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  • 12/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 out of 15 people found this review useful. 1 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    College of Art and Sciences Majors People looking for a diverse school Students wanting to get involved

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research for every school. Read the student handbooks so you can learn everything that the schools offer (i.e clubs and organizations) Make sure you go for a visit and do not just go by what they tell you ask other students. Register early so you can get the classes you want Determine if you are willing to sacrifice some fun for a good eduction

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get your moneys worth when it comes to the education and equipment provided for your major. You are able to rent equipment and the bonus is this is one of the few schools where you do not have to pay for laundry! That is always a plus.

    Am enjoying being here

    Barry is a school where there are school sponsored events. There are plenty of dances and the student activities Departments take you on trips everywhere and most of them are free. This school is in a very isolated area so you have to make your fun.

    Am learning a lot

    This School excels in every program that they provide. Barry makes sure that you learn everything that you need to learn that will help you in future classes and in your career. Teachers are always there to help you and they allow questions at anytime. I am a Photography major and the teachers in this field help and give constructive criticism. As with all majors the faculty is very helpful.

  • 07/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 12 people found this review useful. 2 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is very good for students who are serious about their career, because Barry offers lots of options and you will get the best learning one on one as you would not just get anywhere else.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going for sports a great place to get noticed. You will have a wonderful time on campus, it is so nice there.

    Bang for the buck

    Well Barry is very expensive, but the learning experience you will get there is well worth what you pay to go there.

    Am enjoying being here

    I play baseball at Barry also, have meet allot of new people from everywhere. My experience has been really great there.

    Am learning a lot

    You really get allot of one on one time with the teachers. The class rooms are smaller and just a better learning experience.

  • 12/29/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 12 people found this review useful. 3 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For students wanting to be in the medical field, broadcasting field, arts, or business field. For students that like to network, and meet people from all over. For students that want to be part of a community, who really want to belong. For students that really like extracurricular activities, like those in the entertainment field. For students that like to work hard. For students that like to have fun. For students who want to be great. For students who want their dreams to become a reality.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to have a lot of fun because the school has a lot of extracurricular activities to do, whether it be intramural sports, modeling, modern dancing, or trying out for the step team. Also go to class everyday, do your work on time, and essays ahead of time so you won't really have to worry about finals, and to party.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is pretty expensive yet the food in the cafeteria could be much better, by having more variety and being cooked more better. It would be cool too if the cafeteria could stay open longer during serving hours and have more late night dining. The dorms could be more newer and larger. And the school store could sell things more cheaper.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's very fun living on campus. There is a beautiful pool by Webber Hall. The dorms are decent and there is heavy security, so you are safe. The whole school is beautiful, it's like paradise. There is a beautiful catholic church near the entrance of the school. You meet great people from all over. School is near the beaches and Aventura Mall. Great clubs are nearby.

    Am learning a lot

    The education is okay, it could be better. It feels somewhat like high school, but the teachers truly care about their students. There are about 20 students in each class. The lectures are quite interesting. There are only few projects and essays.

  • 12/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 4 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who like Professors who actually care about their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    To study but have some fun.

    Bang for the buck

    It could be more affordable.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being here because Barry really cares.

    Am learning a lot

    This school teaches me things that I never knew.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 5 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security is very old and shots fired on the street next to the university. Would not recommend this for students without their own car. There are no restaurants or stores in safe walking distance.

    Greek Life

    2 sororities and 3 fraternities I joined a sorority on campus and then met other chapters from other universities and the chapters at Barry University are at the bottom of the totem pole compared to real greek life. It's really sad because you don't even get the real Greek experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    As mentioned before, very little student and greek life. The organizations are struggling and the stronger ones have very low funds and can't do much.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuter students, graduate students, and adult or older students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have more events, ceremonies, and parties for faculty and alumni than they do for their students.

    Bang for the buck

    One close friend and a good degree is what I gained at Barry University. However, I have no special memorable moments shared there and I really tried. I became president of several organizations and did well in my classes but the university does not have it together and had nothing to offer me besides my degree.

    What to do for fun

    Many students at Barry University feel much of our tuition goes towards events for faculty and alumni. If we want to do something fun we always go off campus.

    Food and Dining

    You are able to choose a meal plan which will allow you at most $225 dining dollars a semester and 15 meals a week. You are only able to use your meals at the cafe and world of wings cafe and you are only able to use your dining dollars at one place called Bucstop which is extremely expensive. All these places have very limited hours.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not located in a safe area and it is not safe to walk off-campus at night. Cars have been vandalized and stolen inside campus. There is also no housing available for Greek life, except one chapter.

    Academic Rigor

    The best programs at Barry University are their nursing and business programs which can be confirmed by their status and reputation. I would not recommend attending the university if neither of these are your intentions.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want the typical college experience, Barry University is not the school for you. They do not have any college traditions except Founder's day, no dances, and poor Greek life. It is also not in a safe area due to the fact that people have gotten shot in front of dorms such as Holly House. If you want to simply get your degree and leave, then Barry University is for you.

    In three sentences

    The financial aid at Barry University is very disorganized for I have had to contact them several times to fix my grades and financial awards. There is very little student life and Barry University has more than 60% of their students transfer out after their Freshman year which means you lose many of your friends that you had made. However, they do have a strong business school that is AACSB accredited.

  • 06/09/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    6 out of 8 people found this review useful. 6 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Kids who want small classes and an oncampus church

    Bang for the buck

    its a little expensive but I think its worth it, its a very nice, very small school. So yeah for small classes I think its worth the money, plus Barry gives out amazing scholarships

  • 06/21/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    6 out of 8 people found this review useful. 7 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    being that it's expensive it wouldn.t be wise to go if your not serious about bettering yourself. but if you are barry is a excellent chioce.

    Tips for prospective students

    it's a very expensive school but i believe it's worth it

    Will enjoy being here

    the campus is clean and safe and enjoyable.

    Will learn a lot

    the classes are small and broken down specifically by major.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They are nice people and are stationed everywhere. They escort you from dorm to dorm after 8pm (which is really useful during finals week) and check ID when you enter the gates after 6PM.

    Greek Life

    Not really relevant on campus, but I think we will be getting more chapters next year. All of their parties are off campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs on campus from student government to dance to sports to pre-professional and research. You can pretty much find several that you will enjoy being a part of. The RA staff also held a lot of fun events throughout the year.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who are intelligent, serious about their careers, likes a relaxing environment and likes to get involved with clubs and organizations.

    Bang for the buck

    Many people complain about the tuition, but Barry practically throws money at you. This school is way cheaper than the schools up north. For the tuition you get an excellent education with great and available teachers, decent food, good living spaces and tons of extra-currics.

    What to do for fun

    Join lots of clubs to keep you preoccupied! If you don't, you will be bored. Join academic clubs and activity clubs. Take ISR classes and join and intramural. Between study time, these were great ways to keep active. On the weekends a lot of people go out to the clubs because we are in Miami. They will not disappoint. Just go with the right people!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is AMAZING for about the first four months, then you get sick of it. I stopped eating at the WOW by about January and started eating at the BUC stop, which can be pricey. So i stocked up on lots of snacks, noodles, mac n cheese, and it worked out. I didn't even like walking to the student union to eat so the snacks worked out well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice depending on where you live. Freshmen dorms aren't the greatest but I had nothing to complain about. If you live in sage, browne or MD hall, you are fine. If you live in D and D or weber, you might not have such a great experience. The upperclass dorms are nice also.They are however, improving the facilities on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers here are hard but very very willing to help you. I am a Biology Pre-Dent major and I've never had a problem with my teachers. They teach well but require the student to do A LOT of out-of-classroom study time. Read read read and you will do fine. Utilize the math lab and writing labs because they really do help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come to barry if you are not serious about your education because you will hate it. There is a non existent party life on campus because quite frankly, if you are doing well in all of your classes, you probably won't have time to party. Bring lots of snacks and dorm-preparable foods because the on campus dining can get really redundant by the second semester. Also, DO NOT PROCRASTINATE! you will be miserable. Those who procrastinated got C's while those who didn't got A's.

    In three sentences

    Barry is a SMALL private school that attends to those who are serious about their future careers. It has everything a person needs to be a successful and happy student. The campus is really nice and it is a comfortable place to be.

  • 11/23/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    From personal experience, Barry University is an extremely small community, which makes it easily accessible to all of its offices, events, administrators, etc. The small and tranquil atmosphere of the university gives off a stress-free vibe to receive an education. In many cases, this may be very important because one humongous reason for the large drop out rate of freshmen in college is due to, the all stressful, and overwhelming atmosphere of the institution they attend. Many, if not all the teachers take great advantage of the all famous Blackboard, (Barry's online grade book), which allows teachers and students to communicate with each other at ease, with no hassle whatsoever. All in all, I believe this institution is perfect for the student looking for a more mellow and stress-free environment to excel at.

  • 01/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 10 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The small classes really make it easy to interact and get to know you fellow classmates.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!!!

  • 02/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Biology and Chemistry majors. Great arts as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose wisely!

    Bang for the buck

    It's an okay school could be better. Hopefully things will change.

    Am enjoying being here

    Very expensive, do not feel as my tuition is being put to good use.

    Am learning a lot

    Very educational however many things need adjustments. For example, better library and resources for students on campus.

  • 04/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Commuters Adult Education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure you are ready for this school, its not a typical University, NO FOOTBALL TEAM, NO SCHOOL SPIRIT, and most sports teams are bad. Food on campus will make you sick till you get used to it and the smiles you see at orientation from everyone will soon fade away within the first week of school. Make Barry a last resort. Also, be weary of the University sucking you in. Many associates tell me they cant transfer because only 1/4 of their credits can transfer. BE CAREFUL!

    Bang for the buck

    WAY overpriced school. Housing is stupid expensive, go get an apartment, it wont be that much more and you will be way more satisfied.

