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Details for Guilford College


Guilford College, located in Greensboro, North Carolina, is the only Quaker-founded college in the Southeast. Started in 1837 as a boarding school, it became a four-year college in 1888. Guilford offers a practical liberal arts education informed by Quaker traditions.

Read more about Guilford College in articles from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

Public or Private: Private
Average High School GPA: 3.20
Average SAT Score (Out of 2400): 1430-1880
ACT Score: 21-26
6-Year Graduation Rate: 60%
Acceptance Rate: 64%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Undergraduate Enrollment: 2739
Women's College: No
Religious Affiliation: Quaker
Location: Suburban
Academic Quality
General Education Rating: D
Shakespeare: No
Academic Transparency: Not Transparent
Financial Matters
In State Tuition: $32,470.00
Out of State Tuition: $32,470.00
Average Starting Salary of Graduates: $37,400.00
Average Student Debt of Graduates: $24,025.00
Good Economic Value?: Poor
Percentage of Funding Provided by Taxpayers: 18.00%
Percentage of Alumni who Give: 13.00%
FIRE's Free Speech Rating: Red
Alternative Newspaper: Yes
Student Political Involvement: Somewhat Political
Faculty Political Balance: Unbalanced: Democratic
Board of Trustees Political Balance: Very Unbalanced: Democratic
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy Articles

These articles mention Guilford College:

The End of Summer Reading?: Disenchantment with freshman reading sets in across North Carolina. (June 30, 2013)

Out of School and Into the Red: Debt-to-salary ratios reveal which North Carolina schools give students a good payback. (September 2, 2011)

Subdued Beginnings: The times are somber and the commencement speakers are serious. (May 15, 2011)

The Winners Are...Democrats!: The Pope Center's College Finder project reveals that the faculty at North Carolina colleges are mostly Democrats. (April 8, 2011)

How Does Your University Measure Up?: The Pope Center and ACTA examine the state of general education at colleges and universities in North Carolina. (February 24, 2011)

The Truth about Campus Crime: In spite of the headlines, campuses are generally safe; watch out for the neighborhood, though. (December 6, 2010)

In Defense of Pervasive Sectarianism: A recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals places a needless burden on the state’s religiously based private colleges. (August 30, 2010)

John Galt to the Rescue: Atlas has ceased to “shrug,” and is now forcing his way back into the public discourse, and campus liberals are not pleased.  (July 23, 2010)

North Carolina Bucks the Trend: While commencement speakers across the nation talked politics, North Carolina’s choices were more restrained. (May 27, 2010)

Do North Carolina Students Have Freedom of Speech? (February 17, 2010)

It's Summer Time and the Reading is Easy: Freshman “common readings” look like a waste of time when compared to the classics some high schoolers are expected to study. (June 8, 2009)

Democrats at the Podium: In today’s college environment, commencement speakers’ politics should come as no surprise. (May 4, 2009)

Jumping on the Climate Change Bandwagon: Higher education leaders across N.C. sign a  pledge. (October 17, 2007)

To Be or Not To Be: Shakespeare in the English Department (September 27, 2007)