About Barry University

Founded in 1940, Barry University. is a Private college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 3,541 full time undergraduate students, and 3,863 full time graduate students.

The Barry University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 346 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Barry University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate61%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range850-1010
ACT Range18-21

Admissions at GCCD are considered Selective, with ,32% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Barry University.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Barry University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    72 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    57 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    96 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    102 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    102 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 74 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    102 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    102 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    102 Students rated academics 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Barry University?

36 Students rated Barry University

Francesco - 12/13/2023

Nestled in the heart of Miami Shores, Florida, Barry University stands out as a beacon of academic excellence and vibrant community spirit. Founded in 1940 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Barry has blossomed into a diverse and welcoming institution that fosters intellectual growth, personal development, and a deep commitment to service. Small Class Sizes, Big Opportunities: One of the most cherished aspects of Barry is its intimate learning environment. With an average class size of 20, professors can provide personalized attention and guidance, ensuring no student gets lost in the crowd. This fosters a collaborative atmosphere where open discussions and active learning thrive. A World-Class Education: Barry offers a comprehensive range of over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines, from nursing and marine biology to business and education. The curriculum is rigorous yet adaptable, allowing students to tailor their studies to their individual interests and career aspirations. Beyond the Classroom: Barry's commitment to holistic development extends far beyond the classroom walls. The vibrant campus boasts a plethora of extracurricular activities and student organizations, catering to diverse interests and passions. From intramural sports and social clubs to volunteer opportunities and cultural events, there's something for everyone to get involved in. A Place to Belong: Barry fosters a strong sense of community, where students feel supported and valued. The diverse student body, representing various ethnicities, backgrounds, and beliefs, creates a rich tapestry of experiences and perspectives. The university's Catholic heritage emphasizes values of social justice, compassion, and service, encouraging students to become responsible global citizens. Location, Location, Location: Barry's prime location in Miami Shores offers the best of both worlds. Situated near the Atlantic Ocean and the Everglades, the campus provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and environmental exploration. Meanwhile, Miami's vibrant cultural scene and diverse business landscape offer internship and networking opportunities galore. A Stepping Stone to Success: Barry's alumni network is a testament to the university's commitment to preparing its graduates for success. With strong career placement services and a focus on practical skills development, Barry ensures its students are well-equipped to excel in their chosen fields. In conclusion, Barry University is more than just a university; it's a community, a family. It's a place where academic excellence meets personal growth, and where students are empowered to make a positive impact on the world. If you're seeking a transformative educational experience in a supportive and stimulating environment, Barry University is the place for you. I highly recommend Barry University to anyone seeking a well-rounded education in a beautiful and welcoming setting. With its focus on academic excellence, community spirit, and service, Barry is sure to prepare you for success both personally and professionally.

Breauna - 07/27/2022

Barry is a party school, and priorities events over academics. The dorms are loud and full of parties, it is hard to study. The meal plan is extremely overpriced and the food is not great. The classroom sizes are good, at max there is 30 students per class. Miami is a nice area and has a lot of places to see, but Barry needs to update a lot of things or lower the tuition.

Loyda - 08/12/2020

Barry University is an excellent school, the staff are very nice and always available for anything you may need. I feel very safe around the campus. J had a lot of help my first semester and they were always in contact with me. My experience as a freshman is wonderful.

Connie - 02/25/2020

Clean campus, security is always around day or night. Professors are always available and easy to contact by appointment, classroom, and by email. They always respond immediately, too. Food vendors and cafeteria is very expensive. Books are extremely expensive too, at the book store. I found better pricing online and rental of books help. Last semester I paid $200, for one book. Therefore, another reason I need more scholarships.

Barry University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Barry University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Barry University is 61%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would not change one thing about my senior year of highschool. I worked hard in school and graduated from two National Honor Societies and was the captain of the wrestling team. At Don Bosco Prep I balanced my time between school work and extracaricular activies, and forged friendships that will last a life time.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A private catholic university that strives to develope its' students into strong successful adults.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    Most of the students I attend class with are always willing and ready to help or assist anyone with class assignments and projects.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?


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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are very helpful and give engouragement.