    Am enjoying being here

    I can imagine being a commuter would make this school a FIVE star, however living accommodations are terrible, and there is way too much drama with people on campus. Most people are stuck up, however you can always find a good group of people to associate with. The area the school is in is disgusting. Placed on the line of the ghetto and the nice area you try and go for a walk outside of campus and you will want to run back to your room without looking back.

    Am learning a lot

    The Quality of teachers is great, their teaching style however is not so much. Be sure you can teach yourself everything, or get tutors for every class. MUCH NEEDED. Also, be prepared to get thrown a lot of work towards the end of the year, they are trying to cram everything in the last second.

  • 05/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For students who: like to be involved like for their teachers to know who they are like diversity enjoy being in a city full of life

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Stay on top of your financial aid (even if it means to go to the Business and Financial Aid office once a month) 2. Make sure that you know deadlines for payments and the changes made to your account 3. Park in areas that you can park, otherwise your car will be towed and you will get a ticket. 4. Join an organization or more, and be involved. 5. Most resident Halls are not that bad, just remember its an old university but in Fall 2012, there will be a new resident hall & if you can apply to live in the houses around campus. 6. If you are not Catholic, Barry doesn't mind they will accept anyway. 7. Focus on your studies, the better that you do the more that will shine. 8. Moonlight Madness is one of the most sporting events that the school hosts.

    Bang for the buck

    Barry is a private Catholic University and because of this both FL residents and outside residents get charged the same amount for tuition. The good thing is that Barry does accept any outside scholarships and based on your FAFSA they assist you with scholarships and loans.

    Am enjoying being here

    Barry University is a very diverse place, you will meet people from all over the world and will be able to share your culture with others. Barry also has many student organizations where one can meet the people that will always be there for you.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a double major in Criminology and Biomedical Forensic Photography Major, every time I attend class I learn something new. The teacher actually knows who you are and what work you have done (or not done) in their class. You learn that criticism is not to hurt you, but to make you into the best student that you can be and succeed through your work.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a small community that cares, limited distractions, and plan to succeed in life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study Study Study!!! Don't be afraid to ask for help! And get to know your peers in your major, you all will need each other to form study groups and exceed.

    Bang for the buck

    Barry is super expensive and lacks in areas such as maintenance of housing facilities and poor internet service. They also should try and gain more food vendors because there isn't much selection. Also Greek life definitely needs to improve, there is only 1 Divine9 Greek Organization.

    Am enjoying being here

    Barry is so diverse and small. You will meet people from all over the world. It's a saying here you either have an accent or you're trying to understand one.

    Am learning a lot

    The class sizes are small and the professors are nice and have open office hours. You really can get all the help you need, especially in the psychology department. And the professors will actually know your name and you can go straight to them not an assistant. They really want you to receive all the benefits of enrollment

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    they have a buffet every day, aside from having the usual hamburgers and pizza they have a variety of foods from other countries. the best part it is $7.00 only. drinks are included and you can have what you want how many times you want. aside from that they have vending machines and a couple of other shacks to get some snacks.

    Academic Rigor

    so far all classes require a research paper, for athletic training. the professors are very helpful if you look for help. they assume you understand everything, so when falling behind it is important to ask questions. plus there really is no reason to fall behind, for the most part everyone wants to see students here succeed; the faculty are really useful and helpful

    Tips for prospective students

    if you do come make sure you will be able to pay, Barry is a bit expensive. on the good side they have many majors and minors available. things that one shold find as soon as possible on campus is the library and cafeteria, they are the most important locations.

    In three sentences

    location is not the best, but the campus is clean and easy to find. it is a catholic school, however anybody and everybody is welcome. it is my first semester and so far i like it.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great campus safety...

    Greek Life

    Greek life is SO much fun. It really makes you want to join all of them.

    Clubs and Activities

    PLENTY of clubs to choose from or you could even create your own

    What to do for fun

    PLENTY of activities to choose from...

    Food and Dining

    Awesome food... sometimes

    Dorm Life

    Some of the freshman dorms need to be redone, but the others are wonderful!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic challenge would be based on your major. My major is Business Management, so I really have to be good in math, which i am.!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always reach for quality, not quantity Own up to your own mistakes

    In three sentences

    Barry University is a very good academic school. They will help you do what you want to do, not what the school thinks you should do. They are also a very friendly school as well as host many events here on campus.

  • 11/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Straight edge who dont like to party

    Tips for prospective students

    As a side note if your someone who enjoys extracurricular activities such as drinking (water of course) or smoking non tobacco products, definitely do not come to Barry. They're way too overbearing when it comes to drinking and smoking, drinking offenses are treated like your an alcoholic no matter what your caught with, you will have to take a online alcoholics class and pay the school a 50 dollar fine.. Smoking results in immediate removal from housing. They dont care at all where your from, or if you have a place to stay. My friend was caught smoking and they made him pack up and put him on the street less than an hour later. Nowhere to stay and no way to get to an airport so he could get to his hometown in NY.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely not worth my forty thousand a year to be in this place.

    Am enjoying being here

    I strongly dislike being at Barry. The dorms are terrible, the food is worse, and academic building hours are inconvenient. Teachers are nice for the most part but most are foreign and difficult to comprehend. Staff in Student Union building are unhelpful and clearly dislike their jobs. Barry uses a the slogan Barry Cares which I find difficult to believe seeing that the food is a step below prison quality, RA's are only there to get you in trouble and if you have a complaint about something your just yelled at by staff meant to help you and they just tell you to go complain elsewhere. Overall the worst decision I've ever made was to attend the half assed second rate school.

    Am learning a lot

    Not learning nearly as much as I should be. I got a 630 on my math SAT and took Calculus my senior year and now Barry is making me take a math class that I receive no credit for, this is a remedial math course that I am unable to test out of. As for other classes, I'm doing next to nothing for and still getting A's

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have 24 hour security, patrolling the campus as well as checking that guests that come in and out the residence halls. We also have public safety transportation that takes students to other parts of the campus after 8pm free of charge.

    Greek Life

    While I did not get a chance to explore Greek Life, and can not say much about it. I do feel that our Greek Life is nothing like what people typically think.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for EVERYONE and if you do not think so then it is easy to start your own at Barry.

    Great for these types of students

    Barry University is GREAT for students that want to attend a smaller University without going to a major school and lacking on campus life. It is also really good for students that like to et involved with school spirit and likes to attend school functions.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Halloween Barry has this BIG zombie vs. humans game where the students literally play tag for a week as the zombies turn the humans into zombies. They also have a festival of Nations that they host every year to give the international students a chance to share their culture.

    Bang for the buck

    Although Barry is pricey, most of the students are there on a scholarship so that helps with costs. While it is pricey Barry provides the students with an event for every holiday, added to the small events that they have. The class sizes are small, and they are building brand new housing as well as other additions to the campus. Barry also offers classes to help you stay fit such as Yoga, Pilates, Spinning, Kick Boxing, and Zumba for those that like to focus on fitness.

    What to do for fun

    Barry University has many clubs to keep students busy. They also have a LOT of functions for us a few times a month, as well as shuttles to take the students to the mall for entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    Starting out the food was fine, as the semester progressed it got old. The food actually isn't that bad if you're not used to eating it. Although I wasn't a fan of the food by second semester the school likes to switch it up so it's okay.

    Dorm Life

    While I loved my first year, I could have had better living situations. The housing was livable but I usually needed to call maintenance a few times a month for help.

    Academic Rigor

    I have enjoyed all of my teachers except for 1 out of my whole freshman year. I like the small class sizes, the hands on teachers, and the resources available for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do NOT come here only because it is located in Miami, and they have awarded you scholarship money. With those motives your chances of actually enjoying Barry University may be affected, research the school first.

    In three sentences

    Barry works hard to make sure their students have activities. They try their best to accommodate all students, and the most of the staff are considerate people.

  • 03/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Apply at : University of Miami FIU Or if all is lost Miami Dade College..... Save your money time and dedication, Barry in my opinion is a C average college. I'm already $3,000 in debt and cannot register for classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply Elsewhere, this isn't the greatest college.

    Bang for the buck

    No, to much money for nothing. Especially if you want to live on campus, their dorms are horrible and dirty. Plus they keep changing the amount of their fees and making them higher.

    Am enjoying being here

    Not really a great environment, some of the staff are really rude and also the chefs also have a chip on their shoulders. Living on campus is a joke and would highly recommend not living on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Depends on the degree your pursing at Barry. They're very good with business classes and nursing but when it comes to computer science, they're not the best.

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I Just wanted to know how is the veterinary program.? I am deciding whether this is the school i should attend to or not..

  • 10/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -People who enjoy smaller groups. -People who want a small class size where professors know them personally. -People who seek professional development. -People who place high importance on service.

    Tips for prospective students

    If at all possible, bring a car. Public transportation isn't very reliable, and the school is very secluded from many fun places. The closest Wal-Mart is about 4 miles away. Doable, but you might not want to carry your groceries that far. Also, GET INVOLVED. It is one of the best ways to meet new people and have something to do. Service is a big deal here, so many classes will require you to do community service in order to pass. Make sure you do it, and go to all mandatory events or you will get additional service hours. If you want a bigger school, this is not the place for you. It is a great school, but very quiet and small. Be aware that their is a mandatory attendance policy for classes. If you miss 6 hours or more, you fail the course. Not all professors follow this policy, but most do.

    Bang for the buck

    I have found Barry University to be a wonderful investment. If you aren't serious about your career just yet, and are looking to party more, then you might not want to spend as much money here. Tuition is expensive, but Barry is very good about giving financial aid, especially if you do well in high school.

