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Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

Bryant University


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

Address 1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI  02917
United States
Contact Ms. Michelle Cloutier
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Phone: 401-232-6100
Fax: 401-232-6741

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
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Nonprofit Management Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Data Modeling/warehousing And Database Administration Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Applied Economics Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
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Research Methodology And Quantitative Methods Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Application Fee
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Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
One recommendation
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3.3
2 recommendations
Other requirements: Senior year first-quarter grades, three short essay questions in place of test scores

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st March 15th
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported January 15th
Transfer May 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 601 560 640
SAT Math 621 570 660
ACT Composite 27 24 28

Tuition & Fees

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Full-time student fees
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No

Financial Aid

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100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
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Student Body

Total Undergrad students
International Students
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Hispanic/Latino 6.83%
Black or African American 3.46%
White or Caucasian 74.65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.35%
Asian 3.57%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.14%
Two or more races 1.53%
Other 1.53%


Male (61.79%)
Female (38.21%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 81%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Reunion@Homecoming, REDay (Research & Engagement Day) and Festival of Lights

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
CALO Community Activism & Leadership Organization, Linked Through Leadership, Technology & Applied Analytics Club, Dawg Pound and Enactus

Campus Security & Safety

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No No No
Crew No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball No Checkmark No
Rowing No No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Squash No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball No Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Field Hockey No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball No Checkmark No
Rowing No Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No Division 1 Checkmark
Squash No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball No Division 1 Checkmark


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 170
Part-time - 139
Male - 177
Female - 132