Greensboro, NC
Guilford College


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Mindy
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Guilford College is best known for our Quaker values which are Community, Diversity, Equality, Excellence, Integrity, Justice...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Guilford College is best known for our Quaker values which are Community, Diversity, Equality, Excellence, Integrity, Justice and Stewardship. With this, a Guilfordian is guided by these principles. We are also very known for our civic engagement. The Bonner Scholars program promotes community learning and service because serving and giving back is a valuable thing.

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

Coming to college, you are introduced to an entirely new world. At college, you’re no longer watched over by your parents 24/7, you aren’t surrounded by your close-knit group of friends, and you’re put into compromising situations. No matter how much college pushes you outside your comfort zone, it’s important to stay true to yourself. No matter how corny and clique that may sound, staying true to yourself and not giving up your morals is what will keep you genuine.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Guilford College is meant for people with big imaginations. It's a place for talent, passion, and creativitiy. Guilford provides a place for people to come together and collaborate on projects, debate issues, or even to discuss the weather. If you want to be engaged, challenged, and pushed out of your comfort zone, Guilford College is the place for you.

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

Dear High School Self, Everyone tells you that you have years to decide what you want your major to be and what you want to d...

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

Dear High School Self, Everyone tells you that you have years to decide what you want your major to be and what you want to do with your life, but the future is a lot closer than it seems. It may seem far away but time flies and if you don’t make adequate preparations for college you may find yourself lost and confused. The transition to college isn’t very hard, but the ominous lurking of the real world creeping up can send shivers down your spine. In high school you don’t get to pick all your classes and try new things, but in college you can. The only draw back is that there are innumerable options. Find something you love and go with it because being stuck in a major you hate can make your college experience miserable. Don’t let senioritis get the best of you, make an effort to look through your schools course catalog and go a step further by researching possible majors and future career options. Push yourself to be the best you can be because this is your future.

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

Many students lack self motivation, which is a little discouraging at times. Without self-motivation the prospect for a bright future is limited and can lead to a minimal alumni network for the college.

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

If I had the chance to tell myself any advice for college it would be to read about the world around me. Know a little bit ab...

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

If I had the chance to tell myself any advice for college it would be to read about the world around me. Know a little bit about everything, because even though I had not traveled the world extensively I could know about what was going on.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person with an open mind who is willing to look at the world without judgement and state their opinion proudly while accepting others.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

an extremely closed minded person who is unsure of where they stand with things.

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

One thing that I say would be unique about Guilford's campus is that we are a very small private school. Students are on firs...

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

One thing that I say would be unique about Guilford's campus is that we are a very small private school. Students are on first name basis with their teachers. Classrooms are also not too big so you can have a lot of one-on-one with your teachers.

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

Everyone is attending college either to further thier education, to achieve higher advancement in the work place or to play a sport. There are numerous reasons. Living in today's society to recieve and maintain a decent job people need to have some sort of college education. Being able to go back in time and talk to myself when I was a senior there are a number of things I would say. High school could acutally prepare yourself if you actaully put your mind to it. There were resources at my disposal but were not used effiecently by myself. Trying to look into taking college courses at a nearby college that could transfer to the college or university I would be attending would have been helpful. Motivation is the key to being successful I feel. Looking at a career path that best suits you and what would make you happy in the long-term side of things could only help you more. Telling my "high school senior self" these things would really have pushed me to be ahead of what I have already started while attending college.

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

I wish I would have sat down with someone before entering the school to discuss more about financial aid. Going to a private school has taken a lot of money out of myself and families pocket. I will be in debt for another fourty years.

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

College isn't what you think its like. Your free to take whatever classes you want but you need to remember that their no lon...

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

College isn't what you think its like. Your free to take whatever classes you want but you need to remember that their no longer free, you pay for them now. My best advice to give you is to always pay attention in class and push yourself to do more than the expected. Take classes that will help you in your chosen career field rather than the easy "A" course. Remember to take your class projects seriously and put in the work you need in order to come out learning something. Majority of college courses are lecture based and this will require you to come to class prepared to listen. So practice now! Grab some paper and take notes. Teach yourself to focus on the important facts and ways to write it all down quickly while your teacher is still speaking. Create a professional relationship with your teachers, you'll never know when you might just need their help on a future project. Always, and I do say always, stay on track with your school work and never fall behind. Make this a habit now and transitioning to college won't be to difficult. Your career path has just started!

Nigel
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Environmental stewardship, cultural understanding, and a general sense of plurality. The school subribes to a set of "core va...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Environmental stewardship, cultural understanding, and a general sense of plurality. The school subribes to a set of "core values" that are pasted on the walls and lampposts of the campus, but Guilford is hardly known for them. Though the number of students that could be described as "hipster", "hippie", or "partier" is not the majority, Guilford's stidents are nonetheless often thought of as such. The college has been loosley described as a "hippie" school.