    Am enjoying being here

    While some people hate how small the college is, I love it. I have found the staff to be very helpful, and the school hosts lots of events such as dances and trips off campus, many of which are free. The dorms are your typical college dorms. The food gets old after a while, but again, that's part of the college experience.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of the professors are very invested in their students, and will help you outside of class with anything you need. I am a member of the Honors Program, and the HP classes are very interesting, especially PHI 191. If you are willing to work hard and study you can learn a lot.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 102

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    beaches, mall, dinning out on the city.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't think you don't have to study because you do.

    In three sentences

    great school love the atmosphere. professor are available when you need them. overall the education you get here you won't get it anywhere else.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I believe everyone gets a scholarship If accepted. The school is more than generous with scholarship funds.

    What to do for fun

    Gym, tan, laundry, & study.

    Food and Dining

    The food could improve, and is in the process of improving in the dining hall. The 3 cafe's on campus are excellent and offer diverse and better quality choices. Surrounding groceries provide healthy alternatives

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make of it. Facilities are clean and maintence is fast if assistance is ever needed. Dorms, apartments, and villas are available to students.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors are excellent, others are less talented. Your education is what you make of it. Tons of FREE, yes I did say FREE tutoring is available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply & pay your deposits early to get good housing (not in the hotel). Use your many resources available, ask for help when struggling, and make a good relationship with your professors. Professors here will spend lots of extra time and do everything they can to help you pass and succeed.

    In three sentences

    Barry is diverse with students from different tax brackets, ethnicities, and counties. The weather and scenery is beautiful. Students and professors are down to earth and friendly, it's very easy to make friends.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    All the Security Officers are friendly and you'll know them by their first names. There are many though!

    Greek Life

    It's Great!!!!!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    Sooooooo Many Clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    Those seeking to grow in a variety of directions!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Greek Week Suprise (Crazy stuff every year) BucFest (A themed Student organized Bash every year)

    Bang for the buck

    The total sum is a bit costly, but well worth it!

    What to do for fun

    School Sport Teams, Miami Sporting events (How about them Heat!?), Surfing, Swimming, Kayaking, visiting the Everglades, fishing, boating, & concerts.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of options on and off campus. Most are affordable and yummy!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is currently above average, but there are new dorms under construction as we speak!

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are challenging but fair. Graduates are prepared to succeed!

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on Campus Join Clubs (there are many and all are fun) Give it your All!

    In three sentences

    Barry University is a private, Catholic University located Sunny South Florida that is focused on community. There are a wide range of majors, and student life is enjoyable. There is something for everyone.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 102

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    Food and Dining

    I make my own meals at home.

    Dorm Life

    On campus apartments ARE available. That's where I am staying.

    Academic Rigor

    Good grades are strongly enforced. Barry gives you grants on how well you do academically. The better your grades are the more money you will get.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    NONE

    Clubs and Activities

    No time. Period.

    Great for these types of students

    Working adults that are looking to get MSW, license and have only weekends and nights to dedicate to school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are several remotely located campuses. I am at West Palm Beach, FL.

    Bang for the buck

    There is a huge network of alumni from this school, and a Barry Degree carries some clout in the SE US.

    What to do for fun

    No time for anything but school work, internships, and job. Not even family most of the time. Forget fun or extra curricular activities.

    Food and Dining

    Vending machines. What more can I say?

    Academic Rigor

    As I said, it is tough, but doable. It is not for the faint of heart or for those trying to skim by.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just know that it is humanly impossible to read all the material given. The faculty know and admit this. You will have input overload in the beginning. This is normal. You CAN do it. Many have done so before you and will again.

    In three sentences

    Excellent school for the experience. Offers wonderful staff and a chance to bond with your peers. Curriculum is tough, but after a while, you kinda get into a groove and it flows.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They're ok.

    Greek Life

    Wack. No good sororities or fraternities.

    Great for these types of students

    People from the isalands, people who don't like to party, people who are afraid of big crowds, people who want to be a big fish in a small pond

    Bang for the buck

    Barry is way too expensive for the education I'm getting. Even with a generous scholarship and financial aid, I'm barely able to pay my balance. Don't waste your money.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Aventura Mall, that's about it. Or find your own parties to go to off campus. There are absolutely no parties on campus and it's super boring.

    Food and Dining

    Terrible!!! Not a lot of choices in the cafe and we only have three other places on campus to eat. I feel like I eat the same garbage everyday.

    Dorm Life

    Spacious, not too bad.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are super easy. I feel like my high school classes were much easier. Don't really feel like I'm learning a lot or being challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit! Make sure Barry is really for you before you get here, and don't come just because the school is in Miami. That's how they got me.

  • 08/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 102

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Barry hosts an outdoor pool with many events hosted by the Department of Housing and Residential Life. Aside from on campus events, there are many beaches located within 15-20 minutes of the school, along with the Aventura Mall a few minutes away. We are also located by many other colleges and universities to make friends at other places.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good with many choices. There is a bar on campus for the students who are 21 and over, as well as late night dining choices. If you like Spanish cuisines, there are a lot of times where the menu is catered to specific Spanish cultures.

    Dorm Life

    There are three new dorms with spacious rooms. There are also apartment styled dorms with kitchens.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors make you think critically, as well as challenge what you may already know.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise that students bring their car because it is a few minutes from the beach. I would also advise that students network on campus, as well as in the city of Miami. A final tip for prospective students is to look into other resources for purchasing books, because it can be high priced at times through the bookstore.

    In three sentences

    Barry is a great school. There are many good programs from nursing, business, to sport management, and all of the professors make you think critically. If you're looking for a good education in a good place to excel your dreams, Barry University is the place.

  • 02/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs meet about once a week and plan what activities should be held in school and out in the community.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who just want to focus more on education than college party life.

    Bang for the buck

    There are so many squirrels throughout campus, you run the risk of being attacked by one of them! (not really)

    What to do for fun

    They have a pool! Great to have some Fun in the Sun during Spring Break and Summer!

    Food and Dining

    They have Einstein Bros Bagels, Sushi and other delicousness!

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with an academic advisor and preferrably one who is a professor in your degree of study. For instance, a chemistry professor can be your advisor if your major is Chemistry. They know best what you need and how to reach your goal. Become involved! Join clubs of interest and enjoy all on-campus activities. These extra-curricular activities will increase your chances in the future when applying to jobs.

    In three sentences

    Teachers and faculty are extremely helpful at Barry University. The environment at Barry University is very clean and euphoric. Classes are small which allows for integrative learning.

  • 06/10/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    30 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    career changers, academic enhancers

    Tips for prospective students

    if you can go somewhere else less expensive to get the same education, go there instead.

    Bang for the buck

    expensiveeeee

    Did enjoy being here

    I enjoyed being here because I made a lot of great friends.

    Did learn a lot

    The professors in the Biomedical Sciences program taught very well.

  • 06/15/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    It was expensive in my prospective just because I dont have much but i believe it will be worth it.

    Will enjoy being here

    It's Miami plus i look forward to make many friends and can't wait to really get into my major and learn about all the interesting facts. I can't wait to visit next week for orientation

    Will learn a lot

    I believe I will learn alot from this school and just being so far away from home.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Each class room is small in size so its good to learn at barry university

    Tips for prospective students

    enjoy Barry when you can, and its simply to make friends

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Out going and a well sprited person

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready to spend tons of money

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 102

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there are many fun things to do on campus and the south florida area!!

    Food and Dining

    on campus dining is okay.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is okay. many activities are available.

    Academic Rigor

    tough academic environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply early. engage your advisor immediately. use the available academic resources.

    In three sentences

    barry is a small college with a multiude of career options. barry treats their students with respect. the faculty at barry cares about their students.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the surrounding area is not the best.

    Greek Life

    some greek organizations but you really don't see them

    Clubs and Activities

    not that many clubs or activities.

    Great for these types of students

    great for students who like a quite environment.

    What to do for fun

    anything off campus from clubs on the weekends to the beach.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you come here a car would be the best thing to have to get of the boring campus when classes are over. academically be ready for not a lot of work, but the work you get is very challenging.

    In three sentences

    barry is an excellent academic school. even though the resident life is not that great having a car is a plus to explore miami. if your are looking for a tradition party school this is not for you.

  • 03/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus, and the security is wonderful. However shots are often heard outside the campus.

    Greek Life

    Limited greek life. I dont know why.

    What to do for fun

    Limited functions on campus which interest me

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay, but could be better sometimes.

    Dorm Life

    Okay, but could be better. So far I've had wonderful room mates. But challenges with suite mates sometimes.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor depends on the field of study a person chooses.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are trying to enter the Health Science section (pre-nursing) you have to be mentally and physically stable. It is extremely challenging because you have to maintain a C+ Average and you MUST be ready for all the sciences.

    In three sentences

    I give it a 7

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    No that good

    Clubs and Activities

    not too active

    What to do for fun

    South Beach, Art district, Miami shores, shopping, movies

    Tips for prospective students

    Do a lot of research before attending this school.

    In three sentences

    The academics are good, and the smaller classes are pretty decent as well. However, its in a bad area in Miami and the campus and housing and residence life is lacking.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    38 of 102

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang with friends

    Tips for prospective students

    Concentrate on your degree.

    In three sentences

    Great atmosphere. Great Students. Wonderful advisors

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    To all prospective students I hope you will enjoy the experiences that Barry provides you with.

    In three sentences

    Barry University is an excellent school. The University provides many opportunities and offers a well-rounded education. I LOVE BARRY UNIVERSITY!!!

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 40 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Kind of safe have people walking in the gates

    What to do for fun

    The campus is boring

    Food and Dining

    the same food nothing changes on the menu. One two places to eat

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nasty and not clean. The dorms have mold in the building is really old. Students are loud in the hallway and don't care if people are studying.

