Guilford College Among Princeton Review’s ‘Best 379 Colleges’

Posted: August 5, 2014

The Princeton Review has again included Guilford in its annual guide to the nation’s best colleges. Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in The Best 379 Colleges, 2015 Edition, which went on sale today.

Guilford’s profile highlights the College’s Core Values, diversity and friendly campus culture. It quotes descriptions provided by students, including the following:

  • Guilford is “a place where you can express yourself free from judgment.”
  • Small classes “really allow for individual attention and academic growth” and are “highly interactive.”
  • “It’s always felt like more of a village than an institution.”
  • Many students have “taken their time at Guilford as an opportunity to redefine themselves.”
  • “We color outside of the lines in innovative and interesting ways.”
  • The College “impacts every aspect of your life and continues to carry you as part of its family even after you graduate.”

A “Survey Says” sidebar in the book’s profile lists topics Guilford students agreed on most. The list cites: “Political activism is popular,” “Students are happy,” “Students are friendly,” and “Students get along with local community.”

The Princeton Review also included the College in three of its 62 “Top 20” lists, which are based on its 80-question survey of 130,000 students nationwide. Guilford ranked ninth on the “Birkenstock-Wearing, Tree-Hugging, Clove-Smoking Vegetarians” List, 13th on the “Best College Radio Station” List and 14th on the “Reefer Madness” List.

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Last Updated: September 5, 2014