Goucher College

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#112, overall score 48/100

Fun Fact:

Students at Goucher created the popular campus game Humans vs. Zombies.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Towson, Md.
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Campus type: Suburb
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Liberal Arts: Yes
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,473
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 450
  • Jewish population share: 31%
  • Student origin: 35% in-state / 65% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Quindecim
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Gophers
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Guilty Swallows / All You Can Eat

COST & AID Score: 3.33/15

  • Score: 3.33/15
  • Tuition: $43,440
  • Room & board costs: $12,670
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $27,416
  • Average loan debt: $33,702

ACADEMICS Score: 5/20

  • Score: 5/20
  • Acceptance rate: 79%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
  • Median SAT range: 1050-1260
  • Jewish Studies program: Yes
  • Jewish Studies minor: Yes

ISRAEL Score: 12/20

  • Score: 12/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 13
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: Go-pher Israel
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never Introduced

SAFETY Score: 9/11

  • Score: 9/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 9.21/1,000 students (high)
  • City crime rate: 65.59/1,000 people (high)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 18.67/34

  • Score: 18.67/34
  • Hillel: Goucher Hillel
  • Chabad: The Rohr Chabad Jewish Center at Towson and Goucher
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: No
  • Jewish sororities: No
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? Yes
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Chabad: 60
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 19 (10 Orthodox, 5 Conservative, 4 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alum: Jonah Goldberg
  • Where do Jewish students come from? All over the country.

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