Miami Shores, Florida
Barry University provides a higher education experience that applies what is learned in the classroom to a constantly changing and diverse world, promoting civic engagement for the betterment of humanity. Barry is focused on inspiring and training the next generation of change agents and leaders.
Founded in 1940, Barry University is comprised of nine colleges and schools and offers more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs. Barry University values diversity, including approximately 8,000 students from nearly all 50 states and 80 countries; 52,000 alumni worldwide; and 1,700 faculty and staff members. Barry students gain hands-on experience—locally and internationally—as they prepare to advance their careers. Barry’s use of service learning, which integrates coursework with community needs, engages students with real-world issues and encourages them to help find solutions.
Get to know Barry University
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Common Intellectual Experiences
- Learning Communities
- Writing-Intensive Courses
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Undergraduate Research
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
- Career Services
- Writing Center
- Academic Advisors
- Library Services
- Disability Services
- Multicultural Engagement Center
- Health Services
- Academic Tutors
- Financial Aid Advisors
A TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCE THAT LEADS TO INNOVATIVE ANSWERS
Barry’s service learning programs integrate coursework with community needs, facilitating engagement at the local, national, and global levels. Barry University students collaborate with community partners to pursue systematic, self-sustaining solutions to human, social, economic, and environmental problems. This is accomplished through community service, service-learning, community-based research, internships, practicum and field placements, and advocacy projects.
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE INITIATIVES
Barry University’s Center for Community Service Initiatives is the university’s clearinghouse for community engagement. It functions as a catalyst for the pursuit of social justice among students, faculty, and staff. Past community service projects include farm-workers’ rights advocacy, human trafficking awareness initiatives, business development in low-income areas, and photography projects for at-risk teens.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 29%
White, non-Hispanic: 20%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 9%
PROFESSORS THAT RECOGNIZE EVERY STUDENT’S POTENTIAL
A quality education starts with faculty who possess the ability to inspire. Barry’s faculty is committed to furthering the institution’s mission to promote education, equality, social justice, and diversity. They are as passionate about teaching as they are their disciplines. Barry’s 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows for faculty/student interaction and mentorship on a personal level. Approximately 80 percent of Barry faculty holds a PhD or terminal degree in their field. Many have also received grants and fellowships that allow them to conduct vital research, often with students working alongside them.
PERSONAL GROWTH IN ALL ASPECTS OF LEARNING
Barry University students enjoy a vibrant campus life in which they can organize and participate in a wide variety of academic, athletic, and social experiences. College life is not just about the classroom. At Barry, students enjoy a full range of extracurricular activities including intramural sports, student government, and more than 60 clubs and organizations. The diversity of the on-campus organizations and clubs gives Barry students the chance to incorporate their extracurricular learning to their overall educational experience. Right at the start of their first day on campus, students will find plenty to do. From its “GLO party” and “Founders’ Week” in the fall to Homecoming and the “Festival of Nations” in the spring, tradition thrives at Barry. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni gather throughout the year to connect Barry’s past with its present, creating a meaningful future.
Barry University is located in Miami Shores, Florida, just minutes from downtown Miami and Miami Beach. As the crossroads of the Americas and the gateway to South America, Miami offers limitless experiences and opportunities which reflect its broad diversity. In addition to the main campus in Miami Shores and the School of Law in Orlando, Barry University offers many classes in locations throughout Florida.
Barry University has a proud athletic tradition that is home to 12 intercollegiate athletic programs. Barry is a member of the NCAA Division II and the Sunshine State Conference. Barry athletes’ commitment to excellence has resulted in 16 National Championships, 57 Sunshine State Conference Championships, 277 All-Americans, and 319 Scholar All-Americans.
Women’s Varsity Sports: Basketball, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Men’s Varsity Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis
School Colors: Red, Black, & Silver
Nickname: The Buccaneers
Mascot: Bucky the Parrot
THE NEXT GENERATION OF CHANGE AGENTS
Faithful to its traditions, the Barry University experience fosters individual and communal transformation. In this way, student learning leads to knowledge and truth, reflection leads to informed action, and a commitment to social justice leads to collaborative service. Barry graduates apply their learning and service to their constantly changing and diverse world, promoting civic engagement for the betterment of humanity. Barry graduates don’t just take jobs or start careers. Barry graduates become leaders and agents of change.
SAT Critical Reading
25th Percentile: 430 | 75th Percentile: 510
25th Percentile: 420 | 75th Percentile: 500
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Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $10,800