Students Say

Barton College is a “small” school with a lot of heart. From the moment you step onto the campus, the “family-like atmosphere” becomes palpable. And undergrads quickly boast that “intimate class sizes” and “close relationships with professors” are a staple of life here. The college also has plenty of non-traditional students and many are grateful to discover peers in their own “age group.”

Overview

Applicants
3,017
Acceptance Rate
44%
Average HS GPA
3.04

GPA Breakdown

11%
Over 3.75
11%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
36%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
420 - 520
SAT Math
430 - 540

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Barton College is a “small” school with a lot of heart. From the moment you step onto the campus, the “family-like atmosphere” becomes palpable. And undergrads quickly boast that “intimate class sizes” and “close relationships with professors” are a staple of life here. The college also has plenty of non-traditional students and many are grateful to discover peers in their own “age group.” Moreover, flexible class schedules make it relatively easy for undergrads to balance both work and family obligations. Academically, students brag about the “great” nursing program as well as stellar education and social work departments. Across the board, students happily describe their professors as “awesome.” Indeed, they “take the time to get to know each of their students and they make themselves very accessible.” Importantly, they also have a knack for “bringing real world…experiences [into] the classroom.” Further, Barton “professors are excellent at presenting the information in a way you can understand, and most have an open door policy that allows students to just walk right in their office for help whenever the door is open.” Undergrads also truly appreciate the fact their teachers “are very accommodating [when it comes] to individual students' situations.” Finally, as one highly content junior sums up, “My school is all about helping their students find their passion, achieve their goals, and making their dreams a reality.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
111
with Terminal Degree
52

58
Women
53
Men
11
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
35%
Graduate in 5 years
46%
Graduate in 6 years
47%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Science

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Gerontology

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Criminology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Horace Farlowe, 1963
Sculptor/Artist

Marcus Hamilton, 1965
Artist/Illustrator/Cartoonist (Dennis the Menace)

Dr. William P. Nixon, 1964
Nephrologist

Walter B. Jones, Jr., 1968
US Congressman

Joe Tolson, 1963
NC House of Representatives

Phyllis Parish-Howard, 1979
Producer, WRAL-TV, Emmy, Gracie Awards

Dr. Scott E. Hemby, 1987
Researcher

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
71
Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,446

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,688

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,188

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,339

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$22,278
Required Fees
$1,902
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

A “laid back” group, Barton students do tend to prioritize their education. Indeed, a biology major quietly reveals that his friends certainly “study a lot.” Fortunately, these “stereotypically southern” undergrads can quickly break out of their academic mode and frequently display their “fun” and “goofy” sides. A handful of students tell us that many of their peers can be categorized as either “Greek” or an “athlete.” Luckily, most everyone is “friendly and kind” and we’ve been assured that “it's pretty easy to find a group of people that you fit in with.” And that’s precisely what you would expect from a college where students “hold doors” and “people go out of their way for one another.” Lastly, as one nursing major matter-of-factly summarizes, “The typical student is one that knows how to study and do homework, but still have a social life. Most students feel like they fit in because everyone is in the same boat trying to stay sane while keeping up with school work and hanging out with friends.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,101
Out of State
11%

International
4%
Foreign Countries Represented
8

Demographics

27.58%
African-American
3.41%
Hispanic
61.42%
Caucasian
1.99%
Unknown
3.51%
International

70% female
30% male
11% are out of state
80% are full time
20% are part time

Overview

Students Say

While some people refer to Barton as a “suitcase college” and a few students might gripe that “a lot of people go home for the weekends,” others insist that “there is always something fun to do, whatever your interests.” As an elementary education major shares, “I have a lot of fun participating in activities that our campus activities board puts together. [For] example, last week they had free manicures and pedicures on campus.” Additionally, “a lot of students get involved in Greek life and clubs related to their major.” Athletics are also fairly big at Barton and basketball especially is “very popular.” Unfortunately, hometown Wilson doesn’t offer too much excitement. However, students love to head into town to “watch movies” or “go out to the bowling alley.” And, when undergrads are thirsty for a little more adventure, they can always head to nearby Raleigh.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
31%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
71
First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
80

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
51
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
4

16% join a fraternity
12% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Bulldogs)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Lady Bulldogs)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Minority Support Groups: 2 student organizations focused on minority and diversity issues

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
14

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
No

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
75%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Amanda Humphrey
Director of Admissions

Address
Admissions Office
Box 5000
Wilson, NC 27893-7000

Phone
252-399-6315

Email
enroll@barton.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Hamlin Student Center
Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center
Kennedy Recreation and Intramural Center
Hackney Library
Barton Art Museum

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Edna Boykin Cultural Center
Five County Stadium - Home of the Carolina Mudcats
Coastal Beaches
Fleming Stadium - Home of Wilson Tobs Baseball
Buckhorn Reservoir
Oliver Nestus Freeman Roundhouse Museum

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
9am-4pm, individually arranged

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Generally not available Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Public transportation includes: Taxi, Bus, and Amtrak trains. The closest airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-95: Take the US-264-ALT EAST exit towards GREENVILLE/WILSON, exit #121. Continue on US-264-ALT EAST- go 2.6 mi. Continue on RALEIGH RD - go 2.0 mi. Continue on RALEIGH RD NW - go 0.6 mi. Turn Left onto Atlantic Christian College Drive. Turn Right onto NASH ST. Turn Left onto ROUNTREE ST and go straight until you see the main entrance with our Alumni Bell Tower.

Local Accommodations
Comfort Inn of Wilson 4941 Hwy. 264 West Wilson, N.C. 27896 (252) 291-6400 1-800-221-2222 http://www.comfortinn.com/ Seven miles from campus Hampton Inn 1801 S. Tarboro Street Wilson, N.C. 27893 (252) 291-2323 1-800-426-7866 http://www.hilton.com/en/hp/index.jhtml Two miles from campus Holiday Inn Express 5000 Hayes Place Wilson, N.C. 27896 (252) 234-7900 1-800-465-4329 http://www.basshotels.com/hiexpress Seven miles from campus Holiday Inn Express 2308 Montgomery Drive Wilson, N.C. 27893 (252) 246-1588 1-800-465-4329 http://www.basshotels.com/hiexpress Two miles from campus Jameson Inn 5016 Hayes Place Wilson, N.C. 27896 (252) 234-7172 1-800-526-3766 http://www.jamesoninns.com Seven miles from campus
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Key Stats

3,017
Applicants
1,101
Size
44%
Acceptance Rate
960
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists