Located on a scenic 349-acre wooded campus in the lively college city of Greensboro, North Carolina, Guilford College offers you a transformational and practical liberal arts education anchored by our Core Values. Our small class sizes and caring faculty provide you with the hands-on learning experiences and critical problem-solving skills to thrive and make a difference as you serve the world's greater good.
First established as New Garden Boarding School in 1837, Guilford College was originally created to teach the children of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers. The movement and its teachings were shaped by a progressive belief in all people's spiritual equality, and in the importance of taking socially responsible action in service to the community's greater good.
By the late 1800s the school transitioned into a four-year liberal arts college and has since served people of all faiths and secular beliefs. The school's original Quaker ideals live on in Guilford College's guiding Core Values. Independent of governance by any religious body, Guilford remains the only Quaker-founded college in the southeastern United States.