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Barton College is located in Wilson, North Carolina, United States, and is a private liberal arts college. Barton College was established as the Atlantic Christian College in 1902. The college was founded by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Barton College won the title of Best Southeastern College for 2006 by the Princeton Review. Barton College offers a variety of education programs and degrees through the following academic schools:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Behavioral Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing
Barton College participates in a number of varsity sports such as baseball, basketball, cross country, tennis and volleyball. The college is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the Conference Carolinas. The mascot of the college is a Bulldog. The athletic teams of the college are nicknamed as the Bulldogs.

Profile of Barton College

Barton is located in Wilson, NC (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) school. Barton is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

Barton has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size.

Barton Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 410. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 420 and 530. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


Barton maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Barton had 1, 130 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Barton offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Barton values student athletics, and belongs to the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Barton College is committed to providing programs and opportunities to encourage the intellectual, spiritual, social, and cultural development of its students and to challenge them for future leadership and service to their local and global communities. "

Barton Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management56business management, accounting, human resources, managerial economics
Education and Teaching39elementary school teaching, education of hearing impaired, middle school teaching, physical education teaching, social studies teaching, art education, special ed, education of learning disabled
Nursing and Emergency Medicine35registered nursing
Liberal Arts23history, liberal arts and sciences, English, political science, Spanish language
Family and Social Work20social work
Security and Law Enforcement18criminal justice and administration
Science14biology, chemistry
Media14mass communication
Therapy and Counselling10psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Fine Arts5fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy and religious studies
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Contact: Barton

Barton College

200 ACC Drive NE

Wilson, NC 27893-7000

General Phone: (252) 399-6300

http://www.BARTON. EDU

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