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Colleges / Barry University

Barry University

Miami Shores, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate60%

Barry University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Barry University. The acceptance rate at Barry University is 60%. Last year, 13,156 students applied to Barry University and 7,871 were admitted.

Check in with Barry University's admissions department for more information on applying.

Students who submit their applications to Barry University for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Barry University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Barry University's admissions stats.

Barry University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 50%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 15%
Waitlist No

Barry University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Barry University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Barry University?

Barry University does not offer early decision or early action.

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Transferring to Barry University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Barry University

Barry University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Barry University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Barry University

Wondering what factors are considered by Barry University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Talent/Ability Important
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Barry University for more information on admission factors.

Barry University Application Requirements

To apply to Barry University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Barry University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Barry University?

Students admitted to Barry University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6. Barry University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Barry University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 50% of Barry University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 15% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Barry University?

To be competitive with other Barry University applicants, you should aim to score between 893 and 1070 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Barry University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1070 and 25% of scored lower than 893, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Barry University students scored 520 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Barry University students scored 550 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

To be most competitive at Barry University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Barry University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Barry University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

More Information on Transferring to Barry University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Barry University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Barry University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Barry University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Barry University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Barry University.

Does Barry University accept transfer credits?

✅ Barry University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Barry University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Barry University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Barry University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Barry University?

❌ No, Barry University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Barry University's acceptance rate?

✅ Barry University's acceptance rate is 60%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Barry University?

❌ Barry University does not offer early decision.

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Barry University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Barry University? Barry University is a somewhat selective institution. The Barry University acceptance rate is 60%. This means that the institution accepts 59 out of every 100 applicants.


Barry University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Barry University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Barry University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Barry University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

893 - 1070


Math SAT Range

420 - 520


Reading SAT Range

460 - 550

Barry University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Barry University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.6. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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