From the School

BRYANT DELIVERS an exceptional education for success in an age of unlimited global opportunity. The undergraduate curriculum is nationally recognized for innovation.

From the very first semester, you'll find that Bryant's interdisciplinary studies and engaged learning are designed with your success in mind. Bryant faculty are "good at teaching, but even better at providing real working knowledge," according to the Princeton Review.

Our world-class professors integrate theoretical and applied concepts in a broad range of majors from accounting to sociology, all complemented by rich co-curricular opportunities.

PROVEN SUCCESS
A Bryant education speaks for itself 98% of our students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of Commencement.

Overall

From The School

VISIT BRYANT to experience what it is like to live and learn in our close-knit, friendly community. You might even run into our mascot, Tupper the Bulldog, who often appears at football games and visits with students during class breaks in the main lobby. According to Barron's Best Buys in College Education, "At Bryant University, 12 miles outside Providence, Rhode Island, seeing is believing…."

Contact:
Bryant University
(800) 622-7002
admission@bryant.edu
www.admission.bryant.edu

Overview

Applicants
6,013
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average HS GPA
3.32

GPA Breakdown

18%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
510 - 590
SAT Math
540 - 630
ACT Composite
23 - 27

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Early Decision II
January 15

Regular
February 3

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

BRYANT'S student-centered learning community will inspire you to discover your passion and create your own path as you develop the knowledge, skills, credentials, and qualities of character to become an active contributor who thinks in a global context.

Uniquely dedicated to the integration of business and the liberal arts, and committed to an educational experience that blends knowledge and practice, Bryant students choose from nearly 100 courses of study.

Students Say

Rhode Island’s Bryant University may offer an attractive “balance between business-focus and liberal arts–focus,” but the school’s reputation is primarily built on its robust business education. Most professors here “bring a lot of realworld experience in their field to the classroom” and hands-on experience that “provides you with a sense of how business operates.” Bryant’s “small size” means students will get “personal academic attention”—students consistently brag that “professors are highly accessible outside of the classroom and very passionate about what they teach”—but that does not mean those attending will have an easy time. The school’s “rigorous curriculum” can be “a little stringent, especially for majors like accounting and international business,” making educators who “clearly love the subject matter and the students” a key to success. Most students praise the faculty, saying “they make learning here interesting rather than a chore.” Also appealing to students is the “close-knit community feel.” The “engaging and dedicated faculty” lead the way, but that torch is also kept aflame by students who “are so willing to contribute to our ‘student community’ here.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
298
with Terminal Degree
157

162
Men
136
Women
43
Minority
4
International

Most frequent class size
30 - 39
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
95%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


David M. Beirne '85
General Partner, Benchmark Capital Partners

Robert Brown ’86
President, Money Market Group, Fidelity Investments

Nancy DeViney ’75
VP of Values and Organizational Capability, IBM

Sharon Garavel ’85
VP of Operations and Quality, GE Capital

Kristian P. Moor '81
Vice-Chairman, Chartis Insurance

Ian Morris ’90
President and CEO, Marketleader Inc.

Joseph Puishys ’80
President and CEO, Apogee Enterprises Inc.

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Tuition, 2015-2016: $39,421
*Includes a new laptop
Room and board: $14,163
Student activity fee: $387

Financial Aid

The value of a Bryant education is measured in the academic, professional, cultural, and personal growth opportunities available to help you create your path, expand your world, and achieve success.

However, we understand that financing your education is a vital part of the decision about which college you will attend. To help ease that financial burden, Bryant University awarded more than $13.9 million in grants and merit scholarships to incoming students in 2014-2015.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
80
Application Deadlines
Feb 15
Notification Date
Mar 24

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bottom Line

Tuition runs $38,199 per year with another $14,102 going towards room and board. Eighty-seven percent of students receive some sort of financial aid, and the school meets 53 percent of average need. Around 88 percent of students will borrow money through a loan program, to a tune of an average $44,580 debt upon graduation.

Bang For Your Buck

In addition to the need-based aid available through the government and university, Bryant also offers academic scholarships ranging from $8,000 to $30,000, based on high school grades, test scores, class rank, and extracurricular involvement. Unlike some schools, students are eligible for academic scholarships regardless of whether they apply for and/or qualify for need-based aid. The university devotes “endless resources to encourage diversity,” and funds a great number of programs to increase diversity and bring international students to campus.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,596

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,026

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,483

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$41,613

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
80%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$16,552

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$38,199
Required Fees
$375
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,300

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,000
Transportation for Commuters
$2,200

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

From The School

WHO IS A Bryant student? He/she is hard working, motivated, and driven to succeed. Willing to go the extra mile, Bryant students apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world situations through internships, practicums, and service-learning projects. Hailing from 63 countries and 32 states, the diverse student body enhances Bryant's international focus.

