Established in 1837, Guilford College is a liberal arts school in Greensboro, N.C., providing students with the skills, experiences, and perspectives they need to create change in the world. With an average class size of 14, our 1,200 students find their Edge in a vibrant, student-centered environment where they explore 40-plus majors and 50-plus minors. "Colleges That Change Lives" calls Guilford a "stimulating place where teachers care, where they expect a lot, and where they provide encouragement as well as the challenge to get young people to do things they had no idea they could do."

Application information

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Guilford reviews applications holistically. In addition to academic achievements and rigor, first-year applicants are encouraged to thoroughly reflect on meaningful activities and extracurricular achievements in order to maximize their institutional scholarship potential. Guilford is also a test-optional institution. First-year students interested applying test-optional are encouraged to visit for further details. First-year students are defined as those who have not attended a college or university after graduating from high school.


At Guilford, transfer students who enter with an associate’s degree are automatically considered juniors. Students who have graduated high school, attended a college, and have obtained more than 24 credits do not need to submit their high school transcripts or test scores within their application. For more information, visit

Additional Information

Guilford is pleased to offer students a 4-1-0 tuition advantage — four years, one price, no worries. Your tuition will never increase, so you build a financial plan with confidence. Additionally, Guilford awards scholarships and grants to 100 percent of the student body. There are merit scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $25,000; need-based aid ranging from $5,000 to $12,000; and additional scholarship opportunities through various leadership programs. Guilford is proud to be one of 27 colleges in the country to offer the Bonner Scholars program, which ensures its scholars receive grant and scholarship assistance to meet their financial need in full. The Quaker Leadership Scholars Program, based on a student’s interest in the Religious Society of Friends, leadership, and academic potential, provides a grant of up to $3,500 per year. Guilford also partners with the Say Yes to Education Scholarship Program. Students who have graduated from a Guilford County school are eligible for a range of scholarships. For additional information, visit

Visit us

We encourage you to visit campus so we can introduce you to life as a Guilfordian! You’ll take a tour of campus with a current student and enjoy a casual conversation with your Admission Counselor. If you prefer to join us for an extended visit, attending a program or open house offers more opportunities to engage with the entire College community. No matter when you’re here, you’re sure to fall in love with our stunning academic Quad, our charming, organic College Farm, and our recently renovated residence halls for first-year students.

Launching in 2019, the Guilford Edge is a reimagined educational experience that provides uncommon engagement in real world learning. Guilford’s curriculum is distinguished by team-based, interdisciplinary problem-solving projects, and our integrated advising system ensures every student benefits from a personal team of advisers.

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School location

5800 West Friendly Ave
Greensboro, NC 27410, United States of America

Phone number

(336) 316-2100