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Baltimore, MD
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1,409
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$37,640
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 1015 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Not many parties at Goucher. If there is one it will be off campus and busted before you can make it there. Underage nightlife is good if you pick a good night to go to baltimore soundstage, that's pretty much the only place I've heard of for underage. Its pretty good for 21+ as well. Transportation is good if you're not afraid to use public trans. Lots of bars/clubs for 21+... or if you can get in otherwise.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Lots of places to go and things to see. You will need money, obviously, but there are ways to figure out how to use public trans to get yourself into and out of baltimore dodging absurd cab fees. It is doable once you figure out where everything is. You're not stuck on campus, but if you want to be, its pretty chill.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is totally possible. The school is really bad about approving people, they really want to nickle and dime you for housing on campus. They deny a lot of people for that reason. But its super easy to live off campus, lots of public trans, I've heard good things.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus is pretty secure, sometimes they focus more on busting up harmless parties/getting kids in trouble if nothing else is going on for them to occupy their time with. The Health department though is kind of sad. Its expensive outside of the fees you already spend for health care at the school, and if you need help on the weekends they're closed. So that really is unfortunate.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Goucher really tries to emphasize its diversity although I'm not 100% sure of how diverse it actually is. There is definitely a visible diversity, and in reality we all come from many different backgrounds. You will always meet someone new and interesting. Economic background definitely differs. You can have the super rich to borderline/pretty poor. It all depends.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletic facilities are really only good for teams. Not much room for anyone else and there is no room for stretching etc. Its very small. There is a lack of school spirit, though the athletic department tries really hard to induce it. Athletics are good, but many students don't really pay attention.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Great if you are awarded financial aid, but if you need more money than that amount you're pretty much out of luck. The aid department isn't the best to deal with and they refer you to all different departments in the same building a cubicle away just so you can tell the same story over and over instead of them personally referring you. Then you are literally referred back to the same person you started with. Its really a struggle.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Some hallways can smell like weed and there is a visible use of alcohol.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I like the food options but there needs to be more availiablity. For example, more than one dinning hall should be open during the weekends. And dinning halls should have longer hours of operation.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: There are many computer labs with windows and apple products. But the tech department needs more attention.

2 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Not a party school. Very small place, therefore, limiting.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Goucher is a very accepting place for all kinds of people. We make it our priority to build a peaceful environment.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Baltimore looks ugly but if you look hard enough there will be jewels.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There so no five-star dinning in towson but in inner city baltimore there is. But around the campus there is an awesome variety of asian food.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I was given a lot of money and choose to come here because of that and I ended up liking it and have gotten good things out of my buck.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: My advisors challenge me to pursue and widen my possibilities.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Public safety does a good job of keeping it safe and still fun.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The good buildings are good and the bad buildings are bad and need lots of improvement.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation from Goucher College to inner city baltimore is easy and free. There are just enough spots to keep the ride moving and also hitting the right pick up locations.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Most people live on campus for all four years because it's too much of a hassle.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I never felt unsafe on campus. There is virtually no security at the front gate but there have been very few problems because of this.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Public Safety always breaks up parties on the weekends and there were new alcohol sanctions put in place a couple years ago that are more strict. Security at the front gate is a joke though.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: Dorm parties are usually broken up pretty quickly by campus security. It's better to go to a different school like Johns Hopkins for parties.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Getting a scholarship was easy and there was no extra paperwork to fill out. It was just based on academic performance. Goucher gives a lot of really good need-based grants as well.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Labs get very crowded towards the end of the semester and the printers break constantly.

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Haebler Memorial Chapel
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Haebler Memorial Chapel Haebler Memorial Chapel A non-denominational chapel in the heart of Goucher College.
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Becca Titus
Hometown
Baltimore, MD
Major
English, Creative Writing
Grad Year
2011
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Goucher provides an atmosphere for students to grow, learn, and expand their views on the world without being restricted or criticized. With an attentive and experienced faculty, freedom to design one’s major, endless leadership opportunities, and a stimulating series of lectures, discussions, and performances, the Goucher experience is one-of-a-kind. Goucher is also the first school in the country to require that all students complete a study abroad experience. Despite complaints on parking, public transportation, the social scene, and campus facilities, the majority of Goucher students has a great overall experience. The quality and variety of the academics, study abroad programs, and the close-knit community are among the contributing factors to students' experiences.

Students who transferred, or wish they did, disliked the atmosphere of student apathy toward on-campus events, clubs, and athletics. They felt that Goucher’s small community was too small for them and that it didn't provide enough options when it came to both academic and social life. One difference between those who have a great overall experience and those who do not is that the first group knows what they want from Goucher and is willing to take initiative to achieve it. Goucher rewards passion and determination in the form of internships, fellowships, and career opportunities. The College doesn’t create the college experience for you—you actually have to get involved on campus and be proactive about things that interest you to find your place within the Goucher community. Students actively involved on campus cite this supportive and open-minded community as the core of their positive experience.

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