Location and Climate
North Carolina is on the East Coast of the United States, centrally located between the northern and southern ends of the country. Guilford College is located in northwest Greensboro, which is the third largest city in North Carolina. Greensboro has grown to be part of a thriving metropolitan area called the Triad, which encompasses three major cities (Greensboro, High Point and Winston Salem) and more than a million people. Greensboro is emerging as one of the South’s up-and-coming centers for relocating businesses. Today, our residents enjoy a rich quality of life flavored by a vibrant downtown, 80 miles (129 km) of walking and biking trails, close access to state-of-the-art healthcare and a variety of cultural opportunities. There is something about the brilliant Carolina blue skies, reverence for history and our can-do attitude that makes Greensboro a unique and forward-moving city.
Within 25 miles (40 km) of Greensboro there are seven other colleges and universities at which Guilford students may take course — big and small alike. These schools include Elon University, High Point University, University of North Carolina Greensboro and others. If you are concerned that Guilford has a small international student body, be assured these other colleges and universities attract a large number of international students — all in the same city as you!
Downtown Greensboro has seen tremendous construction and development growth in recent years with developments such as New Bridge Bank Park. Downtown Greensboro has also experienced a dramatic increase in nightlife with the opening of numerous restaurants and active nightlife. Additional downtown attractions include: the Carolina Theater, Triad Stage (Pyrle Gibson Theater), Blandwood Mansion, Center City Park, Greensboro Historical Museum, Greensboro Cultural Center, the J. Douglas Galyon Transportation Depot and the Greensboro Children’s Museum. A multi-million dollar greenway loop around downtown is currently under construction. It will be among the first urban greenway loops in the country and will have walking paths, biking paths, parks, recreational facilities, outdoor classrooms and art show spaces.
Climate data for Greensboro, North Carolina can be found here.