Imagine an education that develops thoughts and inspires action
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Guilford College is located in Greensboro, North Carolina, a vibrant metropolitan area with seven colleges and universities enrolling more than 27,000 students. The campus is in an attractive residential neighborhood where students can walk to nearby stores, restaurants and cafes, or use public transportation to access the city’s social and cultural venues.
In his recent visit, former President Bill Clinton described Guilford College as “a place where people believe you can prepare for the modern world without giving up on all traditional wisdom.” Since 1837, Guilford has offered a practical liberal arts education guided by Quaker values. Our small classes and stimulating programs foster academic excellence, civic engagement, and a global perspective. Each student receives
A “Best Value” education that promotes
personal guidance from faculty advisors. Experiential learning — including research, internships, and study abroad — helps strengthen the connection between thought and action. We believe that change begins with us. At Guilford, you’ll find professors who know your name and care about your goals, a college-wide commitment to civic engagement and volunteerism, and a range of green initiatives. Right: President Clinton greets a student following his November 2010 speech to the Guilford community as part of the college’s Bryan Series. The series brings well-known figures in public affairs, the arts and media to Greensboro each year. bryanseries.guilford.edu/
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Explore a world
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Intern for a senator in Washington, D.C. Participate in or cheer for fellow students on a Quaker athletic team Spend a semester in Germany Travel internationally with our college choir Write op-eds for The Guilfordian, our award-winning weekly paper Win a grant for your community service project Present your original research at our Guilford Undergraduate Symposium Audition for a play Be a DJ at WQFS, our campus radio station Learn how to lower your carbon footprint with our sustainability initiatives Explore more than 40 student organizations — or start your own!
Guilford Gets Good Grades Forbes magazine selected Guilford as part of its America’s Top Colleges list Guilford is a Great Value The Princeton Review ranks Guilford College among the nation’s “100 Best Value Colleges.” Only 49 colleges nationally—24 public and 25 private (including Guilford)—were named “Best Buys” by The Fiske Guide to Colleges
“As a first-
year student at Guilford, I gained confidence and realized that I have something to offer—as a peer tutor, a student leader, and ultimately a congressional intern. This year, I will study at Oxford for one semester—and I’ve been offered a job by one of the offices where I interned.”
Claire B. Massagee ’12 Political Science/Computing & Information Technology
Guilford is Green Guilford is a national leader in sustainability efforts and is listed in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition Guilford Gives Back Guilford College is consistently named on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Guilford Makes a Difference Guilford College is one of only 40 schools nationwide selected for the innovative guide, Colleges That Change Lives
alumni careers & graduate schools
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Geologist, URS Corporation, Seattle, WA Baseball Coach/High School Teacher, Millers Creek, NC Democracy Specialist, USAID, West Africa Region Public Policy Program Assistant, Brookings Executive Education, Washington, D.C. University of North Carolina (chemistry) Emory University (law) New York University (pharmacology) Virginia Tech (medical school) Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (international relations)
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at a glance
2,800 undergraduates; a mix of students ages 16 to 65 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio promotes faculty mentoring More than 38 programs and majors, plus 54 minors Outstanding internship, research, and study abroad opportunities Cross-registration at seven nearby colleges Competitive merit scholarships and need-based financial aid opportunities • Fully-committed to sustainable practices, including the largest solar-heated water project on a college campus, on-campus vegetable gardening, and our own bike shop offering free tune-ups to students
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More Information To learn more about Guilford or schedule a campus visit, go to www.guilford.edu/admission, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 800-992-7759. Submit your free application for admission at www.guilford.edu/apply.
Right: Chemistry professor Anne Glenn works with a student in one of the college’s five chemistry labs. Studying science at Guilford is a unique experience, offering the opportunity for each student to develop and work on their own research projects.
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