Thrive and Change Lives

Design your Guilford education to explore and examine issues that matter most to you. Your academic experiences — both in and out of the classroom — will feed your intellectual curiosity, grow your understanding of the world and transform you into a leader of change.

At Guilford, you’ll gain expert instruction and guidance from professors invested in your success, work in teams on cutting-edge research and benefit from life-shaping internships. What’s more, you’ll enhance your problem-solving and communication skills as you engage in real-world challenges — talents required to adapt and thrive in constant change. All told, you'll be exceptionally prepared for wherever your passions take you — be it launching a promising career or pursuing studies in prestigious graduate school programs.

Flip through the Guilford College Catalog to learn more about programs and course requirements.

Majors and Minors

With 40+ majors and 50+ minors — including interdisciplinary courses that allow you to personalize your education — you’re sure to find a program that matches your interests.

Learn by Doing

From internships at Fortune 500 companies and tech startups to research and study abroad, getting hands-on with your education is a big part of the Guilford experience.

A Guilford Education

Career-focused learning, a liberal arts education and our Quaker-inspired Core Values will prepare you for wherever life takes you.

Changing Lives

The book Colleges that Change Lives calls Guilford a “stimulating place where the teachers care, where they expect a lot, and where they provide encouragement as well as the challenge to get young people to do things they had no idea they could do.”

Finding Your Purpose

Values like community, equality and integrity will enrich all aspects of your time at Guilford.

83% Success Rate

Guilford students are employed or in grad school at a rate that is 15% higher than the national average.

Undergraduate Research

Stipends up to $1,000 are available to Honors Program students so they can present their original research at conferences around the country.

See Where Guilford Can Take You

Build a career, attend graduate school or start a business.


You should be rewarded for the time, energy and money you invest in college. At Guilford, students go on to serve at some of the nation’s leading businesses and nonprofit organizations. Many land at prestigious graduate schools. Others create their own companies.


First Year Experience


Your first year at Guilford will be one of the most memorable times of your life. As part of our First Year Experience program, you'll work one-on-one with an adviser to design an academic game-plan catered to your goals. And our First Year Experience class and seminar will introduce you to all aspects of living and learning at Guilford—helping to ensure you enjoy meaningful success every year here. Most importantly, first year is when you'll start sharing experiences with other students, building a network of friends that will last a lifetime.


Why Guilford?

Guilford graduates work in Fortune 500 companies, develop cures for diseases, run their own businesses and champion causes that change lives and transform communities. They all benefit from the Guilford Difference. Here’s what that means:

Driven by values

The pursuit of our Core Values — community, diversity, equality, excellence, integrity, justice and stewardship — guide all aspects of living and learning at Guilford.

Our desire is to create a welcoming, inclusive and cohesive learning community defined by deep mutual respect for people of all identities, faiths and ways of life. We seek to build ever-stronger unity in our common quest to create change. You bring great value to that endeavor.

Defined by real-world engagement

Getting you close to what matters most is at the heart of a Guilford education. Here, you’ll create powerful connections as you benefit from our deepening emphasis on team-based, hands-on learning projects focused on real-world challenges of greatest importance to you. These high-impact experiences will illuminate your passions and prepare you to thrive in a world that presents constant and unpredictable change.

And you don’t have to figure it all out yourself. Along the way, you’ll engage with a personal team of experts dedicated to helping you chart the best path for your future.

Distinguished results that speak for themselves

Want to know where Guilford can take you? Then look no further than our alumni. Of our recent graduates, 83 percent found employment or were admitted to graduate school within a year of commencement. That's 15 percent higher than the national average.

Our alumni can be found working at corporations like Google, Microsoft and Huffington Post; starting companies and nonprofits; serving others at international aid organizations; and excelling at renowned institutions like Duke, Harvard and the University of Virginia. In short: Guilfordians go places.


Hege Library, Academic Support, and the Honors Program

Hege Library

Study over coffee at Greenleaf@Hege, devise a business idea in the Collaboratory or borrow a laptop for the day at our modern library.

Academic Resources

Writing help, study strategies and course-specific tutors are just some of the ways we keep you on your path to success.

Accessibility Resource Center

From smart pen recording devices to allowing additional time to take a test, Guilford offers numerous resources and support for students with disabilities.

The Honors Program

Through seminars, extracurricular activities and collaboration with faculty, the Honors Program provides thought-provoking opportunities to students who are motivated and intellectually curious. Stipends of up to $1,000 are also available.


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