Best Buys are selected by considering the overall value of an institution, described by Fiske as “outstanding academics at relatively modest costs and where students graduate with relatively low student debt.” Only 38 institutions — 20 public and 18 private — of the more than 300 included in the guide and the more than 2,200 four-year institutions in the country were chosen as Best Buys.
Guilford’s Fiske profile goes into more detail as to what makes spending four years here so worthwhile. Nearly everyone receives financial aid, 91 percent of students. Cost is among the lowest for private institutions, while academic rigor is ranked as “easily meet[ing] the criteria for inclusion in a guide devoted to the top ten percent of colleges and universities in the nation.”
Guilford also received a four star rating for Quality of Life — determined by considering the combination of academics, social life, community environment, beautiful campus and other factors that generally make a college a “wholesome place to spend four years.”
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