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Reviews 378 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics are ok. There's a lot of variety in what courses you can take to complete your major requirements, however, the school does have a lot of weird Gen Ed requirements that really don't help you at all.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Mostly it's just house parties and friends drinking together in their dorms. There really isn't anything off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Most of the parties take place in the theme houses or the old apartments on campus

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The Minority of the Minority groups on campus bitch and moan about how they are under-represented or tolkonized. The rest of us don't care.

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Jesus Christ I swear half of this school smokes weed every day.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: According to FBI statistics on campus, we have a problem with break ins and burglary. However, all everyone focuses on is sexual assault, when we only have 1-2 reported case in the past 2 years.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My professors are amazing. They know what they are talking about, and genuinely help the class if everyone is struggling. One of my professors even took what was going to be a pop quiz and turned it into a lecture to help the class since we were lagging behind.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I honestly have no idea if this college even does anything to help. They say they do, but most people that go there end up working in jobs that aren't even in their field.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is bad. Really bad. The buildings are run down, some of them leak, and I'm pretty sure some of them are at risk for mold. The freshmen dorms don't even have internet plugs that work for Ethernet access. They have plugs, but they just don't work.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I say its great, because it is great, if you're an athlete. If you're not, expect to be ignored by a lot of the administration, since most of the money this school gets goes towards athletics.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The college is divided into many differnet subgroups. You've got the Athletes, you've got the Social Justice Warriors, you've got the druggies, and then you've got everyone else, which is where I fit in. Honestly, if you don't fit into any of the first three categories, re-consider going here. I only went because they gave me a good scholarship, but my department is really ignored by the rest of campus. Computer Science at Guilford is a joke, and most of the students in my classes are Continuing Education students. The IT department locks down Guilford's internet, which leaves many programs unable to work as they cannot connect the their servers. IT refused to make any exceptions for students, even for students taking a Networking Class.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties happen within cliques in dorm rooms. Otherwise you have to hope a theme house or the Olds is down to do it.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties happen between friendgroups but never go over 7 people in their dorms

4 College Freshman

Academics: I love my professors. They really care about the students and are always available for 1 on 1

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Our class president runs forums on how to connect the campus but also made slave jokes towards an African American student. Most of the athletes do not care at all about it, and our yikyak is filled with anonymous people being racist, annoyed with campus' efforts.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Because so many people partake if something bad happens you will be well taken care of. If you don't smoke weed, it will be hard to make friends

1 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Sexual assault if reported on campus to the college is a basically a 'peer review' process. You do not need proof that it happened to get expelled. Also, the 2 main people in charge of judicial procedures, specifically sexual assault, were fired this year because they could not answer very important questions during a student seminar on sexual assault. The athletes are not expected to go to the many sexual assault prevention seminars, but those in clubs are. Even though the highest number assailants are athletes.

If you do not like someone, it would be very possible to get into a judicial hearing of sexual assault against a person, and make them seem much more of an assailant than what might of happened.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are great, but there are a lot of 'volunteer professors' that don't have the qualifications that other colleges would want for their professors. The courses are very interesting, but it's hard for credits to transfer if you're trying to because not all of the classes are recognized. Most of the classes have a philosophy based course structure, and the classes are very small, almost always less than 20 people. The school is writing oriented and each class is an hour and 15 minutes each.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The student career center is very bad. They are not interactive with the students at all and barely try to offer opportunities to students and many never visit there their entire time at Guilford. The employees recruited on campus are a lot of the time only there to fill an empty void of someone let go - or just not there at all. Everyone is always leaving for one reason or another.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It is extremely hard to get off campus housing. Housing is run down and very dirty, with small tight rooms that have not been updated for many years. Even though all students are forced to live on campus, there is little attention paid to the quality of already existing housing. They are cutting back on cleaning services - and there have been instances of rotting food in hallways or disgusting bathrooms for days. While this is the students responsibility, it would be nice if there was an effort by the school itself to keep up the dorms. The washing machines and toilets usually do not work.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: We do not have Greek life available because of Quaker values.

1 College Freshman

Athletics: I saw it is the worst because I do not fall into the student athlete niche. If you are not a student athlete, it is almost guaranteed you will never talk to an athlete throughout your 4 years here.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Guilford is a great place if you are interested in a small school. The study abroad opportunities are wonderful - and so are many of the departments, but your life will consist of the same 40 people and 5 buildings. There is a giant traditional - athlete student divide, and many students hate it here. It's extremely expensive and the resources given to students are awful, all money goes into the athletic departments while other areas are cut continuously. When you're here, if you don't have a car, and even if you do have a car, you never leave the 'bubble'. Much of the staff is getting fired also, and the students are taking advantage of that. The school is very PC, not a bad thing entirely, but PC culture runs the school, and not even from those in 'charge', but by the students. Professors are always worried that they are the next to get fired, and the faculty itself, beyond the professors, don't exactly do there job. The financial services has been caught up in some shady behavior. Everything is run down, and most people are unhappy. The people that are happy here are the people that make the best out of it.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: A lot of people are different and we don't treat them any different.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not many people on campus have drugs. IF they do they are great about making sure they don't get caught

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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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