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Undergrad Profile


Guilford College is a liberal arts school in Greensboro, North Carolina, providing tomorrow’s leaders with the innovative problem-solving skills, experiences, and global perspectives to actively create change in the world. 

We are guided by our Quaker heritage, instilling in all of us community, equality, integrity, peace, and simplicity.

With an average class size of 14, our 1,200 traditional undergraduate students are offered an intimate, student-centered approach to their education. You can choose from one of our 40 majors and 51 minors or design your own with the help of your academic advisor (who is also
a faculty member of the College). Each student who is not pursuing a double major, triple major, BFA degree, or Integrative Studies major must choose a minor along with their major academic area of
interest. 

Guilford students have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and engagement through a broad range of programs, resources, and leadership opportunities. Our 50+ student-run clubs and organizations help students develop skills, network with other student leaders, and explore their own leadership identity.

Strong Quaker roots
Established in 1837, Guilford is the only Quaker-founded college in the Southeast. The principles of our founders are reflected in our seven Core Values: Community, Diversity, Equality, Excellence, Integrity, Justice, and Stewardship.

You’ll be inspired to learn in the close-knit and supportive environment shaped by these values, where everyone here is on a first-name basis. The book Colleges That Change Lives calls Guilford a “stimulating place where teachers care, where they expect a lot, and where they provide encouragement as well as the challenge to get young people to do things they had no idea they could do.”

Best of both worlds
Greensboro is our home. The third-largest city in North Carolina, Greensboro offers a vibrant cultural scene, diverse opportunities for service, and abundant partners for internships.

Our 350-acre campus includes a farm, a small lake, meadows, and woods with trees more than 300 years old. The woods provide a wilderness oasis within the city limits—a green sanctuary for walks, runs, and reflection.

Explore the world
Guilford’s 365 study abroad options introduce participants to new ways of living, working, and learning. You’ll learn to navigate uncertainty, engage the unfamiliar, and collaborate with individuals from different cultures.

Our Brunnenburg Semester, the opportunity to live and learn at a 12th-century castle in the Italian Alps, was ranked second among the nation’s study abroad programs by the Best College Reviews website.

Go green
When it comes to being good stewards of the land, we’re not at all shy about getting our hands dirty. Whether it’s taking pre- and post-consumer waste and turning it into rich compost for projects all around campus or gardening alongside our coworkers and neighbors, we take what we put into—and get out of—the land very seriously.

Produce grown on the Guilford College Farm—heirloom tomatoes, canary melons, okra, and much more—is served in our Dining Hall, often on the same day it is picked. Two hundred solar panels produce 9,000 gallons of hot water each day, further reducing our carbon footprint. Because of our dedication to environmental sustainability, we are included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges.

Within your reach
We are committed to keeping a Guilford education as financially accessible as possible. Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016 names Guilford among its 48 “best buys.” One hundred percent of our traditional students receive institutional financial aid totaling $19 million each year. Our average financial aid award is more than $23,000.

Outcomes
A year after graduation, 85% of Guilford students are employed full time or enrolled in graduate school, 15% above the national average. Guilford College is committed to the success of our students from the time that they apply, but we do not end our commitment to our students at graduation. The Career Development Center continues to provide services to Guilfordians even after they have graduated. Alumni may access all services available to current students.

Quaker athletics
Guilford College is committed to the Division III identity of the student-athlete. Our 19 varsity sports teams compete as members of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Our men’s varsity teams are baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and track & field. Our women’s varsity teams are basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, softball, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, and volleyball.

Guilford also offers club sports such as cheerleading, Ultimate Frisbee, and rugby as well as a variety of intramural sports.

Campus visit
The best way to experience Guilford is to see it for yourself! Schedule an individual, personalized visit or join a group during one of our open houses. To schedule your visit, go to guilford.edu/visit or call 336-316-2124.

 


 

AT A GLANCE

Majors

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS:
• Accounting
• African and American Studies
• Art
• Biology
• Business
• Chemistry
• Computing Technology and Information Systems
• Economics
• Education Studies
• English and Creative Writing
• Environmental and Sustainability Studies
• Foreign Languages
• Geology
• Health Sciences
• History
• Integrative Studies
• International Studies
• Justice and Policy Studies
• Mathematics
• Music
• Peace and Conflict Studies
• Philosophy
• Religious Studies
• Sociology and Anthropology
• Sport Studies
• Theater Studies
• Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS:
Pre-dentistry, Pre-engineering, Pre-law, Pre-medical, and Pre-ministerial


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