Barry University Reviews

  • 150 Reviews
  • Miami Shores (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $32,500
85% of 150 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 150 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 4/22/2021
  • Degree: Social Work
"The school of social work is a pay to play institution. The University is so cash strapped, that social work professors are not allowed to fail students. They need your money. The most important function of social work education is gatekeeping for the field. It is frightening the people that Barry graduates with an MSW. Employers beware."
Austin Jackson
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2020
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Barry University’s Masters in Biomedical Science (BMS) was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made in my life. As an aspiring dentist Barry provided me with all the tools to boost my didactic learning capabilities and become an even better candidate for dental school. This program truly taught me how to study efficiently and effectively in order to learn key concepts required for dental school. Additionally, the administration and professors at Barry BMS were critical to my success and admission into dental school. The administration and professors at Barry BMS truly care about your success and are always ready to help you through any hard concepts you may be struggling with. I truly have nothing but praise for the administration and cannot thank them enough for shaping me into the student I am today. Lastly, I really believe that without this program I wouldn’t be in the same situation I am in today, with multiple acceptances acceptances into dental school. Thank you so much Barry BMS!"
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2020
"This program was very influential for preparing me for medical school both mentally and academically. I received support from all of the faculty and administration during my program . I was even assisted in editing my resume and personal statement. This program also allowed to network and build relationships with medical schools and their admissions representatives during the numerous medical school visits during the semester. I would definitely recommend this program for anyone looking to challenge themselves and better prepare to handle a medical/ dental school curriculum.The faculty is very helpful and approachable and wants to assist you in reaching your long term professional school goals."
Thuy V
  • Reviewed: 7/6/2020
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"I highly recommend Barry’s Master of Biomedical Sciences. I believe that by completing this master program, it has allowed me to grow as an individual. From completing the challenging graduate level courses, I have learned to efficiently manage my time and develop stronger studying skills. In addition, the camaraderie among the students and faculty has allowed for a rich learning experience. As a non-traditional student, this program has prepared me well in applying and being accepted into dental schools. The challenging graduate level curriculum has solidified my background in the sciences which I know will help me to succeed in continuing my education."
Yare Echevarría
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2020
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"When I was exploring my options to find a masters program that would strengthen me as a candidate for dental school 2 years ago, I wouldn’t be as confident as I am now in saying that the biomedical sciences program at Barry is tailor made to ease anyone into the rigorous course load associated with dental school, while also accommodating every student’s needs with close supervision from the dedicated staff. The resources that Barry provides in connecting deans and current dental students with Barry students are unmatched. The staff will also make time for individuals to go over their AADSAS application which was also extremely helpful to me. In hindsight, this was easily the best decision I could have made as far as my career path is concerned, and gained a great family of friends as a bonus. I would recommend this program to anyone stressing over what post baccalaureate program to enroll in to strengthen their application. This program’s credibility is only further backed by the consistent accolades it has deservedly received over the years."
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2020
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"I am very grateful to say that if you want to be a dentist then this is the program that you should look into. It’s sticker price is high, but if you spend your effort and time right you can make meaningful relationships and get the GPA you are seeking. Talk to any faculty or student from the school, it’s a full time rigorous Masters designed to develop your study skills and your time management in core medical classes. The key I found my success was to ask for help and reach out to your support system (friends and family) while gaining mentorship from Dr. Chandra and Pamela Johnson. The first thing to know is you are there to improve your GPA and to figure out your study method for each core class. The second thing is that there are dental school deans and admission representatives that visit the school that do presentations, 1 on 1 get to know sessions with you, and an opportunity to put your face and application above the thousands of students that you compete with during the application cycle. Please take advantage of these resources that Pamela and Dr. Chandra put forth. If you are intimidated or shy reach out gradually to be comfortable, but go to as many as possible to be comfortable around these professionals from the schools. Monitor your lifestyle habits, take breaks and spend time with yourself and loved ones, network, but most importantly be yourself and humble when it comes to opportunities and getting advice. Everyone wants to help you, but you got to show people effort and that you care about achieving this opportunity. If you do that, then you will be amazed at what opportunities will be knocking at your door. I am proud alumnus and I will be donating in the near future and I have amazing friends and colleagues that I call family. Very blessed and thankful for BMS’s mentorship and continuous encouragement. Lastly have an open mind, be curious about people, provide help, develop a study method, and start developing relationships with faulty and the administration. Good luck in achieving smiles for yourself and others as a future DDS."
