Guilford College
Greensboro, NC, USA

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Guilford College
3.66 Average Rating

Chelsea from Durham, NC

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Academic Rigor
the classes are really small and all of the teachers are very caring. they really get involved in your education and are always available to help you when you need it. everyone seems so passionate about what they're doing and the facilities are amazing.
Will enjoy being here
It's a really small campus and I really liked the fact that even though it was smack dab in the middle of a big place like Greensboro, it feels like it is its own little island. The campus is gorgeous and there are lots of environmentally friendly buildings. There's lots of clubs to get involved in, everything from the Pagan Mysticism Club to Biohazard Ultimate Frisbee. Greensboro is also a really cool city and there's always something to do, if not in Greensboro, a little ways away in Winston-Salem, Durham, Asheville, Raleigh and Chapel Hill.
Bang for the buck
...long story short, great opportunities, hefty price tag. i'm currently struggling to pay my remaining first year tutition, but if you get lucky like me and you recieve a really generous financial aid package (the majority of my first year's tuition is paid) you'll only have to pay a little bit. there's tons of merit based aid and really good scholarships at guilford.
Tips for prospective students
if you're planning to come to guilford be prepared to work harder than you ever have before. because you'll not only be doing lots of schoolwork, extracurriculars and trying to be social it's going to require learning good time management skills. remember that everyone at guilford is on your side and wants you to succeed. ask for help when you need it, at guilford everyone uses the tutors at the learning commons and they've actually made me more open about my own learning disability.
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Jodie-Ann from Brooklyn, NY

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Bang for the buck
College is an investment, if you really want to invest in your education and future Guilford is definitely worth your buck.
Tips for prospective students
I recommend visiting he campus. It is beautiful and the tour guides are also amazing [I happen to be one of them]. In the fall and spring you get to see how full of energy the campus is and how supportive the Guilford community is.
Great for these types of students
If you like small classes and lively discussiosn, Guilford is the ideal fit. I find it easy to balance work and play. There are a lot of academic programs designed to support and cater to individual student needs. Along with the academic programs there is literally always a event happening on campus and they are always ran by students. The values of Quakerism are reflected in our small class sizes and community involvement many students take part in. You do not have to be Quaker to attend Guilford; there are 13 other religious organizations supported on campus as well as the creation of many more as time passes and our community expands.
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Joyce from Tobaccoville, NC

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Here at Guilford College you will learn in and outside the classrooms. I know by experience I'm always in and out of classes with peers, teachers, and advisers and since my first day of coming here to Guilford I have yet to stop learning. I learn some thing new everyday and when I least expected. the teachers I've had so far are every nice and they are so into their subjects that you will get a lot out of the subject you are learning. Here at Guilford College students are like teachers too, they help you outside of your class when you need help find a buddy and ask questions trust you will get an answer. Like I said before you will never stop learning coming here to Guilford College!
Am enjoying being here
At Guilford College because of the friendly people, the clubs and sites where you can go to for volunteer work. You will meet so many friendly people here that you will get so comfortable and might even call Guilford your second home, I do. It's so many nice and calm places at Guilford where you can go and relax hangout and have fun in of out of buildings.
Bang for the buck
Guilford College do lots of activities for the campus community where everyone's activity budget go towards every year. Guilford will always try to find help if there is any financial problems and they won't do anything the student body wouldn't want them to do. It's the voice of the students at Guilford that say it all!
Tips for prospective students
Be open, don't stay in your dorms, go out meet people, join clubs and make friends, by doing this it will be much easier and much more fun your experience at Guilford all you have to do is just be involved!
Great for these types of students
Guilford is great for everyone and anyone unless you don't like small schools! Just come out and visit you can tell from there if its the place for you or not!
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Karen from High Point, NC

