High School Students

See Yourself at Guilford

Guilford is a learning community unlike any other. It is common practice that everyone is on a first-name basis — including our caring professors and advisers who will help you personalize your program and explore your interests. Whatever major you choose, our courses give you a global perspective, connect you to incredible experiences and empower you with the skills you need to succeed professionally.

Dive into stimulating projects with the support of grants to fund your efforts. Embark on study abroad adventures like living with your classmates in a 13th-century castle in the Italian Alps or by the Indian Ocean in a coastal Tanzanian city. Get involved organizing exciting events like music festivals, community outreach events and presentations by world leaders and famous authors. Take the first step and start your future with us today.

All About Applying

From the application process to key deadlines, you'll find all you need to apply as a first-year student right here.

You're Worth It

All students are considered for merit scholarships that range from $5,000 to $20,000 each year for four years.

Talk to Us

Questions? Your admission counselor will help with the application and work with you throughout the process.


See if we're a good fit: schedule a tour, check out a class and experience what it's really like to live and learn here.

Explore Courses

Guilford offers more than 90 majors and minors.

At Guilford, you get to choose what you study. Pick the academic program that best suits your interests, or construct your own course of study under the guidance of your Guilford advisor. Whatever path you choose, collaboration and problem solving will be at the center of a Guilford education that provides exceptional preparation for meaningful success.

An Education Without Limits

At Guilford, classroom learning is only the beginning. Be actively involved on campus with your choice of more than 50 student clubs focusing on diversity, music events, social justice, cultural festivals, sustainability, sports and more.

Dig Deeper

Through active farming, environmental studies and advocating for food justice, our innovative major Sustainable Food Systems is a great complement for studies in Biology, Chemistry or Principled Problem Solving.

It's Happening at Guilford

Host an inspiring cultural event that brings people together to experience something new. Raise awareness by planning a public discussion or a grassroots campaign. Find an on-campus job or a community service project.

Rub Elbows With Famous Visitors

The celebrated Bryan Series brings great thinkers, activists and doers to the College. Past speakers include food writer Michael Pollan, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and President Bill Clinton.

Above and Beyond

The Guilford educational experience extends way beyond the 349 acres of our campus.

Your challenging coursework will open doors to one-of-a-kind travel opportunities and career-launching internships ranging from the Smithsonian Institution and the International Institute for Refugees and Immigrants to LabCorp and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Our study abroad program ranks among the very best nationwide and can take you to the coast of the Galapagos Islands, a 13th-century castle in the Italian Alps, an Australian rainforest and everywhere in between.

Study Abroad

From your first year, you can plan to take a semester to research ecology in an ancient Australian rainforest or the complexities of international business in Shanghai. Coming to Guilford means the world is yours to explore.

Beyond Friendly

Let students tell you in their own words what it's like to study abroad at Guilford! This student-authored blog, Beyond Friendly, will give you insight into where Guilfordians can go, what they do abroad, and what they take away from the experience. 

Internships and Careers

At Guilford, helpful advisers help you connect your coursework to real-world experiences. Work with us to land a gratifying internship right here in Greensboro, out of town or anywhere across the globe.


Learn everything you need to know about applying to Guilford — and what it's like to be a first year student.

It's important to us that you have all the information you need about Guilford's academics, costs, aid packages, housing options and career paths for your prospective student. For example, our First Year Experience introduces incoming high school graduates to the rigors and expectations of college level academics. Read up on this special program and more.

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