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2020
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"The Barry BMS program served as an outstanding bridge between my undergraduate years and medical school. Academically, it presents a lot of first year medical coursework and gives you an opportunity to adjust to it while also allowing you to moderate your courseload - with the track options - to control exactly how you want to train yourself for the rigors of medical school. Professors cultivate accountability without making you feel alone; advisors encourage you to take the lead on your application while still offering concrete advice about courses to take before applying, when to apply, your application itself, and what schools might be a good fit for your portfolio. I recommend this program to anyone who is driven but feels that they aren't yet prepared for a professional health education. It not only serves as a great stepping stone to that goal, but also ends up being a confidence-building and memorable experience in and of itself."
Dorian Francois
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2020
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"I graduated college with not so stellar stats. I knew I needed an extra boost and some extra preparation. I found out about this program after heavily searching for various master's programs. The curriculum stood out to me because it attempted to loosely mirror a typical first year of medical school. Also, resources seemed abundant and the staff seemed truly committed to student success. I even had help with rewriting my personal statement and learning how to handle school interviews. Overall, this program was amazing in that it not only guided me to a medical school acceptance, but it taught me more about myself. Moreover, I formed meaningful connections with peers/professors and developed better study habits/life skills. I would recommend this program over and over again!"
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2020
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"I highly recommend Barry’s Master of Biomedical Sciences. I believe that by completing this master's program, it has allowed me to grow as an individual. From completing the challenging graduate-level courses, I have learned to efficiently manage my time and develop stronger studying skills. In addition, the camaraderie among the students and faculty has allowed for a rich learning experience. As a non-traditional student, this program has prepared me well in applying and being accepted into dental schools. The challenging graduate-level curriculum has solidified my background in the sciences which I know will help me to succeed in continuing my education."
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2020
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"I pursued a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences at Barry University to improve my dental school prospects and graduated having done so beyond my expectations. This program is the best decision I could have made for my career. The program is rigorous enough to encourage discipline and accommodating enough to keep students motivated. The faculty goes above and beyond to ensure students succeed and are very genuine in their approach; they always made me feel supported, encouraged and hopeful for my future. The material is thorough and gives a realistic idea of academic standards in various professional schools. I also acquired academic skills that have proven to be essential in dental school, particularly efficient and effective study habits. I recommend this BMS program to anyone seeking to improve their application; the results can be impressive—they certainly have been for me!"
John Park
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2020
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"I cannot recommend Barry University enough if you need a little extra help getting into professional school! My journey of trying to get into dental school had a lot of bumps along the road and before I attended Barry, I honestly doubted that I would ever make it in. Thankfully, Barry saw my potential and admitted me into their BMS program. By no means is this program a pushover; it truly challenges you to develop your study habits and become the best student possible. The classes are comparable in difficulty to what is seen in professional school. I loved that depending on what track you on, you take a class related to your field of study. Oral pathology had to be one of my favorite classes ever and I appreciated learning things that will be relevant to dental school. I will admit that I needed some time to adjust to some of the classes (anatomy is no joke!), but once I hit my stride and found what worked best for me, everything clicked. One key thing I think that helped me with my studies was to study with friends and I recommend if you are shy to break out of your comfort zone and get to know your peers in the program. The culture here is collaborative and I am lucky to say that I've made some incredible friends for life. Some other things I liked about Barry were the small class sizes, the student organizations you can join to get more involved, the amazing location in South Florida so you can enjoy the beach or downtown Miami during study breaks, and the personal attention that the faculty gives you. I truly felt that I was cared for and that the faculty wanted to see me succeed. Thanks to Barry, I was able to gain admission to dental school and I can never thank them enough for what they have done for me. The Barry community truly felt like a little family and I will always treasure the time I was lucky enough to spend here bettering myself! :)"
Virginia Vanegas
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2020
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"I would highly recommend Barry’s Masters of Biomedical Sciences to anyone looking for a second chance at their dream career in the healthcare field. Barry’s program prepares you for what’s to come in your first year of professional school. With that being said the program isn’t a walk in the park but it is definitely very manageable if you’re willing to put on the time and effort. What makes this program so great is that it’s very personalized and you will know all the advisors and professors on a personal level. Everyone there wants to see you succeed and get into that dream dental or medical school and they will help you. Pamela is heaven sent and I can’t stress that enough. She takes the time to help guide with your classes, do mock interviews, and just get everything ready when it comes to applications. Within this program you will meet so many individuals whose goals are the same as yours and you’ll see how willing everyone is to help you. You’ll be exposed to so many volunteering and shadowing opportunities as well. If you’re looking to raise your GPA and a program to make you a stronger candidate for professional school Barry’s Masters is the right choice. This program will open so many doors for you !"