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
they offer outstanding adult degree programs. they are phenomenal at giving adult students the resources and support needed to succeed. the instructors really care about your success!
Tips for prospective students
don't hesitate to ask for help when you need it and seek out the resources and support that you need. you will find it when you look for it(just look in your gps manual that is given to you).
Academic Rigor
i would rate this as a 4 because this is a four year university with many papers to write, your mind is challenged in class discussions and it is a research oriented school.
Food and Dining
there are several options for meals on campus.
What to do for fun
there are endless opportunities! you just have to check your email for daily happenings,such as sports events,potluck dinners and music events.
Bang for the buck
guilford college offers its' students a wide range of degrees, cultural life,activities and a big campus feel on a smaller,more inviting scale compared to larger universities. the staff and faculty treat you as if you matter and are someone important.
Great for these types of students
guilford college offers the college experience for young and old students. you can easily feel at home on their beautiful campus.
Clubs and Activities
i haven't yet attended any club meetings, but there are a lot of clubs and activities offered.
Campus Safety
they have well lit parking lots with call for help stations and the campus police are visible.
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Yuridia from Siler City, NC

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am definitely learning a lot at this college. The teachers that I have had so far are awesome! If you get stuck with something they are always available to help. That is what is great about going to a small college.
Am enjoying being here
I am enjoying being at Guilford College because it is small. I can find help whenever I need it. There is also a lot of activities going on on campus so you will never be bored.
Tips for prospective students
If you want to be in a small and want to meet with your teachers often then this is the school for you!
Great for these types of students
This college is great for any kinds of students. Especially for those who wish to attend a small school in a big city like Greensboro, NC!
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Hannah

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Guilford College is home to very accepting and diverse students - we're very friendly! It's is a small place, everything is close together - affectionately called the Guilford Bubble - and everyone is close; you'll connect with people your first day. The campus is absolutely gorgeous all year round, and is central to a ton of great hangouts for college kids - we even have our own coffee shop called The Greenleaf, which has the best coffee in Greensboro!
Tips for prospective students
Get out of your dorm room and do stuff, or you'll feel like you don't fit in. Don't be a hermit! Be safe in whatever you do. Make friends with your dorm mates. Visit the rest of the places on campus you don't normally go to (dorm rooms you don't live in, buildings you don't have classes in, etc.) Try the coffee at the Greenleaf and try to pizza at the Quakeria. LEAVE YOUR DOOR OPEN WHEN YOU AREN'T STUDYING! No better way to make new friends that random chats on your hall.
Academic Rigor
Very challenging and intellectually stimulating environment. Caring teachers and staff.
Dorm Life
Typical dorm life. There is suite-style, co-ed, girls and boys only, and apartments. Freshman dorms are very loud and can be messier.
Food and Dining
Quakeria and Grill are excellent, but cafeteria is so-so. It's hit or miss.
What to do for fun
Hang by the lake! We have a lake on campus!
Lots of neat festivals to attend - Serendipity music festival!
Clubs, parties, etc.
Bang for the buck
You pay a lot but it's definitely worth it. Financial aid is readily available if you need it.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Spring - Serendipity music festival. You must go to this!
Call the teachers by their first names, because equality is arguably the most important of our core values.
The Greenleaf!
The lake!
Great for these types of students
Hipsters, stand-outs, artsy, creative, jocks, nerds...we have it all!
Clubs and Activities
Something for EVERYONE!
Greek Life
None. It doesn't fit with out core values or our strong Quaker heritage (you don't have to be religious at all to enjoy Guilford, even though Quaker values help our college stand out.)
Campus Safety
PSafe, our campus public safety, are always visible, riding burgundy golf carts. It is a very safe campus, although the walk across the street to the Tavern, Starbucks, and Harris Teeter get a little creepy after dark.
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Kunga from India

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Small, friendly and great learning environment. Good enough education for a Liberal arts school.
Tips for prospective students
Don't get overwhelmed, stay focused on your goal and help will surely come through. Prepare to experience some community service adventures if you've never had one
Academic Rigor
Critical thinking is encouraged so the education is better and more useful in life for future purposes. Rote memorization is not required for most of the classes. Understanding the context helps a lot.
Dorm Life
Depends on what you choose. Two Freshmen dorms, one peaceful and decent, the other is loud and wild. Life's good when you choose the correct one for yourself.
Food and Dining
Decent cafeteria with vegan and vegetarian options. Guilford has its own farm from where almost all the food for the caf comes. It's organic and pretty healthy
What to do for fun
Hang out with friends, go for a movie. Rarely go clubbing(only when the time is right)
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Guilford's a quaker school, and since it encourages diversity, we have international days where we get to see a lot of different cultures and food. It's pretty interesting.
Great for these types of students
Open minded, critical thinkers, willing to accept risks and interested in community service
Clubs and Activities
Various clubs that one could be part of. Includes camping, exploring, community service and farming. Different groups for college activities that holds a lot of programs and fun events
Campus Safety
Very much safe. Campus Public safety are active 24x7
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Ronnie from Greensboro, NC

