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Reviews 616 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't think that our Safety services are being aimed at the areas of issues. Public safety focuses more on busting dorm gatherings and parking violations than things that are actually important and will keep out campus safer.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are not many discounts available to students. But there are a few places to eat that are close to campus.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I am not impressed with Guilford's housing at all. The best options are the apartments and they are so terribly expensive it's not worth it.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Greensboro is a great town for college students because there are 4 or 5 college all close together. The airport is close, there are some great places to eat, and plenty of night life. The trick is to actually peel yourself and your friends out of the Guilford Bubble and get out/off campus as much as possible.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: Guilford College does not participate in Greek Life.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are a huge part of what makes the school a real college.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are some weekends (i.e. Halloween, Homecoming, Football Championships, Serendipity...) that are really fun. It seems like theres a lot going on during those special occasions. But if it's just a normal weekend, everything is really secluded to individual sporting teams and "invite only" apartment get-togethers.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: My financial aid counselor is a very nice, helpful person. However, the school just did not do a very good job of determining my need right away. My EFC is ZERO and they did not give me a scholarship that matched my GPA and EFC coming out of high school. Even after I requested more aid, I still owed the school money to register for classes and then found out they were holding back even more aid from me.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Lol varisty sports. The football team along makes up roughly 10% of the student population, so crossing paths with an athlete is inevitable.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Again, it is an average place, with average food and average discounts.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Guilford is pretty lenient with their financial aid, so most students are satisfied with their aid. Now that doesn't constitute that they're content with the bang that their getting for their bucks. A lot of the students that I've interacted with (myself included) have iterated that they chose Guilford because they gave up the most money. I understand that Guilford College wants to attract more students, but generosity within financial aid is going to be very problematic in the long run. The school is already starting to show signs that indicate financial hardships for the institution.

3 College Freshman

Academics: As with any four year college/university, the class difficulty and course material are in some ways going to be challenging and, to some, might require persistence and an assiduous time management regiment. Guilford has embarked on a slight and subtle decline based on the comments I've heard from both faculty and students regarding the quality of the education. These comments, I'm assuming, are direct results of poor budgeting, budget cuts, along with poor professor selection.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Guilford College is one of the oldest co-educational institutions in the country, so the building's exteriors obviously show signs of aging and in some ways, restrained efforts of renovation. The interior of most of the buildings have been renovated and in some ways modified to mimic the authentic, antique feel of it's brick exterior counterpart.

2 College Freshman

Local Area: Guilford College is located along the outskirts of Greensboro, secluded from UNC Greensboro -- a much larger campus that actually feels like a college (although their acceptance rate is much lower than ours lol) -- and downtown Greensboro, which in my opinion, isn't an exemplary metropolitan area. I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area so Downtown Greensboro might be the shit to those who have never really ventured out of the area, although most citizens seems to be reclusive to Greensboro. Clubs suck, food's decent, friendly people.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: It's not too bad. The P.Safe (Public Safety) team is comprised of a group of mostly understanding people that are always willing to work and negotiate with you, but this is conditional. They're rather prudent in the way they approach most situations regarding student misconduct.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am currently a freshman and my knowledge of off-campus housing is limited, thus I have no place in commenting any further.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Guilford College has many assets and perks to it. Small classroom sizes, small campus, and party curfews account for most of the positives at GC. Guilford was once known for it burning desire for promoting change through activism and of course the famous Quaker meetings, but has since suppressed the flame. More and more students are becoming unsatisfied with Guilford, resulting in a slow but steadily increasing retention rate every cycle. Not too sure which direction Guilford will be following within the next decade or so, but I don't plan on being part of any of it.

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2 College Junior

Majors: There are very limited programs at Guilford, because of the fact that it's a small liberal arts school. Many students transfer out once they realize that Guilford doesn't have the program that they want.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: All of the dorms are old and worn down. Particularly Bryan Hall, which many students compare to a prison cell. In addition, the outdoor steps leading to the upper floors are rusted and beginning to cave in, which i'm pretty sure is a safety hazard.

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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Greensboro that you would never even know about unless you randomly happened upon a shopping center and decided to try a new place. There are so many different ethnic options with authentic food that is also delicious. I recommend getting off-campus and exploring the dining options.

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2 College Junior

Party Scene: There aren't many parties on campus. Most of the good ones happen off-campus with small groups of people. The ones on-campus usually get out of control b/c everyone tries to cram into a small old apartment.

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2 College Junior

Local Area: the area surrounding campus is pretty ugly and they're putting a giant walmart in across the street, so as soon as you leave campus everything looks drab. fortunately, the campus itself is very beautiful.

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1 College Junior

Administration: the administration has an extremely strict policy when it comes to drug and alcohol charges. basically, you just have to be smart and avoid getting caught by psafe.

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1 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Campus life rarely permits off-campus housing for students unless they are over 21, or they have a doctors note with some kind of medical issue that requires them to live off campus. it is completely ridiculous.

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2 College Junior

Athletics: no one really cares about the sports on campus. I only ever went to one football games. the only people who care are the athletes.

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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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