    Academic Rigor

    Class are boring, the worst thing the school puts you in the wrong classes and you have to take class that is not needed for the major

    Tips for prospective students

    Maybe students that want something out of life maybe should go to another school

    In three sentences

    Barry is not worth the money and not a person time

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very important. It is actually up to you to feel safe.

    What to do for fun

    Anything you would like to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Barry has to be a very special school to you. Well, any school you choose to attend should be. Patience and determination is needed when you step unto Barry's campus. All are welcome! You will have plenty of fun when done the right way. Hard work pays off and Barry shows that.

    In three sentences

    Barry University is a school with diversity. The campus events are always enjoyable. This school has the greatest advisers, ever!

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    OKAY

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BUCS FEST

    Bang for the buck

    OKAY

    What to do for fun

    PLAY BASKETBALL

    Food and Dining

    OKAY

    Dorm Life

    OKAY NOT TOO BAD IF YOU HAVE FRIEND

    Academic Rigor

    OKAY

    Tips for prospective students

    COME PREPARE

    In three sentences

    BARRY IS OKAY

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    43 of 102

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    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive because it's a private university, but the classes are smaller which is better for 1:1 time. I think it's worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    Miami is awesome so there is so much to do for entertainment, there is Bayside, Aventura Mall, Performing Arts center, and many more attractions.

    Food and Dining

    Great! You can eat in the cafeteria but there a lot of food places in the area too.

    Dorm Life

    Small dorms if you are a freshman, but not bad if you have great roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes that they offer are top of the line.

    Tips for prospective students

    Whatever grades you earn, even withdrawls count against you. So if you are not sure of your major don't take classes unless you know you will get good grades.

    In three sentences

    Admissions and Financial aid were very helpful. My academic advisor discouraged me. I felt as if I had made a mistake.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    44 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There were several issues with robberies on campus, but lately the school has been improving their efforts to ensure the student's safety.

    Greek Life

    I knew a lot of people in greek life, and it seemed a little disorganized. They did a bunch of events for greek, which was cool, but more towards the end of the semesters. They could be better.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have plenty of clubs for all sorts of things! The clubs could be more connected with each other, but other than that they are great!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is a completely catholic school. There are fathers and some nuns. I would say that is the only unusual thing; but only if you are not use to nuns.

    Bang for the buck

    Barry limits you in a lot of aspects. You can not CLEP classes or do summer semester in another school to save money. You can not register by yourself, because you need your advisor to sign off on everything. They don't announce the deadlines well, so you have to be on top of everything that is going on with the school.

    What to do for fun

    If you have a car, you can go to the beach or the Miami hot spots. If you don't have a car, you can't really do much.

    Food and Dining

    There isn't much variety, but the few places they have, have good tasting food. While it may be expensive to eat there every day, there are some cheap places you could drive to.

    Dorm Life

    I was a commuter student, so I never lived in the actual dorms, but from visiting my friends in their dorms to passing by, I was astonished at the quality of the dorms. D&D is the dirtiest dorm and the stuffiest, while Benecasa actually has great dorm rooms. Barry has the worst and the best dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Great academic program! Their biology program is fantastic, and all the professors are at the school to help you. Since there are only about four thousand students enrolled in the school, there is a nice close knit feel about the school. Better relationships with the professors help you better understand material and make it easier to make study groups.

    Tips for prospective students

    Summer semester is very expensive, so if you want to get ahead or be able to take a normal amount of credits each semester, Barry is not for you. I am doing a double major and was very limited with my options in completing my credits in a reasonable time frame.

    In three sentences

    Barry University is a fantastic school when speaking about it's academic programs, but it limits it's students a lot. They are constantly upgrading the physical aspects of the school, rather than fixing up the weak spots in their programs. They have much to improve.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 102

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are movies nights that are hosted as well as campus activities. There are also a shopping area that is close to the school where students can go to eat something other than school food and other stores.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is the most preferable to go to since it is basically a buffet and the prices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are very reasonable. There is a Starbucks and Einstein Bagel Bros. within the campus as well as a place for grab and go items but the prices tend to be more expensive. There are also three cafes that students can go to grab a bite to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter so I do not have anything to say that the dorm life is like at Barry University.

    Academic Rigor

    At first, the classes seem easy since they are lower level for both distribution classes and the classes your taking for your major. However, the upper level classes will be more difficult because they are usually more demanding and require more work as well as studying if you want to do well in the class rather than simply passing. This can be said for both upper level classes and the classes for your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is highly recommended to take advantage of having a one on one talk with the teachers/professors, within their office hours, if you have any questions or if you are having a difficult time with the class. Moreover, if you are more of a shy person, students can also email the professors in which they usually respond within a reasonable amount of time. There is also a math and writing lab where students can go to in order to get help. Student tutors for certain subjects are also available for additional help. As such, it would be advisable to take advantage of all the opportunities of being able to do well in a class.

    In three sentences

    Even though Barry University is a private Catholic institution, the school welcomes and accepts people of different ethnicity, countries, and religions. The class sizes are small which allows students to have the opportunity to go directly to their teachers/professors for help. Most of the faculty and staff are welcoming and are very willing to aid students.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Here in Orlando there is Lake Eola it's fun and free, and there are plenty of restaurants and a movie theater in the area.

    Food and Dining

    I live at home so I do not know anything about the food or dining there.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorm, because I am located in Orlando Florida, and the main campus is located in Miami Florida. But I have heard that dorm life there is nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I would not say that it's difficult, but I will say that it is a lot of work and you will have to stay on top of all your studies, but the professor's are so helpful that it would be very hard, or you would have to not do anything to fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip that I can give to any prospective students that would like to attend Barry University would be to make sure you attend every class and keep going never give up because in the end it will pay off.

    In three sentences

    Barry University is one of the best Universities in Florida. I have bee attending Barry for almost 4 years, and I have learned so much since I have been there. This University is a very caring and compassionate place to learn, all of the professors and staff do their best to make sure you graduate and feel great about yourself.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This campus has so many security guards and safety patrols all over campus, it's really easy to adjust to the safeness of it all.

    Greek Life

    I am officially apart of Phi Sigma Sigma! Greek life is so cool and wonderful!!!!!!! No hazing so that's also a perk.

    Clubs and Activities

    They offer many clubs. Anything you can think of there's a club for at Barry including academic clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want small classrooms and want to be able to interact with their teachers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a chapel here on campus and we tend to keep the buildings like Kelly House the same as it was left. Kelly house is the administration building and the waiting room looks like a living room still.

    Bang for the buck

    For the amount of money we all pay to attend school here I believe we are getting the best education, best professors, best books. We are also getting great opportunities here that are absolutely priceless!!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs you'd never get bored. Barry offers a club for just about everything. You can also get the opportunity to play a sport, work on campus, or even party.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. They have an all you can eat buffet with your meal card. It is the best. They have other areas in Landen Hall where you can eat. The dining hall is welcoming and the aromas are great.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fantastic!!!!!! You meet so many new people by living on campus. While sharing the room you're able to begin to share other things. Having a dorm will be the first step to being on your on.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging but the professors explain the course work. Be prepared for papers but they are always interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to school daily. Pay attention. Take notes. Always remember to ask questions. If possible, get to know your professors. Make friends with the same major to form study groups. Be open minded to the college experience.

    In three sentences

    Barry University is a diverse school. The students, advisors, and counselors are very helpful. Attending this University will give you opportunities that you never knew existed.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Although Barry is not in the best neighborhood, it is still extremely safe. The whole school is gated and there are security guards at every gate entrance.

    Greek Life

    Not worth it! Before joining you have to pay a huge fee and there is only two sororities and three frats. Unlike you see in bigger schools there aren't any greek parties and usually you can not tell the difference between someone that is in greek life and someone who isn't.

    Bang for the buck

    Although Barry gives out a ton of financial aid it just isn't enough. The school its self cost about $41,000 with tuition and room and board that does not include the student insurance that you must buy before starting the semester, every semester.

    What to do for fun

    Since Barry is such a small school there isn't much school spirit. Everything that is fun is at least thirty minutes away, meaning that you need a car without a car you will spend your weekends on deserted campus.

    Food and Dining

    Although the cafe may look like it has many options, it doesn't. The WOW cafe is full of greasy food which will most likely give you a heart attack sooner or later. Last but not least the BUC STOP out of the three places to eat this is what I consider to be the best, to bad you can't use your meal plan there and have to pay everything with cash. It becomes very expensive after a while.

    Dorm Life

    First year dorm rooms are tiny, filthy, and nothing like the pictures. The worst place to live is definitely Weber it's an all girls dorm with the bottom floor being community style bathroom, it is HORRIBLE!

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are amazing, well at least most of them. Very involved in your studies which could be a very good thing or a bad thing depending on the type of person you are. They make sure they do everything they can to keep you on track.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not get fooled by the beautiful pictures they post online before applying, make sure you go and check out the campus.

    In three sentences

    Small, secluded, expensive.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    its has gotten a lot better and mostly i feel very safe on campus even when i walk back to my dorm a 3am. But always becareful and watch your surrounding.

    Greek Life

    there is a small Greek life but it is basically no existent

    Clubs and Activities

    it's Miami need we say more

    Great for these types of students

    Partiers Wanted to experience more Serious Students Beach bums

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    around campus we have lots of starbucs to study for the late nights and we also have an Indian grave yard close to barry. The beach is always awesome and after all it is miami so lots of attractions.

    Bang for the buck

    Tution is paid for about 70% to 90% the rest is made up by you. Always double check finanical aid and get recpiets if you can.

    What to do for fun

    it is miami if your 18 and under look at mostly downtown. But above 21 the party never stops : Los olas south beach collins ave Dave and busters nikki beach and so much more!

    Food and Dining

    The worst make sure you join a costco or bj's.

    Dorm Life

    Boring and dramtic all at once. It is like a soap opera on campus some days are exciting and talked about others will put you to sleep . Always be clear with your room mate on everything and if not get the RA involved and if that does it work go to ResLife.

