Barry University

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11300 N.E. Second Avenue

Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695

Phone: (305) 899-3000
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Barry University is a private institution that was founded in 1940. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,619, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 124 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Barry University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $28,160 (2012-13).

Barry University is a 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 Professional and Career Education, which offers classes across Florida, usually in the evenings or on Saturdays, that can fulfill bachelor's, master's and certificate requirements.

All freshmen at Barry must participate in the Common Reader Experience. Incoming first-year students read the same book during the summer, and it is then referenced in many of their fall classes. Outside the classroom, Barry students can explore more than 80 campus organizations, join a fraternity or sorority or play a recreational sport. The Barry Buccaneers varsity sports teams 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.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

Why should you consider Barry University? Here are just a few of the reasons:

Quality academics combined with hands-on career preparation
Adrian Dominican compassion and attention to social justice
Floridian warmth and international, metropolitan vitality
Diversity of ages, cultures, faiths, and perspectives
Personalized and purposeful approach to education
Encouragement to reach your potential and to make a difference in the world

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.

General Information

School type private
Year founded 1940
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $29,713,726


When applying to Barry University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 12. The application fee at Barry University is $30. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 51.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 51.9%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 12

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Barry University is 12:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64 percent.

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Student-faculty ratio 12:1
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Student Life

Barry University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,619, with a gender distribution of 36.8 percent male students and 63.2 percent female students. Barry University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 9,070
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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

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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

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Paying for School

At Barry University, 83.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,083.

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 $28,160 (2012-13)
Room and board $9,440 (2012-13)
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