From the School

Inspiring a new generation of innovative leaders, Bryant today is the culmination of more than 150 years of continuous growth and evolution. Today’s interconnected, fast-paced world requires leaders who are prepared with the knowledge, skills, and qualities of character for success. Throughout our history, we’ve embraced new ways of thinking to deliver academic programs that anticipate the future in a changing world.

Our path-breaking integration of business and the liberal arts is energized by a rich culture of innovation in what we teach and how we teach it. World-class faculty integrate theoretical and applied concepts in a broad range of majors, and it’s enhanced by rich co-curricular opportunities, service learning programs, and internships for engaged, experiential learning.

At Bryant we offer an education that values creativity and integrative thinking that cross traditional academic lines—tools you will need to make a difference. Combined with our student-centered community, you’ll find we create an experience that integrates living and learning for an immersive student life.

We know the Bryant experience prepares world-ready graduates. Our impressive outcomes, and the return on investment our students receive, highlight the success that’s possible with a Bryant degree: 99 percent of our graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. The median starting salary for Bryant's graduates is $57,000.


From The School

Bryant offers several options to apply for admission. Early applications are accepted under Early Decision 1, Early Action, and Early Decision 2 programs.

To contact the Office of Admission, call 1-800-622-7001 or email

Bryant University
(800) 622-7002


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
555 - 645
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 600

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
580 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
580 - 670

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


Early Decision — November 1

Early Decision II — January 15

Early Action — November 15

Regular — February 1

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

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Academic Programs

At Bryant, our integrative curriculum is nationally recognized as path-breaking in what we teach and how we teach it. Your learning experience will go far beyond the textbook and the status quo.

Here you’ll study both business and the arts and sciences—meaning you’ll major in one and minor in the other. You’ll learn how to innovate—and collaborate—to solve problems, and gain real-world experience from the very first semester. You’ll also do it in ways that span industries and cultures, and that advance positive societal change.

Most of all, you’ll be inspired to excel. Your professors’ expertise is sought after around the globe. Even outside of class, they’ll be your mentors and coaches. About 80% hold PhDs or have a terminal degree in their field. They’re committed to teaching in our student-centered environment. We keep the classes small; there are no large lecture halls, and 100% of your classes will be taught by professors—not teaching assistants or graduate students.

Majors and Degrees Offered

COMBINE THE BEST of both worlds at Bryant. Our students graduate with a major in business and a complementary minor in the liberal arts or with a liberal arts major and a business minor. Bryant offers more than 100 courses of study ranging from Applied Analytics and Supply Chain Management to Environmental Science and Literary and Cultural Studies.

We offer the following degrees:

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Data Science, and Bachelor of Science in International Business.

Graduate: Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Taxation, Master of Professional Accountancy, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, and Master of Arts in Communication.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

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

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Ecology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • 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 Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • International and Intercultural Communication
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

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

  • Engineering

  • Operations Research

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • 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 Clinical Sciences

  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics, General

  • 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
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy

  • 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

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

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

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Design and Visual Communications, General

Students Say

When students enroll at Bryant University in Rhode Island, they are welcomed into a "close-knit community" that aims to push undergrads to "discover their passion and become innovative leaders." Importantly, the university makes preparing students for the "real world" a top priority. Indeed, coursework often involves "case studies, group projects, and presentations" and provides students with a great deal of "hands-on" learning. While the overall academics are "strong," numerous students emphasize the "well ranked" business school to which they attribute a great "job placement rate" for recent graduates. Many undergrads also rave about the "small" class sizes which allow for a more "personalized" educational experience. Moreover, they speak quite highly of their "brilliant" and "passionate" professors. Instructors here tend to be "fully engaged and energized...[no matter if they're] lectur[ing] or [holding] classroom discussions." In addition, they strive to "get the whole class involved" in the learning process. Even better, instructors are "really good [about] making themselves [accessible] outside the classroom." As one thankful student shares, "Most professors give out their phone numbers, so that they are always available to answer any questions." And another undergrad adds, "Students feel comfortable going to office hours because professors actually take the time to work one-on-one with students and ensure that they understand course material. Professors want to get to know the students and help them succeed inside and outside of the classroom."


Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

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

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

Diane Kazarian '83
Partner-Assurance, National Financial Services Leader, PwC

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.

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Tuition*, 2017-2018: $41,700
*Includes a new laptop
*Room and board: $15,095
Student activity fee: $409

Financial Aid

THE VALUE of a Bryant education is measured in the academic, professional, cultural, and personal growth opportunities available to help students create their paths, expand their worlds, and achieve success.

