Guilford College is a private liberal arts college located in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was founded by the Religious Society of Friends (the Quakers) in 1837 as the New Garden Boarding School but the steady expansion of the academic program led to the change of the school’s name to Guilford College in 1888.
Guilford’s main mission is to draw from its Quaker origin and liberal arts traditions to develop and train young men and women to become lifetime learners and workers dedicated to the betterment of the world.
A liberal arts college, Guilford’s curriculum starts with a basic framework composed of general education subjects and over 39 fields of study from which students can choose a major that they can take up in depth.
Currently, a total of 2,725 students are enrolled at Guilford under the guidance of 124 full-time faculty members. With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, students enjoy the benefits of a small class that allows teachers to spend more time on their students learning issues.
For academic year 2009-2010, the cost of attendance at Guilford is US$19,135 for full-time residential students and US$14,185 for full-time students living off-campus. These costs include tuition, fees, room and board, parking and medical insurance.
Because Guilford attaches a great deal of importance to residential life on campus, it has adopted a policy requiring all traditional students under the age of 23 to live on campus and take their meals in the dining hall.