From the School

Barry University is the second-largest Catholic university in the Southeast, offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's, and PhD programs in a caring, supportive environment. Founded in 1940, Barry is affiliated with the Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Michigan. We honor and celebrate this rich heritage while remaining a university where all are welcome. We are committed to promoting knowledge and truth, an inclusive community, social justice, and service to others.

Overview

Applicants
7,645
Acceptance Rate
52%
Average HS GPA
3.14

GPA Breakdown

4%
Over 3.75
10%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
38%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
440 - 520
SAT Math
420 - 520
ACT Composite
18 - 21

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

From The School

At Barry, we try to make earning your master's degree as seamless as possible. In some programs, such as social work, education, and sport management, you can earn both your bachelor's and master's degrees in just five years.

Barry's Honors Program challenges you with classes designed to build critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills. At the Learning Center, you can receive one-on-one tutoring in its writing, reading, and math labs. And if you have a learning disability, the Center for Advanced Learning supports you with tutoring, counseling, testing, and classroom accommodations.

You'll also find opportunities to study abroad to destinations such as Europe and China. Barry is also a member of the College Consortium for International Studies, which allows you to enroll through member schools for study abroad programs in more than 30 countries.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
845
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Internship

Overview

From The School

Full-time tuition for the 2009-10 school year is $26,400. Room and board may average an additional $9,000. You may incur other expenses for books, supplies, laboratory fees, and transportation. Tuition and fees are charged on a semester basis. (Please note that all rates given are subject to change.)

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 25

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,214

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,546

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,350

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$15,063

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$28,160
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

From The School

At Barry, you learn within a community of students representing all compass points, ethnicities, and faith perspectives. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Barry among the top 20 universities nationwide for campus diversity. There are more than 4,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,500 graduate students.

Student Activities
Barry has an active student body that participates in more than 65 student organizations, including national honor societies, sororities, and fraternities. You can plan a Greek life fundraiser, review the latest trends for the student newspaper, or sing at an interfaith concert the choice is yours. Join the Campus Activities Board, where you can help plan events such as barbecues, lectures, dances, and trips to South Florida's many attractions.

After studying, you can also lounge by Penafort Pool, take free wellness classes such as kickboxing and salsa dancing, or work out in the fully-equipped fitness center. Intramural sports include basketball, golf, sand volleyball, soccer, and softball.

Athletics
Barry fields 12 NCAA Division II teams (Sunshine State Conference): men's baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, and tennis, and women's basketball, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. The Buccaneers have won seven NCAA National Championships.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,619
Out of State
26%

International
7%
Foreign Countries Represented
101

Demographics

20.18%
African-American
18.53%
Hispanic
14.30%
Caucasian
45.54%
Unknown
7.35%
International

63% female
37% male
26% are out of state
83% are full time
17% are part time

Overview

From The School

Barry University's 122-acre, palm-tree lined main campus is in Miami Shores, Florida. It's just 5 miles from the ocean and a few minutes from the dynamic city of Miami.

At the crossroads of the Americas, Miami has an enormous amount of cultural diversity. Here you'll find influences from Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and more. It’s a hub for international business, arts and entertainment, health and medicine, professional sports, and tourism, making it the perfect place to broaden your horizons before you make your mark on the world.

With Barry's central location, you can explore all that South Florida has to offer, from the neon lights of South Beach to the natural beauty of the Everglades. Plus, it's a day-trip away from the laid-back charm of Key West to the south and the thrill rides of Universal Studios and Walt Disney World in Orlando to the north.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
35%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
71%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Center for Advanced Learning

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Director
Leslie Rouder

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Psychoeducational evaluation, childhood history

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
67
Number of Honor Societies
20

Number of Social Sororities
2
Number of Religious Organizations
5

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Buccaneers)
5 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Buccaneers)
7 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered
Air Force ROTC Offered

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Patti Dinger
Senior Admission Counselor

Address
Office of Admissions
11300 North East Second Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695

Phone
305-899-3100


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Thompson Hall-Student Center
Human Performance Leisure Sciences-Athletic Complex
Penaport Pool
Residence Halls
Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
South Beach
Coconut Grove
Aventora Mall
Key Biscayne
Ft. Lauderdale-Riverwalk

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9am-4pm
Average Length: 30 min.

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Our visitors fly into both Ft. Lauderdale and Miami International Airport. We are in the middle of both. Shuttles and taxis are available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Miami- From I-95 North, exit at #119 St., turn right on NE 2 Avenue, Barry University is on the right. Ft. Lauderdale-From I-95 South, exit 103rd Street. Turn left on NE 2 Avenue, Barry University is on the left approximately 2 miles.

Local Accommodations
Barry University has special rates at Bay Harbor Inn, $79-109/night; Whitehouse Inn $52-62/night; Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hilton $65/night; Miami Airport Wyndham, $95/night; Seaview Hotel, $110/night (ocean front); Sheraton Bal Harbor, $249-329/night (oceanfront).