Barton College
Wilson, NC 27893-7000

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Barton College is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,828 applications and only 1,156 students were granted admission. Barton College is at the #39 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 70% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 61% submitted SAT scores.

Fall 2016 Admitted Students ACT Scores

Out of the total 241 enrollees 169 students submitted ACT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
English 16 23
Math 16 23
Composite 17 23

Fall 2016 Admitted Students SAT Scores

Out of the total 241 enrollees 146 students submitted SAT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
Critical Reading 420 520
Math 430 520
Combined (Math + Reading) 850 1040

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Barton College uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Barton College, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 823 2,005 2,828
Admitted students 307 849 1,156
Enrolled students 78 163 241
Acceptance rate 37.3% 42.3% 40.9% 64%
Yield 25.4% 19.2% 20.8% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Barton College.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Not Accepted
Credit for life experiences

Admission Deadlines

May 1

  • Students must reply to acceptance offer
  • Housing deposit

June 30

  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores
  • SAT Subject score
Transfer application (regular) : Rolling admission

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Nearby Colleges

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