    Academic Rigor

    Great as long as you work hard there is no doubt about getting A's. Teachers are great to have as advisers and as references for internships and jobs

    Tips for prospective students

    Lots of clicks don't get offended if you don't belong to them Eduction great best teachers here and if you work hard most will give you a great reference Boy are the worst here try not to date on campus. Watch your advisers closely some are great other will keep you there until you are 40.

    In three sentences

    Education and Teachers are the best thing that make Barry great. Everything else Barry could improve a little even if it is by fund raising.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    50 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food wasn't all that good but the cuban cafe was excellent.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorms in sage hall at Barry.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    51 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    We have three places to eat on campus. One colossal cafeteria, where with your meal plan you can feast because it is an all you can eat buffet! The food is amazing, you will never need to leave campus to get anything to eat if you don' want too. Also, there is two smaller places to eat if you are on the go, both of which you get wifi where you can do some studying while you eat!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is amazing! The staff and RA's are not overly in your business. The dorms are quite and a great place to study but when you have some spare time, they are great to have a good time with your friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Altough Barry is not a walk in the park, there is small classes making the challenge that much more possible for a new student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for grants/scholarships/loans early on because Barry is not a cheap school to pay for. Be ready to work because the professors, staff and even classmates will push you very hard!

    In three sentences

    Barry is packed with extremely useful resources. Everyone is very welcoming. It is a solid academic institution!

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 102

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Enjoy allll the surroundings !!

    Tips for prospective students

    It will be ok !

    In three sentences

    Barry makes me feel like I am at home. The teachers genuinely care about you. Barry made my career dreams come true.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    53 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. They have security everywhere around the campus

    What to do for fun

    You can hang out with your friend. Go to the movies and out to eat.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are ready to learn because college is no game.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus, its very organized. The staff are very helpful to new students and everyone else. I definitely know I learned what I need and more about the major that I am seeking.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I live off campus so I wouldn't know, but when I do visit the campus, I always see security. As well receive updates on saftey issues.

    Greek Life

    I live off campus so I wouldn't know

    Clubs and Activities

    I live off campus so I wouldn't know

    Great for these types of students

    I live off campus so I wouldn't know

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I live off campus so I wounldn't know

    Bang for the buck

    I live off campus so I wouldn't know

    What to do for fun

    I live off campus, so I find local things to do around town

    Food and Dining

    Never ate on campus, I live off campus

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorm, I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are understanding and care about the students learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always keep the channels of communication open with your advisor, let them know what you need, what you don't like, etc.

    In three sentences

    Barry University was the best choice I've could have made in a college. My advisor was so helpful in letting me know what I needed for graduation and never once let me down on helping me achieve my goals here at Barry. The teachers at Barry also made it a great an awesome experience for me.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and go to parties

    Food and Dining

    Food is ok, not that healthy, and very expensive

    Dorm Life

    I stay off campus

    Academic Rigor

    Not too bad, just study,study,study

    Tips for prospective students

    Save up your money

    In three sentences

    Small classes room sizes so you get a lot of one on one attention. Caring teachers. Very expensive.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Talking about delicious food at BU. The food way better then my high school lunch. There is a cafeteria but there also different food vendor at Barry.

    Dorm Life

    So sorry I'm going to be a commuter student. So my dorm is going to be my room.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not attend any class yet but from what I've heard through the grape vines, some teacher are hard but if you need help they make a away for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must know that BU is a private school which means that is expensive. However, financial aid can help you plus BU has its own scholarships. Just be yourself and keep your mind focus.

    In three sentences

    The campus is so clean and beautiful. The staff and other individual there are so friendly and charming. The campus seem pretty safe and the people are very helpful.

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They do not allow anyone on campus without proper identity, and if someone is coming to see you, you have to go to the gate to meet them, or they will not allow the visitors inside the gates.

    Greek Life

    There are very few, and the ones that are there are scholarly ones.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a few very active clubs that are fun, just not many.

    Great for these types of students

    Studious, religious,

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since it's a Catholic college, there is a church in the center of campus. Oh, and our spirit week includes a fashion show of guys dressed as girls, since the college once was an all female college. It's actually really funny to watch.

    Bang for the buck

    The academics are very good, but it isn't work the money you have to pay unless you are a science or business major. They have very good programs, especially biology.

    What to do for fun

    You go to the beach, go to the clubs downtown, and chill in friends dorms.

    Food and Dining

    It's a lot better since they acquired a new head chef, and the cafes and wingery have good food too, but are kind of expensive.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should either have a car, or aren't afraid of getting on the bus. And South Beach is okay, but Hollywood Beach is better, if you have a car to get there. Oh, and don't walk around off campus at night.

    In three sentences

    It is a good private school with small classes and a small campus. The teachers are very friendly and are active with you. It has a nice history as well.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    It is very rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is crucial that students that are planning to go to Barry, specially if they want to study Nursing, that you study every day and do not procastinate in order to pass and get good grades in Nursing courses. I have no expirinece in other areas of study in this school but Nursing.

    In three sentences

    It is a good school, at least for Nursing Majors. The teachers make the program very challenging and encourage students to study hard. I consider that more hours of clinical expirience should be allowed to nursing students.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    59 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The faculty and student body work hard to make sure the campus is safe.

    Greek Life

    There are a handful of sororities and fraternities, all of which I believe are amazing

    Clubs and Activities

    There is greek life. There are clubs and sports. There something to do if you have enough people who want to do it.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a book store, a library, a rec room, a pool, and many more things for all types of people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go down about thirty blocks and you are in Lil' Haiti. Go up about thirty blocks and you are Lil' Havana.

    Bang for the buck

    All along 2nd Ave are amazing shops that get you what you want. And Biscayne is not far away.

    What to do for fun

    Hanging out with friends is the best. And the school provides many areas to do just that.

    Food and Dining

    They serve odd foods at times... Fish stick taco! Really?

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are good as long as your room mate is as well

    Academic Rigor

    The classes and professors seem amazing and are really good at what they do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy the break that you have before school starts. And rack up on scholarships.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. The staff is nice. And the students are diverse.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    This school is in Miami the options for the night life are unlimited there is more than enough to do down here,

    Food and Dining

    I live off campus

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    I have been told the Nursing program is intense but all nursing programs are that way

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective student I would recommend you visit the school and weigh out all your options for the school you have narrowed down your search to

    In three sentences

    Beautiful school, yet private and very expensive. I love the small classes and teacher student ratio.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Make friends on campus and you will find plenty of things to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Not too many people like eating at the cafeteria everyday. I have been here for three years and I'm now a senior. I haven't eaten at the cafe in about two years.

    Dorm Life

    Some forms are better than others. The last dorm I lived in was substandard and I moved off campus. Those dorms are now closed. The newer dorms are supposed to be good.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you maintain contact with your professors and actually do the work, you should be a highly achieving student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have more than just the academic scholarship that everyone else gets. This school raises their tuition price by at least 4% every year. Outside scholarships are a must, and make sure you are aware of all charges before accepting enrollment.

    In three sentences

    This is a good school to attend, especially if you graduate from here. The campus holds many events for on and off campus students. The dorms are small but decent.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safe!

    Clubs and Activities

    Many available-check them out! Education majors, check out the education club! Also serve by volunteering in your community:check out DePorres Community Organization

    Food and Dining

    Delicious

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent 5 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED!

    In three sentences

    Professors are knowledgeable and challenge you to do your best. Barry's mission of academic excellence, truth, reflect and serve is visible in all aspects of the university. The volunteer center as well as the career center are top notch!

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is fairly safe. There is a lot of security and campus transportation is free at night.

    Greek Life

    There is greek life on campus but it is not as big as it is at other universities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs at Barry.

    What to do for fun

    I try to get involved as much as I can on campus. The more involved you are, the more fun you will have.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great when you first come. After a couple weeks you get tired of the food, the cafe does not really switch it up much.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make it. There are many campus activities but it is your choice to make the best of it at Barry.

    Academic Rigor

    The class sizes are small so the professors pay the students more individual attention. There are many academic resources to turn to if you may ever need help.

    In three sentences

    Barry is great so far, The class sizes are small and the people are friendly. The professors care and campus life is amazing.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang with friends, beach, parties.

    Food and Dining

    If you like good food you will be dissatisfied

    Dorm Life

    Very close campus community

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a car

    In three sentences

    A great experience

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Its a joke

    What to do for fun

    Go to South Beach.....

    Food and Dining

    The cafe isn't really that good, and don't try eating there on the weekends. You have a couple of other options like WOW and Sandal's, but once you run out of Barry bucks you can only eat there at certain times

    Dorm Life

    Not the best your first year on campus. But they have built a new dorm which is fantastic for upperclassmen

    Academic Rigor

    Really depends on your major. The Nursing School is pretty tough from what I hear, so you will be challenged

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an open mind about coming to Barry. Try to make your own fun. Own a car or have a friend that owns one

    In three sentences

    Barry University is a good school. It offers small class sizes. But campus life isn't that good

  • 12/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is GREAT! Miami Shores is not the greatest of areas, but the university does everything possible to make us feel safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and activities here on campus, the only problem with that is that the school doesn't advertise them much.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for a student that does not do well in huge classrooms with hundreds of students. As well as students who are able to make a good time from the little they have.

    Bang for the buck

    Academic wise, you spend a lot of money for a good education. Social wise its not really all that great.

    What to do for fun

    The campus isn't a really a fun one, but since we are in Miami there are definitely places to go.

    Food and Dining

    During the week, the food gets extremely repetitive and it becomes disappointing. During the weekend all places but the cafeteria are closed which makes it harder for the students to eat their meals.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are nice, and the newer dorm rooms are very nice. I just wish there was a kitchen for students to use in the halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are small, but they still are challenging. Professors are always willing to help wen they see a student struggling.

