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Barry University is a private institution that was founded in 1940. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,698, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 124 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Barry University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $28,260 (2012-13).
Barry University is a private, Catholic institution located in Miami, near the Atlantic Ocean and the Everglades. Barry offers more than 100 academic programs, including master’s degrees in the Andreas School of Business, the Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, and the Adrian Dominican School of Education. The university is also home to the School of Adult and Continuing Education (ACE), which offers classes across Florida, usually in the evenings or on Saturdays, that can fulfill bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate degree requirements.
The summer before their first year of college, all freshmen at Barry must participate in the Common Reader Experience, in which they read the same book that is then referenced in many of their upcoming fall classes. Outside the classroom, Barry students can explore more than 80 campus organizations, join a fraternity or sorority, or play a recreational sport. Barry also has varsity sports teams, called the Buccaneers, which compete in the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference. Notable Barry alumni include Felipe de Jesus Estévez, the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine in Florida.
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Barry is the personal, purposeful university that affordably combines hands-on career preparation, a broad arts and sciences curriculum, Adrian Dominican compassion, and Floridian warmth while celebrating diversity of ages, cultures, faiths, and perspectives.
Quality academics combined with hands-on career preparation
At Barry, you will find outstanding programs in adult and continuing education, arts and sciences, business, communication, education, graduate medical sciences, human performance and leisure sciences, law, natural and health sciences, nursing, psychology, social work and theology. You will find a community of scholars dedicated to teaching. You will find dance and theater performances as well as art and photography exhibitions, often free and open to the community. You will find various services like our Podiatric Clinics, our Primary Care Nursing Centers, our Family Enrichment Center, and the Academy for Better Communities.
We invite you to find out if Barry University is where you belong.
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Barry University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Barry University is $30. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 58.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||58.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Barry University is 14:1, and the school has 67.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 63.7 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||24|
|Five most popular majors for 2011 graduates|
Barry University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,698, with a gender distribution of 34.0 percent male students and 66.0 percent female students. At this school, 28.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 72.0 percent of students live off campus. Barry University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Barry University offers a number of student services including health service and health insurance. Barry University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Barry University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Barry University, 84.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,797.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$28,260 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,440 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data