From attending a Bulldogs football game to practicing for a business competition, Bryant students participate in more than 100 organizations and clubs. Eighty-one percent of Bryant undergraduates reside on campus to take advantage of the 24/7 experiential learning opportunities.

Students Say

Students at Bryant tend to be “career-orientated and very focused on succeeding.” “The typical Bryant student is from an upper-middle-class New England family, majoring in business,” so while the school “does have a growing number of liberal arts majors,” as well as “international and multicultural students,” the general student population can seem, according to one student’s cynical assessment, “rich, spoiled, and white.” Most, however, do not have that cynical a view. “Every student feels welcome,” others note, and “groups are pretty open, and it’s easy to make friends.” Most say it is easy to fit in here. “There are cliques like with any school, but you tend to find your niche group after freshman year.” The campus places “less importance on athletes,” so the “typical student is very involved and committed to academic work.” Those attending Bryant tend to “aspire to go into finance, accounting, and/or work in a large banking/insurance/technology company after graduation.” That said, many students say there is a growing diversity in the focus of the student population, including “students who aspire to go into a wider variety of fields after graduation.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,287
Out of State
87%

International
8%
Foreign Countries Represented
73

Demographics

4.53%
Asian
4.49%
African-American
6.36%
Hispanic
80.12%
Caucasian
3.84%
Unknown
7.64%
International

42% female
58% male
87% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview

From The School


Location

VISIT BRYANT to experience what it is like to live and learn in our close-knit, friendly community. You might even run into our mascot, Tupper the Bulldog, who often appears at football games and visits with students during class breaks in the main lobby. According to Barron's Best Buys in College Education, "At Bryant University, 12 miles outside Providence, Rhode Island, seeing is believing…."

Contact:
Bryant University
(800) 622-7002
Ma href="mailto:admissions@bryant.edu">admission@bryant.edu
www.admission.bryant.edu

Campus Facilities & Equipment

OUR STUNNING, 435-acre campus in Smithfield, Rhode Island, is just 15 minutes from downtown Providence, an hour from Boston, and three hours from New York City.

Our strategic location provides students with exciting internship and employment opportunities within driving distance, including the headquarters of multinational corporations, such as CVS and Hasbro, small businesses, and tech startups.

Bryant has invested $244 million in its facilities since 1996. This winter, Bryant unveiled the brand new School of Health Sciences and the debut of the physician assistant program, which marks Bryant's strategic and significant entry into healthcare education and training. Building on the University's nationally recognized programs in business, these initiatives are expected to include healthcare management and healthcare policy, in addition to clinical programs.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Student Organizations & Activities

OUR STUNNING, 435-acre campus in Smithfield, Rhode Island, is just 15 minutes from downtown Providence, an hour from Boston, and three hours from New York City.

Our strategic location provides students with exciting internship and employment opportunities within driving distance, including the headquarters of multinational corporations, such as CVS and Hasbro, small businesses, and tech startups.

Bryant has invested $244 million in its facilities since 1996. This winter, Bryant unveiled the brand new School of Health Sciences and the debut of the physician assistant program, which marks Bryant's strategic and significant entry into healthcare education and training. Building on the University's nationally recognized programs in business, these initiatives are expected to include healthcare management and healthcare policy, in addition to clinical programs.

Students Say

“Work hard during the week and party hard on the weekends” seems to be a common statement among students, who fill weeks with studying and weekends with themed parties, trips to Providence or Boston, or an array of school clubs and organizations. For those students who enjoy the focus on community service at Bryant—and there are many of them—groups give students “the opportunity to be give back to the community constantly, take on leadership roles, and make a ton of great friends.” There is also an active Greek community on campus, as well as varsity sports. In addition, “intramural and club sports are also big on campus for recreational activity.” However, the career-oriented student body means that “there are a number of students who don’t do much besides go to class.” Still, “People at Bryant do like to work hard, but they also do play hard.” Overall, “those who do well are those who can strike that balance easily and recognize when work needs to be done.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
81%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
79
First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
91

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Other

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Academic Center for Excellence

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Director
Laurie L. Hazard, Ed. D.

