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Barry University Overview

Barry University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Miami, Florida. Miami is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Barry University Known For?

697 Undergraduate Awards
$32,765 Avg Cost After Aid
85% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Barry University is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Barry University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 32% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Barry University with a bachelor's degree make about $45,800 a year. That's 12% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Barry University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Barry University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#242 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Barry University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Public Administration Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Value Social Work Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value Public Administration & Social Service Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Biological & Biomedical Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Most Popular Public Administration & Social Service Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Most Popular Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Barry University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Public Administration Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#3 Highest Paid Public Administration & Social Service Graduates College Factual
#3 Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#11 Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#75 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#90 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Barry University?

Location of Barry University

Contact details for Barry University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 11300 Ne 2Nd Ave, Miami, FL 33161-6695
Phone: 800-756-6000
Website: www.barry.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barryuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/barryuniversity

How Do I Get Into Barry University?

You can apply to Barry University online at: www.barry.edu/future-students/undergraduate/admissions/admissions-process.html

Admission Requirements for Barry University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Barry University?

85% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
64% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 85%, Barry University is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 86%.

Average Test Scores

About 64% of students accepted to Barry University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 560. Math scores were between 410 and 500.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Barry University  ( 470 to 560 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Barry University  ( 410 to 500 )
200
800
Barry University received ACT scores from 36% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 21. Math scores were between 16 and 20. Composite scores were between 17 and 20.

ACT English Scores for Barry University  ( 16 to 21 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Barry University  ( 16 to 20 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Barry University  ( 17 to 20 )
1
36

Can I Afford Barry University?

$32,765 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
4.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Barry University is $32,765. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Barry University, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $6,277 a year. That adds up to $25,108 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Barry University is 4.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Barry University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,015 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,747 undergraduate students at Barry University, with 3,015 being full-time and 732 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Barry University

There are also 3,654 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,015 full-time undergraduates at Barry University, 35% are male and 65% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Barry University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Barry University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Barry University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 32
Black or African American 1,086
Hispanic or Latino 1,111
White 433
International Students 250
Other Races/Ethnicities 103

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Barry University. At this time, 28 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 84 countries are represented at Barry University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Bahamas.

Online Learning at Barry University

388 Took All Classes Online
944 Took At Least One Class Online
11.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 12 master’s degree programs available online at Barry University. In 2017-2018, 944 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Barry University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 29th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Barry University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Barry University was 11.2%. This is the #1,247 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Barry University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Barry University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 5%
Business Administration & Management 8%
Health Professions 15%
Homeland Security 17%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 17%
Nursing 26%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 11%
Social Work 13%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Barry University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Barry University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #25
Homeland Security #27
Public Administration #49
Public Administration & Social Service #108
Health & Medical Administrative Services #159
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #216
Nursing #267
Business Administration & Management #404
Health Professions #435

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Barry University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 179 0 148 10 337
Nursing 111 0 144 36 291
Law 0 0 0 182 182
Social Work 9 0 152 3 164
Public Administration 58 0 75 0 133
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 116 0 116
Allied Health Professions 21 0 95 0 116
Educational Administration 0 16 35 7 58
Podiatry 0 0 0 56 56
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 6 44 4 54
General Biology 41 0 4 0 45
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 44 1 45
Health & Physical Education 19 0 24 0 43
Liberal Arts General Studies 35 0 1 0 36
Computer Information Systems 31 0 0 0 31
Health & Medical Administrative Services 14 0 15 0 29
Accounting 10 0 11 0 21
General Psychology 20 0 0 0 20
Public Relations & Advertising 13 0 0 0 13
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4 2 7 0 13
Finance & Financial Management 12 0 0 0 12
Homeland Security 12 0 0 0 12
Criminology 12 0 0 0 12
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 12 0 0 0 12
International Business 10 0 0 0 10
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 9 0 0 0 9
Public Health 0 0 8 0 8
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 3 5 8
Communication & Media Studies 6 0 1 0 7
General English Literature 7 0 0 0 7
Fine & Studio Arts 7 0 0 0 7
General Sales & Marketing 6 0 0 0 6
General Education 5 0 1 0 6
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 5 0 0 0 5
Political Science & Government 5 0 0 0 5
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 1 3 4
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 4 0 4
Music 4 0 0 0 4
Computer Science 3 0 0 0 3
Mathematics 3 0 0 0 3
Sociology 3 0 0 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 3 0 0 0 3
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Legal Research 0 0 2 0 2
International Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Chemistry 2 0 0 0 2
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 2 0 2
Biotechnology 0 0 1 0 1
Special Education 0 0 1 0 1
Legal Professions (Other) 1 0 0 0 1
Philosophy 1 0 0 0 1
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0
Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Information Science 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 0 0 0
History 0 0 0 0 0
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Other Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 697 24 939 307 1,967

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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