Barton College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Church in downtown Wilson
Wilson, North Carolina. Bruce Tuten / Flickr

Barton College Admissions Overview:

Barton seems to have fairly selective admissions--only 41% of students who apply are admitted, but students with good grades and high test scores are still likely to be admitted. Applicants must submit an online application, test scores from either the SAT or ACT, and high school transcripts. About half of students submit SAT scores, while half submit ACT scores. After submitting an application, students will hear back from an admissions counselor about the next steps of the application process. Interested students should check out Barton's website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data (2016):

Barton College Description:

Barton College is a private, four-year, Christian college located in Wilson, North Carolina. With around 1,200 students, a student/faculty ratio of 12 to 1, and an average class size of 15, Barton students get plenty of personal attention. The college offers a wide range of academic majors, and is especially proud of its programs in nursing, education, deaf education, and social work. Barton has a host of student organizations, as well as 16 intercollegiate athletic teams and numerous intramural sports. Barton is a member of the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas. Popular sports include track and field, soccer, volleyball, golf, and tennis. Barton has an active Greek Life for its students with three fraternities and three sororities on campus. Barton also offers a number of trips abroad for those interested in world travel. Some trips are part of a class, but others are open for anyone looking to go to places like Germany or Costa Rica.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,051 (988 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 30% Male / 70% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,052
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,634
  • Other Expenses: $4,400
  • Total Cost: $44,286

Barton College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 76%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,407
    • Loans: $6,596

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Elementary Education, Nursing, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Sports/Fitness Administration, Media Studies, Art Studies, Liberal Arts, Psychology, Biology, Philosophy, History

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 37%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 52%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Track and Field, Cross Country, Volleyball, Tennis, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Other colleges similar to Barton in size and academic profile include Belmont Abbey College, Newberry College, Guilford College, Shaw University, Mars Hill University, Claflin University, and Wofford College. And, all of these schools are nearby Barton, located in either North or South Carolina.

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