Barry University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (6)
Great program if your goal is to become a physical education teacher, or sports coach. If that is not your goal then it is a pretty pointless degree. The program itself is full of great instructors that prepare you very well for what to expect as a teacher or coach. The university is small, and intimate. Its easy to get to know a lot of people there. The student base is diverse, and the campus is located in beautiful Miami Shores.
Barry University is a fine institution. I studied Physical Education, and obtained my Bachelor's degree. The knowledge I gained from the program more than prepared me for the challenges I would face in the work-place. I do, however, believe that the degree I obtained was not the right choice for me. If you want to become a coach, P.E. teacher, or trainer, then it's a perfectly fine program.
I'm a non-traditional student who came back to the university to obtain a post-baccalaureate certificate for pre-health professionals. The program at Barry University prepared me for the professional schools I wish to continue my medical training, and I am happy to report that I have secured several interviews to some of the top universities in the field. The fantastic student-to-teacher ratio (usually 10-to-1, and never more than 20-1) allowed to me to have close and personal relationships with all my professors, all who were more than happy to assist and were accessible outside the classroom. I felt that many were genuinely concerned for the welfare and the success of their students. There were ample opportunities to receive academic help from teaching assistants and tutors. There were opportunities to gain experience in research within the biological and physical science department. Overall, I am very happy with my experience here and would wholeheartedly recommend Barry to anyone looking to further their education.
I was very pleased with my university and degree program. At my university the class sizes for the degree was very small so it let us interact with the professor more closely. The campus was very safe because of all the security. If you needed help with anything someone would help out.
Barry was an incredible school. There were plenty of opportunities for those willing to go after them. The negatives in my experience were the advising for students who hadn't declared a major, a willingness to admit students who would not succeed who were then financially invested without the chance to get a degree, and the cost. However, the positives of the school are many. From the incredible mentors and advisors within the social work program to the student affairs department and their ongoing efforts to engage the student population. It's not a party school, despite being in Miami. But, the education provided is absolutely worthwhile. I'm proud of my alma matter and would recommend it highly.
Lacked organization, and it wasn't the best learning experience