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 Facilities & Equipment
At Barry, you will find the facilities you need to enhance and support your studies. The Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library has over 950,000 items and is a member of various statewide library networks.
The campus' main computer lab is available to all students; overall there are 165 computers workstations available for use on campus, including Windows-based computers, printers, and scanners.
Campus facilities also include: a fully equipped fitness center and an outdoor sports and recreation complex; classroom and research laboratories; multimedia classrooms; specialized equipment for science and health programs; a human performance lab; an athletic training room; a biomechanics lab; and a full-service digital TV production studio.
Barry promotes many learning opportunities off-campus. The University sponsors summer programs in Europe and is a member of the College Consortium for International Studies, giving you the option to study at colleges and universities in 25 countries. You’re encouraged to benefit from the local community, as well. Whether through internships or service learning projects, South Florida offers myriad opportunities for hands-on experience in its dynamic industries, from business and communications to health, tourism, and entertainment.
Student Organizations & Activities
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.
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.
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.