    Tips for prospective students

    A car is almost a necessity here in Florida. If you plan on having an academic life as well as a good social life, I would recommend getting to know people with a car, or getting one of your own.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is important, and Barry has security guards monitoring the campus 24 hours a day.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love making Christmas hats

    What to do for fun

    I volunteer at my son's daycare.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important thing is to stay focus and determent.

    In three sentences

    Barry University is an excellent school. The professors are well educated and prepared.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    68 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You are definitely safe on campus with 24 hour guarded gates and countless security agents driving patrolling campus what is to go wrong and forget not barry university security agents have a personal connection to Miami shores police and miami dares sheriffs office

    Greek Life

    A lot of frats and sororities I myself is an ig for lamda theta phi

    Clubs and Activities

    Fraternities and sororities study groups

    Great for these types of students

    If you enjoy the sun and challenging classes vibrant environment hard worker and succeeding

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We always have talent shows we play zombies vs humans laser tag games man hunt fashion shows coca cola parties and much more barry is the p,ace to be especially when the fraternities and sorority are on campus

    Bang for the buck

    This is the place to be fun in the sun

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy driving to the beach and snorkeling in my spare time away from the test essays and constant studying I travel to the keys almost every weekend to enjoy the beautiful water that is there . This helps me relax I almost enjoy going to the dolphins games rooting for my team when they are in town at a home game

    Food and Dining

    The food is wonderful always varieties of choices to make flexible hours to eat and belly fulling Deseret that will put you through that three hour lo class with a smile on you're face

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing completely new halls with vending machines wonderful central air systems you have you're privacy you're roommate is you're best friend and lure suite mates are wonderful people

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging classes that will push you to study all day and night essays that will keep you up and away from parties and test that will be mind bottling but with barry university you endure and excel with the assistance from your professors and resources around campus

    Tips for prospective students

    If you desire diversity a welcoming atmosphere, challenging courses with tons of resources to ensure you're success. More than helpful hands on teachers barry university is the place to be and besides it is located in Miami florida the beach is walking distance.

    In three sentences

    Barry university is a diverse environment of a vibrant atmosphere that enables students to strive and achieve goals. The staff is amazing classes are hands on and offer a ton of knowledge.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus patrol is on point and always around!

    Greek Life

    Alpha Phi, Sigma, Lasu, & many more

    Clubs and Activities

    LASA, Greek Life, pals for paws, LGBT, F.E.M.A.L.E.S & many more!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Miami an d Ft. Lauderdale are close. The diversity is incredible.

    Bang for the buck

    Great opportunities for community service!

    What to do for fun

    Miami is a beautiful city! South Beach is only minutes away. Barry always has activities.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is not open 24/7 like most schools.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is not the best. You are better off seeking student housing.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Barry are excellent! The professors know you by name and are extremely helpful!

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips are to get involved, study hard, and enjoy the beautiful city!

    In three sentences

    Barry University is a small Catholic university. The small class rooms allows professors the ability to interact with students in a personal manner, thus meeting the individual needs of the students. I would recommend Barry University to dedicated students trying to learn because Barry has so much to offer!

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    If you like smaller class sections this is your school.

    In three sentences

    Small classes are good. Advising service is great. Lack of various class sections.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety come first in everything we do, whether in the chemistry lab to the language class, it is our top priority. There is almost always Miami Shores Police on campus that walk around , and the Barry University Public safety is great department for anything that goes on campus. They are somewhat strict and adamant on protocols. The officers follow them closely. Crime and violence are low to none around campus. However it is always enforced to be careful. They offer free basic defence class for all students.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is great! It is well known around campus, and look high upon by faculties and students.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and organizations on campus, and students are welcome to create their own club or organization to better students life and the university.

    Great for these types of students

    Diverse, there is a lot of international students here. Class rooms are not large, Students who both introverted and extroverted, Middle age to adult students are welcome All Students are welcome because you can always create something at the school and leave your name behind

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is Festival of Nations where everyone comes and represents your country, Students bring their own culture whether by art, food or activity. It is an unusual experience, there is more than 120 different country that students from. Each student that attends the University has a flag of his or her country on the main campus building. That means a lot to students and their peers all around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The University is catholic based and it was founded in 1940, it was all girls then, it became co ed in 1960, there are a lot of old buildings and structures around. There are foxes on campus, Yes Foxes!

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs and organizations on campus, but many students do not take advantage of that, I believe that is do to a lack of advertisement and promotion. However, we are in Miami, therefore there is always something going on. There is a wide range of activities; campus activities, beaches, and parks are all around.

    Food and Dining

    The foods are okay, however there is a lot a room for improvement. We have great chef but there is also a lot of rules and protocols for them to follow do to the diverse students body.

    Dorm Life

    Our dorms are in great condition, specially the new dorms. Dominican Hall, is a five star hotel. Cafeteria, study rooms is built in, nice view, safe and secured by camera all around.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, we are on the very top except we need a lot of upgrade technologically, however when student need something, they will go above and beyond to provide it.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you come to Barry, be ready to work. The faculty and professors are amazing. They are very dedicated to what they do. There is help available for each and every student. Again be willing to learn.

    In three sentences

    Barry is a very warm welcome university that is located in the heart of the Miami Shores and North Miami area . The great location makes it very attractive to students from all over the world, we are actually one of the most diverse school in the United States. The University is build upon great foundations and is committed to students and the community.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is a very safe location and very remote. There is always security around and are strict with who comes and leaves the campus of the school

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is not as big simply because majority of it is outside of campus and you would never know about Greek Life unless you personally know a member or are just as involved in the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school doesn't advertise their clubs at all. However, they always have an event or activity going on every week.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a small school and/or don't want to be in a highly urbanized location

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year there is a bed race with old hospital beds at the annual Barry festival.

    What to do for fun

    Either you find and activity to do on campus on a given date or you are going to have to leave campus and find other means of having fun such as going to Downtown Miami.

    Food and Dining

    There is a large dining hall that opens there buffet, but only are open for a certain amount of hours. The dining hall is one of the only places where you can use your meal plan card on campus because most of the restaurants on campus don't accept meal plan cards.

    Dorm Life

    Everything is in walking distance and all of the dorms are at each ends of the campus. The dorms are of decent size, but have huge problems with mold and plumbing due to the buildings being so old and have not been renovated. Each dorm building is different and may or may not have security.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not rigorous for majority of all the classes. They keep the tests, assignments and projects to the minimum sometimes none. Majority of your grade will be based on your participation in class. Their is not a lot of academic pressure or crunch time for tests or finals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Barry University is not at all how it is pictured online, you will have to go in person to really see how the school looks like. Also, plan no to have room and board because the dorms are health hazardous with mold etc. and the meal plans are not available all day; only certain timees of the day.

    In three sentences

    Out of a 10 point scale with 10 being pure excellence, I will rate Barry as a number 6. The school has good programs, but only if you have completed your associates degree. The education for your first two years of college are very simple, basic and don't show much organization. The offices of the university are very forgetful and very careless of students.

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is a really expensive school, the education is good, but Im sure if i had went to a cheaper and more affordable school, I would have recieved the same education.

    What to do for fun

    Barry is located in Miami, there are lots to do in the city. we are not far from the beach, or downtown. Go out and enjoy Miami.

    Food and Dining

    Food in the cafeteria is good, if you can catch them on a good day. But there are other places on campus you can eat from apart from the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I am a Resident Assistant for the Residence Hall, It is a great experience to live on campus. One word of advice, get to know your roommates, suit mates and hall mates. It makes living on campus so much more fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are small, you get one on one communication with your professors. Learning centers such as, Math Lab, Writing Center are always available for extra tutoring, and are very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy every moment on campus, get involved and get to know your adviser and peers, it makes college life a lot smoother.

    In three sentences

    If you are looking for a party school, Barry is not for you. The teacher student ratio is about 1:20. Beautiful and peaceful campus with people who truly cares about your success here at Barry.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a Catholic Church in the middle of the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Coming to Barry is a great experience but this university is not for everyone, so make sure that this small campus is what you are looking for.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I go and support athletic teams and explore Miami.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not the best. They have no variety in the dinning hall and all the restaurants on campus are very unhealthy.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is ok but it also depends on what side of campus you live on. Some of the older buildings need to be renovated.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are vigorous but there is so much help available that it makes college seem easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you are going to Barry to study not for the party life because that is non existent.

    In three sentences

    Barry University has some of the best professors. The campus is welcoming and there are people from literally all over the world. This type of campus provides assistance needed to be successful.

  • 03/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    The kappas are not really huge here but they throw alot of parties and they are well known.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wide variety to choose from.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of parties outside of campus. (This is Miami) Barry throws about two parties a year and they arent really that fun but you can always find something to do on any given night.

    Food and Dining

    Food here at Barry really isnt that bad. The cafe doesnt always serve the best food but it way better than other universities. The cafe is buffet style so it is all you can eat. There are also 3 other places you can choose to eat on campus if the cafe isnt serving anything you like. These places include wow wingery, bucstop and Sandellas flatbread cafe. Overall, You cant really go hungry here.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life was the best decision Ive ever made! You really learn to fully mature out on your own. At barry the campus is pretty small so everyone know everyone here. To some this may be a bad thing but actually it kind of feels like a whole new family. College isn't just about work its about having the time of you life as well and you can definately live it up on campus. If you are coming from out of state, You may find it hard to enjoy yourself if you do not have a car, but if you do, this will be an amazing experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Barry Isnt the hardest school but there are some times when work can get a bit hectic. Expect to write alot of papers but that is to be expect with any university. Earning an A isnt the most difficult thing to do here but do not expect a good grade if your just sailing along.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many scholarships as possible!!! Tuition is excessive and they dont give you much time to pay. Make sure you go to Ratemyprofessors.com when registering for classes. Barry has their fair share of amazing professors as well a terrible ones so choose wisely. With a good schedule you will love and enjoy you time here.

