If you are planning on applying to Guilford College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Here's an overiew of some of Guilford College's admissions stats.
|Guilford College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.1|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||6%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||13%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||50%|
These are the application deadlines for Guilford College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 1||November 15|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||December 1||December 15|
Guilford College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by November 15.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Guilford College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Guilford College is 100%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 96%.
Guilford College accepts around 233% of early action applicants and 96% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Guilford College admitted 6 of the 6 students who applied early decision. Last year, Guilford College admitted 7 of the 3 who applied early action.
Some students apply early to college to help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.
➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For applicants who are not residents of North Carolina, getting into Guilford College is moderately difficult.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Guilford College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.
Wondering what factors are considered by Guilford College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Guilford College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Guilford College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Guilford College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.03|
Students admitted to Guilford College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.
Out of all students that were admitted, 80% submitted a class rank. At Guilford College 6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 24% were in the top 25% and 53% were in the top 50%.
At Guilford College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||9%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15%|
|3.00 and 3.24||13%|
|2.50 and 2.9||28%|
|2.00 and 2.49||12%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Guilford College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Guilford College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Guilford College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 13% of Guilford College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 50% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Guilford College applicants, you should strive to earn between 950 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Guilford College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Guilford College students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Guilford College students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.
To be most competitive at Guilford College, you should strive to earn between 16 and 23 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Guilford College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.
A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Guilford College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Guilford College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Guilford College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Guilford College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Guilford College.
Does Guilford College accept transfer credits?
✅ Guilford College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Guilford College accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • Life Long Learning Credit
Does Guilford College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Guilford College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Guilford College?
❌ No, Guilford College is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to send your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Guilford College's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Guilford College is 96%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Guilford College?
✅ Guilford College's early decision acceptance rate was 100% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Guilford College?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Guilford College was 233% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Guilford College? Guilford College is a somewhat selective institution. The Guilford College acceptance rate is 96%. This means that the institution accepts 96 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
23 and Above
16 to 23
16 and Less
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Guilford College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.14. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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