Greensboro, NC
Guilford College


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Recent Reviews

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

Work on coming up with a study technic. Being able to do homework in a way that is productive and easy is vital in college. I...

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

Work on coming up with a study technic. Being able to do homework in a way that is productive and easy is vital in college. It saves so much cramming time and useless worrying. You should also question everything you read. While most of the professors know about what they are talking, you are in college to become an individual, not a puppet. It is important that you make decisions based on what you think, and not what you heard in your classroom. Thankfully, most professors do stress critical thinking. School before play. While it may seem like college is nothing but work and study, it is not. There are plenty of fun things to do on and off campus and you will find the time to do it, but make sure you have done some school before you zoom off into the world. You will feel better when you have fun if the school has been done.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is super-conservative, and will be easily offended by what the school supports, that is, secularism and liberal thinking may not find the school the best place.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

For a Christian and Conservative, it is hard dealing with so much secularism and liberalism. It is difficult to keep one's identity when most of the school is encouraging you to conform to their ways.

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

Find a college where you feel like you fit in and can make a significant contribution to campus life. You want to be able to ...

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

Find a college where you feel like you fit in and can make a significant contribution to campus life. You want to be able to be a leader in some areas and also have the freedom to explore interests that you have little experience in. Look for a college that encourages individuality, creativity and volunteerism. These character traits will serve you well in life.

What's unique about your campus?

Diversity, equality, small classes, caring faculty

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

Diversity and great attitude of faculty and students

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

I know I should tell you all of the secrets of the future events, but that's not how life is supposed to work, right? So cons...

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

I know I should tell you all of the secrets of the future events, but that's not how life is supposed to work, right? So consider this a gift. I'm not going to give you the specifics. College is like life: there are ups and there are downs. You'll make friends and lose them. You'll try new things and wish you hadn't. You'll need money. All this is going to happen no matter where you go, no matter what you do. You'll be both satisfied and dissatisfied with things. So here is the only thing I'm going to tell you: stop worrying so much. Just stop. I know that as a kid you counted up the bills whenever you went to stores in order not to make Mum spend too much, I know you're scared to ride horses, I know you don't like leaving the house too long because you worry about the dogs, I know you think your Honda Myrtle Misty will break down soon. But worrying--it's bad for your organs. Just live your life. It's yours; and it's time to stop being scared.

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

The lack of information online. A lot of the information must be discovered through meeting people and learning that way. It is inconvient sometimes, especially when there is a deadline for an application.

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

The interaction with professors. All of my classes are small and the professors are always available, so they know my name, what interests me, how I learn, what problems I may have, and stuff like that. The professors and students have a really close relationship. Sometimes we will all eat lunch in the dining hall together.

Anna
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Guilford is known for the liberal hippies that are a bunch of hypocritical, worthless individuals.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Guilford is known for the liberal hippies that are a bunch of hypocritical, worthless individuals.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Any one who is the slightest bit involved in politics that are republican. The liberal students at this school claim to "listen to all views" but if you ever disagree they will respond with comments like "You are so stupid and ignorant". If there is a fight between a white student and a minority, or a straight student and a gay student the school will automatically make statements on the local news station "hate crime". The school will not hear the full story or take into account that the fight could be completly irrelevant to the race, sexual orientation etc

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

Choose another school to go to, Kerri. You want to be surrounded by more diversity and a school that lives up to it's core va...

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

Choose another school to go to, Kerri. You want to be surrounded by more diversity and a school that lives up to it's core values. Always study when you need to but still have fun. You will encounter some hardships along the way but with the help of your family and the friends that you will make, they will help you get through it. Just remember not to give up and try your best at everything that you do. Keep your GPA as high as you can keep it because a higher GPA will help you out very much in the long run, believe me, I know what I am talking about. Do not wait to until the last minute to plan your future because your senior year will creep on you so fast that you will wonder where the time went. Don't be afraid to take chances and when you feel like you are struggling, ask for help. ALWAYS use the resources that are available to you.

