Barton College

377 reviews
  1. Wilson, NC
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Barton College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Conference Carolinas
Address
200 E. ACC Drive
Wilson, NC 27893
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
38%
SAT Range
860-1050
ACT Range
17-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$20,199/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,205/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,255/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,827/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,963/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,115/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
892Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    53%
  • Unique
    32%
  • Adult
    5%
  • Lazy
    5%
  • Motivated
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.37 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.34 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    47%
  • FRIENDLY
    47%
  • Lacking
    5%

After Barton College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses

Reviews

377 reviews
  • Excellent
    50
  • Very Good
    139
  • Average
    152
  • Poor
    26
  • Terrible
    10
I love being an education major. Most teachers try to make learning fun, since they weren't always professors. They understand lecturing isn't interesting, so most of them provide activities and alternative teaching methods. Work load is heavy but most of it is still easy, just tedious. I only know one teacher in that department who lectures and you can still get an easy A if you at least try. Professors are also extremely supportive and understanding no matter what circumstances you have, just make sure you let them know ahead of time instead of on the spot. The only thing really is you can't miss a lot of days, not only because you miss a lot of information but also education professors usually know when you're playing hookie and will count you absent. Always have proof of your absences!
  • College Senior
  • June 6 2014
Sororities: live in designated floors in dorms. Very nice in the beginning until rush has passed. If you decided to join, greta! You have a large sisterhood behind you, if you don't prepared to be ignored by girls you thought were your friends. Once you do join, you will be asked to do a lot! I think the sorority sisters who struggle the most are ones who have a heavy work load major, athletes, or have a job. You have to learn time management very quickly to keep up. They also have a high GPA requirement. Since sororities live on-campus, they can't have parties. They also have very strict rules.

Fraternities: live in run-down chapter houses. Boys will be boys, so they usually won't take much care into their household. If you decide not to join, you're usually okay as long as you don't commit, then suddenly back out. Again, if you work or are an athlete, you need to learn to multi-talk. They usually don't do as many activities, but you still need to keep up grades and public image. GPA for the fraternities are lower. They have parties, all happen on different nights. Usually fraternities don't get along at Barton, so there may be drama between them. Pi Kapp is usually the most un-biased; they welcome almost anyone. But because their parties are on Friday's and a lot of people go home on the weekends, the parties are smaller. Sig Ep is great, especially for theme parties, but usually no one arrives til a little later than the given time. Alpha usually has great parties, but are the most judgmental.
  • College Senior
  • June 6 2014
Barton College located in Wilson, NC has had a detrimental reputation involving its off campus housing needs. Students are very limited when looking for student living areas. The apartments usually acquried by students are regular apartments with special discounts for students. There are apartments in walking distance from the school, but the neighborhods surrounding are not as attractive and seem a little dangerous, especially for someone with evening classes. Another option students usually go for is renting an actual house. There are several houses rented just to students. Only bad things is they go fast. Overall Bartons off campus housing options can use a major update!
  • College Sophomore
  • May 12 2012