Barton College

2014 Quick Stats
200 Atlantic Christian College Drive NE, PO Box 5000

Wilson, NC 27893

Phone: (252) 399-6300
2012-2013 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Barton College is a private institution that was founded in 1902. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,110, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 76 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Barton College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 30. Its tuition and fees are $24,180 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Barton College strives to focus on individual learners and their personal relationship with learning. We believe that learning occurs best when students actively participate and interpret what they learn. Our students challenge, debate, and discuss ideas. Our professors are facilitators committed to helping students achieve their goals through a style of learning that best enhances their critical thinking and leadership skills as well as global/community awareness. At Barton, we intentionally challenge our students both in and out of the classroom. With that in mind, Barton's First-Year Seminar engages students academically and socially as they make the transition from high school to college. Freshmen share a common reading and intellectual experience through study and discussion of a summer reader; they share time, energy and enthusiasm for service-learning projects; and they begin to build a foundation for their academic pursuits through an exploration of the disciplines offered through our five academic schools: Arts and Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing. Barton offers a wide variety of professional programs complementing the College's liberal arts core. Education K-6 and 6-9, education of the deaf and hard of hearing, nursing, gerontology, social work, athletic training, and mass communications are just a few of the 30 majors offered at Barton. We want Barton students to be learners prepared to contribute to the 21st century world community. Engaged learning is about students taking responsibility for their life and their education. At Barton, we encourage students to get engaged with what matters most in their life...their future.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1902
Religious affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $22,980,686


When applying to Barton College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at Barton College is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 44.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 44.2%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Barton College is 12:1, and the school has 71.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Barton College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Public Administration and Social Service Professions; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 38%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 19%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 16%
Education 12%
Health Professions and Related Programs 8%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 5%

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Student Life

Barton College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,110, with a gender distribution of 30.3 percent male students and 69.7 percent female students. At this school, 38 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 62 percent of students live off campus. Barton College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,122
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Barton College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Barton College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Barton College, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Barton College.

Students who have cars on campus 90%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $24,180 (2012-13)
Room and board $7,940 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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