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Guilford College at a Glance

See why Guilford College is a special place by learning about our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

1,429 Students

Guilford has a diverse study body that includes traditional, transfer, adult, and Early College students. In addition, there's the Wiser Justice program, which provides incarcerated individuals the opportunity to earn college credits by taking courses taught by Guilford professors.

12:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio

An average class size of 17 students — and 98% of all Guilford classes having 20 or fewer students — means you receive individual attention from exceptionally accomplished faculty who know their fields inside and out.

Guilford has been one of the few distinguished colleges included in Colleges that Change Lives for more than 20 years.

Exciting New Majors

Guilford College majors introduced in just the last couple of years include Sustainable Food Systems, Experience Design, Public Health — and new in 2021, Analytics.

Rated a "Best Buy" by the Fiske Guide to Colleges

39 Majors, 50 Minors, 3 Graduate Programs

Popular majors include Business Administration, Psychology, Exercise and Sport Sciences, Health Sciences, Biology, Sport Management, Criminal Justice, and Education Studies.

One of the "Greenest Colleges" according to the Princeton Review

One of the "Best 384 Colleges" and "Best Southeastern Colleges" according to the Princeton Review (2019 Edition)

Guilford students come from 36 states and 12 countries.

38% of Guilford students age 23 and younger play intercollegiate sports.

52% Students of Color

In a survey of high-school counselors, Guilford was ranked in the Top 100 Schools.

According to U.S. News

Three Graduate Programs

The Guilford College Graduate School now offers three master's degree programs: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Criminal Justice, and Master of International Sport Management.

Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness supports the educational mission of Guilford College by providing management information and data analysis to support decision making, program development and College-wide assessment.

What We Do

  • Coordinate the dissemination of institutional data about students, faculty and programs
  • Create, analyze and interpret information from survey data
  • Collect data about the College’s performance
  • Provide data and information to federal and state government agencies, the HEDS Consortium and to the SACSCOC accrediting organization
  • Improve teaching and learning by assisting departments with program reviews and other assessment efforts

Download the Data Digest for detailed facts and information about Guilford College students, classes, financial aid, and faculty.

Contact Us

Curtis Arena
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Director Academic Support Services

Rebecca Pena
Rebecca Pena

Director Institutional Research & Effectiveness