Barton College ACT Scores and GPA

What are Barton College's average ACT scores and GPA? In this guide, we'll discuss what scores are needed for you to get admitted into Barton College. You'll also get to calculate your own chances with our admissions calculator.

Location: Wilson, NC

Barton College Admissions Statistics

There are three critical numbers when considering your admissions chances: ACT scores, GPA, and acceptance rate. All these combine to tell you what you scores are required to get into Barton College.


Average ACT: 20

The average ACT score composite at Barton College is a 20.

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The 25th percentile ACT score is 17, and the 75th percentile ACT score is 23.

In other words, a 17 places you below average, while a 23 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute ACT requirement at Barton College, but they really want to see at least a 17 to have a chance at being considered.


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Average GPA: 3.23

The average GPA at Barton College is 3.23. This makes Barton College Moderately Competitive for GPAs.

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(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.

With a GPA of 3.23, Barton College accepts below-average students. It's OK to be a B-average student, with some A's mixed in. If you took some AP or IB classes, this will help boost your weighted GPA and show your ability to take college classes.



Admissions Rate: 94.6%

The acceptance rate at Barton College is 94.6%. In other words, of 100 students who apply, 95 are admitted.

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This means the school is a nearly open admissions school. They accept nearly all students, so for the most part, you just need to submit an application to get in.



Final Admissions Verdict

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This school offers nearly open admissions, which means they give almost every student an offer of admission. To be safe, you should aim for a ACT score of 17or higher. If you can achieve this, you're pretty much guaranteed a spot in the incoming class.


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Chances of admission with these scores:

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Note: Your admission decision relies not only on your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, but also on your coursework difficulty, extracurriculars, letters of recommendation, and personal statements. This tool provides only a simplistic estimate of your chances of admission. Instead of treating this tool as a crystal ball, we recommend you consider the big picture of what your chance means:
  • 80-100%: Safety school: Strong chance of getting in
  • 50-80%: More likely than not getting in
  • 20-50%: Lower but still good chance of getting in
  • 5-20%: Reach school: Unlikely to get in, but still have a shot
  • 0-5%: Hard reach school: Very difficult to get in
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Other Schools For You

If you're interested in Barton College, you'll probably be interested in these schools as well. We've divided them into 3 categories depending on how hard they are to get into, relative to Barton College.


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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are have higher average ACT scores than Barton College. If you improve your ACT score, you'll be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 1245 25
California State University Long Beach Long Beach, CA 1145 23
University of North Texas Denton, TX 1160 23
Washington State University Pullman, WA 1125 23
University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX 1160 23
San Jose State University San Jose, CA 1145 23
Texas State University San Marcos, TX 1080 23

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

If you're competitive for Barton College, these schools will offer you a similar chance of admission.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee, FL 1105 21
Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA 1067 21
State University of New York Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, NY 1130 21
Kean University Union, NJ 990 20
University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX 1040 20
University of California, Merced Merced, CA 1080 20
California State University Northridge Northridge, CA 1030 19

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

If you're currently competitive for Barton College, you should have no problem getting into these schools. If Barton College is currently out of your reach, you might already be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
California State University Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 985 18
California State University San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA 1000 18
Alabama State University Montgomery, AL 954 18
Rhode Island College Providence, RI 1000 18
Southern Vermont College Bennington, VT 970 18
University of Maine at Machias Machias, ME 980 18
Texas Southern University Houston, TX 912 17

Data on this page is sourced from Peterson's Databases © 2023 (Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.) as well as additional publicly available sources.


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