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Barton College

Wilson, NC 4-Year Private

About Barton College

Barton College is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Wilson, NC, less than an hour from Raleigh-Durham.

Founded in 1902, the institution currently enrolls around 1,177 students a year, including 1,105 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $29,280,112. For each full-time student, Barton College spends about $8,042.

2021 Admissions Facts About Barton College

Acceptance rate: 42%

Average GPA: 3.23

Mean ACT score: 20

Mean SAT score: 1030

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What's the acceptance rate at Barton College in 2021?

Barton College is a minimally difficult school to get accepted to. Barton College accepts around 42 percent of applicants each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.23 out of 4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Barton College is 1030. The mean ACT scores is 20.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Barton College a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

About 70 percent of students who start at Barton College return for their second year of college. Out of the 185 students who started at Barton College as first-time freshman, 82 graduate within four years.

Barton College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 52 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 65 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $38,177 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Barton College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Barton College a good school for YOU?

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College Info

PO Box 5000 Wilson, NC 27893-7000

Campus Setting: Small Town

Barton College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Barton College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

17 to 23

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Barton College is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Barton College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Barton College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

450 - 550

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Reading SAT Range

470 - 570

Barton College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$43,790

In State

$43,790

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$32,590
$32,590
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$10,700
$10,700
Books
$500
$500

Student Life

Wondering what life at Barton College is like? There are approximately 1,059 students enrolled at Barton College, including 976 undergraduate students and 83 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 76% percent are from NC and 24% percent of students are from other states.

95%

Full Time

5%

Part Time

76%

In State

24%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,059

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

40%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$32,590

Out-of-State

$32,590

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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