Greensboro, NC
Guilford College


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

If I could talk to my high school self, I would tell her not to be afraid to be herself her first year. I would tell her to s...

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

If I could talk to my high school self, I would tell her not to be afraid to be herself her first year. I would tell her to stop fretting about blending into the background and staying invisible, to do things that interested her and to not be scare to branch out. To ask for help when she needed it and to not be ashamed of needing it. I would add that being great roommates is sometimes better than being good friends, and that it might take a few tries before she finds one that she can stand. College is not easy; it is a lot of hard work, but I would remind her to try to relax for a moment or two. That getting a B on a paper is not the end of her world. I would finish by telling her how amazing college is and by asking her not to worry about her major or about what career she could possibly get with that. I would remind her to study hard and then I would tell her to have fun, to enjoy it. Because this is the beginning of the greatest friendships and successes she will have.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A closed-minded individual who is not open to extreme differences. Also, anyone who is not willing to work extremely hard for every grade they get. Guilford is an intensive reading and writing school. It is not unusual for even a first year class to have a fifty pages of reading a night.

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

The college environment and experience will be exactly what you make it. Maintaining a positve attitude about learning, schoo...

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

The college environment and experience will be exactly what you make it. Maintaining a positve attitude about learning, schoolwork, and being in a new environment makes all the difference. Setting goals and staying focused is important as well. Learning to properly balance the social aspect of college, school work, and family is challenging. However, time management is detrimental to your overall expereince. Try not to fall behind on your assignments, ask for help if you need it, and stay in contact with your academic advisor. College is a lot different from high school, the responsiblity is greater. Finally, the most important factor is to believe in yourself. Confidence in knowing that you can do anything and have the resources available to do so is key! You will get out what you put in. Although college life is different from high school, it is important to know that all you need to succeed lies within!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The workload/ amount of assignments

Emily
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I believe Guilford is best known for the students it produces. Students who go to and continue at Guilford learn a strong se...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I believe Guilford is best known for the students it produces. Students who go to and continue at Guilford learn a strong sense of community and critical thinking. Students are not quick to judge based on the words of someone else, but to weigh the arguments of all sides involved. Guilford is known for its "hippies" and its Quaker influences, such as students and teachers acknowleding one another by a first-name basis and its strive for not placing one person above another (such as its circular class-room set up).

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

Stop panicing, stop fretting over everything-- you will graduate and you will be accepted into college. Financial advisors will help you with the money troubles: the college much rather set up a payment plan than lose a student. Do not cry and get sick over not passing the AP English exam, as wrong as you think the graders were. The English 102 class you take will change your way of thinking for the better and you will not regret it. Do not be afraid to get involved in clubs and meet people-- they too will be uplifting. The classes will not be easy, but do not slack on them. Yes, you can do minimal work and still make a B, but do push yourself for those A's-- the scholarship requires only a 3.0, but making the dean's list is exciting and worth the work. You will enjoy the research papers and journal finders. Continue studying in French and know there are more classes that satisfy the biology requirement (like baking!) that do not require you to disect animals. Calm down and enjoy the experience. Accept the trials and learn from them, but do not panic.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Persons who are writing-oriented, open to new experiences, thinking critically, and feel comfortable with leftist-leanings will do well in this school. Someone who struggles with writing may not do well the first couple years and depending on his/her/zir major. A person who does not feel comfortable being around peoples of various races, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, communities, etc. may not enjoy or appreciate the Guilford community, though one can certainly thrive here as well. This school is good for those who prefer smaller class sizes and closer student-teacher relationships.

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

College is not impossible and there are many ways to pay for school without burdening your family. The college offers many wa...

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

College is not impossible and there are many ways to pay for school without burdening your family. The college offers many ways to help ease into college life and offers transition courses. The class sizes are small, which enables you to interact more with other students and your professors. Education does not come easy and you must be willing to apply yourself and be open to learning. College is not just for partying and being free from adult supervision, it is an opportunity to expand and build your horizons. It helps you to question things that go on around you instead of just going along with the general concensus. College expands your ability to reasearch and locate different sources of information on a wide variety of topics. It teaches you to focus more and be open to different styles of learning. But most importantly it teaches you that you are capable of doing anything you want to do in life and shows you many different avenues for obtaining your goals. It also teaches you to believe in yourself, causes you to gain self-confidence and gives you the tools you need to work toward a future filled with unlimited possibilities.

What's unique about your campus?

The size of classes is smaller from the adults perspective. They also have classes with times that better fit adult learners and more options to choose from.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is closed minded or not one to get involved and interact with other students.

Elizabeth
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

For their Adult Learning. This is the first year that the number of adult students equal the number of traditional students. ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

For their Adult Learning. This is the first year that the number of adult students equal the number of traditional students. The school is also known for its intensive writing. This school is a heavily writing school.

