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
    A-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Bryant University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference
Address
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
Website
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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
67%
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
$36,490/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $29,966/ year
  • $30-48k
    $33,050/ year
  • $49-75k
    $33,475/ year
  • $76-110k
    $35,916/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,769/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
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.69 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,401Undergrads
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 36 responses
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  • Dedicated student that likes to party
    42%
  • Do the work and Party Hard
    31%
  • Uncultured
    14%
  • Suburban
    11%
  • Rich kids who have no concern for school work
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.75 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Close-knit community
    34%
  • Business School
    22%
  • Drinking school with business problem
    22%
  • Alcoholism
    16%
  • Passionate faculty
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$66,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
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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Do not come here. This school has a great academic reputation however this does not weigh out the numerous other shortcomings of the University. The food is literally prison quality food (supplied by Aramark), the dorms and townhouses are extremely outdated and have mold growing in them. The party scene is non-existent due to the Department of Safety officers who patrol the townhouses and don't allow parties. The athletes get preferential treatment even though they do not even pay to attend. The school pretends to care about its students and their well-being however it just cares about making money by forcing anyone with a scholarship to live on campus (overpriced housing) even though they do not have the room to accommodate all the students. Over 100 seniors were denied townhouses because they did not have enough of them and no housing discounts were given to those students. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND STAY AWAY!
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I applied to and was accepted to 10 universities. After my initial college visits, I narrowed my search down to three schools of which Bryant was one of them. I was looking for a smaller school with a strong sense of community. After a second round of campus visits to my top three schools, I decided on Bryant. Knowing that I wanted to concentrate my studies in some area of Business, but still unsure exactly which area, I liked the fact that at Bryant, I do not have to officially declare a major until the end of my Sophomore year. In addition, as a requirement for graduation, Bryant requires every student to select both a major and a minor. If your major is in the Business School, your minor must be in the College of Arts and Sciences, and vice versa. I think this will better prepare me for the business world by making me a more well rounded individual.
I love everything about Bryant University. The class sizes are just right, and having a small community is great for the students and professors. I am thrilled to say that I will be attending Bryant this year!