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Barton College

Wilson, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate99%
Acceptance Rate99%

About Barton College

Barton College Overview

Barton College is a private, religious school in the small town setting of Wilson, North Carolina. Barton College was founded in 1902 and the school now enrolls around 1,213 students per year, including 1,150 undergrads. Barton College offers on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 40% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Activities at Barton College

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Barton College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Barton College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Barton College has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Barton College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Barton College on the Student Life page.

2022 Barton College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 99%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 13%
Tuition $34,400
Percent of Need Met 74.9%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $27,642

Is Barton College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what Barton College offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

Barton College Acceptance Rate 2022

Barton College is not difficult to get into. Around 99% of applicants get into Barton College each year. Last year, 1,928 students applied to Barton College and 1,901 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Barton College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Barton College, around 71% come back their sophomore year. 52% of Barton College undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Barton College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Barton College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 61% of graduates from Barton College recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Check with Barton College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Barton College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Barton College's endowment was $33.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Barton College spends about $7,453 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Barton College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Barton College meets 74.9% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Barton College full-time are awarded $27,642 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $28,672 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Barton College.

Based on this information, is Barton College the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Barton College a good school for you?

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Where is Barton College?

Barton College is located in the small town setting of Wilson, North Carolina, less than an hour from Raleigh-Durham.

If you want to see Barton College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Wilson, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Raleigh-Durham International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Barton College and Wilson are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 5000 Wilson, NC 27893-7000

Campus Setting: Small Town

Barton College Application Deadline

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Barton College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Barton College is Continuous processing.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Barton College is like? There are approximately 1,213 students enrolled at Barton College, including 1,150 undergraduate students and 63 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from NC and 23% percent of students are from other states.


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