Barton College

Wilson, NC

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
887
Undergraduate
Students
(68.7%) 609 Women
(31.3%) 278 Men
73
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
39% of 2,632 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.20
SAT Math
523 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
526 average
480-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$46,600
Tuition and Fees
$30,880
Room and Board
$10,120
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Freshman Award
$21,454
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$26,477
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
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
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Campus Life

Wilson Population
49,628
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Raleigh-Durham
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
45% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bulldogs
Sororities
10.5% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
23.8% Black/African-American
8.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.2% White
5.3% Unknown
International Students
4.6% from 17 countries
First-Year Students Returning
62.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
89%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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 Not Reported
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
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
Required for some freshmen
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
39% of 2,632 applicants were admitted
Women
40% of 1,817 applicants were admitted
Men
38% of 815 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
279 (27%) of 1,024 admitted students enrolled
Women
190 (26%) of 718 admitted students enrolled
Men
89 (29%) of 306 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
3.20
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
523 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
13%
Score of 500 - 600
52%
Score of 400 - 500
32%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
526 average
480-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
12%
Score of 500 - 600
57%
Score of 400 - 500
30%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
19%
Score of 18 - 23
63%
Score of 12 - 17
18%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 13%
Top quarter: 39%
Top half: 75%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$46,600
Tuition and Fees
$30,880
Room and Board
$10,120
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$4,400
Payment Plans
Installment plan

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 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
191 (96.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
179 (93.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
178 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
25 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$21,454
Need-Based Gift
Received by 174 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,545
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 152 (85.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,894
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 17 (9.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
26 (13.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,207

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
759 (91.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
719 (94.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
718 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
91 (12.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$22,703
Need-Based Gift
Received by 712 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,982
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 591 (82.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,713
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 66 (9.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
103 (12.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,553

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
82%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$26,477
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

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

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, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
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
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • 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
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • 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
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
52
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
43%
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
529,226
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

  • Elementary Education

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
Women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
45% 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
55%
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
city police substation on campus

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
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x x x
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Women's Club Sports
 
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
10.5% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
887
Women
609 (68.7%)
Men
278 (31.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
830
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
23.8% Black/African-American
8.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.2% White
5.3% Unknown
International Students.
4.6% from 17 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
73

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
62.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
49.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
52.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
89%
Average Starting Salary
89%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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