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| Goucher is a very small school. 1,500 kids is not a lot at all. Everyone knows everyones business. Everyone knows where you slept last night and with who and they will tell anyone who doesn't already know. The social scene is horrible. Every once in a while there will be a larger on campus "party" but before midnight this will get busted by security. Other then that there will be gatherings of 5-8 people in a dorm room drinking or smoking weed. Girls here are big sluts which means the guys sleep around and if you're a girl and not a big slut good luck finding a decent buy here who doesn't think he's the hottest thing there ever was. Off campus bars and clubs are fun but you must have a good id. Towson parties are fun but don't tell anyone you're from Goucher, cause this is where the weird kids go and TU kids don't want them at their parties! |
Other then the horrible social scene the school is alright. There are a few very strong academic departments which are: art, english, peace studies, psychology and .... I think that's it. The other departments are tiny and provide no variety in courses, just the very basics which quickly get boring! Athletics are nothing to write home about, some of the teams are fine and a good time to watch but none are amazing at what they do. The Equestrian team does not deserve its positive rep, it is horrible, the directors have no previous experience and the team as a whole never does very well. Do not come here because you want to ride.
|Sep 26 2010|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2011 |
| Let me just say this: Goucher is great in the fact that it is a small, quiet campus. You make fast friends, and also the professor to class size ratio is small, so you begin to form a bond with your professors outside of the classroom environment, which is a very rare opportunity.|
If you do think about going to Goucher, you may want to select a major that is more "practical." I was Communications major, I graduated in December of 2009, it's been nine months, and I still have not found a job. Goucher is a great school to learn, but is absolutely horrible at marketing their students for the work world. Now I have to go back to grad school in a completely different field, so that I may get that high-paying job with benefits I was promised after getting my bachelor's.
If you're unsure about going to grad school, or you don't want any part of that, try to pick a major you know you can get work in, especially with the job market the way it is. Believe me, if I had known that a Communications degree from a liberal arts school would be this useless in the real world, I would've either picked a different major or a different school. On a positive note, you learn how to write good, efficient essays. I can write a 1,500 word paper without any problems, while an assignment like that was daunting when I was in high school. You will most certainly improve your studies at Goucher. And as I mentioned before, class sizes are small, usually about 18 students per class, compared to 300 or so per class at larger state schools. Your professors will get to know you better, and help you with the writing skills you need in order to survive college.
|Sep 16 2010|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| Overall, I love Goucher. As others have said, it is very hit or miss for most people--either you love it or you hate it, and if you hate it, you'll probably leave at some point. Although I rated the social life low, I don't really care for partying and being out late. I like to relax and drink with my friends, most of the time on campus. Goucher is the perfect for that, and taking advantage of the surrounding woods on beautiful nights has been a lot of fun.I also rated the safety low because although the Public Safety does their best, I've had my wallet and laptop stolen while at this school--NEITHER time was due to something stupid that I did, and BOTH times it happened by someone who did not go to Goucher, was older, and just happened to be let into the dorm buildings. This shouldn't be acceptable! |
|May 10 2010|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2010 |