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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.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students988
   Women690 (69.8%)
   Men298 (30.2%)
Graduate Students63


Entrance DifficultyMinimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate41% of 2,828 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.14
SAT Math477 average
430-520 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading476 average
420-520 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite20 average
17-23 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$44,286
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met64%
Average Freshman Award$23,395
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class SizeNot reported


Wilson Population49,628
Nearest Metropolitan AreaRaleigh-Durham
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
Sororities15.4% of women participate
Fraternities 19% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
23.4% Black/African-American
7.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.8% White
7.5% Unknown
International Students3.9% from 17 countries
First-Year Students Returning72.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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