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Guilford College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Guilford College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Guilford College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Guilford College was awarded 83 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health/medical prep programs.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Guilford is ranked #1,841 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Guilford also holds the #61 spot on the Best Colleges in North Carolina ranking.

See all of the rankings for Guilford College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Guilford?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Guilford College is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 78%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 50% of students accepted to Guilford submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 600. Math scores were between 470 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Guilford College  ( 460 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Guilford College  ( 470 to 570 )
Guilford received ACT scores from 43% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Guilford College  ( 17 to 24 )

Learn more about Guilford College admissions.

Guilford College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Guilford it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Guilford College is 56%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  56 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Guilford College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Guilford College is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Guilford for first-time, full-time students is 51%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  51 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Guilford College.

Guilford College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,420 undergraduates at Guilford with 1,290 being full-time and 130 being part-time.

How Much Does Guilford College Cost?

The overall average net price of Guilford is $22,996. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Guilford

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,885 $19,014 $20,349 $25,918 $29,372

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Guilford, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Guilford, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $7,039 a year. That adds up to $28,156 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Guilford is 6.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Guilford Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Guilford make around $36,400 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 9% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Guilford College make the most money.

Location of Guilford College

Guilford College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Greensboro, North Carolina. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Guilford are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5800 W Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27410-4108
Phone: 336-316-2000

Guilford College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 38 majors graduated from Guilford College. Of these students, 377 received undergraduate degrees and 2 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 38 $42,682
General Psychology 36 $26,224
Health & Physical Education 35 $30,554
Health/Medical Prep Programs 24 $25,194
General Biology 16 $31,848
Criminal Justice & Corrections 16 $27,527
Economics 15 $33,993
Accounting 15 $43,674
Political Science & Government 15 NA
History 13 $26,585

Learn more about the majors offered at Guilford College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Guilford

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 1,107 students took at least one online class at Guilford College. This is an increase from the 11 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,107 0
2018-2019 11 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 37 0

Learn more about online learning at Guilford College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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