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Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked liberal arts college in Northern Indiana known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice.

The college offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 65 areas of study, as well as select master’s degrees. Goshen enrolls approximately 850 students from 32 states and 25 countries and is recognized for its innovative, life-changing study abroad program (Study-Service Term) and exceptional educational value.

Rooted in the historically peaceful Mennonite church and established in 1894, the college’s Christ-centered mission produces passionate learners, compassionate peacemakers, global citizens and servant leaders. The college’s doors are open to all, with students from 40 different Christian denominations and several world religions. Experiential learning, faculty mentors and strong friendships are significant community strengths for students.

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Overview

Applicants
900
Acceptance Rate
54%
Average HS GPA
3.50

GPA Breakdown

48%
Over 3.75
9%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
1.00 - 1.99

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
475 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 635
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — August 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
92
with Terminal Degree
51

51
Women
41
Men
8
Minority
2
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Molecular Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Broadcast Journalism.
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other.
  • Journalism.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.
  • Informatics.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Writing, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • American Sign Language (ASL).
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.
  • Public/Applied History.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Sociology.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Bible/Biblical Studies.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Music.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,070

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,195

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,498

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$21,730

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$29,700
Required Fees
$0
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$900

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,000
Transportation for Commuters
$700

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,700
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
774
Foreign Countries Represented
25

Demographics

2.00%
Asian
4.00%
African-American
13.07%
Hispanic
67.87%
Caucasian
9.20%
International

58% female
42% male
48% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
63%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
24
Number of Honor Societies
0

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
4

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

37% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Maple Leafs)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Maple Leafs)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
LGBT Support Groups: Unofficial support group for gay and lesbian students.

Minority Support Groups: Student organizations (clubs) for minority students.

Sustainability

A progressive Mennonite liberal arts college in Northern Indiana, Goshen College is guided by a Christian theology of earthkeeping. This mission pervades the college’s sustainability practices. Goshen’s Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center—a 1,189-acre nature sanctuary where students observe management practices in agriculture as well as wetland, prairie, and savanna restorations—seems to aggregate the school’s commitment to sustainability. It houses Indiana’s first LEED Platinum-certified facility, Rieth Village, which hosts immersive programs for Goshen undergrads in sustainability leadership and agroecology, a master’s program in environmental education, public programs, K-12 programs and the Sustainability Leadership Semester. In addition, Goshen signed the President’s Climate Commitment in 2007, committing the college to aspire to climate neutrality, and forming an Ecological Stewardship Committee comprised of faculty, administrators, and students to advance this commitment. Their work has been notable: the college has reduced campus-wide gas use by 31 percent and electric use by 17 percent over the last six years, even while increasing the actual square footage of buildings by 20 percent. Goshen purchases 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources. Academically, eco-minded Goshen undergrads may choose concentrations in agroecology, sustainability, or environmental studies, as well as in traditional science curricula. The Ecological Stewardship Committee invites ongoing proposals from students that address ecological, economically efficient, and educational sustainability advancement opportunities. Goshen’s student dining contractor, AVI Foodsystems, fosters distinct initiatives to reduce landfill and food waste, and conserve energy, and Goshen recently restored 12 acres of lawn to native prairie grasses. For the green-oriented student with a spiritual ethos, Goshen provides a unique array of dynamic and immersive ecological learning opportunities.


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
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Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jo Helmuth
Visit Coordinator

Address
Goshen College
1700 S Main
Goshen, IN 46526

Phone
5745357535

Email
joah@goshen.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Music Center
Gingerich Rec-Fitness Center
Science Building
Residential Halls Connector
Good Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Brew (downtown coffee shop)
Kelly Jae's (tapas restaurant)
The Old Bag Factory
Goshen Farmer's Market
Venturi Pizzeria

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times:
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@goshen.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
South Bend Intl Airport Amtrak (Elkhart) Taxis The Trolley

Driving Instructions to Campus
At the intersection of SR 15 and College Ave in Goshen

Local Accommodations
Comfort Inn Holiday Inn Express Super 8 Hampton Inn Quality Inn


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