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Study at 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 Course Topics 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.

Profile of Guilford College

Guilford is in a medium-sized city, in Greensboro, NC. The school has a Friends religious affiliation. Guilford is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at Guilford include music, science, and security and law enforcement.

Guilford Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 490 to 630 for students at Guilford. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 500 and 610.


Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

Guilford, in 2007, had 2, 688 students (2, 433 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Dorm living is common. Athletic teams at Guilford belong to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference for major sports.

Guilford Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts98English, political science, history, sociology, interdisciplinary studies, peace and conflict resolution, economics, Spanish language, . . .
Business and Management85business management, accounting
Science58biological and biomedical sciences, biology, geology, physics, chemistry
Therapy and Counselling48psychology
Security and Law Enforcement48criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering36information science, computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy22philosophy, religion
Art Studies12art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness
Conservation and Resource Management9environmental studies
Education and Teaching9elementary school teaching
Medicine6medical preparatory
Drama and Performing Arts3drama

Contact: Guilford

Guilford College

5800 W Friendly Ave

Greensboro, NC 27410-4108

General Phone: (336) 316-2000


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