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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
From Barry University

Grounded in the liberal arts tradition, Barry University is a scholarly community devoted to the highest academic standards of undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. Our Miami Shores campus is home to seven colleges and schools offering a variety of outstanding degree programs in business, STEM, nursing and pre-med, education, fine and performing arts, communications, social work, and so much more.

In and out of the classroom, our students “Live a Barry Life” through learning, reflection, and action. Our philosophy of inclusion, social justice, and collaborative service is rooted in our Catholic heritage and inspires students to foster change locally and globally.

Through small, hands-on classes you’ll explore your interests and talents and pursue your desired career with the mentorship of dedicated faculty and the support of a passionate, diverse, and tight-knit student body. No matter your major, you’ll prepare to join the next generation of change agents and leaders.

Barry University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
91%
SAT Range
910-1080
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$19,293/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$24,286/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.72 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses

Majors

Biology at Barry University

Barry’s BS in Biology with Pre-Medical specialization offers a career-driven education for students seeking admission to medical school. By concentrating on a Pre-Med curriculum within the Biology major, you’ll prepare to apply for med school and even get a head start by learning material most students don’t encounter in their undergraduate studies. We also offer an accelerated three-year option.

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    11%
  • On Campus
    85%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,968Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
515
Undergrads Over 25
31%
Pell Grant
71%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
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  • Diverse
    43%
  • Laid back
    16%
  • Indifferent
    14%
  • Bored,
    8%
  • Cooprative
    5%
  • Moves Funny
    3%
  • Not sure
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
67%
Poll
41%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.90 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.112 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Expensive
    37%
  • Small which helps with courses, not partying
    24%
  • Cozy
    20%
  • Appropriately difficult
    8%
  • Waste of money
    6%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • ot sure, will not attend until 08/2019
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $45,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    36%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    90%
    National
    83%
    93%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses

    Barry University Reviews

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    This is a tough category to fill out. Online learning is drastically different in comparison to its counter part. I've only recently experienced an online learning platform, in large part due to COVID-19 situation that has literally put everything to a stop, if not at least a hard pause. I believe my rating of 5 stars is fair given the fact that the Faculty, Staff, and Students alike only had days (literally) to not only "figure out" how to switch to an online platform, but also basically change the course to accommodate for the change. It was almost like starting school from scratch. There were the fair share of difficulties in the adjustment period from face-to-face teaching/learning, to "remote learning". I cannot in my right mind fault the Faculty at all for these difficulties. I am in the education field, myself, and I know how difficult it can be teaching a face-to-face class, let alone an online platform. Educators definitely don't get the credit we deserve for all we do!
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    Barry University is an exceptional University. I had no prior knowledge of Barry until one of my professors from MDC mentioned it. I am very thankful he did. I am 100% certain I made a wise choice in choosing to attend Barry University. I truly believe that Barry University is a hidden gem. I love how "small" the University is in comparison to the larger ones within the state. I believe it really does help foster a warm and welcomed learning environment from not only the Faculty/Staff, but the Students, as well. Professors are more than accommodating, and understanding any and all needs the modern student requires. That is another fantastic thing about Barry University. We pride ourselves in our inclusive atmosphere. I don't know of many Universities that have as diverse of a student population, as well as faculty. We have students from literally all over the globe. This is definitely NOT a "party school", so if you're serious about your studies, Barry University is the place for you!
    I haven’t been able to attend yet, I’m still deciding which university to attend but I will say the amount of help and advice they’ve offered me has been very beneficial. The Barry University members have answered my questions, provided me financial aid, and aided me in my journey in becoming a freshman in college, hopefully theirs!