#17 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

Barton College

Wilson, North Carolina

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Barton College overview
Location Wilson, North Carolina
Online barton.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Barton College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Barton College is a private liberal arts institution located in Wilson, North Carolina, roughly an hour drive east of the state capital, Raleigh. Founded in 1902, the college operates on a 76-acre campus boasting a blend of historic and modern facilities, with a notable emphasis on Georgian-style architecture. Serving a diverse undergraduate population, Barton offers a range of academic programs with particular strengths in nursing, education, business, and social work. The college is characterized by its modestly selective admissions process. Residential facilities provide on-campus housing options for students aiming to enhance their educational experience. Although not primarily known for its athletic prowess, Barton College is a member of the Conference Carolinas and competes in a variety of NCAA Division II sports, with the men's basketball team having achieved notable success in the past.

In the most recent statistical year 2,129 prospective students applied, and 2,014 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 300 enrolled in the school.  1,068 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 197 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $34,400 plus fees of $0. Barton College is ranked 949 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Barton College is rated within the lower 30% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very Easy
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SAT 970/1150
ACT 17/23
GPA 3.25

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Barton College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$500
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $11,100
Budget for Other Expenses$2,850
Total One Year Cost$48,850

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$38,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

47% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Barton College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 30%
Education 15%
Health Professions 10%
Human Services 9%
General Studies 5%

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