Visiting Colleges? Come See the Barton Campus

Come visit us! Visiting a college’s campus is a vital part of your search process. Tour the campus, eat in the dining hall, and explore the residence halls. Meet our students and hear about Barton from the experts. Interested in a specific major? Let us know, and we’ll organize meetings with department representatives.

Choose Your Type of Visit.


Campus Visit



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Open House


Why Visiting Colleges is Essential

There are many reasons why visiting colleges matters. For one, it gives you a chance to evaluate the campus facilities and decide whether they are a great fit. Other reasons to visit colleges when trying to narrow down to the best include:

  • Experience the college vibe. Visiting a campus immerses you in the college’s community first-hand. With the immersion, you will determine whether the campus energy aligns with your expectations.
  • Meet with faculty. Visiting colleges allows for meeting the faculty in person. During this meetup, you can ask questions and get reliable information about your intended program.
  • Meet ongoing students. Besides the faculty, your college tour enables you to meet and interact with ongoing students. These peers will give you firsthand insights into campus culture, academics, and challenges.
  • Ask questions. You will likely meet campus guides and other admissions staff during your college tour. These professionals will answer extra questions about tuition, housing, academics, and more.

How Do I Know When to Start Visiting Colleges?

Many students visit colleges during their junior or senior years of high school. At these stages, you could have narrowed it down to your career of interest. College tours will help you choose the right campus for your studies. Schedule your visits based on the following ideas to get the most out of your campus tour.

  • Visit in the right season. Schedule your tours during the spring and fall seasons. The weather is generally pleasant during these seasons, allowing for a comfortable campus exploration.
  • Visit on a weekday. As a rule, do your campus tour during a weekday. During the weekdays, students and faculty members attend classes, engage in discussions, and participate in various academic pursuits. You will get a true rhythm of the campus.
  • Visit after you have been accepted. Visiting the campus post-acceptance allows you to envision yourself in your dream colleges. As a result, you get a sense of what life will be like when you join.

How to Ensure a Meaningful Campus Tour

A campus tour is more than just a regular visit. It is an excursion designed to generate essential insights about your academic future. Thus, when planning your tour, use the following ideas to ensure the trip serves its intended purpose.


Think of College Visit Questions That Are Important to You

When doing your campus visits, have a list of questions to ask. While there are many things you’d want to inquire about, prioritize those related to your program of study. These include questions about your intended major, professional associations, and job placement rates.

In the bargain, you should inquire about things like internships and career development resources available for you. These inquiries will help you determine if the program you are about to take aligns with your career goals.

Other important things to inquire about include:

  • Student-faculty ratio
  • Campus facilities and resources
  • Housing options
  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • Extracurricular activities


Make a well-thought-out College Visit Checklist

When visiting colleges, you will have many things to look out for. For this reason, having a list of all the important things you wish to check for when exploring the campuses matters. Typically, your college visit checklist should include the following:

  • Housing options
  • Academic facilities
  • Enrollment process
  • Tuition fees
  • Recreational facilities
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Dining facilities
  • Financial support

Map and Directions


From Raleigh-Durham International Airport

1. Get on I-40 E from Airport Blvd and Aviation Pkwy

2. Follow I-40 E and US-264 E/US-64 E to US-264 ALT E in Wilson County.

3.Take exit 36B from US-264 E.

4. Continue on US-264 ALT E to your destination

Find your way to and around campus with this helpful listing of maps, directions, and local accommodations.



Start Your Journey with Barton College Today!


Barton College focuses on academic excellence within a wide range of professional and liberal arts programs leading to baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Barton celebrates innovation and bold thinking among faculty and staff as the College nurtures bold leadership development among students. Barton offers purposeful internships, practicums, and research and scholarship presentations in academic disciplines.

Barton offers a wide variety of academic programs, so everyone may choose an academic major that aligns with their career goals. Beyond the classrooms, our campus boasts a vibrant and engaging campus life. It will make your college years not only academically enriching but also enjoyable.
Contact us to inquire more about our programs or schedule a tour.

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Office of Admissions
101 Harper Hall, Barton College
P.O. Box 5000, Wilson, N.C. 27893
252-399-6572 (fax)

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