Bryant University campus
Bryant University campus
Bryant University campus
Bryant University campus
Bryant University campus
Bryant University campus
Bryant University campus
Bryant University campus
Bryant University campus
Bryant University campus
Bryant University campus
Bryant University campus
Bryant University campus
Bryant University campus
Bryant University campus

From the School

CONTINUOUS INNOVATION is woven into Bryant’s DNA. The University is creating innovative leaders by cultivating curiosity, integrative thinking, and collaboration.

Preparing determined, visionary students with the knowledge, skills, and character to succeed in an interconnected world of unlimited global opportunity is at the core of Bryant’s distinguished reputation.

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.

BRYANT’S PROVEN SUCCESS is highlighted by 99 percent of our students being employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of Commencement. The median starting salary for a Bryant graduate 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

Test Scores

Learn about new SAT scores and college admission here
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
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

February 1

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


From The School

Academic Programs

FROM THE FIRST YEAR, Bryant delivers an integrated curriculum that is nationally recognized for innovation.

Incoming first-year students gain a competitive advantage through the First-Year Gateway Experience, designed to improve writing proficiency, critical thinking, cultural awareness, ethical reasoning, and information literacy – skills needed for success throughout college and beyond.

Students work with an industry expert in one class and gain experience through service learning in the next. Our world-class faculty integrates theoretical and applied concepts in a broad range of majors from accounting to sociology. They engage students with hands-on learning through: practicum experiences; social entrepreneurship; consulting opportunities; competitions; and business simulations.

Bryant’s Archway Investment Fund provides professional training in an academic setting through a student-managed investment fund. Its portfolio exceeds $1 million and is managed entirely by 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.

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

Located in Smithfield, Rhode Island, Bryant University is "small" New England school that "breaks the boundaries between liberal arts and business." "Bryant is primarily focused on business, but also encourages students to expand their world academically and professionally," one student explains. The university takes a "global view" to entrepreneurship, and Bryant students dream of "becoming the next CEO." "Classes are very small at Bryant, which means you get a lot of attention from your professors," an international business major explains. "Passionate" and with "real world experience in their field," professors here really "care about their students" and "are always willing to meet outside of class for extra help." The faculty make sure their lessons are both "fueled by discussion and meaningful readings" and "applicable to real situations." A Bryant education "prepares you to be a leader in today's world through countless team projects, leadership opportunities, and a strong value system." Above all, Bryant excels at "job placement" and the "well-connected" professors "have the resources to help students." "Students get great internships and experience that lead to a 98 percent placement rate in the workplace or grad school," one student explains. Students say that Bryant is "a place that builds character" and offers a "unique blend of business expertise with liberal arts subjects." While students really love the "close knit community" and the "beautiful campus," some students do wish for a greater focus on "sustainability," which "does not seem to be a major factor of the school." Still, one happy student sums the school up as "a supportive community of learners that is dedicated to challenging students in new and inventive ways."


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 he or she will 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

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

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

MORE THAN 100 student organizations including academic clubs, community service groups, and cultural clubs engage students in a wide variety of activities while developing leadership, collaboration, and other skills.

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 in force 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

"A typical student here is from New England, majoring in business" and "involved in at least one organization on campus." The dress code is "very preppy" with students wearing "black Nike apparel" or else "nice clothes, even to class every day." While students do come from different backgrounds, "this is definitely an upper middle class school." "It's a school that has a bunch of wealthy white people promoting diversity," one student explains. However, "there has definitely been an increase in international students" in recent years. "The ethnic diversity is better than most business schools given the strong international program," another student confirms. Overall, Bryant students are "smart and driven" and "willing to meet new people." Students "fit in by finding groups they are interested in, and joining them."


From The School


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 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.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

SINCE 1996, Bryant has invested $250 million in its 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

PREPARING VISIONARY CITIZENS of the world, Bryant’s progressive international partnerships enable students to apply their energy, knowledge, and skills in ways that span academics, business, and culture.

With the University’s first-of-its-kind campus in China, Bryant students learn and exchange ideas. 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 other destinations where Bryant scholars deepen their 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

"Everyone's always busy" at Bryant and campus participation is the norm. As one accounting major says, "If you aren't in clubs, organizations or sports, [then] you aren't doing it right." Students tend to be in "several clubs" and "most students have work study jobs or internships" to bolster their job potential upon graduation. However, "Bryant students definitely believe in the ‘work hard, play hard' motto." That means "study hard during the week" but "go out both weekend nights and a few weekday nights as well." "Because it is hard to get off campus, it does get kind of boring, so most people stay on campus to have fun and drink here." That said, some students do "go out to Providence or Boston to enjoy the city on weekends." "I would have to stress how career oriented this university is," one student says. "Students typically have more than one summer of internship experience before graduating and seniors frequently accept job offers during their fall semester." On campus, the university "constantly put[s] on events for students" including "Big Bingo, Laser Tag, musicians, comedians, and more." "Athletics are also a big part of life at Bryant," and students love "going to sporting events" and rooting for the Bulldogs.

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Academic Center for Excellence

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Laurie L. Hazard, Ed. D.

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams

Dictionary allowed in exams

Computer allowed in exams

Spellchecker allowed in exams

Extended test time



Oral exams


Distraction-free environment

Accommodation for students with ADHD

Reading machine

Other assistive technology

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


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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