Barton is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Disciples of Christ Church. It was founded in 1902, and in 1990 its name was changed from Atlantic Christian College. Its 75-acre campus is located in Wilson, 45 miles from Raleigh.

Website: www.barton.edu/

Private
Co-ed
976
Undergraduate
Students
(62.7%) 612 Women
(37.3%) 364 Men
83
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
40% of 3,486 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.17
SAT Math
450-550 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
522 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20 average
17-23 range of middle 50%
See more

Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$47,750
Tuition and Fees
$31,730
Room and Board
$10,420
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$24,845
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,529
See more

Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
72
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
See more

Campus Life

Wilson Population
49,628
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Raleigh-Durham
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bulldogs
Sororities
13% of women participate
Fraternities
13% of men participate
See more

Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.1% Asian
21.6% Black/African-American
9.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
60.0% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students
5.2% from 25 countries
First-Year Students Returning
72.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
41.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
See more

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science   2
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
PO Box 5000
City, State, Zip
Wilson, NC 27893-7000
Phone
(252) 399-6317
Fax
(252) 237-4957
E-mail
enroll@barton.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
40% of 3,486 applicants were admitted
Women
40% of 2,304 applicants were admitted
Men
40% of 1,182 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
279 (20%) of 1,381 admitted students enrolled
Women
168 (18%) of 912 admitted students enrolled
Men
168 (36%) of 469 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.17
3.75 and Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
30%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
450-550 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
12%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
41%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
522 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
17%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
38%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
17-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
1%
Score of 24 - 29
20%
Score of 18 - 23
54%
Score of 12 - 17
25%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 12%
Top quarter: 34%
Top half: 69%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$47,750
Tuition and Fees
$31,730
Room and Board
$10,420
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$4,400
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002908
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
259 (96.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
245 (93.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
245 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
26 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$24,845
Need-Based Gift
Received by 245 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,498
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 222 (85.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,693
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 19 (9.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
32 (13.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,287

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
835 (91.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
789 (94.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
787 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
93 (12.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$23,908
Need-Based Gift
Received by 783 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,020
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 698 (82.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,498
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 68 (9.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
117 (12.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,940

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
75%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,529
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
26.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$800
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Gerontology
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
  • Photojournalism
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Public administration and social services
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
72
Part-Time Faculty
56
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
41%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 53% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 17% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
631,506
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Wilson Population
49,628
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Raleigh-Durham
Campus Size
76 acres

Weather

Temperature
28.8 average low in January, 85 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Wilson
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Wilson

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bulldogs
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student ambassador program, barton college association of nursing, barton college orientation team, barton college catholic campus ministries, minority student association
Sororities
13% of women participate
Fraternities
13% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
976
Women
612 (62.7%)
Men
364 (37.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
932
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.1% Asian
21.6% Black/African-American
9.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
60.0% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students.
5.2% from 25 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
83

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
72.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
41.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
51.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
52.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases, copyright © 2019 Peterson's, a Nelnet company. All rights reserved."