As your student begins the college search and application process, you may be wondering where you fit into this ongoing experience. Rest assured, we’ve put together some useful links to important Guilford information. Please feel free to contact the Guilford Admission Office with any questions you have. We’re here to help you and your student! You can reach us at 800-992-7759 or email@example.com.
“When your child goes off to college, you hope she or he finds a community that enlightens, challenges, broadens and enriches her or him for their full college career. Guilford is giving our daughter all this plus meaningful community service, classes that focus on the skills of dialogue and writing, a myriad of fun and diverse campus activities and a community that is at once lively, sensitive and highly friendly. Our daughter felt at home from Day One. We felt her happiness from Vacation One! Sharpened by Guilford’s core values, our daughter sees the world differently now and eagerly anticipates her role in it.”
Peter and Susan Hackett
Parents of Mary
Class of 2011
What does Guilford have to offer my student?
Guilford is a very unique college–one that welcomes and celebrates the individual student. We draw on Quaker and liberal arts traditions to prepare men and women for a lifetime of learning, work and constructive action dedicated to the betterment of the world.
Take some time to learn more about our academic programs. You’ll find a curriculum that emphasizes our core values and provides numerous opportunities for study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, and service work. With a 16:1 student to faculty ratio and small discussion-based courses, our students receive excellent preparation for wherever life takes them, whether they continue on in graduate school or enter the professional world right after graduation. Guilford also offers a rich campus life program, with student involvement in 20 intercollegiate athletic teams, a strong intramural and recreational sports program, 40 student organizations and a vibrant campus ministry program. Students can also take advantage of seeing world-renowned leaders such as former President Bill Clinton and author David McCullough who visit the College for the Bryan Series speaker program.
How does my student apply for admission?
The application process begins by applying online. Students may apply for admission using the Common Application or the Guilford online application. They must also submit supporting materials. We take several factors into consideration during the review process. Students must submit their $400 enrollment deposit by May 1.
How can my student pay for a Guilford education?
Guilford is an affordable option for families. We recognize that families are concerned about the cost of a private education. The Offices of Admission and Student Financial Services are available to answer your questions and concerns as you go through this process. Guilford is affordable.
Guilford offers a variety of merit-based scholarships and need-based aid. Merit-based scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic performance. Students should submit the FAFSA after Jan. 1 of their senior year to determine what types of need-based aid they might qualify for. Please visit the tuition and financial aid page to learn more about the financial aid and student billing process.
What types of support (academic and social) does Guilford provide?
We realize that going to college is a big step for your student. Whether Guilford is 40 miles or 400 miles from your home, we understand the importance of providing support to you and your student during their time at our college. We offer various types of academic support through our Learning Commons. We also have a Counseling Center located on campus and student health services are available close to campus. Our campus Public Safety Office is open and officers are available 24 hours a day.
Our First Year Program facilitates our New Student Orientation program, the First Year Experience courses and labs, and the student programming during a student’s first year at Guilford. Our residence halls are designed to provide a safe and healthy living environment for students.
Who is my student’s admission counselor?
Our admission counselors work with students based on high school state. So, if your student’s home state is California but they go to school in Connecticut, your contact would be the counselor for Connecticut. Find your counselor.