Location
Greensboro, NC
Undergrads
2,056
Tuition
$32,470
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 573 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Junior

Majors: It's very hard work getting into any of the majors programs, but it is rewarding. Just work very hard, ask a lot of questions, and be prepared.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am having fun in my program, though it requires very hard work and a lot of preparedness. Since I am doing a double major (History and English), I have double the workload. It also requires a lot of writing, and I mean pages and pages worth of writing. I sometimes feel like I'm going to go insane with all the work I'm doing, and I was unsure of what to do at first. But after asking the heads of the departments what I had to do, I became more confidant and I am enjoying it much more.

College Junior

Greek Life: We do not have fraternities and sororities at Guilford College. Everyone is considered equal at Guilford, and having these exclusive groups would only go against the college's principles.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Guilford College really knows how to have fun. The college doesn't have any of the infamous college fraternity and sorority parties, but there are many extracurricular activities, clubs, sports, and events that give the students and even the staff a much deserved break after a long day of studying. While I haven't been to all of the events, the ones I have been to make me want to attend more.

4 College Junior

Academics: Most, but not all of my professors try hard to be inspiring and lead students to their passions. That being said though, it is necessary to apply yourself to your classes to get real results out of them aside from another credit and letter grade.

4 College Junior

Academics: If you don't like writing, don't come to this school. I often end up with mounds of written work, especially around exam time, but most of it is doable if you just apply yourself.

4 College Junior

Facilities: If you don't mind a little bit of grunge here and there most of Guilford facilities are fine. The only complaint I have would be the wifi - although it has gotten exponentially better as of 2014. The one thing that they really do need though is a pool.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Although some people have had some quite bad experiences with the schools housing, dorm life can be pretty awesome if you know what your doing at sign up and are proactive about it. Living in an LLC section in a Freshman dorm my first year was a great experience, especially given that the associated class and students in it were pretty awesome. My second year so far in Bryan hall was only saved by the fact that I had a suite with some of my best friends. If it wasn't for them, I would have had a much more unpleasant experience.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Guilford's nightlife scene could use a bit of work. Most of the parties that happen get shut down by 1:00, but its not uncommon to meet some pretty chill and interesting people at them. College sponsored events are basically barren wastelands due to the schools slightly ridiculous cat and mouse game on drugs and alcohol with most students opting to go to events hosted by the schools theme houses. At their best, theme house parties are stupidly fun, but at their worst, they are crowded messes that can result in a few mishaps. Don't let anyone tell you that Guilford students don't go hard though: they make up for their lack of numbers in sheer over the top drug use and shenanigans.

5 College Junior

Diversity: If any school is a grade A example of diversity, it would be Guilford College! There are constant seminars on diversity and other cultures.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Guilford is not helpful with living off campus. They would prefer you to live on campus. But offcampus is cheaper if you live near by like I do.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: If I could start over I would still choose Guilford. Everyone is welcoming and eager to help you.

College Junior

Greek Life: There is no greek life. Everyone on campus treats each other as equals

4 College Junior

Academics: I love all of the professors at Guilford! Especially in the Political science and English departments. Everyone is eager to help!

4 College Junior

Academics: The work load is very heavy during midterms and finals. However, if you talk to your professors they will usually be lenient and move around deadlines for you.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: As long as you aren't being destructive or openly breaking rules, no one will bother you or say anything against it. Guilford is very open to everyone being themselves!

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most students take part in such activities.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I am not receiving enough financial aid.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Parties get shout down at 1:00 AM.

4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather doesn't have a major impact.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: The night life in Greensboro is amazing! There are a variety of options to do from the bar to the club to just walking around downtown.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love my housing! I enjoy my hallmates we all get along very well and my RA is one of the best

College Freshman

Greek Life: My school does not involve its self in Greek Life, we are a Quaker institution and believe that we are all equal

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I do not participate in any sports, but I do support athletics. The athletic department seems very put together always making the best accomidations for their athletes

2 College Student

Campus Dining: the food is not very good.

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Elizabeth C. Laird
Hometown
Florida
Major
English/Philosophy
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Guilford is a wonderful place to be if you are looking for a small liberal arts college experience. Guilford does not attract the types of people who go to standard, huge state schools with flourishing Greek scenes and near-professional football programs. In many different respects, students adore their school, the atmosphere, and their peers. Guilford allows (and expects) you to be independent academically, but you must be willing to work to get the most out of your education here. Although it is a good bit harder to "slip through the cracks" at Guilford, it is certainly possible to fail out. The majority of students feels sufficiently and appropriately challenged academically, although some say it all really depends on your department. Others don't bother to do the work and take the easiest classes possible, and as a result, end up taking extra years to graduate, complaining about it all the while. Those who are happy tend to make the most out of their time on campus. Get involved in the Guilford community, have fun, and try to do most of your work.

Guilford students are good at voicing their opinions. Sometimes this is productive, while other times concerns and suggestions are disregarded by the College altogether. Pay attention to changes that happen, and state your opinion as a student. Guilford's traditional ideals are geared toward community involvement in major decisions that affect all that are connected to the College. Despite any gripes that students have with Guilford, most think that the other aspects outweigh the negatives. Guilford is a place to meet interesting people and make devoted friends for life. Nearly all that have spent time at Guilford depart with a distinct fondness for some part of the experience. Students tend to leave the College fulfilled, mentally and physically exhausted, and full of pride for their alma mater and degree.

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