Guilford College: Narrative Description

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5800 West Friendly Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27410-4173
Tel: (336)316-2000
Free: 800-992-7759
Admissions: (336)316-2100
Fax: (336)316-2954
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Society of Friends. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1837. Setting: 340-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $57.9 million. Research spending 2003-04: $47,000. Educational spending 2003-04: $4377 per student. Total enrollment: 2,511. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 2,407 applied, 71% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 73% from top half. 3 National Merit Scholars, 5 valedictorians, 49 student government officers. Full-time: 2,073 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 438 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 18 other countries, 31% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 22% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 43% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 16% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Greater Greensboro Consortium, Duke University, Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 1/15 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 2/15 for early action. Preference given to Quakers.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $28,170 includes full-time tuition ($21,310), mandatory fees ($330), and college room and board ($6530). Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $655 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $330 per year. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 43 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, student radio station, student newspaper, Project Community, African-American Cultural Society. Major annual events: Family Weekend, Binford Formal, Serendipity. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 925 college housing spaces available; 875 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Hege Library with 157,054 books, 21,238 microform titles, 829 serials, 10,151 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $794,855. 275 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Greensboro College.

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