Barry University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.14 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 111 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABA, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 7,971 (3,776 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 45% part-time, 55% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $17,820
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

1.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

From the first week Barry university has been, in one word, chaos. Professors show up 45 minutes late, students do not have language comprehension to read basic English or understand assignments. I can only speak to foundation level MSW courses, but Into to SW's content can be reviewed and comprehended within a three hour movie. Not an entire semester. The professor for this class doesn't know how to answer questions on information being covered and spends at least 20 minutes/class talking about her family and completely irrelevant stories. Bring a catholic school, its not surprising Barry faculty feel compelled to bring their faith into the conversation. What seems to be lost on them is the fact that not everyone is catholic, and therefor would appreciate the topic staying on what will be relevant to our field. I dropped two classes after two weeks, within the grace period and was expecting a tuition reversal. It took six weeks to be refunded, after being re-directed from department to department, no one know who I needed to speak to in order to resolve the issue. Faculty and staff were rude and cynical. I was placed on hold for an hour, drove to the office I was trying to reach, and it was empty with staff hanging out. I had to pull teeth to get my add drop form printed, after I was told it didn't exist by Financial Aid in my schools department. When I printed it out and showed it to her she yelled at me, took me to another staff and handed the work onto him and walked away without saying anything to me. It seems the school only looked at me as a source of profit. My academic advisor also made zero effort during the semester. I met with him once to discuss a letter to the dean which I needed re: tuition reversal ($4,500!). He said he would have it to her within a few days. I never heard from him again. I emailed twice to follow up and stopped by his office during office hours and he wasn't there. People I've spoken to regarding how awful my experience was at this school seem to be surprised, and it appears I have managed to have the worst experience possible. I decided to leave after one semester, and as a result of my experience, would absolutely not recommend Barry for Grad or Undergrad. Dorms are a dump and the campus is nowhere near downtown Miami. Public transportation is non existent. There are no restaurants or bars. Barry is a Catholic jail. Don't waste your money. Wish I had paid attention to transfer rate..
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2020

This blended program is the perfect option for the multi-faceted field or HRD and education professionals. Barry University has the most diverse and well-versed instructors I have had thus far, and they combine class instruction with unique design and delivery which is key in learning how to engage students in a digitally demanding world. I look forward to all this program will offer me, and encourage those looking into Ed.D programs to consider it.
1.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

Where do I begin? They are the most unorganized and unprofessional group of people Ive ever met. Starting from the financial aide office, the office staff dont seem to have a clue whats going on! I filled out my application 6 to 8 months prior to entering graduate school. When it came time to disperse my financial aide money it seem as though no one had a clue when my money be in my account. When I asked what would happen if the money doesnt get here in time if registered for classes, the response was the courses would get dropped! When I have gone to other institutions, the turnaround time to receive my financial aide money very short! I had reservations about going and I should have listened to my gut feeling about this so-called University! As for the professors, I cant say much other than if you want quality education from quality professors who are quite knowledgeable in there area of expertise then this isnt the place for you!
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

Very supportive, beautiful campus, and diverse.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2011

Very comprehensive program with professors and staff who were always helpful and fighting for you to succeed
3.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

My psychology program in my university during my undergraduate years was amazing in many aspects. The group itself was fairly small so we all grew close in the four years i was there. And not only that but with the small classes we were all able to get to know our professors very well. I was close to my advisor and another teacher and i frequently went to them with advice about what to do after college and advice on what career path would fit me best and other questions like that. However when it came down to providing networking opportunities and opportunities to practice in my field the program fell short.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

I truly enjoyed my experience at Barry Univerisity because the class sizes were small and personal, the campus was always clean and environmentally friendly, and the professors were very knowledgeable. Each step of my program was clearly defined and laid out for me because my academic advisor was always on time of her caseload. I always received notifications beforehand which made it easier for me to prepare myself each semester. I would recommend anyone to attend Barry University!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Barry University's Masters in Biomedical Sciences program was a great experience. As a student interested in continuing my education by going to medical school, this program definitely helped me to accomplish that goal. The faculty and staff were very helpful and supportive and truly wanted the students to succeed. This program helped me grow and learn a lot about myself and I would definitely recommend it to all.
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sports Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

My program is helping prepare me to understand analyze psychological mechanisms and the concepts of human movement relating to sport, physical education and exercise. Once I complete this program I will be able to help this community by teaching, coaching, doing research or consulting to help improve their performance. I intend to work with elite athletes from all sports in the future.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Deciding to attend the BMS program at Barry University was the best decision I ever made. Here, I was exposed to many classes that are similar to my first year of dental school. I not only have strengthened my study skills but I have personally matured and grew through this program. It was rough at first being away from home for the first time but I had unconditional support through this journey from the faculty and friends. The journey to dental or professional school is rough so it is great to be surrounded by people who are highly motivated and know what you are going through. The faculty really want to see you achieve your dreams and they are very approachable for help when needed. I can say attending this program has provided me with so many opportunities to achieve my goal. I am very happy to say I have been accepted to a great dental school and will take everything I have learned to help me succeed in dental school.
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