Goshen College campus
Goshen College campus
Goshen College campus
Goshen College campus
Goshen College campus
Goshen College campus
Goshen College campus
Goshen College campus
Goshen College campus
Goshen College campus
Goshen College campus
Goshen College campus

From the School

Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked (by Washington Monthly) 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.

Overall

From The School


We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. You can apply online, by paper application or by using the Common Application.

Priority application deadline: Dec. 15, to be eligible for our achievement scholarships, our top awards (including an official transcript and test scores).


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

Test Scores

Learn about new SAT scores and college admission here
SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
475 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 635
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 610
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

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs


As a leader in liberal arts education focusing on international, interdisciplinary, and integrative learning, Goshen College is focused on cultivating each student’s passion for learning and faith-filled global citizenship in any field of study. With small class sizes, undergraduate and graduate academic programs and accredited teaching faculty, our top-ranked liberal arts school offers students the opportunity to grow as people and as global learners.

Accreditation: Goshen College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is classified as a Baccalaureate–Arts & Sciences college by the Carnegie Foundation.

Majors and Degrees Offered


Undergraduate Majors and Minors:
  • Accounting Major & Minor
  • Agroecology Minor & Track
  • American Sign Language (ASL) Minor
  • American Sign Language Interpreting (ASL)Major
  • Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies Minor
  • Art Major & Minor
  • Bible and Religion Major & Minor
  • Biology Major
  • Broadcasting Major & Minor
  • Business Major & Minor
  • Chemistry Major & Minor
  • Communication Major & Minor
  • Computer Science Major & Minor
  • Conflict Transformation Studies Minor
  • Education: Elementary Major
  • Education: Secondary Program
  • English Major & Minor
  • Entrepreneurship Minor
  • Environmental Science Major & Minor
  • Exercise Science Major & Minor
  • Film Production Major
  • Global Economics Minor
  • Graphic Design Minor
  • Health Minor
  • History Major & Minor
  • Informatics Major & Minor
  • Information Technology Major & Minor
  • Interdisciplinary Studies Major
  • International Studies Minor
  • Journalism Major & Minor
  • Marketing Major & Minor
  • Mathematics Major & Minor
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Major
  • Multimedia Communication Minor
  • Music Major & Minor
  • Music In Worship Minor
  • Nursing Major
  • Peace and Justice Studies Minor
  • Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies Major
  • Philosophy Minor
  • Physical Education Major & Minor
  • Physics Major
  • Piano Pedagogy Minor
  • Political Studies Minor
  • Pre-Engineering Track
  • Pre-Law Minor
  • Pre-Medicine Track
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Track
  • Psychology Major & Minor
  • Public Relations Major & Minor
  • Recreation and Sport Minor
  • Social Policy Minor
  • Social Work Major
  • Sociology Major & Minor
  • Spanish Major & Minor
  • Sport Management Minor
  • Sustainability Minor & Track
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Major & Minor
  • Theater Major & Minor
  • Theological Studies and Christian Ministries Minor
  • Women’s and Gender Studies Minor
  • Writing Major & Minor
  • Undecided


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
56%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years
72%

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
56%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years
72%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees


2016-17 Goshen College costs for a full-time student living on campus:
Tuition: $32,200
Room and board: $10,300
Total: $42,500

Financial Aid


Last year, 99% of GC students received financial aid and the average aid package was nearly $20,000.

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
Yes

Overall

From The School


One of the best and most important parts of the Goshen College campus is the student body that brings it to life. Our students, both undergraduate and graduate, come from all walks of life, religious backgrounds, and places throughout the country and the world.
    Undergraduate students: 800
    Graduate students: 70
    States represented: 31
    Countries represented: 26
    Students of color (traditional undergrads): 43%
    International students (traditional undergrads): 6%
    Percentage of undergrads living on campus: 63%
    Percentage of students who study abroad: 80%

    Religious makeup:

    More than 40 denominations
    37% Mennonite/Anabaptist
    28% Other Protestant
    13% Roman Catholic
    5% other faith traditions

    2016-17 first-year class profile:
    Average ACT: 25.1
    Average SAT (combined math and verbal): 1040
    Average GPA: 3.52
    Female: 62%
    Male: 38%

When you live and learn in a world-changing place, getting involved comes naturally. At Goshen, you can pour your passion into any interest imaginable, from music and theater to athletics and community service – and we have the clubs and activities to prove it.


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

Overview

From The School


Location


Goshen College’s 135-acre campus — filled with trees, squirrels and bikes — is located just off the Elkhart River in Goshen, Indiana (pop. 30,000), near the Indiana-Michigan state line. The campus features a world-class Music Center and a Rec-Fitness Center for 13 intercollegiate athletic teams.

Goshen, Indiana is known as the Maple City because of its many maple trees. The city offers many diverse cultural, educational, employment and recreational opportunities. Most notably, we maintain our small town values and charm while offering a multitude of activities and experiences often found in nearby larger cities.

Campus Facilities & Equipment


The 135-acre tree-filled campus features a world-class Music Center and a Rec-Fitness Center for 13 intercollegiate athletic teams. The extended campus includes a 1,189-acre natural sanctuary (the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center near Wolf Lake, Ind.) and a marine biology lab in the Florida Keys.

Off-Campus Opportunities


The extended campus includes a 1,189-acre natural sanctuary (the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center near Wolf Lake, Ind.) and a marine biology lab in the Florida Keys.

More than 80 percent of Goshen College students study-abroad through our nationally-recognized Study-Service Term (SST) or through a variety of May Term courses.


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.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
30%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2016.

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

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
48

Average Number of PC's per Lab
10

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
75%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

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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