Barton College

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Barton College can be found in Wilson, NC, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About 1,300 students are enrolled at Barton College.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 940 (25th percentile) to 1130 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 18 (25th percentile) to 22 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants admitted to this school. We were able to estimate the Barton College average GPA (2.89 - 3.14) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 45% of all applicants are accepted to Barton College, from which 17 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Barton College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Barton College was reported as 45.3% in Fall 2020 with over 4,240 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 18 - 22
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Barton College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Barton College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Barton College has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 40.9%
  • 2017-2018: 38.9%
  • 2018-2019: 39.6%
  • 2019-2020: 45.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 39.0%

How Does Barton College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Barton College is twenty-five percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
North Carolina Wesleyan College62.3%
Mount Olive College58.5%
Saint Augustine's University73.4%
Shaw University63.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Barton College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 570
Math470 - 560
Total Score940 - 1130
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 21
Math17 - 23
Composite Score18 - 22
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