    In three sentences

    Barry has small class sizes and a friendly enviroment. Great place to learn. Their biggest downfall is their expenses and how they go about making payments.

  • 04/12/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is quite good, they have security in most places.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great if you can afford it, for people who like small classes, for people who do not care for the traditional college experience, for people who are very focused in their academic life.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is very expensive. RUN and save your money. There is a 60% freshman transfer rate and most have left because of high tuittion.

    What to do for fun

    Unless you have a car , there is nothing to do on campus because its always dead.

    Food and Dining

    Food can be good on rare occasions but be ready to get sick of burgers, pizza, and fries because they have it everyday

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is horrible especially for freshmans. Most bathrooms are very dirty and have mold growing in the showers. Dorm life is better for upperclassmen.

    Academic Rigor

    The school has a great program for Nursing and Business so if you're not in this field, you might want to check out another college. SAVE your money. And if you miss 6 hours of class, your professor can fail you. Most go by this rule, very few don't.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a very small campus with no social life. It is dead on the weekends so unless you have a car or know people that have cars, you won't want to go anywhere because any place that is walking distance is a ghetto.

    In three sentences

    Barry is not the school for you if you want a traditional college experience. It is very expensive and even if you get a scholarship and financial aid, you will still have a good amount of money to pay on your balance.

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    The ladies of GAMMA SIGMS SIGMA NATIONAL SERVICE SORORITY are is starting a line this summer/fall 13 email if u want to know more jessicacolbourne1@gmail.com

    Bang for the buck

    too much money

  • 05/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe, almost never any incidents

    Greek Life

    lacking in this field

    Clubs and Activities

    You have to keep your eyes open!

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working, and fun loving!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During Spring break we get two breaks instead of one!

    Bang for the buck

    It could be a little easier on wallets but all in all a great university. Be prepared to Learn!

    What to do for fun

    There is a pool, games room and a gym. Having a car does come in handy though.

    Food and Dining

    The food has its ups and downs. (More downs). Not too many choices on campus making the same thing each night quite frustrating.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on which dorm your in it can make all the difference. Dominican Hall> Dunspaugh Hall

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be difficult but it is all about time management!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know who you're rooming with, also check out the teacher before you make your decision on the class.

    In three sentences

    Barry University is a small institution in Miami Shores, Florida. It is home to a large numer of diverse students from a wide range of backgrounds. The classes are small a intimate making them enjoyable, and easy to adjust.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Hardly any.

    Clubs and Activities

    Decent.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to be a name and not a number.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming week. Homecoming was re-introduced to Barry this past semester and it's actually a lot of fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Not bad for a private institution but they definitely have room for improvement.

    What to do for fun

    Good student events put on by the campus activities board. Keep your eyes and ears open.

    Food and Dining

    It's ok at the beginning, but this being the end of my second year, I'm tired of it.

    Dorm Life

    Pretty sweet.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging but not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open and definitely get involved from the start.

    In three sentences

    Small private school. You know a lot of people on campus. It's fun if you make it fun.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Beach, sports events, and shopping.

    Tips for prospective students

    Gains you independence.

    In three sentences

    Very nice area with everything u need. The teachers are very helpful and easy to understand . The people are very down to earth.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    An assortment of exciting and diverse clubs that create a warm, welcoming environment for any newcomer who hopes to join.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Thompson hall....Need a place to stay up all night to study, this is where you'll be and you'll never be alone.

    What to do for fun

    There are a variety of clubs that coordinate an array of fun activities right in the middle of campus.

    Food and Dining

    Dining is incredible, with it's small cafe's and diverse cafeteria food, you will not be disappointed.

    Dorm Life

    Living with friends, supervised by friends and still enough independence to feel the full college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Barry provides an in depth, intense and extremely interesting education with a course load that is still very doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourself for a great education, strong bonds with peers and faculty, and an array of experiences that will make these years the most memorable and exciting of your life.

    In three sentences

    Barry is a well rounded, tight knit and challenging school. Small classes allow for close personal connections and relationships with professors that allow a welcoming environment for questions that lead to higher degree of learning.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    South Beach!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you make your professors your best friends!

    In three sentences

    Barry University and an amzing diverse community.With a whopping tuition, the professors put in a lot of time and effort. I feel encouraged.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is bittersweet. My first time living in a dorm was quite an experience. I made some great friends, learned more about myself, and I got a cool roommate. Living in a suite full of girls was great at times but also crazy. We grew to love each other like family. We loved each other and fought each other at times like sister did.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never be scared to attend college. it is one of best experiences in life that you can have. You not only learn things about others but also about yourself. It can also make you a stronger person in life.

    In three sentences

    Barry University is a very diverse school. You meet so much people from all over the world and make new friends. It makes the college experience even more interesting.

  • 09/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Every inch of the campus is watched by security cameras and guards.

    Greek Life

    There are both serorities and faternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more clubs and sports than i wish to list. Clubs http://www.barry.edu/campus-ministry/de-porres-center/service-clubs-and-organizations.html Sports http://www.barry.edu/athletics/inside-athletics/viewbook.html#/2/

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to get away from home

    Bang for the buck

    the school is very expensive but in my oppinion, the services offered are not comparable to the ammount you pay. I would consider the amount i pay to be a rip off if it were not for my degree.

    What to do for fun

    I personally go to the gym in my spare time. there is also a pool and several clubs. miami always has things to do however. there is the beach. if your of age on the weekends there are bars and clubs to go to.

    Food and Dining

    the food and the dining is all covered in the tuition. the quality is pretty desent. it just becomes predictable in terms of what is being served.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are clean but expensive. they are located very close to the school and no public transportation is needed.

    Academic Rigor

    the work is challenging but maintaining focus is key for the success in the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always see the administrator for issues you need help with. Setup a payment plan for the school. Be early with any application for financial aid, classes, meetings and jobs.

    In three sentences

    the university is great in terms of the education quality. the aid recieved from the staff in order to get where you need is poor to say the least. if one wants something done then it would be pertinant for an individual to see the head of the department that you need help from.

  • 09/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    It's Miami Shores, so of course the beach is a good 15 minute drive from here. Failing that, there's a weekend shuttle to the mall, and the university goes to Halloween Horror nights in Orlando.

    Food and Dining

    Very little in terms of food choices here, and there aren't any fast food restaurants around the area. Bring your vehicle.

    Dorm Life

    Honestly it's great if you're an upperclassmen, but if you're a freshman it's kind of hard to get used to living in an old building.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are very challenging here. It's easy to pass alot of classes, but it's also easy to fail if you're not careful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a vehicle. Car, golf cart, go kart.... As long as it's street legal. You'll need it. Learn to manage your time effectively and you'll pass your classes easily.

    In three sentences

    There's decent food. Bring a car. Utilize your time.

  • 10/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Apply, get accepted and enjoy it.

    In three sentences

    It is an outstanding University. You meet people from all over the world and the professors have a 1 on 1 class size. I really recommend everyone to take a look at it because you will definitely love it.

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    really good . they always around to help and monotoring whats going on all the time . they make me feel really safe.

    Greek Life

    have lots but no i am not in one

    Clubs and Activities

    lots of clubs and activities I am not attending any right now

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The squirrels are very rude and always close to you

    Bang for the buck

    i enjoy being here i feel like i made the right choice . even though it is a little expensive . I would definitly reccomend people to attend this school

    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends , go to the pool and barry has lots of events to keep us nusy and active

    Food and Dining

    lots of places to eat . many differnt food and always something new to try .

    Dorm Life

    I stay in the older dorms . we have a very bad mold problem , it always cold and I Dont like the community bathrooms . we have recently be denied access to all guest in dunspaugn and dalton dorm because of cleanliness problems.

    Academic Rigor

    Teacher are very good at what they do. they actually teach you and give you the time and attention you need . its easy to access them online through via email and they are very resonable .

    Tips for prospective students

    The dorms are really cold have very warm clothes and thick covers. do not procrasinate when it comes down to your work and lastly be responsible dont lose work or anything.

    In three sentences

    Barry is a really great school to attend . I enjoy it here and believe I made the right choice by coming here. The classes here are not generally large which gives the each student a better chance at interacting with our professor.

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students from every single background!

    What to do for fun

    1.Attend all of the schools events! 2.Join a club 3.Join a team

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Try to get scholarships tuition is pretty expensive

    In three sentences

    Barry University is really where YOU belong! It is extremely diverse and close knit. The teachers at this university will do anything to make sure you succeed.

  • 11/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is not much to do on campus for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Some good days and some bad days.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms could be better, need to be updated.

    Academic Rigor

    Very good educational field

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure this is your most preferred school before attending, including the major and atmosphere you wish to be in.

    In three sentences

    Barry University provides a very good broad education field, and is very good with providing good help. But i would like to see Barry involve more school activties that include all students.

  • 12/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Barry University always have events for all students. There are cab events where they host game night, trips to southbeach, and talent showcase. The school also offers Alternative Breaks where students impact local communities and abroad.

    Food and Dining

    The food can be great at times but others times not so great

    Dorm Life

    The Dorm life is adequate, it all depends on who is your roommate and your neighbors

    Academic Rigor

    The Professor are willing to assist students with there needs

    Tips for prospective students

    Maintain a healthy balance of doing your school work and managing your social life.

