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3 College Freshman

Academics: Not the best, but not the worst.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: There are lots of internships and job opportunities. The workload isn't too bad and the curriculum is excellent.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The school has various school activities.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: My major is Psychology which is a tough subject if you are not into it. You have to want it in order to succeed in it. You have to study out of the class time and pay attention in class. The teachers have had jobs in the field so they know what they are talking about and if help is needed, the teachers usually provide extra credit or ways they can help you. There is a Psychology Club where you get to interact with other students of your major as well as people from other majors. You also get to meet all the psychology professors and it allows you to have a good relationship with them.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are great. The teachers care. There are labs to help where you are falling down. Hard to fail here bless you absolutely don't care,

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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
84
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: 6%
  • Law: 4%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other: 3%
  • 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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 38 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 38 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 11 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 15 responses

  • 76% Shaquill O Niel
  • 12% Flo Rida (did not graduate) - hip-hop artist
  • 12% We don't really care about them
  • 0% Marco Velez - professional soccer player
  • 0% Henry Owens - MLB pitcher

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 11 responses

  • 9% This was my dream school.
  • 82% This was one of my top choices.
  • 9% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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