Barry University,
Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695

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Barry University
Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695

Multicultural Profile
Developed on a once mosquito-inhabited tract of tropical vegetation, Barry University, founded in 1940 by the Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Michigan, bears the distinction of being Florida's oldest and largest Catholic international university.

Barry University's total student population of 5,900 hail from more than 30 countries. Thirty percent are minority students. Representing their countries and their traditions, students lend an ethnic flavor to the campus and community, thus contributing to international understanding, world peace, and community self-awareness.

The International Student Services office helps international students adjust to new cultural and academic phenomena. Clubs and organizations such as the Black Student Organization, Bahamian Club, Jamaican Association, and the Hispanic Association unite fellow students in friendship with activities that help them preserve and understand their heritage.

Neighboring the 90-acre campus, the glitter of metropolitan Miami is also alive with its own unique multicultural environment.

Barry's School of Podiatric Medicine, the only podiatry school in the South, is one of only seven in the United States. At the present time, minority students constitute 39 percent of the podiatry school's total enrollment.

Specific to the financial needs of minority students, Barry University provides PRE-MARC and MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) to students who are majoring in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or psychology. The Miami Heat Scholarship is awarded to students who graduate from high schools in Miami's Overtown area. The Golden Drum Scholarship is offered to minority students who graduate from high schools in Dade County. The Black Nurses Association, Inc., Miami Chapter, awards $1,000 annually to black U.S. citizens and Florida residents enrolled in the school of nursing. The Latin Business and Professional Women (LBPW) Scholarship Fund helps Hispanic-American women complete their bachelor's degree. A three-year grant, the Minority Biomedical Support Grant, will help minority students pursuing a degree in biology or biomedical science. Barry has a full range of other scholarships, grants, loans and work opportunities.

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