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Academics

Guilford’s legendarily “accepting culture” arises through the incorporation of a number of core tenets that include “diversity, equality, community, stewardship, etc.” The school is “a place where you can express yourself free from judgment,” and “impacts every aspect of your life and continues to carry you as part of its family even after you graduate.” Students are given the opportunity to make all of their own choices, and the school works at “providing support for those decisions,” and heavily promotes the idea “that doing things the hard way is usually worth it.”

The Quaker college is known for being green (to put it mildly), and the administration works to raise “student and individual awareness of the environment and everyday life through education and service learning.” The level of engagement of the students is matched only by the school’s willingness to listen; student involvement is in everything from policy changes to food options, and “can be one person’s efforts or many.” “I know someone who campaigned for getting coffee in the cafeteria’s ice cream selection, and this year we had a trial run that seems to have gone over well,” says a sophomore. Still, a few students do think the administration could let up on “parenting the students.”

Professors are able to “create an environment that invites discussion of materials from different perspectives” that “[pushes] and [supports] you at the same time.” The “intensity of academic learning” means that “your absence in a class does not go unnoticed,” unsurprising at a place where teachers are called by their first name (“which is really awesome”). The small scale class sizes “really allow for individual attention and academic growth.” Most classrooms are arranged with the desks in a circle and the classes are “highly interactive”; every class “is filled with questions for the class to answer, even simple questions.”

Student Body

This is one “funky community of diverse people,” all of whom “seem to share some appreciation for the outdoors and nuttier aspects of life.” “Hippies or athletes” covers the majority of the student body (as does “liberal”), and there are many “refreshingly weird individuals” who’ve “taken their time at Guilford as an opportunity to redefine themselves.” “We color outside of the lines in innovative and interesting ways,” says one student. Friend groups tend to be in cliques, but are “still very friendly with other groups”; as one junior puts it, “There’s a lot of varying interests but some wires tend to be the same across the board ... like being culturally aware, or fighting against the oppression of minorities.”

Campus Life

Fun at this “socially intriguing” college comes in many forms: walking in the woods, hiking, community service, the local art and music scene. “It’s always felt like more of a village than an institution,” says one student. Relaxation is taken very seriously after a week of hard work (Guilford is “writing heavy” and “the library and its resources are used a great deal”), and “lying down by the lake and playing music or watching movies with friends is almost mandatory.” Bars in Greensboro are also an option, but if students can’t get there “the school does a good job at hosting activities around campus, which can help the slower weekends.” There is admittedly “a lot of weed, but it’s totally fine if you aren’t into smoking or drinking.”

People on this “beautiful” campus are very socially and politically aware, and “someone … is always planning protests or creating petitions.” Food options are a sore spot for Guilford students, and “there’s also sometimes an athletic divide.” Students are “really active” in groups and organizations, and there is “lots of talk of oppression, gender issues, and race in the social sciences and humanities.”

Overview

Applicants
1,865
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average HS GPA
3.19

GPA Breakdown

12%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 585
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
463 - 558
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Decision II — January 15

Early Action — December 1


Other Admission Factors


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
185
with Terminal Degree
107

93
Men
92
Women
37
Minority
13
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
45%
Graduate in 5 years
50%
Graduate in 6 years
53%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African-American/Black Studies.
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

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

  • Accounting and Related Services, Other.
  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Education, General.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

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

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
  • Public Health, General.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

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

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Community Organization and Advocacy.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology and Anthropology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Design and Applied Arts, Other.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Howard Coble
Congressman

M.L. Carr
Boston Celtics

David Odom
Basketball Coach

Tony Womack
New York Yankees

Warren Mitofsy
Network Electon Polling

Harrison Hickman
Election Pollster

Bruce Stewart
Headmaster of Sidwell Friends

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
45%
Graduate in 5 years
50%
Graduate in 6 years
53%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,608

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,289

Average Need-Based Loan
$7,996

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
70%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$39,658

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$18,379

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$37,920
Required Fees
$680
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,650

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,000
Transportation for Commuters
$1,260

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,800
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 Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,674
Foreign Countries Represented
10

Demographics

3.08%
Asian
25.45%
African-American
8.51%
Hispanic
55.73%
Caucasian
1.14%
Unknown
1.00%
International