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

The classroom size is smaller than the others and the professors seem to really want you to succeed. The campus was prettier than the others and they cater to adult students, which is considered anyone over 24 years old.

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

If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to not allow high school relationships dictate the decision to attend college or not. Now that I finally made the decision to go back, I would tell my high school self to study more and develop stronger studying skills.

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

Caring, compassionate students, faculty, and staff who are globally-aware and socially concerned. A diverse student body will...

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

Caring, compassionate students, faculty, and staff who are globally-aware and socially concerned. A diverse student body willing to unite and work together makes for a strong community and homey campus.

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

When you go to college, leave home with one objective in mind: To Become More. Guilford College will give you all of the tools you need to explore, create, and learn. They'll open your eyes to various perspectives and ideologies, give you opportunities to research and write about real-world issues, and allot you the freedom to solve those problems in innovative and thoughtful ways. You will soon find that college is the perfect environment to discover things about yourself that you admire and will want to fine tune, as well as flaws that you may want to improve upon. It is at college that you will grow into a strong, intelligent, caring woman, capable of accomplishing great things and helping to improve the lives of many. But it is now, right at this moment, in the final stretch of your high school career, that you must look in the mirror as ask who it is you want to be. There is no moment like the present. Your journey to "Become More" begins with you. Today. I hope you enjoy every minute and never cease to explore.

Catherine
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates at Guilford college are very resourceful. They are environmentally conscious students who are interested in pe...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates at Guilford college are very resourceful. They are environmentally conscious students who are interested in perserving our natural resources. The students are devoted to their studies and seem to be eager to help and support their fellow classmates to succeed. The students at Guilford are committed to the core values of the school and make a conscious effort to life the values of the school out day to day. The students are kind to one another.

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

The first thing I would say is that it is very important that you don't loose your focus and that you realize the choices you make today effect your life tomorrow. I think it's easy to get caught up in the fun of college and being on your own away from home. It's ok to have fun and enjoy college as long as you realize the real reason you're there which is to get an education. It is also very important to do well in your classes by studying hard and applying yourself so that you can have a high GPA. When your grades are high then that opens the doors for opportunities and scholorships that you wouldn't have without the good grades. It's not just about good grades because you have to apply yourself and the knowledge you're learning as well. Learn to think for yourself and learn how to form educated opinions about issues rather than memorizing or saying what someone else thinks about things. And last but not least I would say don't miss opportuities and don't burn your bridges for you do not know what tomorrow holds.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Guilford College I think is that it teaches you how to think for yourself and to be able to formulate your own beliefs rather than telling you what to believe and what you should learn. It is a school with a strong emphasis on academics. It is also a writing intensive school you will defintely learn to be able to write what you think and feel on paper as well. It is a very challenging school academically but the students and the teachers are very down to earth people. The teachers have relationships with the students.

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

If i could go back and advise myself I would tell myself to be encouraged and dont give up. College is is a great experience...

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

If i could go back and advise myself I would tell myself to be encouraged and dont give up. College is is a great experience and a opprotunity to learn new things, new people, and grow as and individual. You have to stay focused and remember that it is ok to have fun but make sure you can balance that with the your work load. Be open to new ideas, be mindful that everyone is different and respect the diversity. You can do anything you want to if you put your mind to it.

What's unique about your campus?

The friendly Knowledgable staff and their dedication to make sure you don't fail.

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

Nothing really they orientate you and give you all that you need to make it.

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

Assuming if i go back in time to my senior year of high school there are a lists of things i would tell myself about college ...

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

Assuming if i go back in time to my senior year of high school there are a lists of things i would tell myself about college life. First i would tell myself that while i am still in High school i should take more activities that would benefit me in college. Then i would tell myself to contiue to work on writing essays and to understand all the fundamentals to writing. I would also say become more athletic so i could join a sport team in college. In high school i was to myself and didnt like to hang out and get to know alot of people so in college i would want to become more and get involved in more activites. I would also tell myself to work hard and dont give up on my dreams, and to not become discourage if a class is too hard and ask for help if i need it. i would also help others as much as i can to achieve their goals as well as volunteering my time to others. I would also tell myself to ask for help if i dont understand something there is no same in asking for help.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Guilford is not a place where we judge people we accept all kinds of students. Although Guilford doesnt judge people you kind of have to be alittle bit insane to come here. Not saying that we are crazy, psycho people but in a good way.

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

Going to Guilford College wasnt my first choice, but i am sure glad that I did attend this school. The things that i most brag about about Guilford is that this instituion really allows you to become more and become a leader. They dont shut down your ideas they give you as a person to achieve your goals.

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