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Thrive and Change Lives

Design your Guilford education to explore and examine issues that matter most to you. Your academic experiences — both in and out of the classroom — will feed your intellectual curiosity, grow your understanding of the world and transform you into a leader of change.

At Guilford, you’ll gain expert instruction and guidance from professors invested in your success, work in teams on cutting-edge research, and benefit from life-shaping internships. What’s more, you’ll enhance your problem-solving and communication skills as you engage in real-world challenges — talents required to adapt and thrive in constant change. All told, you'll be exceptionally prepared for wherever your passions take you — be it launching a promising career or pursuing studies in prestigious graduate school programs.

Rise at Guilford College

Summer 2023

Current high-school juniors are invited to Rise at Guilford in summer 2023! Live on campus, meet students from across the U.S., and explore the city of Greensboro. You'll also study international relations and entrepreneurship with Guilford professors and earn six college credits! The application is now open, and scholarships are available.

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Majors and Minors

With 40+ majors and 50+ minors you’re sure to find a program that matches your interests.

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Learn by Doing

From internships at Fortune 500 companies and tech startups to research and study abroad, getting hands-on with your education is a big part of the Guilford experience.

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Your First-Year Experience

Set goals. Build community. Choose a Pathway that introduces you to students who have similar interests, as well as professors in a variety of majors.

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Changing Lives

The book Colleges that Change Lives calls Guilford a “stimulating place where the 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.”

Why Guilford?

Guilford graduates work in Fortune 500 companies, develop cures for diseases, run their own businesses and champion causes that change lives and transform communities. They all benefit from the Guilford Difference. Here’s what that means:


Driven by Values

The pursuit of our Core Values — community, diversity, equality, excellence, integrity, justice and stewardship — guide all aspects of living and learning at Guilford. Our desire is to create a welcoming, inclusive and cohesive learning community defined by deep mutual respect for people of all identities, faiths and ways of life. We seek to build ever-stronger unity in our common quest to create change. You bring great value to that endeavor.

Defined by real-world engagement

Getting you close to what matters most is at the heart of a Guilford education. You’ll create powerful connections as you benefit from our deepening emphasis on team-based, hands-on learning projects focused on real-world challenges of greatest importance to you. These high-impact experiences will illuminate your passions and prepare you to thrive in a world that presents constant and unpredictable change. And you don’t have to figure it all out yourself. Along the way, you’ll engage with a personal team of experts dedicated to helping you chart the best path for your future.

Distinguished results that speak for themselves

Want to know where Guilford can take you? Then look no further than our alumni. They can be found working at corporations like Google and Microsoft; starting companies and nonprofit organizations; serving others at international aid organizations; and excelling at renowned institutions like Duke, Harvard, and the University of Virginia. In short: Guilfordians go places.

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Hege Academic Commons

Study in the Carnegie Room, devise a business idea in the Collaboratory, or borrow a laptop for the day at our modern library.

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Academic Resources

Writing help, study strategies, and course-specific tutors are just some of the ways we keep you on your path to success.

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Accessibility Resource Center

From smart pen recording devices to allowing additional time to take a test, Guilford offers numerous resources and support for students with disabilities.

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The Honors Program

Through seminars, extracurricular activities and collaboration with faculty, the Honors Program provides thought-provoking opportunities to students who are motivated and intellectually curious.