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

Dear myself, You have attended enough graduation ceremonies to know that the people who deliver speeches at those things generally have two things to say. The first is an obvious piece of advice and doesn't even really need saying: "go forth into the world and prosper". It is the second that you probably paid more attention to: "The secret to success is to be true to oneself. As time goes on you must remember to do things your way and to carry yourself as you deem appropriate". Being true to oneself is fine, and probably conducive to mental health. But ultimately it is not an adivsable conduit for personal success. The world is constructed with rigidity, and no matter how flowery our personalities might be, the reality is the world does not bend for us, we bend for it. So as you enter college, have fun! Go to parties and make stupid decisions. But

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who subscribe to liberal views are prevalent at Guilford. The communtiy is fairly close-knit, and when contreversy sparks it becomes even closer. Self-expression is very important, allowing for students to exhibit their life preferences in their dress and lifestyle choice without fear of being reprimanded. Different points of views are encouraged, though there is a prominent liberal bias. Regardless, there are ample venues for representation in the form of clubs and extracuricular activities.

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

Guilford College is a very eclectic school that is very open to new ideas and promotes a great learning environment.

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

Guilford College is a very eclectic school that is very open to new ideas and promotes a great learning environment.

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

The most important thing to remember is no matter what situation you are given in life, it is best to think positively. Out of every life experience derives a lesson despite the struggle it might have taken you to understand it. Stay focused on what you do best, and that is working with children. Take in every experience in the classroom of an elementary school as well as in the college classroom sitting behind a desk. Ask any questions that come to mind, because the only stupid question is the one that goes unasked. There will be professors that frustrate you, but you will see that they are the ones you learn the most from. Keep your goals in mind through every struggle; whether it be emotional, relationships, or family issues. There will be hard times in life, but making friends and creating lifelong experiences that you tell your children before they go to college will be the ones you will always cherish. Lastly, always keep smiling. Even during a bad day, take the time to realize that you have worked hard to get where you are and you are going to show everybody that you can do this.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about Guilford College is the cafeteria and it's lack of food choices.

Julia
Describe the students at your school.

A collection of true individuals, not affaid to show who they are on the inside.

Describe the students at your school.

A collection of true individuals, not affaid to show who they are on the inside.

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

Don't be afraid. Work hard and be willing to leave your comfert zone, you can always run back to it if you need to. Remember that you picked this college for a reason and don't give up on it. Most importantly save your money, and don't live off of cup of noodles.

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

The large amount of older adult continuing education students.

Rikkia
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very productive in the classroom as far as interacting with the teacher and asking questions when they have...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very productive in the classroom as far as interacting with the teacher and asking questions when they have them.

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

Rikkia, in less than a couple of months you will be a college girl. You won't have mom breathing down your neck making sure you are keeping up with your school work. You will be independent. Being the social butterfly that you are is going to help you make friends in your transition to college, however it will also distract you from doing the work that you should be doing. I suggest that you sit down and make a schedule of everything you have going on, from classes, studying and tutorials to volleyball practices and games. That way you see how much free time you can allow yourself a week and still stay on track with your school work and volleyball. It may be a little hard not being able to be with your friends as much, but in the end it will pay off when you are making good grades and being able to keep your scholarships. I am confident that you can acheive the greatest because when you want something, you do your very best to gain it.

What's unique about your campus?

I feel that the best thing about Guilford College is the care and support the professor give to their students. I sometimes have a hard time keeping up with lecture classes, so it is great to know that the professors have set office hours for you to go in and get help and/or have them go over what you missed/ did not understand in class. I also like the small class sizes. The classes are a 1:19, teacher/student ratio, which helps because it is easier to be proactive and get a say in the topic at hand.

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

The first year of college has allowed me to gain a lot of valuable experience. Knowing what I know now, I would advise my hi...

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

The first year of college has allowed me to gain a lot of valuable experience. Knowing what I know now, I would advise my high school self to expect to not only be friends with freshmen, because the classes are mixed with a variety of different aged students. I also would advise myself to be sure I become familiar with the campus as much as possible and take note of all the different events that they have, in order to meet as many new people as possible. In order to make the transition easier, I would advise myself to attend different types of events, because you are bound to meet different types of people to become friends with. I also would advise myself to be sure that I opened up to teachers and asked for help whenever needed, as well as communicate with my advisor for academic and social help.

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

A lot of times, students are unaware that Guilford College is a liberal arts school, which means there are several requirements you must fill other than the requirements solely for your major. I wish I had more knowledge on exactly what the general requirements were and also what score for specific AP tests were accepted to receieve the credit for that course.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about Guilford College is that ironically, there are so many opportunities to be involved in various things around campus. Therefore, it is sometimes difficult to choose which activity you would like to participate in because some may overlap on meeting times. For example, because I participated on the lacrosse team, I was unable to attend the "Get Off Campus" day trips because they would overlap with practices and games. The good thing, however, is that because there are so many opportunities, you are bound to find more than one thing you like to do.

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