972 reviews
  1. Smithfield, RI
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  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
    A-
Bryant University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
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
75%
SAT Scores Range
1050-1220
ACT Scores Range
22-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Bryant University

Cost

Net Price
$35,006/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $30,535/ year
  • $30-48k
    $29,117/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,939/ year
  • $76-110k
    $36,042/ year
  • $110k+
    $47,969/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
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.66 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,232Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Dedicated student that likes to party
    39%
  • Do the work and Party Hard
    33%
  • Suburban
    12%
  • Uncultured
    12%
  • Rich kids who have no concern for school work
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.72 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Close-knit community
    38%
  • Business School
    24%
  • Drinking school with business problem
    21%
  • Alcoholism
    14%
  • Passionate faculty
    3%

After Bryant University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses

Bryant University Reviews

972 reviews
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Bryant University was a school that I chose based on the outstanding academic program that they had for Actuarial Mathematics Majors and the fact that my father attended the university himself. Lead by President Machtley, Bryant should be considered one of the up and coming business schools in the country. The President has made great strides to the school including new dorms and academic facilities for everyone to use. The only thing that could use a bit of improvement is the food program. Options tend to be limited sometimes and the main dining hall, while improving, is still not the best. The campus itself is a beautiful place to be at as the campus is gorgeous. The area around Bryant is great as it is right next to Providence and only an hour from Boston. The professors are mostly good as Bryant seems to pride themselves on having a great staff as there has not been one bad professor I would not recommend.
I would choose Bryant again and again each time over. It is an incredibly beautiful campus with a very close-knit community including the staff and faculty. Professors are eager to help you succeed and enjoy teaching. I have learned so much from each class I have taken, dependent upon my own effort. The curriculum is incredible and the professors do a great job of teaching the information. It is challenging but very rewarding. There is always something to do on campus whether it is a night time activity, volleyball, clubs or organizations- you name it, we have it. Bryant is a very well-rounded engaging campus looking to better their students in every way possible.
I love it here! My only concerns are that the acceptance rate is quite high, but the caliber of student is relatively high. The career programs are fantastic and the people are friendly.