However, the University understands that financing a student’s education is a vital part of the decision about which college to attend. To help ease that financial burden, Bryant awarded more than $16.6 million to incoming students in the fall of 2016.


Application Deadlines
Feb 15
Notification Date
Mar 24

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

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Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

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Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

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Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

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

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)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

Bryant University students come from 35 states and territories and from 52 countries. Currently, about 63% students are male and 37% students are female.

MORE THAN 100 student organizations including academic clubs, community service groups, and cultural clubs offer you a wide variety of activities where you can develop leadership, collaboration, and other skills. And through our first-year program and close-knit community, we’ll purposefully help you build meaningful connections with organizations and student groups across campus as part of your student experience.

With 22 Division I athletic teams, the Bulldogs’ team spirit inspires not only Bryant students and faculty but also the local community to turn out for football, basketball, and lacrosse games, among others.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



40% female
60% male
86% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Students Say

Undergrads at Bryant characterize their peers as "motivated," "driven," and "involved." After all, "if you are not at least two clubs on campus it is [as though] you are not a true Bulldog." Fortunately, no matter how busy or overcommitted they are, these students remain "friendly" and always find the time to "take care of each other." As one undergrad reveals, "A casual hi or hello will never go unnoticed, and you will feel welcomed with open arms." And while a large portion of the student body hails from either "Rhode Island [or] surrounding states," we're told that there's "also a good chunk of international students" which helps the campus feel fairly "diverse." Additionally, though Bryant students tend to be goal oriented and maintain strong desires to succeed, they are not competitive with one another. Indeed, "everybody helps each other to do the best that they can and offer[s] the support needed to form a sense of community and family here at Bryant." Overall, "there is a feeling of community among students. It is almost impossible to walk anywhere on campus without passing at least one person you know."


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OUR STUNNING, 435-acre campus in Smithfield, Rhode Island, has a small-town feel with access to major cities. Bryant is just 15 minutes from downtown Providence, an hour from Boston, and three hours from New York City.

Our strategic location provides you 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.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

SINCE 1996, Bryant has invested $250 million in its contemporary facilities, which are purpose-built for student success. In the fall of 2016, we unveiled our groundbreaking Academic Innovation Center, where innovative learning is fostered in a creative environment designed for a new generation of pedagogy in both Bryant’s College of Business and College of Arts and Sciences. The building’s flexible, interactive environment is a living example of Bryant’s entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm for real-world learning. The University also is a leader among academic institutions in its use of technology to provide more effective support and learning. All students receive a fully loaded laptop upon arrival.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Bryant’s progressive international partnerships prepare visionary citizens of the world and enable you to apply your energy, knowledge, and skills in ways that transcend borders, with opportunities that span academics, business and culture.

With the University’s first-of-its-kind campus in China, you’ll have the chance to learn and exchange ideas with this area of the world. Study-abroad opportunities range from the traditional semester abroad to our distinctive Sophomore International Experience, a three-credit course with a 10to 12-day faculty-led travel component. Costa Rica, England, Malaysia, and Singapore are among some of the destinations where you can deepen your understanding of diverse cultures and the interconnected global economy.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Students Say

If you enjoy being busy, Bryant just might be the university for you. To begin with, it's quite an active campus and "a good portion of the students are [either]...Division I athletes" or participate in "intramural sports." Not surprisingly, many people also love "taking exercise classes or going to the gym." Fortunately, there's plenty to do beyond athletics. After all, the "student programming board and residence life assistants work hard to provide quality entertainment for all types of students." One happy undergrad offers a few examples: "There are events almost every weekend, whether it's bounce houses, tie dye, or free concerts." Additionally, the college has "over 100 clubs and organizations" that students can join. What's more, undergrads can "even start their own club very easily." And once the weekend rolls around, you can certainly find a party or two. However, we're told that they often take place "more off-campus than on." Finally, Bryant is only "fifteen minutes from Providence," so students frequently head into the city to explore or "get a good dinner." The town of Newport is also relatively close and lots of people like to visit "to walk along the beach and into the small town square."

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Academic Center for Excellence

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Marie Saddlemire

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

3% join a fraternity
6% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division I

33% participate in intramural sports
20% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Bulldogs)
12 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Bulldogs)
12 Sports

Cross Country
Field Hockey
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

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


School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Available Transportation Alternatives

Car Sharing Program

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling

School Developed Bicycle Plan

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2017.

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:

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:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

IBM, Lenovo, Cisco, APC, HP

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

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

Campus Visits Contact

Michelle Cloutier
Director of Admission

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



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,

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

Information Sessions

Mon - Fri 10:15am, 1:15pm, Sat 10:15am

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

Available during formal overnight program


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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