Higher Ed Hotspot With a Booming Downtown
Situated among seven nearby colleges and universities — and close to more than a dozen more within 40 miles in High Point and Winston-Salem — Guilford College proudly calls Greensboro, N.C., its home.
With better than 40,000 enrolled students living among the population of 270,000, Greensboro offers access to many exciting internship and employment opportunities in its robust business community. Equally as important, a vibrant downtown — only a 10-minute drive from campus — consistently rolls out art, music, and cultural events that fuel a lively social scene.
In addition to claiming the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, one of the Southeast's premier venues for national touring music acts and regional sporting events, the city welcomed the $80-million Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in 2020.
Easy to Reach
With three major train lines running from New York to New Orleans, and 60 direct daily flights to most U.S. cities from Piedmont Triad International Airport, getting in and out of Greensboro is a breeze.
1.5 Million (and 110,000)
Those are the respective totals of residents and college students in the area known as the Triad, a nearly 6,000-square-mile stretch connecting Greensboro with Winston-Salem and High Point.
A Notable History of Social Change
Playing a significant role in America's Civil Rights history, Greensboro is widely recognized for its diverse population and progressive work for social justice. Many area museums and cultural institutions pay homage to this legacy in addition to other aspects of the city's rich history.
City Festivals and Events
Throughout the year, Greensboro hosts a lively lineup of cultural events that showcase innovations in music, dance, drama, visual art, and the culinary arts.
Guilford students have access to a wealth of service opportunities. Helping underserved people through immersive co-curricular programs, students' experiences extend beyond traditional community service.
An ever-expanding dining scene draws culinary excellence and cuisines from around the globe, showing there's no shortage of places to grab an incredible bite in Greensboro.
The Gate City
Greensboro acquired its nickname for its role as a transportation hub in the 1840s. Today, many top-tier businesses are rooted here for the city's central locale, roughly halfway between Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.
The Sporting Life
Whether you come alive in the great outdoors or you're an enthusiastic spectator of competition, you'll find a place for your passions. With more than 90 miles of trails and greenways and a variety of minor league teams, there are plenty of ways to stay fit and entertained.