Goucher College, founded in 1885, is a small, liberal arts college with an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum. With an eye on the global challenges of our day, our faculty are dedicated to advancing the communication, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and problem-solving skills of our students. Goucher is listed as a top institution by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.
Our wooded community, complete with a peaceful pond, streams, and numerous walking trails, is a beautiful place to call your home away from home. Located in the college town of Towson, Maryland, students walk from our suburban site to downtown Towson which boasts 40+ eateries, a movie theater, music venues, parks and a large shopping mall. Goucher is just 12 kilometers north of downtown Baltimore, guaranteeing our students plenty of opportunities for fun outside the classroom. Goucher is about an hour north of Washington, D.C., 1.5 hours from Philadelphia and 3 hours from New York City.See All 9 Photos
Main CampusBaltimore , Maryland, United States0 - 5,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in BaltimoreLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Goucher College offers an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum for students to explore. Complex Problem Exploration courses look at an issue from multiple perspectives. For example, “Migration and Refugees in a Global World”, includes dialogues on citizenry and the relationship between identity, immigration, and civil rights from the perspectives of politics, history and media representation. Our small classroom sizes and sense of community allows for one-on-one interactions with faculty.
Goucher is a peaceful, suburban community where 87% of the students live on campus and dine in the new-renovated space that provides vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, Kosher and Halal options. Goucher scored 4/5 on the Campus Pride Index and embodies the racial and religious diversity of America. Students engage in campus life through student organizations (varying from the Beekeeping Club to Ultimate Frisbee to the Bad Movie Club), speakers, community service, theater, dance, music and sports.
The Baltimore region is full of opportunities to explore history, attend performances, cheer on sports teams, visit museums, and explore one of the nation’s “Top Foodie Cities”. Washington, D.C., and all of its Smithsonian Museums and National Monuments, are just an hour away. Other major cities along the East Coast, such as Philadelphia, New York City and Boston, are easily accessible through mass transit.