Barry University


Enrollment: 5,053.

Student Body: 68% female, 32% male, 26% out-of-state, 4% international (101 countries represented). Asian 1%, African American 22%, Caucasian 23%, Hispanic 29%.

Retention and Graduation: 64% freshmen return for sophomore year.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 13:1. 340 full-time faculty, 84% hold PhDs, 26% are members of minority groups, 53% are women.


Degrees: Bachelors, first professional, masters, post-bachelor’s certificate, post-master’s certificate.

Classes: Most classes have 10-19 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Business/commerce; elementary education and teaching; information science/studies.

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, double major, English as a Second Language (ESL), honors program, internships, study abroad, teacher certification program. Combined degree programs: DPM/MBA; JD/MBA; MSN/MBA. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tape recorders, tutors.

Career services: Alumni services.


Housing: Coed dorms, special housing for disabled students, men’s dorms, women’s dorms. 82% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: Human performance lab, broadcasting studio, radio station, athletic training room, cell biology/biotechnology labs, Classroom of Tomorrow, Biomechanics lab, Photography lab, darkroom, and studio, language lab, athletic training room.

Computers: Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: Village.

Activities: Choral groups, dance, drama/theater, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, television station, campus ministries, international student organization.

Organizations: 67 registered organizations, 20 honor societies, 5 religious organizations. 2 fraternities, 2 sororities.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, tennis. Basketball, crew/rowing, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: Thompson Hall-Student Center, Human Performance Leisure Sciences-Athletic Complex, Penaport Pool, Residence Halls, Library.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.14. 100% in top 50% of high school class. SAT Math middle 50% range 420-520. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 440-520. ACT middle 50% range 18-22. Minimum paper TOEFL 550. Minimum computer TOEFL 213.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Academic GPA, standardized test scores, character/personal qualities, interview, talent/ability. Class rank, application essay, recommendation(s), rigor of secondary school record, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 science, 3 social studies.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 3,315 applied, 57% admitted, 25% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: College transcript(s), minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $30. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 9/8. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1 year. Credit offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 1/25.

Types of Aid: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid, Federal Nursing Scholarships. FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins, Federal Nursing, college/university loans from institutional funds, Alternative Loans.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $7,400. Off-campus job opportunities are good.

Financial Aid Statistics: 48% freshmen, 45% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 74% freshmen, 71% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 66% freshmen, 67% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 5% freshmen, 3% undergrads receive athletic scholarships. 98% freshmen, 85% undergrads receive any aid. 76% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $20,619.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Academics, art, athletics, music/drama.

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