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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Bryant is an above-average private university located in Smithfield, Rhode Island in the Providence Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,418 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Bryant acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Marketing, Finance, and Accounting. Graduating 79% of students, Bryant alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $57,600.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference
Address
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
Website

Bryant University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1050-1220
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$34,663/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,675/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.63 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.72 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,418Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
59
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Dedicated student that likes to party
    41%
  • Do the work and Party Hard
    28%
  • Uncultured
    13%
  • Suburban
    10%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Rich kids who have no concern for school work
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.78 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.89 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Close-knit community
    31%
  • Business School
    23%
  • Drinking school with business problem
    20%
  • Alcoholism
    14%
  • Passionate faculty
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    3%
  • Poor Investment
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$69,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
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I'm a person who does not like to be away from home, after my first year (living on campus) I found that I've really evolved as a person. I love the community Bryant stands for. I'm glad to call it my home away from home! If there's anything I would change it would be a better interview/analysis of some of the professors. Some of the ones I had my first year sucked, and need more training to better teach/help the students with material.
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I transferred to Bryant as a junior. My experience was challenging in that the work load was a huge increase form the community college. In addition, I am a part time commuter student so I found it challenging to feel like I was a part of the Bryant community. Overall, Bryant does have a great community. Most of the teachers are great and the campus is beautiful!
Bryant is truly one of those schools with a work hard, play hard mentality. The students and school has a high focus on succeeding and getting a great job, but sees the importance of having fun and living your best life. Often a question in the work place is “who would you rather be stuck to in an airport for hours? Either a really smart ivy-student, or someone who is relatable, funny, interesting, and decently smart.” Bryant students are definitely the latter.