Professors "try hard to ensure the best education and the best learning environment for each individual"; they "have a lot of work experience that they bring to the classroom," and most professors are still working in addition to teaching or are very involved in research (that undergraduate students have a chance to be a part of). Classes come with "great variety," and are usually under ten people, so "the culture for group discussions is really kind of built in." They are designed to encompass multiple perspectives of a subject, so that "students can get a full picture." Professors "understand in order for us to digest the material, we NEED to discuss it," and they are "always available to talk or help" so students can keep up with the sometimes demanding academics. As one student puts it, "You come to Goucher to go to school…you will have to be committed to your studies if you want to succeed."
People here are "very school-oriented," so while they like to have fun on weekend nights, "the library is full on Sundays." Parties are relatively infrequent, and "usually consist of small get-togethers in the dorms." There is a mall within walking distance, and Baltimore is fifteen-minute drive (or free shuttle) away. This socially conscious school offers "a ton of community service initiatives" and works closely with the surrounding Towson and Baltimore communities.
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