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Guilford College
Greensboro, NC
Guilford, founded in 1837, is a church-affiliated college. Its 340-acre campus is located in northwest Greensboro in the Piedmont section of North Carolina. Campus architecture reflects a Georgian Colonial influence.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,809
   Women 942 (52.1%)
   Men 867 (47.9%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 77% of 2,620 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.18
SAT Math 513 average
430-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 22 average
440-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 488 average
19-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $48,690
  Tuition and Fees $34,340
  Room and Board $10,000
Average Percent of Need Met 68%
Average Freshman Award $26,190
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 104
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Greensboro Population 279,639
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 93% of freshmen, 75% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.8% Asian
24.7% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.8% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students 1.7% from 17 countries
First-Year Students Returning 74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 47.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 73%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 17.0%