53% female
47% male
29% are out of state
85% are full time
15% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
74%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
89%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Accessibility Resource Center

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Kelly Mongiovi

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

IEP, 504

Documentation Required for ADHD

IEP, 504

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
2

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
54
Number of Honor Societies
1

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
5

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

18% participate in intramural sports
24% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Quakers)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Quakers)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: NC A&T
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: NC A&T

Sustainability

Guilford College has a Quaker heritage that holds stewardship as a core value, so it’s no surprise that sustainability is a priority on campus. The College is an ACUPCC signatory and has committed to seeking carbon neutrality by the year 2047. It is also seeking LEED certification on all future construction over 5,000 square feet. The College performd ASHRAE Level II energy audits on 35 campus buildings, resulting in 430 implemented energy conservation measures. Due to these improvements, Guilford’s energy costs are the lowest per gross square foot of any institution of higher education in the region. The College has adopted composting policies to include Dining Services food waste. Compost is used for brewing compost tea (a natural fertilizer), top-dressing campus grounds, and as a soil amendment for the Production Garden and landscape beds.. Guilford proudly utilizes produce grown on its on-campus Production Garden and neighboring farms in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint. Approximately 10,000 pounds of produce is grown annually on the campus Production Garden. Cooking oil used in meal preparation is donated to a local producer of biodiesel fuel. An initiative to install more than 200 solar panels has resulted in the production of 9,000 gallons of hot water daily for dorms, the cafeteria, and P.E. Center. Bathrooms offer dual-flush valves, low-flow faucets and showerheads, and waterless urinals in a majority of academic and office buildings. In addition, Guilford’s Energy Star Purchasing Policy requires that all electronic purchases be Energy Star or the equivalent. The college’s well-regarded environmental studies program incorporates sustainability into a wide variety of academic fields while focusing on social justice, global awareness, and service to the larger community. Environmentally focused student organizations range from the Green Leaf Coffee Co-Op to a green-themed residence hall. The Physical Education Center has ten elliptical ReRev machines, each harnessing 50 kilowatt hours per thirty-minute session to be used as clean energy source. Students, faculty, and staff can also rent bikes or get a tune-up at The Bike Shop, aimed at encouraging bike riding as a mode of transportation around the area. In addition, students participate in clubs based in the wider Greensboro area, like the Sierra Club, the local organic food co-op, and the Piedmont Hiking and Outing Club.

95/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
21%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
No

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
No

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
No

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

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
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Sheila Siler
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Admissions Office
5800 W. Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410

Phone
800-992-7759

Email
campusvisits@guilford.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Hege Library and Art Gallery
Regan Brown Field House & Physical Education Center & Mary Ragsdale Fitness
Frank Family Science Center
Founders Student Center and the new Grill 155
The Greenleaf Cafe - coffee co-op or Community Center
The Guilford College campus is a beautiful 340 acre campus situated in the western residential area of Greensboro, North Carolina. The college is bordered by woods on one end and easy access to stores on the other.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
International Civil Rights Museum (original Woolworth's lunch counter)
Guilford Courthouse Nat Military Park (highwater mark in Revolutionary War)
Old Salem (restored & working Moravian settlement, shops, crafts)
Greensboro Historical Museum (O. Henry, Dolley Madison, Civil War)
Guilford College Woods (southern beginning of Underground Railroad)
The downtown area of Greensboro is a short five minute drive and includes not only shops, galleries, theaters, restaurants, live music venues, parks, bike trails, sports coliseum, baseball stadium, and other entertainment possibilities, but also five other colleges and universities with which Guilford College has a learning consortium allowing students to take classes at these other campuses. http://www.guilford.edu/campus_community/beyond_campus/

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; Saturday
Academic Year: 8:30am-5pm; 8:30am-12pm; Sat 11am
800-992-7759

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: MTRF: 9:30, 11:00, 2:00. W: 9:30, 11:0. S: 11.
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Immediately following tours

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@guilford.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
The Triad Piedmont International Airport in Greensboro is 5 miles from campus. A shuttle is available at the airport. Amtrak is also located near downtown Greensboro.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-40 or I-85, exit to Holden Road N. Follow Holden Rd. to Friendly Ave., and turn left (west) to the college.


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