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
114
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
6

6% join a fraternity
8% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

34% participate in intramural sports

Men's Sports (Bulldogs)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Bulldogs)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Providence College

Sustainability

Green Rating
76

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
59

Average Number of PC's per Lab
31

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Yes

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
IBM, Lenovo, Cisco, APC, HP

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Michelle Cloutier
Director of Admission

Address
Bryant University Admissions Office
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917-1285

Phone
401-232-6100

Email
mcloutier@bryant.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Bello Center for Information andTechnology
Chase Athletics and Wellness Center
Unistructure Rotunda
Koffler Technology and Communications Complex
Bryant Center
The Bello Center for Information & Technology houses the Douglas & Judith Krupp Library, the Stepan Grand Hall, and the C.V. Starr Financial Markets Center (FMC) featuring real-time stock market data and Reuters 3000. The Wellness Center features a fitness center modeled after private health clubs and a six-lane, 25-yard swimming pool. The Bryant Center houses offices for student organizations around campus including The Archway, the student newspaper, as well as dining options including Subway, South Side Deli, the Scoop, South Cafe, and the Sky Ranch Grill. The Rotunda is a hub of student activity located in the main classroom building, the Unistructure. The Communication Complex houses the all-digital television studio and radio station, WJMF, as well as advanced multimedia editing rooms for use with AVID software. WJMF streams live over the internet and offers podcasts on its website, http://www.wjmf887.com.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Providence, RI
Newport, RI
Smithfield Commons
Boston, MA
Emerald Square Mall
Providence(only 15 minutes from Bryant) offers excellent restaurants, sports events, concerts, a nationally acclaimed repertory theater, and The Providence Place Mall. Historic Newport, RI (only 45 minutes away) is an internationally-renowned sailing mecca with historic and cultural attractions, elegant mansions, and panoramic beaches. Smithfield Commons and Emerald Square Mall are shopping centers located minutes from campus with restaurants and popular stores. Boston (45 minutes away) offers historic and cultural offerings including the Boston Symphony Orchestra; the Boston Ballet; national and local theater productions; and several art museums. Sports fans can watch the Celtics and the Bruins at the TD Bank Garden, as well as the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Mon -Fri 11:15am & 2:15pm; Sat 11:15

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Complete prospect information on web site given above.

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.bryant.edu/admissions/undergr

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Available during formal overnight program

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Rhode Island public buses include Bryant on Route #52 from Providence. Bryant Transit Authority is a van that provides transportation to nearby shopping centers, as well as to the train and bus stations, and the airport. Students may also take taxis to their destinations. Closest airport is T.F. Green in Warwick which is 25 minutes away. Closest Amtrak station is in Providence, 12 miles away.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Bryant University is located at 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917. Located on Route 7, just off Route 295, Smithfield is approximately 15 minutes from Providence, RI, and 45 minutes from Boston, MA. FROM POINTS SOUTH OF PROVIDENCE: (Warwick, Newport, Connecticut, New York, etc.) Take Route 95 north to Route 295 north to Route 7 north (exit 8B). The University is two miles north on the left. FROM POINTS NORTH OF PROVIDENCE: (Attleboro, Boston, New Hampshire, etc.) Take Route 95 south to Route 295 south to Route 7 north (exit 8B). The University is two miles north on the left. FROM THE MASS. PIKE (ROUTE 90): (Points west of Boston) Take Exit 10A to Route 146 south to Route 295 south to Route 7 north (exit 8B). The University is two miles north on the left. FROM ROUTE 146 NORTH OR SOUTH: (Providence area, Worcester Area) Take Route 295 south to Route 7 north (exit 8B). The University is two miles north on the left. FROM ROUTE 84: (Hartford Area) Take Route 6 east to Route 295 north to Route 7 north (exit 8B). The University is two miles north on the left. FROM POINTS EAST OF PROVIDENCE: (East Providence, Fall River, New Bedford) Take Route 195 west to Route 95 north to 146 north to Route 295 south to Route 7 north (exit 8B). The University is two miles north on the left. FROM CAPE COD (BOURNE BRIDGE): Take Route 25 to Route 195 west to Route 95 north to 146 north to Route 295 south to Route 7 north (exit 8B). The University is two miles north on the left.

Local Accommodations
Area Hotels The central location of Bryant's campus offers visitors a range of options for accommodations: Smithfield, RI - minutes from campus Holiday Inn Express & Suites (800) 315-2621 Courtyard by Marriott (401) 333-3400 Quality Inn by Marriot (877) 424-6423 Hampton Inn & Suites (401)232-9200 Providence, RI - 20 minutes from campus Biltmore Hotel (800) 294-7709 Providence Holiday Inn (401) 831-3900 Providence Marriott (800) 228-9290 The Westin Hotel (888) 625-5144 Other Areas Courtyard Providence Lincoln by Marriott (800) 321-2211 Located 7 minutes away in Lincoln, RI
Bryant University campus - Image 0
Bryant University campus - Image 1
Bryant University campus - Image 2
Bryant University campus - Image 3
Bryant University campus - Image 4
Bryant University campus - Image 5
Bryant University campus - Image 6
Bryant University campus - Image 7
Bryant University campus - Image 8
Bryant University campus - Image 9
Bryant University campus - Image 10
Bryant University campus - Image 11
Bryant University campus - Image 12
Bryant University campus - Image 13
Bryant University campus - Image 14
javascript

Key Stats

6,013
Applicants
3,287
Size
77%
Acceptance Rate
1140
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists