From the School

For more than a century and a half, Bryant University has inspired excellence in an ever-changing world. We empower students to ask Why? What if? and Why not? – to think that anything is possible, that no idea is too big, and that unique paths often lead to the richest rewards.

Bryant offers an innovative model of education that integrates business with the liberal arts and provides you with the world-ready experience and knowhow to stand out after graduation. It's an approach that prepares you for both personal fulfillment and professional success.

Our faculty, whose expertise is sought after around the globe, will engage you in ways that educate the whole person. They'll be your mentors both in the classroom and beyond, and inspire you to reach your fullest potential. Our supportive culture and collegial community will challenge you to achieve more than you ever thought possible.

At Bryant, you'll not only learn, you'll become a change maker and impact thinker.

Competitive Advantage
The nationally recognized programs of Bryant's Amica Center for Career Education will help you develop lifelong career skills and secure the position you want after college. Our 50,000-strong international alumni network will allow you to find a mentor on your path to success.

Ninety-nine percent of Bryant's Class of 2018 was employed — or enrolled in graduate school — within six months of graduation. The median starting salary was $60,000. Most importantly, they were prepared to make a real difference in the world.

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Overview

Applicants
7,235
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
3.39

GPA Breakdown

25%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
560 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
570 - 660
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Decision II — January 15

Early Action — November 15

Regular — February 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
309
with Terminal Degree
174

177
Men
132
Women
46
Minority
7
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
77%
Graduate in 5 years
80%
Graduate in 6 years
81%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization.
  • Gay/Lesbian Studies.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Anatomy.
  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biostatistics.
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
  • Ecology.
  • Environmental Toxicology.
  • Molecular Biochemistry.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Business/Management.
  • Accounting.
  • Actuarial Science.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Corporate Communications.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • Financial Planning and Services.
  • Human Resources Development.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • International Finance.
  • International Marketing.
  • Investments and Securities.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Management Science.
  • Marketing Research.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.
  • Organizational Leadership.
  • Project Management.
  • Small Business Administration/Management.
  • Transportation/Mobility Management.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
  • Sports Communication.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration.
  • Information Technology.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • American Literature (United States).
  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • General Literature.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Chinese Language and Literature.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.

  • HISTORY.

  • American History (United States).
  • History, General.
  • Public/Applied History.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Forensic Science and Technology.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics.
  • Mathematical Statistics and Probability.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis.
  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies.
  • International/Global Studies.
  • Sustainability Studies.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Sports Studies.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Applied Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Community Organization and Advocacy.
  • Public Policy Analysis, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Applied Economics.
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
  • Economics, General.
  • International Economics.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Economy.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Design and Visual Communications, General.
  • Digital Arts.


Students Say

Bryant University in Rhode Island prides itself on doing things differently, and they stand by that by encouraging an integrated curriculum combining business and liberal arts fields. It’s a tact that students don’t seem to mind, citing “phenomenal job placement numbers.” One student claims “it is very hard to not get a job within six months of graduating.” That could be due, in part, to the fact that the school “excels in its ability to provide hands-on academic experiences” that “ensure all students are ready for what the real world will be like.” One such initiative is the first-year Bryant IDEA Program, which is “a three-day intensive program that teaches design thinking.” Those opportunities don’t end on Bryant’s campus, though, as students can also take advantage of programs like the one-to-two-week Sophomore International Experience abroad.

Regardless of where Bryant’s students are, the “academic experience is always focused on learning rather than getting a grade.” and everyone here is “very willing to offer extra help when it is needed,” making it “hard [for a student] to fall through the cracks.” To that end, faculty here are “professionals in their industry” and are “quite open … about their real-world experiences.” Their words “bring great insight into various industries” and “allow students to get in touch with the latest information so they can catch up with the current [trends] in the business world.” This also comes with the open style of teaching many classes employ, “which allows for a dialogue and expansion of thoughts and ideas in the classroom.” That dialogue also reaches beyond the classroom thanks to an “incredible network of alumni who genuinely care and want to get Bryant students jobs.”

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Michael Casey '82
Chairman and CEO; Carter's Inc.

Donna Speciale '84
President, Turner Entertainment and Ad Sales; Turner Broadcasting System

Joseph Puishys '80
CEO and President; Apogee Enterprises, Inc.

Marc Grondahl '88
Co-founder and former CEO; Planet Fitness

Daniel Rioux '90
Co-Founder/Managing Partner; Old Ironsides Energy, LLC

D. Ellen Wilson '79
Executive Vice President, Human Capital; United Health Care

Marc Pictet '97
Managing Partner; Pictet Group

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
77%
Graduate in 5 years
80%
Graduate in 6 years
81%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

From The School



Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 15
Notification Date
Mar 24

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,839

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,568

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,477

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
70%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$54,067

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$17,812

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$44,498
Required Fees
$897
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,400

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,400

On-Campus Room and Board
$16,016
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,499
Foreign Countries Represented
53

Demographics

3.57%
Asian
3.46%
African-American
6.83%
Hispanic
74.65%
Caucasian
1.53%
Unknown
7.95%
International

38% female
62% male
87% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Students Say

At Bryant, “no one is simply looking for a job—everyone is searching for the job.” This leads to “an air of professionalism here,” although students can “be labelled as over-involved” as they do what they can to gain experience and stand out. It’s not hard for students to recognize each other at Bryant, though, as it’s a “relatively small school in land and in numbers.” One student says, “That means we get to know our peers on a more personal level.” This familiarity is also helped by the fact that “many choose to double major.” Indeed, this group is “driven to succeed in their careers after college,” and “almost everyone who can is employed in a summer internship.” Overall, campus life is teeming with “different types of leaders who are each striving for their individual goals but are also devoted to maintaining a strong, cohesive student body.”

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Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing

Students Say

For Bryant Bulldogs, weekdays “are filled with class, homework, and group projects,” so students are “always busy with group meetings.” But when they’re not in a meeting or in class, students “normally sit and do homework by the pond—if it is nice out.” When they’re ready to step away from their studies, sports offer an engaging distraction: “Everyone goes to … games … dressed in black and gold.” Outside of intramurals, “various clubs attract a lot of students,” with an assortment of options ranging from those that “promote mental health awareness [to those] that play video games every Friday night.” On weekends, students will often “take a trip to Providence for dinner or go on a trip with the Student Programming Board to go bowling, to [see] a play, or to [watch] a Boston sports game.” Whatever your tastes may be, this “extremely welcoming” community has the “perfect balance of academics, recreation, and extracurricular activities.”

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Academic Center for Excellence, Access Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Marie Saddlemire

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
2

Dictionary allowed in exams
2

Computer allowed in exams
2

Spellchecker allowed in exams
2

Extended test time
2

Scribes
2

Proctors
2

Oral exams
2

Notetakers
2

Distraction-free environment
2

Accommodation for students with ADHD
2

Reading machine
2

Other assistive technology
2

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
114
Number of Honor Societies
14

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
6

7% join a fraternity
15% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

36% participate in intramural sports
26% participate in intercollegiate 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

74/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Yes

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
IBM, Lenovo, Cisco, APC, HP

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Becca Eriksen
Director, Campus Visit Experience

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

Phone
401-232-6957

Email
reriksen@bryant.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Fisher Student Center
Academic Center for Innovation
Chase Athletics and Wellness Center
Bello Center for Information andTechnology
Unistructure Koffler Rotunda
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 10:15am, 1:15pm, Sat 10:15am

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@bryant.edu

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 #50 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


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