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Goucher College


Since it was founded in 1885, Goucher has been firmly committed to excellence in liberal arts and sciences education. Originally named the Woman's College of Baltimore City, Goucher was founded in 1885 by a group of influential Methodists led by the Rev. John Franklin Goucher, who, with his wife Mary Fisher Goucher, deeded the college the land to begin its original campus in downtown Baltimore.


We understand you want to go to a college where you feel you belong and where you will be able to excel as a student and grow as a person. We think Goucher College might be just the place for you.

Students pursue a common set of learning experiences with great freedom to determine and follow their own interests, developing critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills.


At Goucher College, we know that today’s jobs stem from a variety of majors. That’s why we developed the Goucher Career Explorer, a fun and interactive way to help you visualize the possibilities.

Student services

The Office of Student Support & Outreach at Goucher College is here to provide the campus community with  education, tools, and support around the issues of student success in all areas of the college experience. Our goals are to connect students to resources, educate individuals about support services at Goucher and beyond, and to provide proactive, compassionate, and collaborative support to students as they overcome these barriers. 

Housing services

Residential Life at Goucher partners with a number of different staff and faculty to create a meaningful residential experience aimed at assisting our students on their journey of emerging adulthood. As a member of the Division of Student Affairs we ascribe to the belief that learning happens everywhere and is not simply limited to the classroom.

Library services

Goucher College Library is open to faculty and staff with a Goucher ID card 9am - 5pm Monday through Friday.  The Library and your librarians are always online for community members unable to come to the Library in person.

ICT services

The IT Help Desk supports Goucher students, faculty and staff with campus hardware, software, web applications, email, and phones.

Medical services

The Goucher Student Health Center is an outpatient primary health care facility that provides comprehensive medical care for acute and stable chronic illnesses, women's health care, preventative medical care, and health education services. The center is located on the first floor of the main lobby of the Heubeck building.

Campus life

Our 287-acre wooded campus provides a restful retreat just outside a bustling city, and our new First-Year Village puts the latest research on higher education success into practice. Goucher is designed to help you thrive.

Sports facilities

Originally built in 1991 as an addition to Lillian Welsh Hall the Decker Sports and Recreation Center houses the Athletic Department offices, two gymansiums, a cardio fitness center, weight room, Von Borries Aquatic Center, the Todd Dance Studio, raquetball court, squash court, athletic training facilities and varsity locker rooms.

Student clubs

It's easy to find your niche as a student on campus with the diverse array of organizations you can join. There are more than 60 active student clubs and organizations. For additional club sports, intramurals, and fitness activities, check out our Goucher Recreation website.If you don't find what you're looking for, you can always start your own.

Goucher College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), one of seven regional accrediting organizations in the United States.  MSCHE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct accreditation and pre-accreditation activities for institutions of higher education in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including distance education and correspondence education programs offered at those institutions.

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