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  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I knew how culturally diverse this University is. I feel ignorant to other students' backgrounds sometimes but try my hardest to learn. I also wish I knew about the additional extra curricular activites Barry has that most schools dont like the Opulent Image Modeling Agency.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I don't know exactly because they are so many building.They have the Health and Science for the pre-med and nursing.Garner that is for education,The Quadrian hall that is for the Art. Andres that is the school for busniss and so many other building . I am not so sure about what it is for sure in my opinion i will say it is for Art and the Medical field.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school is a very unique school with only 9000 students and theyoffer great courses there. They are one of the best school in the state of Florida. Moreover 80{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of all professor obtained a doctorate degree.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Everyone that can aford to go to and that it is really want to continued qith their studies.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about Barry University is time management. As an enrolled Barry student, there is always so many interesting activities avaible on campus that can catch your immediate attention. However, it is a must to set a mandatory time period for your studies because it is the student's responsibility to do so. Each student is referred to as an adult and is expected to act in a responsible manner. If one fails to comprehend and tend to his or her mandatory school related tasks, then the individual will pay for the consequences of his or her actions.

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who can easily fall into bad habits such as drugs and alcohol. I saw many fellow classmates go down the wrong path because of the pressures in Miami. There tend to be a lot of distractions in the area.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    My college friends. Everytime I talk to a friend that dosen't attend my school, i always talk ab out the new friends I've made. Because they are all come from different backgrounds, and i think they are very interesting and unique. I also tend to talk aout my professors, because they are also intersting .

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Barry University is one of the best universities in the state of Florida. One of the major benefits is that the school is well accredited. The classes at Barry University are small (about 30 students max per class). The benefit of having small classes is the one on one assistance from the professors which allows you to learn and understand the material even more. There are not much parties that happen on Barry Campus. However, there are a lot of Barry Pride events such as basketball games, comedy shows, movie nights etc. The one thing I would change about Barry are some of the staff members. While there are a lot of helpful faculty on campus, there are a few with somewhat of a bad attitude.

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The perception of stereotype at Barry maybe the fraternities and international students. While it is true that these stereotypes are located on campus, there is no separation between the student body.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular student activities on campus are related to the different student groups. For example there is the CSA (Caribbean Student Association) which not only has Caribbean students but also other students from around the world. In this group, students have a family away from home. Meetings are scheduled to discuss any upcoming events on campus. There are also different activities for students residing in the dorms such as battle of the dorms where the different halls compete against one another.

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  17. What are the academics like at your school?

    At Barry the classes are very small so the professors tend to know you by name. Participation is very common and is sometime used as a percentage of your final grade. I am currently involve in the School of Business because I am an accounting major. The courses in this department is not difficult once you put time into your studies. The professors are eager to help you.

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  18. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    Initially, what attracted me to this school was the big scholarship that they offered me. At first, it might seem a bit superficial - considering a university for a scholarship, I mean. But it was quite a scholarship I was offered, and, being from a very low-income neighborhood, I set about to finding out more about Barry. After a couple of visits and talks with professors, I came to the conclusion that this school was the school for me: I saw the caliber of the professors that came my way. One of my literature professors has five degrees; another professor, one of economics, holds more than ten titles - you bet they they can teach, too! The school may not look so pretty on the outside, but inside the walls and classrooms of Barry lies the university tradition of excellent scholarship to students.

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  19. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    The sports scene is very much alive. Students are very dedicated to the sports teams. The games are always swarming with crazed fans who have made it routine to go to every game possible just to root for their home team and the players they're connected to through friendship.

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  20. Describe the dorms.

    There are a few dorms at Barry University: Kolasa Hall, Bennicasa Hall, D&D, MD, Sage Hall, Brown Hall & Holly House (to name a few). Most of the dorms consist of two to four persons per room. Kolasa allows two persons per room with two closests and one private bathroom. In Halls such as D&D hall, there are community bathrooms. However, single rooms are made available in Kolasa, Bennicasa and Holly House.

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  21. Tell us about your professors.

    All of the professors are very interactive and always willing to help the students so we can all succeed.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

95% of students attending Barry University receive some sort of financial aid. 66% were awarded federal grants. While 70% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$30 - $48K
$48 - $75K
$75 - $110K
$110K & UP

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