Enrollment report as of May 2

Here is the latest enrollment report as of May 2, one day after the national May 1 deadline for students to commit to the college of their choice. As you can see below, we have more students deposited (391) than any year in the past three. That is a very big deal for us. This number can change over summer in either direction as students change their plans – we are likely to lose some to “melt” and gain some from late deciders and late applicants – but we are obviously in a better position going into summer than in recent years.

Congratulations and thanks are due the enrollment staff and all who’ve worked with them this year. We will need to work and adjust to accommodate this large incoming class, but that is a good challenge to have.

Arlene writes:

I am pleased to share that we have exceeded our May 1 deposit goal for incoming first year students.  It is shaping up to be a strong class with an academic and diversity profile comparable with previous years.  I am extraordinarily grateful for all of the hard work that the Guilford College community has put into bringing this class in: faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees, our personal and professional partners, everyone.  This is really a community achievement.  Moving forward, all of us will continue to have a role to play in providing the Guilford experience we’ve promised to the Class of 2020 and our entire student body.  Indeed, our work is far from over and, in fact, it’s really just beginning – for all of us.  Thank you for your continued and passionate partnership.


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  1. Thanks to all of you who have participated in events for prospective students, talked with prospective students, emailed, called, and encouraged prospective students. Your efforts made a huge difference in bringing the class of 2020 to Guilford, and you’ll be instrumental in their success once they’re here.

  2. Thanks for posting this good news!

  3. These are excellent results! Thank you to everyone, especially our dedicated Admission staff, for all the improvements they made to processes and events.

  4. Craig Eilbacher

    Thank you for sharing this. Great job Admission staff.

  5. Thank you all for the hard work and the thoughtful effort to share this good news widely.

  6. BRAVO!! What fabulous news! Many thanks, and a warm congratulations, to Arlene & her team.