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Barry University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Barry University

Acceptance Rate

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Admission Difficulty for Barry University
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Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Barry University and can I get accepted? The school has a 51% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,441 out of 10,670 applicants were admitted making Barry University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 71 percent. Barry University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Barry University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Barry University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Barry University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Barry University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1080
Average SAT Score 1010

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Barry University?

Barry University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. The school ranks #27 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Barry University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1080 and Above Good >64%
1005 to 1080 Avg + 51%-64%
930 to 1005 Avg - 38%-51%
855 to 930 Reach 26%-38%
Less than 855 Low <26%
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Barry University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Barry University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Barry University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Barry University?

Admission data indicates that Barry University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #26 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 26 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Barry University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Barry University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >64%
19 to 21 Avg + 51%-64%
17 to 19 Avg - 38%-51%
15 to 17 Reach 26%-38%
Less than 15 Low <26%
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Barry University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

What GPA do you need to get into Barry University?

You can get into Barry University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Barry University was 2.92 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #37 in Florida for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Barry University accepts 51% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Barry University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 5% Good
3.50 to 3.75 10% Good
3.25 to 3.50 10% Good
3.00 to 3.25 18% Good
2.75 to 3.00 38% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 19% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Barry University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,108 3,494 10,670
Accepted 3,832 1,601 5,441
Acceptance Rate 54% 46% 51%
Enrolled 524 193 717
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 12% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Barry University is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Barry University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Barry University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Barry University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=132471 IPEDS survey data for Barry University.


Does Barry University prefer SAT or ACT?

72% of students submit their SAT scores to Barry University. 26% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Barry University?

51% of those who apply are granted admission to Barry University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Barry University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1080. 72% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Barry University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 21. 26% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.