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Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

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Overview

Bryant University | An Overview

At Bryant University, students reach higher and achieve more. Bryant’s uniquely-integrated curriculum at the intersection of business, STEM fields, and the liberal arts allows them to choose their own path and prepares them for professional success and personal fulfillment. A student-centered campus community combines nationally ranked academic programs integrated with a vibrant student life experience and competitive NCAA DI athletics in an energizing atmosphere of purpose.

As a Bryant University student, you’ll be empowered with real-world ready skills in high demand and  prepared to make a difference around the world. Bryant’s return on educational investment is among the top 1% in the nation. Ninety-nine percent of Bryant’s Class of 2021 was employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation and their median starting salary was $64,000.

A forward-thinking curriculum and global mindset ensure that the University’s students will achieve success both now and in the future by anticipating the needs of industry and society. Bryant’s Vision 2030 strategic plan sets a trajectory for the next decade through a focus on delivering a superior educational and campus life experience and unbeatable student outcomes. New academic opportunities, student programs, and major residence life and campus enhancements will help prepare the next generation of global leaders to excel.

Complementing the College of Business and College of Arts and Sciences, the University’s new School of Health and Behavioral Sciences offers a unique interdisciplinary education—integrating studies in health sciences, cognitive and behavioral sciences, data analytics, and business—and will prepare students for exceptional careers in fields including healthcare analytics, healthcare management and finance, and public and community health.

At Bryant, an extraordinarily supportive culture challenges you to accomplish more than you ever thought possible. Our faculty, whose expertise is sought after around the globe, will engage you in ways that educate the whole person and inspire you to do your best work. You’ll develop the ability to lead and a set of values you can draw upon to make important and complicated decisions.

Inspired to Excel

At Bryant, the possibilities, and roads to success, are endless. You’ll complete courses of study in business, STEM fields, and the liberal arts—giving you an unbeatable competitive advantage. With nearly 200 major/minor combinations, you’ll be able to create the path that’s right for you and prepare for a career you’ll thrive in.

Our student-centered approach is at the heart of everything we do. We keep classes small; there are no large lecture halls and 100 percent of your classes will be taught by professors—not teaching assistants or graduate students. Our faculty, who are world-class experts and scholars, will be your mentors and coaches, both in class and beyond, and help you reach your fullest potential. 

Collaborative and experiential learning are hallmarks of a Bryant education. Group projects, practicum experiences, social entrepreneurship, academic competitions, and business simulations are just a few of the ways you’ll develop highly marketable skills that will set you apart. You’ll work with real companies on real projects that generate real results and you’ll learn how to innovate—and collaborate—to understand and solve complex problems. 

Outside of the classroom, co-curricular opportunities will sharpen your learning. As an intern or research assistant, you’ll connect theory with practice. Student organizations like the Finance Association will help you gain key insights into your profession and make invaluable connections. Visiting thinkers, innovators, scientists, journalists, and performers will expand your horizons.

Your Bryant experience will prepare you for your career as well. 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. More than 300 businesses and organizations participate in our extensive job recruiting program. Our 50,000 accomplished alumni network that opens doors around the world and will help you to find a mentor on your path to success.

A great place to live and learn

Bryant’s beautiful, secure 435-acre campus offers offers the best of both worlds: a close-knit, friendly community with the resources of a large university and proximity to Providence, Boston, and New York. More than 80 percent of Bryant’s 3,063 undergraduate students live on campus, enjoying the energetic and diverse student life.

Our strategic location, just 15 minutes from downtown Providence, Rhode Island, an hour from Boston, and three hours from New York City, provides exciting internship, entertainment, and employment opportunities within driving distance and readily accessible through mass transit.

Bryant is a leader among academic institutions in its use of technology and innovation in support of learning. From early access to high-level lab equipment to our groundbreaking Quinlan/Brown Academic Innovation Center to The C.V. Starr Financial Markets Center, which immerses students in a state-of-the-art financial markets environment, to our new Data Visualization Lab, we ensure that you’ll have the tools to stay ahead of the field.

Purposeful student life

Bryant is more than an institution, it’s a community. Student life at Bryant is purposeful, engaging, and inspiring. Our 24/7 learning environment, culture of mentorship, and wide variety of co-curricular experiences will aid you in discovering your true passion and accelerate your personal and professional growth.

More than 100 student organizations, including academic clubs, community service groups, club sports teams, performance groups, and cultural organizations, will help you form lifelong bonds with your classmates and enhance your ability to lead and collaborate. Our 25 Division I varsity sports teams inspire Bulldog pride, prepare future leaders, and bring the community together throughout the school year.

Global perspective

The Bryant community encourages different perspectives and celebrates racial, cultural, gender-based, and religious diversity.  We put an emphasis on global immersion, both on-campus and abroad, so that when you graduate, you will truly be a global citizen—ready to work effectively anywhere in the world.

Study abroad opportunities range from the traditional semester abroad to our distinctive Sophomore International Experience. Costa Rica, England, Malaysia, Japan, and Singapore are among the hundreds of destinations worldwide where you can study.

Location & Contact

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

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
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Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
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Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
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Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Cultural Studies/critical Theory And Analysis Checkmark
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,632
Applied
5,418
Accepted
3,259
Enrolled
71%
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Female Admissions

3,083
Females Applied
2,228
Females Accepted
72%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,549
Males Applied
3,190
Males Accepted
70%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.43
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3.3
Interview
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 15th March 15th
Early decision plan November 1st December 1st
Other early decision plan November 15th January 15th
Transfer May 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 600 560 640
SAT Math 616 570 660
ACT Composite 27 25 29

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

48,432
Private
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Fees

897
Full-time student fees
16,851
Room & board
10,104
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

28,286
Avg. Financial Aid Package
28,571
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
24,253
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,585
Avg. Loan Aid
17,627
Avg. Grant Aid
22,399
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
65%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
18%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,022
Total Undergrad students
5%
International Students
87%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.69%
Black or African American 3.81%
White or Caucasian 77.24%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 3.64%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 2.45%
Other 1.13%

Gender

Male (63.14%)
Female (36.86%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 83%

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:
Collegiate Entrepeneur Organization (CEO), Bryant U Spanish Cultural Org (BUSCO), Her Campus, Bryant Habitat for Humanity and Bryant Outdoor Adventure Club

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

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

Faculty

301
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 159
Part-time - 142
Male - 154
Female - 147
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