Founded in 1940, Barry University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Miami Shores (population range: 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Florida. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Orlando, Tampa, Palm Beach Gardens and sites throughout Florida. Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Barry University (BU) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic ((Dominican - www.op.org)) religion. Barry University (BU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 76 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. BU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.