Barry University 
11300 N.E. Second Avenue 
Miami Shores, Florida 33161-6695
(305) 899-3113 or 
(800) 695-2279 

1,266 men/2,890 women 
326 men/616women 
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1,262 men/2,486 women 

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Barry University is one of nine schools in the nation offering the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. Other programs of note include the a Master’s program in Social Work, a dual Master’s programs offered by the School of Business and the College of Health Sciences (or Division of Nursing), a dual Master’s program offered by the School of Human Performance & Leisure Sciences and the School of Business, a dual Master’s program offered by the College of Health Sciences (M.S. HSA/MPH), a joint Master’s of Business Administration/DPM degree and the Juris Doctor degree offered by the Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Fl.

Barry’s School of Adult and Continuing Education also provides educational programs at 17 sites throughout the State of Florida. All programs include hands-on experience with real world technologies and portfolio-enhancing capstone projects.

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Barry University  
Miami Shores, Florida

College Description / Campus Visit
Barry University is a private Catholic institution of higher education founded in 1940 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. All programs prepare students for competitive careers by emphasizing Liberal Arts as the core tradition for undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels.  Each student receives individualized attention from our excellent faculty, allowing them to grow intellectually, spiritually and personally.

By attending Barry, students gain a global perspective without leaving campus by interacting with students and faculty from all over the world. We pride ourselves in having a culturally diverse, yet close-knit community where students can flourish and learn from one another. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Barry for diversity among regional universities in the South.

Quick Facts About Barry University: 

•  5 miles from the ocean in sunny Miami Shores, Florida

• 7 miles from Miami, Florida

• 2,935 traditional undergraduate students

• 3,748 graduate students; 2,163 adult and continuing education students.

• 50+ undergraduate majors, awarding bachelor’s degrees

• 50+ graduate and professional programs, awarding masters, specialist, doctoral, and professional degrees.

• 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

• Approximately 90% of full-time undergraduates receive scholarships or some form of financial aid.

• 12 NCAA Division II varsity teams, which have won 9 national championships and competed in many division finals.

• 45 states, 3 US territories and 80 countries represented

Academic Life / Colleges and Schools
Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The University awards bachelors, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

Over 100 degree programs are offered through colleges and schools of:

Adult and Continuing Education
Arts and Sciences
Health Sciences
Human Performance and Leisure Sciences
Podiatric Medicine
Social Work

• Bachelor degree programs include: Nursing, Social Work, Biology, Sport Management, Business Administration, Education, Art, Athletic Training, Communications, International Advertising and much more.

• Graduate degree programs include: Nursing, Social Work, Law, MBA, Accounting, Clinical Biology, Counseling, Education, Podiatric Medicine, Management, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, and much more.

• Barry University offers a variety of Study Abroad options. Students may choose from summer, semester, or yearlong programs. Students can choose programs that are taught abroad by Barry faculty members, or study abroad at a number of foreign universities with which Barry has bilateral exchange agreements.  Barry is also a member of the College Consortium for International Studies where students can participate in over 75 programs in thirty countries.

• Barry offers an Honors program to recruit academically outstanding undergraduates. The program challenges students with a rigorous curriculum, and supports them with academic advising and co-curricular programming. Classes are small (usually 10 – 15 students), are taught by carefully chosen faculty and emphasize students’ active involvement in their learning.

• International students can take advantage of individualized programs designed to assist with language proficiency and cultural acclimation. Barry's Center for Advanced Learning assists students with learning disabilities who have the potential to complete a four-year degree.  

• The University operates on a semester plan.

Campus Life / Student Involvement
There is always something to do on and around campus with over 80 student clubs and organizations. In addition, Barry holds membership in over 15 national honor societies. Barry has two sororities and three fraternities. Intramural sports include bowling, flag football, kickball, dodgeball, basketball, soccer, softball, golf, and tennis.

• Approximately 1,300 students live on campus in air-conditioned residence halls. There are 10 residence halls, with a brand new hall being built for 2012. The new hall will house incoming freshmen. 

• Barry's student services include counseling, career development and placement, campus ministry, and health services.

• With over five other universities and colleges in the area, Barry students have expanded opportunities to network and socialize.

