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Guilford College

Quick Stats
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
Overview
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Acceptance Rate

90.7%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$35,563

Average Salary in 10 Years

$39,500
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Guilford College

Guilford College is located in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 1,674 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is selective with an acceptance rate of 90.7%.

Popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Psychology, Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. 53% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $32,700.

About
🗺 5800 W. Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, North Carolina 27410
🌐 www.guilford.edu
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Admissions
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Guilford College has around 1,865 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 20% decide to enroll at Guilford College. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 1,865 applicants 47% are men and 53% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 112 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 89 men.

Guilford College's acceptance rate is 90.7%. The acceptance rate for men is 88.6% and the acceptance rate for women is 92.6%.

Applicants
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Who applies to Guilford College?

Number of Applicants

1,865

Number of Applicants per Spot

5
per spot

Male Applicants

47%

Female Applicants

53%
Acceptance Rate
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Getting into Guilford College

Guilford College Acceptance Rate

90.7%

Getting in

Less Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

88.6%

Female Acceptance Rate

92.6%
School Popularity
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Do Students Want to Go to Guilford College?

Guilford College Admissions Yield

20%
of accepted students choose to go to Guilford College

Male Admissions Yield

21%

Female Admissions Yield

20%
Application
Admission Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Record Considered but not required
Complete High School Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Recommended
College Requirements
Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

53%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

46%

Women Graduation Rate

62%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Can you afford to attend Guilford College?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$23,975
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$35,563
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$46,363
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$46,363
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$27,000
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$287
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Guilford College would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Guilford College Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

100%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

69%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Guilford College you can visit https://www.guilford.edu/admissions/financial-aid.

Guilford College Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $46,363
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $46,363
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Guilford College?

Guilford College students, on average, make $39,500 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 5% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Guilford College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Guilford College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

4.8%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Guilford College.

Median Earnings of Students from Guilford College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Guilford College.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Guilford College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Guilford College.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Guilford College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Guilford College.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Guilford College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Guilford College.
Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Guilford College? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.9x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Guilford College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Guilford College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.8x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Guilford College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Guilford College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

12
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$67,118
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low
Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Guilford College?

Yes
Highest degree: Master's degree
Students
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Undergraduate Focus

100%

Undergrads

1,674

Total Students

1,680
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

14%

Students over 25

32%

Student Median Household Income

$63,141
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

53%
of undergraduates

Men

47%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

Guilford College has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 89 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 113 women.

International Students

1%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Guilford College

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Guilford College study?

Guilford College Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Guilford College are:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Psychology
  3. Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
  4. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  5. Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Approximately 59% of students choose to study one of these majors.
Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Guilford College?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

66%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Guilford College has a retention rate of 66% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

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Undergraduate Transfers

91
5% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Low

Guilford College has around 91 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 5% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Guilford College as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Politics in North Carolina
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, North Carolina tends to be About even. In the 2016 Presidential election, 46% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 50% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.