    In three sentences

    Barry University is the best school to attend.The campus is very diverse with students who come from different parts of the world. They also encourage students to give back to the local communities learn, reflect, and serve

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The university is gated, although it is open to the community it is secure. You have to show your ID for almost everything and in the dorms when you have company they have to sign in and out

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities to join on campus. There is a club fair at the beginning of each semester.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for every type of student. It is very easy to adapt and it can be fun once you meet the right people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This university is very traditional. I have only been there for one semester but I feel at home on campus. They treat us like family. It is a Catholic school so they celebrate Christmas, Thanksgiving, Eastern etc. Throughout the year there will always be something to do.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition may be high but it pays for all extra transportation that may be needed as well as dining, food on campus and addmission to games and special events hosted by CAB.

    What to do for fun

    there is no curfew on campus, so we mostly enjoy the Miami life. Barry also allows various busses to take us to the mall, the beach, walmart, etc. There is also a bus line and you can have your car to get around.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat on campus. You will never be upset with the dining hall or the stores on campus. You are given dining dollars and meal swipes its like having a campus credit card for food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very interesting and open. You meet everyone and become a big family. Everyone is helpful and always happy

    Academic Rigor

    The staff and students work together to complete tasks in the class room and out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't stress to find out what you want to major in the advisors and staff will help you along the way.

    In three sentences

    Barry University is a calm well organized university. It is a helpful and supporting school that allows one to accomplish anything.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun, friends and I usually go to the beach and clubs.

    Food and Dining

    The food is average.

    Dorm Life

    I do like living in the dorms. I do not have community bathrooms and that is definitely a plus!

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you do the work handed out by your professor and study, it is easy to make the grades you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!

    In three sentences

    The professor to student ratio is great. There are many activities set up on campus for everyone to get involved. The location of the school is great!

  • 02/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I leave campus and explore Miami. You can go to the mall ,restaurants , the beach but these places are not close to the school. So you would need transportation.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not the best all the time. There are a few days when the food is actually good. The food is simply ok , it could be better. The food is usually the same every week and the whole semester. There will be a few diffrent meals , but overall the same everyday.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is ok, it could be much better for the price that the school ask for. If you decide to have a community bathroom , you will soon regret it. The best option is having your own bathroom .The room sizes are ok also. Depending on what hall ypu choose and the people , you wont have any problems with noise.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is not difficult, but not easy at the same time. It depends on the student and what your strenghts are. It also depends on the teacher. Some professors are hard and some are easy. Also I have heard that the course required for your major may be a lot harder than the class you have to do as a freshmen and on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students will find barry a good place to study. The class sizes are small , therefore students will find it easier to work .

    In three sentences

    Barry university is a good school . There are clubs on campus that are fun . Students will find that the classes are good.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

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    Greek Life

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    Clubs and Activities

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    Great for these types of students

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

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    Bang for the buck

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    Food and Dining

    If you like processed unhealthy food..

    Dorm Life

    Nice dorms, but the ratchet roommate you could get stuck with is not nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Not very rigors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply somewhere else.

    In three sentences

    Barry University is a very diverse school. Do not go here. Do not go here.

  • 03/20/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    You could join clubs that will enhance your skills. I have heard good comments of AMSA, Chemistry Club, MAPS, CSA, Latin American Student Association, Gamma Sigma Epsilon Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society.

    Bang for the buck

    Barry also has a good nursing program. My teacher Ms. Guyton told the students all about Barry.

    What to do for fun

    See the games, join clubs, and join groups.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    I've heard barry has good academic programs and standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get good SAT scores and good GPA. Barry is an amazing school with a lot of career options. I have gone twice to Barry in a field trip. It's awesome. If you play a sport make sure you attend the games they pretty good.

    In three sentences

    Barry is an extraordinary university. If your goal is to study medicine you're on the right path. Barry is a pretty diverse university and has a lot of extracurricular activities.

  • 03/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Socialize with my friends and attend to the events CAB has.

    Food and Dining

    The food sometimes becomes boring because they provide the same thing everyday. But there are other choices to choose from on campus aside from the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    Amenities are great. My dorm is heaven. I have an adequate amount to space in my room and i just love it.

    Academic Rigor

    Stay on top with your work and classes. Professors become extremely annoyed when students turn in assignments late and come to class late.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be involved in as many organzation Barry has. And also support athletes and come to the events that are being held on campus.

    In three sentences

    This University is great. The staff/faculties are doing a terrific job. Professors are really there for students and provide flexible office hours to students.

  • 04/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    public saftey patrols late night public saftey drives students around campus free of charge

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    barry beauties where barry celebrates their change to a co-ed school by making beauty contest where the men dress as girls

    Bang for the buck

    this school is very expensive

    What to do for fun

    visit south beach Miami is a tourist spot and you can find many amazing things to do from going to the beach to night life at many clubs visit Lincoln road and shop, visit hookah bars, or eat dinner

    Food and Dining

    there are 3 places which are almost always open to the students food is good cafeteria allows for all you can eat

    Dorm Life

    dorms are nice and Barry has recently made new ones Dorms are a little overpriced none of the dorms offer living amenities such as kitchens, fridges, sinks, or cupboards.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are fairly easy and teachers are more than willing to help you with any questions you might have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn about your financial aid eligibility. Choose the classes the most outrageous classes you are interested in, in order to narrow down your results. Definitely search for ways to buy your books online for cheap Look at your syllabus ahead of time to reduce chances for procrastination.

    In three sentences

    School is very expensive. Allows great one-on-one time. great class sizes to familiarize yourself with.

  • 04/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety is vigilant and hyper-aware of all things going on around campus (on and off). I haven't ever felt unsafe here.

    Greek Life

    There are several fraternities and sororities connected to the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a TON of stuff to do to get involved, lots of clubs and intramural sports. There are several academic, invitation-only organizations as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Awesome for studious, committed students. Not for someone who wants to slack their way through college doing the bare minimum.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's a Catholic institution (but they are SO great about including other religions) - you don't have to be catholic to go here (I'm not). There's a church on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    They give really good scholarships, so I would say the bang for the buck is pretty good - especially if you can get an athletic scholarship.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach, there is a quiet beach a little over two miles from campus and south beach is not too much further! There are three malls, one about five miles away and two about fifteen miles away. There is almost always something happening on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Sandella's is awesome and WoW is pretty good too. The Buc Stop is good for on-the-go stuff. The cafeteria is not bad, but they have a tendency to serve all the good food at one time and then the stuff for the rest of the week is just so-so.

    Dorm Life

    Depends greatly on where you live. Dorms are clean and maintained. It seems that most of the people who don't want to take care of themselves or their things (the trashy, nasty people) are contained to a couple of buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, but well worth the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you are dealing with an issue (anything from the mailroom to your professors) a little patience goes a long way here. People are willing to help, but not if you're belligerent. It pays to have a car here, but the city buses run regularly and there are stops right next to campus.

    In three sentences

    Dedicated to individual student experience. Plenty to do on and off campus, but certainly not a party school. Close to everything.

  • 05/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security is decent. they ride around on bikes and patrol the campus and they also have cars to pick up from the dorms at night at transfer you to keep you safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are only focused on there education and not really college life

    Bang for the buck

    Barry attract a very diverse group of students and faculty. The people you meet there are very friendly and willing to help others. It is the interaction with the people at Barry that make the experience worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Barry is a nice quiet school with not much to do. There is not a lot of fun things to at Barry University. Unless you have your own transportation, you are stuck on campus for the part.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good for the first semester, but by the end of year the food choices seem to be less enjoyable.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm was nice. However there was problems with our restroom , washer, and dryers.

    Academic Rigor

    The school can be challenging at times depending on what courses you have chosen. Some include outside work like 10 hours of community service, however other than that the rigor of the academics is doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    .Make friends .Get out and get involved because the circle of friends are made quickly. .Try to invest in transportation and in a personal computer.

    In three sentences

    The teachers at Barry range from very enthusiastic about teaching to teacher who are just there. From my own personal experience the educational opportunity at Barry is one that is very enriching.

  • 05/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Although Barry is a private college and could be a little on the pricey side, the cost is definitely worth it. Quality education lie here. Small class sizes serve for a more proficient learning environment.

    What to do for fun

    Barry University is located in Miami Shores, FL. This is the main campus and it is surrounded by multicultural venues that are sure to bring excitement into a college students life. Located nearby are museums, theatre, beaches, golf courses and many parks with amazing scenery.

    Food and Dining

    At Barry, there are five dining facilities and a host of cafes. Recently the school has changed catering companies and have added new venues to the menu.

    Academic Rigor

    Barry University creates an environment that builds the desire of students to succeed in their studies. With faculty that are committed to intense instruction and helping students succeed, failure becomes a challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with the large variety of organizations on campus. Don't be afraid to connect with others. In this campus life, your success is unlimited due to the large amount of support you can receive from faculty and the student body. Lifelong friendships are born at Barry University.

    In three sentences

    Barry University is committed to the community. They are focused on excelled learning. Barry is the foundation of student body connection, growth, and reflection.

  • 06/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go north to Olas in Fort Lauderdale or South to Coconut Grove both have a lot of bars. You can go to Bal Habour Beach near Sunny Isles, FL. It's a really nice beach.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall was very poor this year. Not much to eat besides pork, and rotten vegetables in the salad bar. Breakfast was the only good meal served.

    Dorm Life

    Not a party school. It's also 20 minutes from any beach and 20 minutes from any clubs. Make sure you have a car!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't get good financial aid I wouldn't attend, it's very expensive.

    In three sentences

    It's a smaller university with not much campus life. On the plus side the classes are great for any major. It's a pricey university, but doesn't offer much.

  • 10/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The whole Miami is at your feet.

    Food and Dining

    They keep changing dining providers here, so I'm hoping it will get better. Right now it's mediocre.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is alright.

    Academic Rigor

    This is definitely harder than high school, but not to stressful if you have basic time-management skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a neat school, nicely balancing the laid back spirit of South Florida and decent education.

    In three sentences

    It's a small and cozy private school. Being a catholic school, it's highly diverse and accepting in the religious sense. In addition, it is easy to get noticed if you're doing well.