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Barry University in sunny Miami Shores, Florida, 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.

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.

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From The School

Barry University accepts applications on a rolling basis. To apply, you must submit a completed application and $30 application fee ($20 for online application); official transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended; and official SAT or ACT scores. (Barry's ID codes are 5053 for SAT I and 0718 for ACT.)

MyBarry, the university's online admissions system, takes you step-by-step through the admissions process. Visit www.barry.edu/mybarry to create an admissions profile, complete your application, track your progress, ask a question, schedule a visit, or search for scholarships.

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
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 520
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
420 - 520
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 21

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Overall

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Academic Programs

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.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Barry offers more than 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, health sciences, human performance and leisure sciences, law, podiatric medicine, and social work.

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

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Education, Other
  • Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
  • Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
  • Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Podiatric Medicine/Podiatry (DPM)
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Law (LL.B.,J.D.)
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Pre-Law

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • School Psychology

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Divinity/Ministry (BD, Mdiv.)
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Theology/Theological Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, Other
  • Photography


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

Graduation Rates

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

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.)

Financial Aid

At Barry, we do everything possible to help you find affordable ways to get the education you want and need. Barry participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs and offers grants and scholarships based on your cumulative GPA and standardized test scores. Close to 90 percent of our undergraduates receive some form of financial assistance.

To apply for financial aid, you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to list Barry's federal school code: 001466.

Dates

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 Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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


Location

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.

Off-Campus Opportunities

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.

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.

Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
71%

Campus Environment
Village

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

Sustainability


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).