• South Florida is renowned for its recreational opportunities. Students can explore nearby national parks, swim at local beaches, shop, go museum hopping, watch the Miami Heat, enjoy the Coconut Grove Art Show, attend the Miami Film Festival, stroll around South Beach, scuba dive in the Keys, and so much more.

Facilities and Resources / Campus Map
Barry's distinctive 90-acre campus is noted for its beautiful, subtropical landscaping and Spanish Mission architecture.

• Ten residence halls accommodate approximately 1,300 students. The University has multiple dining areas that include Einstein’s, Starbucks, Boars Head sandwiches, an International Café and many other tasty options; an all-you-can-eat dining hall with a salad bar, different meal options, and a dessert counter; a post office/business center; a student center/union; a fitness center; a performing arts center; a television and radio station; and a health and sports center, complete with a strength and conditioning room, outdoor tennis, basketball, racquetball courts, and a pool.

• The Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library houses a collection of 950,000 items and access to extensive online journals and library networks. Our team of expert librarians is there to help you navigate through all of that information.

• The Academic Computing Center provides students with PC and Macintosh computers, laser printers, scanners, and terminals. The Clinical Center for Advanced Learning offers workshops on reading speed, writing techniques, and more.

• Other facilities include photography and computer imaging labs, a human performance lab, multimedia business classrooms, art studios, a nursing lab, the Classroom of Tomorrow, and a cell biology/biotechnology lab, in addition to several other well-equipped science labs.

Athletics/ Sports 
Barry's twelve NCAA Division II teams (Sunshine State Conference) include men's baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, and tennis, and women's basketball, crew, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

Barry's teams won NCAA Division II national championships in women's soccer in 1989, 1992, and 1993, women's volleyball in 1995, 2001, and 2004, and women’s tennis in 2011. Men’s golf won in 2007, and men’s tennis won in 2010.

Barry's Health and Sports Center houses a 1,500-seat gymnasium, modern weight-training facility, state-of-the-art rehabilitation and athletic training facility, and human performance laboratory. Outdoor facilities include soccer and baseball fields and tennis, racquetball, and basketball courts.

Diversity and Multicultural Programs
Forty-two percent of Barry students are minority students. Clubs and organizations such as the Black Student Association, Bahamian Student Association, Haitian Inter-Cultural Association and the Latin American Student Association unite fellow students in friendship with activities that help them preserve and understand their heritage. Neighboring the 90-acre campus is Miami, a metropolitan city that 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 nine in the United States. At the present time, minority students constitute 31% 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. A three-year grant, the Minority Biomedical Support Grant, will help minority students pursuing a degree in biology or biomedical science. Barry also has a full range of other scholarships, grants, loans and work opportunities.

Financial Aid / Scholarships
Most of Barry's undergraduate students receive some type of financial assistance. Approximately 90% of full-time undergraduates receive scholarships or some form of financial aid. The aid may be in the form of a scholarship for academic or athletic performance, need-based grants, federal grants, federal loans, work study, on campus employment or some combination of these awards.

Barry offers generous scholarships based on academic achievement as well as financial need. All undergraduate students, U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and international students are automatically considered for Barry academic scholarships once all official high school or college transcripts are received. 

Florida residents attending our university full-time receive, on average, $29,000 in financial aid annually and must file the FAFSA to receive state and federal funds.

The priority deadline for submission of financial aid materials is February 28. Additional information may be obtained by calling the Office of Financial Aid at 305-899-3673.

Admissions / Apply Online Now
Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis, meaning students may apply anytime after the completion of their junior year in high school. The University reviews applications as they are completed, and students are advised of their acceptance once the Admissions Committee has reviewed all required documents. Applicants must show readiness to succeed in a rigorous academic curriculum.

Applicants must present the following information for consideration:

• Complete an online or paper application. Applying online is highly encouraged and does not require an application fee. A paper application must be submitted with a non-refundable application fee of $30.

• Submission of official transcripts from all secondary and post secondary institutions.

• Submission of official SAT or ACT scores (applies to students under the age of 21). The Barry University codes are SAT I: 5053; ACT: 0718.

• If you have completed a G.E.D., forward the official results of that examination and the official high school transcripts documenting your secondary education.

*International students may be required to submit additional documentation.

For more information on the admissions process at Barry University, please contact our Division of Enrollment Services at 1-800-695-2279 or email

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