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Guilford College

United States
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About Guilford College

Guilford College is a four-year, coeducational, private liberal arts college located in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was established in 1837 and is religiously affiliated with the Society of Friends. On campus, students can find the 310-year-old Underground Railroad Tree (Guilford was a stop on the legendary trail). Notable faculty members at Guilford include David M. Dobson, creator of Snood, and David MacInnes, who helped develop the first polymer battery in 1981. Currently, Guilford College has 2,739 undergraduate students and competes in the NCAA Division III and the mascot is the Quaker. The president is Kent John Chabotar.

Campus information

Guilford College, founded in 1837 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), is an independent college whose stated mission is to: "provide a transformative, practical and excellent liberal arts education that produces critical thinkers in an inclusive, diverse environment, guided by Quaker testimonies of community, equality, integrity, peace and simplicity and emphasizing the creative problem-solving skills, experience, enthusiasm and international perspectives necessary to promote positive change in the world." The small college focuses on teaching, experiential- and service-learning, and a student-centered approach

Guilford college has 38 majors and 54 minors, with a range of liberal arts and pre-professional opportunities. Guilford also supports students in creating individualized programs and in selecting studies which will contribute to their own development and interests


  • American Hebrew Academy Stadium: Track and field. On the grounds of the American Hebrew Academy.
  • Armfield Athletic Center: Football, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer. 2,200-capacity.
  • Haworth Field: Softball.
  • Edgar H. McBane Field: Baseball.
  • Ragan-Brown Field House: Men's and women's basketball, and women's volleyball. 2,500-capacity.
  • Dorothy Ragsdale McMichael '37 Centennial Class Courts: Tennis
  • Royce Reynolds Family Student Life Center Pool: Swimming 

Guilford College is located in northwest Greensboro, which is the third largest city in North Carolina where North Carolina is on the East Coast of the United States, centrally located between the northern and southern ends of the country.


Guilford College offers the opportunity for groups of students to live together in special interest housing or theme houses. There are three houses that accommodate seven to 11 students and are organized around common social, co-curricular, or academic interests such as substance-free/healthy living, the study of languages, environmental sustainability, service, or multi-cultural themes. Students may apply for special interest housing for the following academic year. The houses are not available for first-year students or new transfers. Students living in the theme houses are required to participate in a College meal plan. Houses are equipped with kitchens, common rooms, and laundry facilities. The room furnishings include the following for each resident: desk, desk chair, bed, and dresser, wardrobe or closet space. Each room shares one cable connection, and all halls have wireless internet connectivity.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 3 Applied, Pure Sciences 3 Business, Management 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Sports Science 1


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