currently a junior at Goucher, and my time spent here
has been equally met with positives and negatives. Coming into
college, I was undecided, and remained so until halfway through
my sophomore year. I decided to major in economics, which
happens to be one of the least popular majors at
Goucher College. To be honest, however, I am not sure
as to why that would be. The econ department at
Goucher, though very small, is actually quite good. My professors
are knowledgable, friendly, and extremely helpful. My work load is
not always as rigorous as I would like, but I
feel as though I am still getting a solid education
which should hopefully set me up for many fruitful years
in graduate school and my career beyond that.
that being said, my time at Goucher College has been,
at times, less than satisfactory. To begin, the social life
here is nightmarishly bad. If you're like me, you look
for fun on the weekends, whether that be going to
a party, hanging out with people, or engaging in on-campus
activities. Well, if these things sound good to you, then
choose another school. Spending a weekend at Goucher is like
spending a weekend in a ghost town. There's practically nothing
to do (unless you have a car, like me), very
few people even appear on campus (as they're all locked
inside their rooms like a bunch of recluses) and parties
are non-existent on campus (campus security has gotten extremely rigid)
and parties off campus are uncommon, and when there is
one, it usually sucks.
Further more, don't be mislead
like I was with the girls-guys ratio at Goucher. Most
of the girls here are either a.) In a relationship,
and often with someone who doesn't even attend Goucher, b.)
seemingly disinterested in the entire world around them, c.) so
ugly, I can't even stress it enough, or d.) a
lesbian. Those girls that I have dated here have either
turned out to have some kind of a psychological/emotional issue
or have broken my heart. Hence, my feeling on Goucher
girls is less than pleasant.
Aside from the mediocre social
life here, the clubs on campus are decent, at best.
Many of the clubs are either political in nature, are
focused on something related to religion or choir, or are
just so lame that I wouldn't ever consider joining them.
The clubs that I have joined are ok, but could
be much improved. In addition, there wasn't even an intramural
sports program when I got here... I mean, come on!
Now, one exists, but like I said, it needs improvement.
I hate to continue my negative rants, but this
is an honest interpretation of how I feel. I wouldn't
be writing this if it wasn't my honest opinion. I
still feel that many positives do exist about Goucher, such
as the great/caring professors, the enjoyable classes (I have more
fun in my classes than I do outside of them),
the excellent food (Goucher, in comparison to many other schools,
actually has superb food and excellent food selection), the surrounding
town (I hate Maryland, but Towson is a great college
town), and an attractive campus. If the social life here
was better, I'd have very few complaints, but the simple
fact is the social life here compares well to a
high school social life — just the type of “social
life” that I tried to get away from.