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Guilford College

Greensboro, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate96%
Acceptance Rate96%

About Guilford College

Guilford College Overview

Guilford College is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Greensboro, North Carolina. Guilford College was founded in 1837 and now enrolls around 1,198 students a year, which includes 1,192 undergraduate students. Guilford College ensures on-campus housing for up to 1,030 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 65% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Involvement at Guilford College

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Guilford College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Guilford College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Guilford College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Guilford College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Guilford College on the Student Life page.

2022 Guilford College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 96%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 100%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 233%
Average GPA 3.1
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 233%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 13%
Tuition $40,400
Percent of Need Met 55%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $31,490

Is Guilford College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better look at what Guilford College offers and if the school might be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Guilford College

Guilford College is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Guilford College is 96%. Out of 2,584 applications received in 2022, 2,486 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Guilford College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 58% of students who start at Guilford College come back for their second year of college. 55% of Guilford College undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Guilford College Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Guilford College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Guilford College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Guilford College's endowment was valued at $91.8 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $9,016 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Guilford College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Guilford College meets 55% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $31,490 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $6,022 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Guilford College.

Based on this information, is Guilford College the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Guilford College a good school for you?

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Where is Guilford College?

Guilford College is located in the suburban setting of Greensboro, North Carolina, less than an hour from Raleigh-Durham.

If you are interested in seeing Guilford College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40, 85, 73, and 74 to Greensboro, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Piedmont Triad International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Guilford College and Greensboro are like without leaving home.

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College Info

5800 West Friendly Avenue Greensboro, NC 27410-4173

Campus Setting: Suburban

Guilford College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Guilford College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Guilford College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Guilford College ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 23

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Guilford College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1180


Math SAT Range

450 - 570


Reading SAT Range

460 - 620

Guilford College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Guilford College is like? There are approximately 1,198 students enrolled at Guilford College, including 1,192 undergraduate students and 6 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 78% percent are from NC and 22% percent of students are from other states.


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