Barton College


Enrollment: 1,126.

Student Body: 71% female, 29% male, 14% out-of-state, 1% international (8 countries represented). Asian 2%, African American 26%, Caucasian 58%, Hispanic 2%, Native American 1%.

Retention and Graduation: 67% freshmen return for sophomore year. 33% freshmen graduate within 4 years.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 12:1. 68 full-time faculty, 69% hold EhDs, 9% are members of minority groups, 47% are women.


Degrees: Bachelors.

Classes: Most classes have 10-19 students. Most lab/ discussion sessions have fewer than 10 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Business administration and management; elementary education and teaching; nursing/registered nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).

Special Study Options: Cooperative education program, double major, honors program, independent study, internships, liberal arts/career combination, study abroad, teacher certification program, weekend college.

Honors programs: Three competitive international travel scholarships awarded to entering honors students Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tape recorders, tutors.

Career services: Alumni services, career/job search classes, career assessment, internships.


Housing: Coed dorms, special housing for disabled students, women’s dorms, fraternity/sorority housing. 90% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: TV station, art museum, music recording studio, greenhouse.

Computers: 90% of libraries, 90% of dining areas, have wireless network access. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: Town.

Activities: Choral groups, dance, drama/theater, musical theater, pep band, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, campus ministries.

Organizations: 51 registered organizations, 7 honor societies, 4 religious organizations. 3 fraternities, 3 sororities.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis. Basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: Hamlin Student Center, Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center, Kennedy Recreation and Intramural Center, Hackney Library, Barton Art Museum.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3. 7% in top 10% of high school class, 36% in top 25% of high school class, 68% in top 50% of high school class. 87% from public high schools. SAT Math middle 50% range 420-560. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 400-550. ACT middle 50% range 17-20. Minimum paper TOEFL 525. Minimum computer TOEFL 195.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Academic GPA, standardized test scores. Class rank, recommendation(s), rigor of secondary school record, extracurricular activities, interview, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. 4 English, 3 mathematics, 2 science, (1 science labs), 1 academic electives. 2 foreign language, 2 social sciences.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 2,746 applied, 49% admitted, 17% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: College transcript(s), statement of good standing from prior institution(s). Minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $25. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 8/15. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1 year. Credit and/or placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Comprehensive tuition $29,100. Annual Tuition $20,150. Room and board $7,316. Required fees $1,634. Average book expense $800.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA. Priority financial aid filing date 4/1.

Notification of Awards:

Types of Aid: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid. FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $1,500. Off-campus job opportunities are good.

Financial Aid Statistics: 67% freshmen, 64% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 87% freshmen, 82% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 33% freshmen, 28% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 5% freshmen, 5% undergrads receive athletic scholarships. 98% freshmen, 93% undergrads receive any aid.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Academics, alumni affiliation, art, athletics, leadership, minority status, music/drama, religious affiliation, state/ district residency.

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