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

I feel that the cost to attend this school is too expensive. It cost over $3000 to stay in the campus apartments but there is not wireless internet in any of the dorms or apartments on campus. I feel that I money should be going to scholarships for the students who need it instead of mostly athletes who can barely keep their GPAs affloat. I was lured here because they offered me a decent amount of money but my aid has decreased a lot since I have been here.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I would not recommend this school for someone who is looking to be a part of a big campus. Also, if they want to be involved in greek life, there is no greek life here. This school is predominately white so honestly, students of other races and cultures may feel out of place here although this does not apply to everyone. This school is also very "tree huggish" so some people may be turned off by that as well.

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

Time management is very important. I would tell myself to figure out how to work at night better, napping during the day and...

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

Time management is very important. I would tell myself to figure out how to work at night better, napping during the day and working well with others. Also, being open to meeting new people and doing new things. Also really try and figure out what you want to do early. I knew exactly what I wanted to do right from the beginning and because of that I'm now ahead of the game.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing is the ability for people to meet other people with simliar interestes as them. Also, how knowledgeable the professors are (very).

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

I consider the division between those sports affiliated and the rest of the student body to be the most unfortunate thing about my school.

Rachel
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Though Guilford has gained national and international notoriety as a school of activists (both well and ill intentioned), wit...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Though Guilford has gained national and international notoriety as a school of activists (both well and ill intentioned), within the Greensboro community Guilford is known as a school whose students are active and passionate volunteers and community workers. Guilford students work and volunteer time with community groups including YWCA, teen mother mentoring programs, at risk youth mentoring, recycling and environmental education, among myriad other causes. Guilford is known as a school at which academically minded can thrive and succeed, but also as a place with numerous opportunities to unwind and enjoy being a part of the college community.

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

Giving advice to a college freshman is like trying to explain a hot stove to a toddler. I do it, knowing that much of the stuff I say will only make sense after you've made your own mistakes. The best piece of advice I got as a college freshman was to make the most of the time that I have. At no other point in your life will you have so much free time. College students are only in class for three or four hours a day, as tempting as it might be to take a job, unless you need one, wait. Use all of those hours to make friends, to volunteer, to get to know the people that you might not otherwise meet at school. Become friends with the people who work at the school. Create your own well rounded college experience. Do as many of the on campus activities as you can, get involved with the campus radio station, student government, and vounteer off campus. The value of your classes is in learning a work ethic and working towards your degree, but the experiences that shape you are the ones that you seek outside of the classroom.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Guilford College is a great academic institution for traditional age students (recent high school graduates), and also for those returning to get an undergraduate degree as adults. Guilford is a small school which allows professors and administrators the time and resources to truly get to know their students on a personal level as well as a professional level. Guilford is a wonderful school for students who value a nurturing and intimate environment, where each person's opinions are sought out and valued. The schools Quaker values enlighten and reinforce respect for all members of the community.

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

To the parents, I would say to focus most of your attention on looking for schools which you are sure will provide a solid ed...

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

To the parents, I would say to focus most of your attention on looking for schools which you are sure will provide a solid education for your children, one that you know will give them the skills they need to obtain a successful career in the future. You as adults in the workforce know what it takes to be successful in the workplace. To students, I would advise them not only to look into the academics of schools, but I would also encourage them to think about what kind of extra curricular activities they would like to participate in when they get to school, and look to see what schools have the types of activities that they would like to be involved in. I believe that if the student is not engaged in activities outside of the classroom, then they will not be as motivated at that particular school. There are many aspects to finding the right school for you, so make sure you know the "ins-and-outs" of a particular university before enrolling to ensure your success!

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

I wish I would have known how liberal the school was. I knew that it was a liberal school, but was unaware of just how liberal it actually was. I am a pretty conservative person concerning politics, religion, and morals/values, which actually makes me somewhat of a minority on campus!

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

The school is very small, making it seem much like high school. Everyone knows everyone else, making it hard to keep your personal business to yourself. I like the school, but would prefer a larger atmosphere.

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