Guilford College


Enrollment: 2,681.

Student Body: 59% female, 41% male, 34% out-of-state, 1% international (13 countries represented). Asian 1%, African American 25%, Caucasian 64%, Hispanic 3%, Native American 1%.

Retention and Graduation: 80% freshmen return for sophomore year. 48% freshmen graduate within 4 years. 25% grads go on to further study within 1 year. 13% grads pursue arts and sciences degrees. 2% grads pursue law degrees. 5% grads pursue business degrees.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 15:1. 126 full-time faculty, 86% hold PhDs, 16% are members of minority groups, 48% are women.


Degrees: Bachelors, certificate.

Classes: Most classes have 10-19 students. Most lab/discussion sessions have 10-19 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Business/commerce; criminal justice/safety studies; psychology.

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, cooperative education program, cross-registration, double major, honors program, independent study, internships, liberal arts/career combination, student-designed major, study abroad, teacher certification program, weekend college, There are 3-2 degree programs available in forestry and environmental studies with Duke University, and in physician assistant training with Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. Guilford also offers many internships, a Washington semester, work-study programs, accelerated degree programs in business management, computer information systems, psychology, and biology, dual majors, student-designed majors, study abroad in 9 countries, and cross-registration with members of the Greater Greensboro Consortium (8 colleges/universities).

Honors programs: Guilford College is a participating member of the National Collegiate Honors Council. Membership in the NCHC means that students in the Guilford College Honors Program can participate in the NCHC Honors Semesters. These semester programs are regularly offered in different sites around the world and enable Honors students from across the country to meet and learn in unique settings. In recent years, Guilford College students have participated in the Study Abroad programs sponsored by Honors Programs at other colleges and universities. The University of North Carolina at Wilmington offers an Honors Semester Program at the University of Wales Swansea. For more information visit the following site: Eastern Illinois University offers a n Honors Summer Program at the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium that features archaeological study of historic sites. For , more information, one can visit: Both these programs offer college credit courses that are transferable. Combined degree programs: 3-1 Physician s asst program, 3-2 Forestry/environ. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tape recorders, tutors.

Career services: Alumni network, alumni services, career/job search classes, career assessment, internships.

Career services highlights include: Internships offer students up top 12 credit hours. Local, national, and international opportunities are available. Program is centralized and provides a coordinator to assist students with the process and reflection.


Housing: Coed dorms, special housing for disabled students, mens dorms, special housing for international students, women’s dorms, cooperative housing, apartments for single students, theme housing. Special interest housing available. Alternative houses with themes and community service project requirements. 97% of campus accessible to physically disabled. Friends Historical Collection, Frank Family Science Center, art gallery, language lab, research-grade observatory and planetarium.

Computers: 15% of classrooms, 10% of dorms, 100% of libraries, 100% of dining areas, 50% of student union, 10% of common outdoor areas have wireless network access. Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: City.

Activities: Choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/ theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student-run film society, yearbook, campus ministries.

Organizations: 47 registered organizations, 1 honor societies, 8 religious organizations.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, tennis. Women: Basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: Hege Library and Art Gallery, Community Center, Frank Family Science Center, Founders Student Center and the new Grill 155, The Greenleaf Cafe—coffee co-op. 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. Environmental Initiatives: Becoming signatories of the American College and Universities Presidents’ Climate Commitment; composting program for the on-campus dining service; substantial commitment to local food procurement for the dining services.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.12. 16% in top 10% of high school class, 39% in top 25% of high school class, 82% in top 50% of high school class. 78% from public high schools. SAT Math middle 50% range 590-460. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 600-460. SAT Writing middle 50% range 590-440. ACT middle 50% range 26-20. Minimum paper TOEFL 550. Minimum computer TOEFL 213.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Application essay, academic GPA, rigor of secondary school record, character/personal qualities. Important factors considered include: Class rank, recommendation(s), standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, interview, level of applicant’s interest, talent/ability, volunteer work, work experience. Other factors considered include: Alumni/ae relation, first generation, geographical residence, racial/ethnic status, state residency.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units recommended: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 science, 2 foreign language, 3 social studies, 3 history.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 3,780 applied, 62% admitted, 19% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: High school transcript, college transcript(s), essay or personal statement, standardized test scores, statement of good standing from prior institution(s). Minimum college GPA of 2.5 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $25. Regular application deadline 8/10. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 10/1. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1 year. Credit and/or placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $27,120. Required fees $330. Average book expense $1,150.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA. Priority financial aid filing date 3/1.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 2/15.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid. Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins, college/university loans from institutional funds.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $6,911. Off-campus job opportunities are fair.

Financial Aid Statistics: 73% freshmen, 72% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 68% freshmen, 60% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 79% freshmen, 89% undergrads receive any aid. 69% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $24,500.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics.

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