Greensboro, NC
Guilford College


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Rory
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The school is small enough that it crates a geat community. Though you might not know everyones name, faces are very famili...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The school is small enough that it crates a geat community. Though you might not know everyones name, faces are very familiar. Most people seem willing to sit down and actually have a conversation. People are vey open to new ideas here and accepting of those ideas. The community is the best part about Guilford.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Out of all the pain that the kid may cause the parents with the application proccess and finding the right school, when the child knows that its the right school for them they will know. And the only way they will know that is if they actually go and visit colleges. Have your kid stay on campus with a student if that is avaliable. The kids have and awesome time and it helps the see the atmosphere of a school before they chose to go there

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

A lot of people somke a lot of weed here. With 200 acres of woods to explore and 3 meadows, we spend a lot of time outside. We like to have bon fires out in the woods when the weather is nice. Mostly though when i brag to my friends I talk about the headie nuggets that can be found just about all year round.

Katherine
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

We are known for a few things: 1. We are a Quaker school--one of the only colleges in the U.S. affiliated with the Religious ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

We are known for a few things: 1. We are a Quaker school--one of the only colleges in the U.S. affiliated with the Religious Society of Friends; however, only 8% of the population is Quaker and no pressure exists to be of any religious affiliation, 2. the Frank Family Science Center was built from the inside out (like the raising and lowering of ceilings) to accomodate each branch of Science, 3. our campus is built around the origial location of the Underground Railroad and we own historic woods that must be preserved.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

No matter how much financial aid a college might give you, what matters most is the feeling of a campus. Attempt to stay over night, get to know the party-scene (and if you can handle it), sit in on a classroom, and, most importantly, attempt to make friends that you may rely on when you arrive later that year. Scholarships are important; however, going to a school for little money where you are isolated from campus (or too involved in parties) and cannot enjoy the classes is not worth it. Moreover, go to a school with a support structure: i.e. tutoring services, guidance/counseling, career/internship services. If you find yourself in over your head, these people can help you. At my school, we even have a time-management counselor that can help you figure out how to study, fit in socialization, and take time for yourself. Do not forget to make time for yourself. Time with friends, family, professors, and your job can be tiring. Work hard for your parents, work hard for your family, but relax for yourself.

What's unique about your campus?

Guilford College lets the students be heard. When a problem arises, the students conduct a forum with faculty and staff. Problems are thought and spoken of carefully and all parties are considered. We switched dining service providers because students became aware of the ill-treatment of dining staff and political views of the service provider. As a Quaker school (with no pressure of religion), the value of equality is held highly.

Isael
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that it allows for the students to not only study what they would like to, but also a chance to experience new thin...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that it allows for the students to not only study what they would like to, but also a chance to experience new things that maybe the student never even thought of doing. Also, there should be like minded individuals to feel confortable when you first get there and during your four years.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had been more informed about the world around me and the issues playing out in the local, national, and international arena.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Open minded individuals who are anxious to meet like minded people and be involved in their communities. Artistic people are numerous in the school, so you will feel at home if you like anything like playing, singing, paintin, acting, etc.

Liz
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

hippies and weed! the classes are a really nice size and the professors are the coolest people you'll ever meet.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

hippies and weed! the classes are a really nice size and the professors are the coolest people you'll ever meet.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

visit, and stay overnight if you can. eat lunch on campus, but not during a time when there are parents or lots of visitors on campus. sit with students at lunch and talk to them. grab a student newspaper. take a self-guided tour of campus after one with a tourguide. ask questions!

What's unique about your campus?

the campus is amazing. it's so collegiate looking with the brick buildings, and the back of the campus has a fabulous lake and woods, which is the main hangout spot when it's nice out.

Matthew
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell them to go into it with a positive outlook. Make sure to research the school well, and go to the campus. If you ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell them to go into it with a positive outlook. Make sure to research the school well, and go to the campus. If you get the tour, ask people you seen on campus what they feel about it, and try to chose a variety of social types and people so you can get a general outlook on it. Find out what is most important to you early in the search: is it money, academics, location to home or something else, class sizes, size of school, etc. Once you get there, be active, especially if its' a big school it will make the experience a lot easier if you can a small group of friends through a club/sport/etc. And live in moderation when you get to school, don't go wild and crazy trying to do all you can do in the first year because you'll get burnt out on it. Have fun, but work too.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The weekends really can be the same scene over and over again. There is a large gap between most of the athletes and the other kids that go to school here. And it's a pretty small school, and there are some "weirdo's"

What kind of person should not attend this school?

It's a small school so outgoing nice people should attend. If you're looking for a somewhat alternative school this is a good option, and there are drugs on campus (mostly alcohol and marijuana) but you can have fun without it.. If you are into small class sizes and seminar versus lecture classes, i would recommend this school.

Anna
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Be aware that you will change alot between your freshman year and your senior year. I know alot of people including myself wh...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Be aware that you will change alot between your freshman year and your senior year. I know alot of people including myself who look at other schools later in their college career and wish that they had considered them when they were applying for schools. Dont pay too much money for college. Sometimes it ends up being not worth it. A degree is a degree no matter where you get it from at the end of the day. Make sure that you school has good campus life records/facilities. Living in crappy dorms/apartments suck. So does eating shitty cafeteria food.

Bailey
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Guilford is a place where community is strongly valued and a srong and diverse learning experience is striven for.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Guilford is a place where community is strongly valued and a srong and diverse learning experience is striven for.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Guilford is probably best known for its mostly liberal views and eccentric student body.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Three bits of advice: visit, keep in mind the purpose of college, and don't forget to have fun. For me, visiting the different schools I was interested in made all the difference. I knew while walking through a campus full of people with frowning faces, that that particular campus was not going to be the one I would want to spend my four years on. The visit made all the difference. While college is thought of as a non-stop party, don't pick a school because you think it will be a good time. Pick a school because it will give you the kind of education you want to recieve, programs you're interested in, and an environment you feel will be suited to your learning style. But of course, college should be fun. Pick somewhere you'll be happy and healthy, somewhere you'll enjoy for the next four years, make sure they'll be four great years. If you put a lot of consideration into your initial decision, it will be easier to make the most of your college experience in the long run. Find your match, make the most of it, change your life.

Dana
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A small, liberal college that is very open to all people, and is a very accademically challenging place.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A small, liberal college that is very open to all people, and is a very accademically challenging place.

Describe the students at your school.

Friendly people who want to see you succeed and will assist you to help make that possible.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

VISIT the colleges. Ask questions! Talk to the students! Without doing this you may never know if the school is right for you.

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