Bryant University

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
39%
61%
student ratio
3,477
total students
Tuition Cost $43,076 | $43,076
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $24,591
February 1
fall application deadline
72%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
607
sat math
595
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
26
act composite

Overview

A Culture of Innovation

Inspiring a new generation of innovative leaders, Bryant today is the culmination of more than 150 years of continuous growth and evolution. Throughout its history, Bryant has embraced new ways of thinking to deliver academic programs that anticipate the future in a changing world.

Bryant’s path-breaking integration of business and the liberal arts is energized by a culture of innovation in what is taught and how it is taught. World-class faculty inspire students to excel at their full potential through personal attention, small classes, and rich research opportunities.

The Bryant experience of experiential learning and real-world challenges is preparing a new generation of innovative leaders with character who will make a difference around the world.

An innovative curriculum

A Bryant, education develops highly marketable real-world skills through group projects, practicum experiences, social entrepreneurship, academic competitions, business simulations and more.

Students' learning experience go far beyond the textbook and the status quo.

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

Most of all, students will be inspired to excel – by their faculty who teach in new and engaging ways, and whose expertise is sought after around the globe.

Competitive in the global market

At a time when the world is more interconnected than ever, information travels faster -- and from every corner of the globe. That's why Bryant is committed to helping its students to become global citizens and adaptable thinkers -- so they're ready to thrive in a world of diverse perspectives.

An international emphasis is woven into the entire Bryant curriculum. The global message includes a wealth of study-abroad opportunities. Students can choose to study in more than 50 countries for a semester overseas. The school also offers an innovative semester-long Sophomore International Experience course that culminates in a 10-day trip abroad.

Proven success

The Bryant experience prepares world-ready graduates. The impressive outcomes and return on investment its students receive highlight the success that's possible with a Bryant degree: 99 percent of the Class of 2017 graduates were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. The median starting salary for Bryant's Class of 2017 was $59,000.

With its academic programs distinguished by the integration of business and the arts and sciences, Bryant students gain the critical thinking skills, writing skills, and working knowledge of business they'll need to get to the front of the pack in any field.

Outstanding faculty, with many options for study

Learn from world-class experts, researchers and scholars. Bryant's faculty meets the highest of standards – 84% hold Ph.D.s or have a terminal degree in their field. They're committed to teaching in the school's student-centered environment. Even outside of class, they serve as mentors and coaches.

The classes are small; there are no large lecture halls, and professors – not teaching assistants or graduate students – teach 100% of classes. Students have more than 300 major/minor combinations to choose from, including basics like accounting, biology, and psychology to contemporary programs like data science, social entrepreneurship, and international business.

Purposeful campus life

Bryant, located in Smithfield, Rhode Island, has a beautiful 435-acre, secure campus just 15 minutes from downtown Providence, one hour from Boston, and three hours from New York City.

The Bryant community is close-knit and friendly: 76% of Bryant's students live on campus. With 22 varsity sports teams, Division I spirit inspires the community to come together throughout the school year.

The campus life is as energetic and diverse as its student body. Students build meaningful connections, confidence, and leadership skills through more than 100 clubs and student groups, including fraternities and sororities, academic organizations, and intellectual, recreational teams, and programming that supports diversity and inclusion.


Location & Contact

1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
USA

Ms. Michelle Cloutier

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Phone: 401-232-6100
Fax: 401-232-6741
Email: admission@bryant.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Gay/Lesbian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Anatomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cell and Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Conservation Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ecology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Toxicology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Molecular Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting and Business/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Actuarial Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Corporate Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Financial Planning and Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Development
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Marketing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing Research
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nonprofit Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Organizational Leadership
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Project Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Transportation/Mobility Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sports Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Operations Research
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • American Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Chinese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • American History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public/Applied History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Forensic Science and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computational and Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematical Statistics and Probability
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Resources Management and Policy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sports Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Applied Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Community Organization and Advocacy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Policy Analysis
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Applied Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Economy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Design and Visual Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

72% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied7,242
    • Accepted5,285
    • Acceptance Rate72%
    • Enrolled3,477
    • Female Applicants2,895
    • Females Accepted2,151
    • Female Acceptance Rate74%
    • Male Applicants4,347
    • Males Accepted3,134
    • Male Acceptance Rate72%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $50
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      senior year first-quarter grades, three short essay questions in place of test scores
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.40
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st March 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen March 15th --
    • Early decision plan November 15th December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan January 15th February 15th --
    • Transfer May 1st Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 595
    • SAT Math 607
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 26 24 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$43,076
    • Out-of-state tuition *$43,076
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$897
    • Room and board *$15,702
    • Room only *$9,217
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$24,591
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$24,524
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$19,167
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,998
    • Average Grant Aid:$14,240
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$9,864
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:99%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 51%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 23%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students3,477
    • Male Student Percentage61%
    • Female Student Percentage39%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino6.9%
    • Black or African American3.83%
    • White or Caucasian74.78%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.32%
    • Asian3.54%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.14%
    • Two or more races1.3%
    • Unknown or International Student1.68%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout7.51% representing 53 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students86% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 80%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations CALO Community Activism & Leadership Organization, Linked Through Leadership, Technology & Applied Analytics Club, Dawg Pound, Enactus
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other 25 staff who patrol on foot, bike, golf cart, and car; Entry Control Station staffed 24/7 at only campus entry point

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling No Division C No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Crew No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football No Division B Yes
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse No Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball No Division C No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash No Division C No
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball No Division C No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling No Division C No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Field hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball No Division C No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Squash No Division C No
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball No Division 1 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty300
    • Full-time Percentage56%
    • Part-time Percentage44%
    • Female Percentage44%
    • Male Percentage56%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 3,327 students to 247 faculty


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