Alita L.
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2019
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"If you are looking for a Master program to better you GPA and prepare you to get into professional medical/dental/pharmacy/etc school, look no further! Barry University BMS program is, in my opinion, the best program to get you where you want to be. This program tremendously helped me in my acceptance to dental school. The faculty goes above and beyond to make sure you are successful in your endeavor. Barry BMS program restructured my studying method to prepare me for the rigorous dental school curriculum. Having to go through this program helps me remarkably in my current classes in dental school. Barry BMS has the resources and insights that was most helpful in picking the best and most fitting school for me. If it wasn't for this program, the staff, and the faculty guiding me through, I don't think I will be sitting here working towards my goal to becoming a dentist! Thank you all!"
Nikita M
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2019
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"The BMS program at Barry University was honestly one of the best decisions I've ever made! I was on the fence about it at first, but after I decided to go through with it and I am so happy that I did. All the professors and staff members really want you to succeed so they help you every step of the way! I never felt alone during my time there because there was always someone I could ask for help. I ended up getting so many interviews and acceptances into my dream dental schools that I ran into the problem of not knowing what to choose (That's a problem I NEVER thought I'd have). Anyways I HIGHLY recommend this program to students who are looking to pursue medical degrees as they really prepare you here to excel. That being said, it's definitely not easy, but completely doable if you really get your mind trained to study and balance your life the way you're supposed to!"
Jordan Rushing
  • Reviewed: 7/2/2019
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Barry University’s Masters of Biomedical Sciences program was my door to medical school. The BMS program provided me with the knowledge to strengthen test taking abilities as well as learning strategies, which are both keys to success at any health related professional school. The professors care about your success and make sure to invest the appropriate amount effort into strengthening your foundation. I will forever be grateful to this program. Because of the BMS program, I am one step ahead of the game."
Laura A
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2019
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Completing my Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences at Barry University was the best decision I made towards my professional career. The program is rigorous and requires dedication. Barry prepares you for the demands of professional school. I am heading to dental school confident that my preparation at Barry it’s going to lead me into success. The professors are experienced and want to see you achieve your goals. The admin faculty is always willing to help and genuinely want to see students succeed. I learned how to study efficiently and time management skills. My overall experience was great! #BarryProud"
  • Reviewed: 6/22/2019
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"I highly recommend Barry’s BMS program whether you’re trying to improve your academic attributes or in need of a second chance! The faculty and students are very helpful! As long as you dedicate time and work hard, this program will get you where you want to go!"
Carlos Gonzalez
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2019
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"I applied to Barry University's Masters in Biomedical Sciences program to improve my dental school application. The program was tough but rewarding, it challenged me but it was never unfair. The professors and staff genuinely care about your future career. They, worked with me to polish my personal statement, and improve my interview skills. Moreover, the school arranges one on one interviews with several dean of admissions from professional schools all around the country. I had the privilege of meeting the many of them. For students considering the program, realize that succeeding in a challenging curriculum like this takes dedication and sacrifice but if you apply yourself you will pull it off. I completed my masters with a 4.0 gpa and was accepted in to dental school."
Carey Green Jr.
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2019
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"I would highly recommend the Masters in Biomedical Sciences Program at Barry University. For me and many of my peers deciding to attend Barry was a critical step in our academic journey. It was nice being surrounded by individuals who not only had similar goals but also had similar ambition. The course work was challenging but also rewarding as I learned a lot about myself what I was capable of as a student. The faculty is fantastic, it feels like a family atmosphere on campus and they will do everything in their power to help you succeed from studying tips, to reviewing applications, as well as providing adequate office hours. In summary, Barry helped me mature into the student I am today and more than prepared me for the journey I am about to start in medical school and I could not be more thankful!"
Shaniqua Cruz
  • Reviewed: 6/18/2019
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"I applied to the Biomedical Sciences program for the purpose of gaining admittance into professional school and I am humbled to say that I will be starting medical school this year! This program has allowed me to improve discipline and study habits which have propelled my personal and academic growth. Because of the curriculum at Barry, I have been equipped with knowledge of the basic sciences which in turn has boosted my confidence to enter into the professional field. Additionally, each and every member of the faculty and administration are so welcoming, helpful, and truly dedicated to helping students succeed. Lastly, the student organizations on campus allowed me to serve and become a leader in the community. Without the program's expertise academic advising and various community service, networking, and shadowing opportunities, I would not be one step closer to my dream career."