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Barton College Admission Requirements

Wilson, North Carolina

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Chances of getting into Barton College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
45.3%
Admission Difficulty for Barton College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Barton College and can I get accepted? The school has a 45% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,922 out of 4,244 applicants were admitted making Barton College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Barton College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Barton College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for Barton College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Barton College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1040

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Barton College?

Barton College typically requires applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #26 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Barton College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >58%
1035 to 1130 Avg + 45%-58%
940 to 1035 Avg - 32%-45%
845 to 940 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 845 Low <22%
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Barton College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
50%
ACT Scores for Barton College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Barton College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Barton College?

Admission data indicates that Barton College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #21 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Barton College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Barton College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >58%
20 to 22 Avg + 45%-58%
18 to 20 Avg - 32%-45%
16 to 18 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 16 Low <22%
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Barton College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.07
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Barton College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Barton College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Barton College was 3.07 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #39 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Barton College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Barton College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 11% Good
3.50 to 3.75 11% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Good
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 36% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 11% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 2% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

73% of Barton College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Barton College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 35%
Top 50% of class 73%
Bottom 50% of class 27%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Barton College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,662 1,582 4,244
Accepted 1,192 730 1,922
Acceptance Rate 45% 46% 45%
Enrolled 144 175 319
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 24% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Barton College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Barton College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Barton College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=197911 IPEDS survey data for Barton College.

FAQs

Does Barton College prefer SAT or ACT?

75% of students submit their SAT scores to Barton College. 50% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Barton College?

45% of those who apply are granted admission to Barton College. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Barton College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1130. 75% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Barton College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 22. 50% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.