (through the Clery Act) requires colleges and universities to make available to the public information on campus security, crime statistics, and fire safety. This information can be found online at www. goucher.edu/clery. A paper copy can also be obtained by contacting Goucher’s Office of Public Safety at publicsafety@goucher.edu or 410337-6112, or by writing to the following address: Office of Public Safety, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794. Goucher College complies with the requirements of the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) by completing an annual report about participation rates and financial support for men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs. Goucher’s report is available online at http://athletics.goucher. edu/information/EADA_Report, and a paper copy can be requested by emailing admissions@goucher.edu or by writing to the following address: Department of Athletics, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794. Concept, copy, and design by the Goucher College Office of Communications. C13560-J2148 06/13


After four years at Goucher, you’ll be ready to


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