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Location
Miami, FL
Undergrads
3,824
Tuition
$28,160
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Most of the professors are good, the math department is HORRIBLE though. Pretty heavy work load

4 College Freshman

Academics: I like that the professors take time to help each student out and they also offer to help students during their office hours. Having review sessions to prepare us for an upcoming test are very beneficial. The professors are great!

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload is extremely heavy, the registration process can sometimes be frustrating depending on who the advisor is.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: this school has a good social work program and that is my major, not sure about the other programs

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Some teachers suck because they don't care

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 389th
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 407th
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 463rd
    Best Registration Process
  • 608th
    Most Available Classes
  • 796th
    Smartest Professors

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ricardo Redd
Hometown
Columbia, S.C.
Major
Professional Writing
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Barry is a private, Catholic university with high standards when it comes to education, and it will do everything it can to make sure its students are up to par with college standards. The University has intermediate math and English courses for entering freshmen who are a little behind in these two areas, but if you take a placement test and do well, you can take college-level courses in place. The professors at Barry care about their students and provide challenging coursework to make you think, and if you're a business student, you will never be able to slack off. Barry is especially known for its medical training and will only accept the best work from its students. So, if you feel you will be able to just relax and get by, you are applying to the wrong university.

Students can take as many courses as they want, but at the end of the day, only the ones that fulfill general education and major requirements will count, so look up your major's requirements and make sure you are taking exactly what the syllabus indicates. But you don’t have to figure it out all on your own—your adviser is there to help you follow the right path. The grading scale at Barry is different than high school and possibly other colleges. You can technically pass a class with a D, if the class isn’t a general ed course or within your major. However, if you ever receive such a grade, your GPA will drop dramatically, so you still lose. Your GPA is your ticket to scholarships and success at Barry, so it is a good idea to keep it up. The required GPA to stay off academic probation is a 2.0, but only individuals who really slack get a GPA like this. College is challenging, but if you do your work, the professors will work with you as well. At the end of the day, schedule the correct classes, work with your professors, and do everything you can to maintain a good GPA.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
12:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
370
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
468
Total FT Faculty
370
Faculty with Terminal Degree
84%
Average Faculty Salary
$72,225
Full-Time Retention Rate
62%
Part-Time Retention Rate
0%
Transfer-Out Rate
47%
Graduation Rate
41%
Programs/Majors Offered
88
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 68%
  • 20 to 49 students: 31%
  • 50 or more students: 1%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Adrian Dominican School of Education
  • Andreas School of Business
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Health Sciences
  • School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences
  • School of Social Work
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Other
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 5%
  • Law: 4%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 4%
  • Social Work: 4%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Orientation and Capstone course
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
  • Theology
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
Online Courses
Barry offers a few online courses, some that are fully online and others that give students the option to either participate in a traditional class setting or watch via video conference (called flexible online courses). However, most Barry courses are held on the college campus.
Best Places to Study
  • Honors Program lab
  • The library
  • Your dorm room
Tips to Succeed
  • Check your Barry e-mail account daily. The University sends a lot of important information via e-mail, and if you rarely check it, you will miss out. Many students are stuck with housing assignments they hate only because they forgot to check important e-mails from Residence Life.
  • Do not procrastinate with projects. Those two-week deadlines will creep on you.
  • Don't take on too many extracurricular activities. With classes, clubs, and deadlines, you could find yourself under water rather quickly.
  • Get to know your professors by talking to them after class. By forming relationships with them, this will help you as a student and as an alum.
  • Have fun! You are in college, so enjoy it.
  • Stay on top of financial aid. Although you may be entitled to aid, if you do not take the initiative, you may not get the money when you want it. Also, by staying on top of financial matters, you can fix errors immediately to avoid trouble later.
  • Study a lot!

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 38 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 38 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 7 responses

  • 67% Shaquill O Niel
  • 22% Flo Rida (did not graduate) - hip-hop artist
  • 11% We don't really care about them
  • 0% Marco Velez - professional soccer player
  • 0% Henry Owens - MLB pitcher

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