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
This school is great for students who want to be in a free-minded enviroment. The class sizes are small so that every student may interact with his or her professor. The staff are willing to help each and every student succeed in both academically and socially.
Tips for prospective students
If you would like to experience a new and different type of college, then Guilford's for you.
Academic Rigor
Its a writing intensive school, so that means most of the classes will require written papers. But if you need help, the Learning Commons are great aids that can assist anyone in any subject.
Dorm Life
People in your dorm are like your family, the school is small so by the end of junior year, everyone knows everyone.
Food and Dining
Unlike other schools, Guilford's dining is great!!! There are different food everyday. Great variety and even a Vegan Bar.
What to do for fun
So many clubs and sports to join. If you have an idea for a club, gather enough people and you got yourself a club.
Bang for the buck
This school provide long relationships to alumnis with aide and support. Teachers will take time out of there day just to make sure a student understands a subject.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
During the month of April, there is something called Serendipity. What this is, is bands come and play concerts all over the campus. Food, drinks, games and parties are involved.
Greek Life
No Greek life because as being a Quaker school, it is about Equality.
Campus Safety
Everyone knows everyone, and everything is VERY peaceful at Guilford.
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Sheena from Jamestown, NC

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
my experience at guilford college has been wonderful. the staff and faculty encourage students to stay on task and plan for a bright future. on a scale of 1 to 10, they get a strong 10 for excellence!
Tips for prospective students
-stay focused
-become active in school activities--
-engage with classmates,teachers, and advisers
Academic Rigor
integrity, honesty, striving for excellence and leadership.
Dorm Life
family oriented
Food and Dining
great dining area, and healthy meals that satisfy hunger.
What to do for fun
campus activities, plays, and sports of all kind.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
guilford is a quaker college.
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Kalah from Raeford, NC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Guilford is truly what you make it . You have to come here in the right mindset to make it . Guilford community is like a small family , you build strong friendships with everyone around . Everyone looks out for everyone around just what a family does .
Tips for prospective students
Don't look at the fact that it's a Quaker school , look at the fact that this school is a beautiful place , look at the fact that everyone is safe here , even though this isn't known to party your college experience is what you decide to make it .
Academic Rigor
This school is very big on writing but I will admit it helps you get better , the classes you take whether it's for your major or what helps you in some kind of way .
Dorm Life
Milner is the BEST dorm ever !!!!!!!! My roommate and I don't always get along but my room is still good , I love having control over the A/C & Heat (:
Food and Dining
The cafe breakfast is the BEST thing ever , I go there every morning faithfully just to eat their breakfast , I don't like the cafe's dinner and lunch unless it's Wednesday , Wednesday the cafe is always packed the food is GREAT that day for lunch . When you don't want the cafe food , we have the grill and the quakeria , the Quakeria is known for pizza , the grill is known for the fries and so on , they are all good
What to do for fun
Join clubs , since everything is so close by , you can go walking to many places , ride a bike , sit outside and hang in the trees , we do throw parties here , just because were a Quaker school doesn't mean we don't know how to party trust me we can party !!
Bang for the buck
I will admit this school is very costly but its so much fun here !!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Bauman will be the best spot to get your homework done , founders is a study spot , the library is also a good study spot , the hut is for church worship !
Great for these types of students
The food , the clubs , the friendships , the community , you'll LOVE it
Clubs and Activities
Join as many clubs as you can , the more clubs you join the more friends you make
Greek Life
Everyone here is smart in there own way , we don't really have a geek club , we just have geek friends
Campus Safety
The campus is secured at all times of the night !! We have guards at night that drive around campus from 9pm till I wanna say about 6am . We are all kept good here .
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