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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  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 3,453 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Bryant acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Finance, Marketing, and Accounting. Graduating 81% of students, Bryant alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $57,600.
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference

Bryant University Rankings

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Bryant Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
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

Cost

Net Price
$38,102/ 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
$21,155/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,453Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
46
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
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  • Dedicated student that likes to party
    44%
  • Do the work and Party Hard
    28%
  • Uncultured
    13%
  • Suburban
    10%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Rich kids who have no concern for school work
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.79 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.90 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Close-knit community
    31%
  • Business School
    22%
  • Drinking school with business problem
    19%
  • Alcoholism
    14%
  • Passionate faculty
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$69,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
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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Bryant Univerity is an up-and-coming school. Well developed community with a very diverse faculty. Students tend to get along, and classes are in small groups, so it is straightforward to interact with each other. You have to be very careful with what professor you decide to go along, because no matter how easy or hard the class material is; the professor is a vital element in your learning process and grade in Bryant. Residence life is average, they lack some remodeling in dorms and the common rooms. Nevertheless, the university facilities are fully remodeled and filled with technology advanced. I will recommend this school for someone that is looking for a school that everyone knows each other, like some type of high school edition but with the great college experience.
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OK Bryant. The academics are remarkable, the return on investment starts with a minimum of 60,000 a year. The campus is clean and facilities makes it able to work well. The school holds a zero discrimination rule. If someone is being discriminatory there will be consequences. The University also holds Academic Services for improvement like that the students that are struggling can get tutoring that is part of Bryant. The teachers all are entertaining, engaging, and keeping the student in mind. Except for a few like all other Colleges. The school is predominantly White male but there are groups of people and help that is available to feel at home. Such resources include Counseling Services, Religious Presence for those who want to get involved, Intercultural center, Pride and Women's center. And did I mention that all of this and more are available for free simply by being a Bryant Student.
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.