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Goucher College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1885
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,446
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204

Website

http://www.goucher.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@goucher.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Carlton E. Surbeck III
Admissions office telephone: (410) 337-6100
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 15
 
Decision sent by: February 15
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.goucher.edu/admissions Tuition deposit: $500 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma or equivalent is not required
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 3 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 2 2
Total academic units 16 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 70%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 81%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 66%
Total applicants: 3,171
Total acceptances: 2,221
Total freshman enrollment: 451
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 40%
Male applicants: 1,044
Male acceptances: 641
Male freshman enrollment: 147
 
Female applicants: 2,127
Female acceptances: 1,580
Female freshman enrollment: 304
Out-of-state freshmen: 76%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 240
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 75
Students enrolled from waiting list: 9  
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 92%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 560 – 670
Math: 530 – 630
Combined: 1090 – 1300

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 15.0% 6.0%
600-699 45.0% 35.0%
500-599 34.0% 46.0%
400-499 5.0% 12.0%
300-399 1.0% 1.0%
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 24%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 23 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 13.0% N/A N/A
24-29 55.0% N/A N/A
18-23 31.0% N/A N/A
12-17 1.0% N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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