Guilford College

Guilford College

Guilford College is located in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. It was founded in the year 1837 by the Religious Society of Friends and known as the New Garden Boarding School. The institute was christened Guilford College in the year 1888. The college offers degrees and certificates in various areas of study including environmental studies, computing and information technology, religious studies, accounting, peace and conflict studies, and business management.

Guilford College's athletics department sponsors men's teams in basketball, baseball, football, cross country, lacrosse, golf, tennis, and soccer. The women's teams participate in cross country, basketball, softball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, swimming, and volleyball. The teams of Guilford College are known as the Quakers.

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Guilford College
5800 W Friendly Ave
Greensboro , NC 27410-4108
General Phone: (336) 316-2000

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Guilford Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts117African-American studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, peace and conflict resolution, interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science, ...
Business and Management102business management, accounting
Science64biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Security and Law Enforcement60criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counseling55psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy25sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness
Art Studies21art studies
Education and Teaching20elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Computer Science and Engineering20computer and info science, information science
Religion and Philosophy18philosophy, religion
Medicine5medical preparatory
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental studies
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Media3communication studies, communication and journalism

Number of programs and degrees for Guilford in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree52135
Award of less than 1 academic year64

Guilford Student Body

In 2007-2008, Guilford had a total enrollment of 2,688 students (2,605 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 65%
Black 24%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 27%
20-21 21%
22-24 8%
25-29 10%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina39%
New York3%
New Jersey2%
South Carolina2%
New Hampshire2%
(International Students)2%
Rhode Island1%
Washington, DC1%
New Mexico1%

Guilford Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %

Guilford Room and Board (2007)

Guilford offers campus housing for 1,063 of its 2,605 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Greensboro, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Guilford Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500620
SAT Math500600
SAT Writing480610
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT86%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT25%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Guilford Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,030
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,030
Room and board $ 7,140
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,650

Financial Aid:
Guilford participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 293100)

Guilford Faculty

Guilford has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2327
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1215

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$69,20210$67,985
Associate professoracademic year13$60,2317$46,571
Assistant professoracademic year28$49,91936$49,055
Instructoracademic year6$41,6838$40,036
All faculty totalacademic year67$56,93961$50,690

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Guilford Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Basketball Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Baseball Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Track Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Guilford Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Guilford Highlights

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What Sets Guilford Apart:

% students 40 years or older
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 8%Guilford % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 9%Guilford % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Number of students
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 11%Guilford Number of students
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Guilford % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Guilford % of degrees in science
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Guilford % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Guilford Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Guilford Number of degree programs
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Guilford % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% of degrees in religion and philosophy
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Guilford % of degrees in religion and philosophy
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Guilford % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% of degrees in music
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Guilford % of degrees in music
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%Guilford Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

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