Barry University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Barry University Student Union
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Barry University Admissions Overview:

Barry University requires test scores as part of the the admissions process. Both tests--the SAT and ACT--are accepted. Students also must submit an application and high school transcripts. There is no application fee for students who submit their applications online. While visiting the campus isn't a requirement of a student's application, it is strongly encouraged. With an acceptance rate of 46%, Barry is fairly selective; about half of students who apply do not get admitted.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Barry University Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Barry University Description:

Founded in 1940, Barry University is a private, four-year, Roman Catholic university located in Miami Shores, Florida. Barry offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs across its many schools and colleges: Business, Education, Law, Human Performance and Leisure Sciences, Podiatric Medicine, Social Work, Adult and Continuing Education, Arts and Sciences, and Health Sciences. High-achieving students should check out Barry's Honors Program. Academics at the university are supported by a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio. For engagement outside of the classroom, Barry offers over 80 student clubs and organizations, fraternities and sororities, and intramural sports like dodge ball, kickball, and table tennis. For intercollegiate athletics, Barry competes in the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference with 12 varsity teams. The school has won nine NCAA championships. Popular sports include baseball, soccer, softball, and rowing.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 7,404 (3,541 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 83% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,800
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,800
  • Other Expenses: $4,740
  • Total Cost: $45,840

Barry University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 70%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,088
    • Loans: $6,416

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, General Studies, Health Services Administration, Information Technology, Nursing, Public Administration

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 65%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 49%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 16%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 31%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Golf, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Rowing, Basketball, Golf, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Barry University, You May Also Like These Schools:

For applicants interested in a Roman Catholic school that's also located in the Southeast, other great options include St. Thomas University, Bellarmine UniversitySpring Hill CollegeLoyola University New Orleans, and Marymount University

Those looking for a mid-sized school in Florida that offers a range of academic programs should consider Southeastern UniversityBethune-Cookman University, and Nova Southeastern University.

Barry University Mission Statement:

see the complete mission statement at

"Barry University is a Catholic institution of higher education founded in 1940 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Grounded in the liberal arts tradition, Barry University is a scholarly community committed to the highest academic standards in undergraduate, graduate and professional education."

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