- 4 Year
- SMITHFIELD, RI
Bryant University Reviews
Rating 3.5 out of 5 1,044 reviews
Bryant University employs many excellent professors. All the professors I've interacted with have been great at teaching class material, as well as always being available for extra help, further instruction, or even just conversation. I've even had professors reach out to me with research opportunities. Bryant also has the Amica Center, which is an excellent resource dedicated to helping students learn about career options, build their resumes, and find internships and jobs. A unique feature of Bryant is its requirement to take courses in both the Liberal Arts and Business schools-- if you major in a Liberal Arts degree, you have to take a business degree minor, and vice versa. This isn't great for students who know their interests lie in one specific field, but it is good for students who want to shop around with possible career directions or maybe just diversify their skillset. Bryant is relatively new to the liberal arts, though, and is still building arts and humanities.
Bryant transitioned very well to online learning during COVID lockdowns. Professors quickly learned how to effectively use online tools and were soon teaching classes as well as they had in person, though some math classes were never quite as informative online as they were in person. In some ways, online classes provided better education than in person-- for example, zoom classes are recorded and can be re-watched later. Professors still provided regular, virtual office hours as well as being available to contact over email or Microsoft teams. The transition to hybrid learning was great, too, allowing for social distancing as well as a return to some semblance of normal class structure.
I like the scenery on campus. There is a lot of support on campus for academic help. There is a lot of rooms and spaces to study and spend time with friends. Bryant offers a lot of events to socialize as well.
All of my classes participated in on-campus and online learning. There would be two groups and each group takes turn going online or on-campus for lecture. I think it was tricky at first but we all got the hang of it. My professors were very understanding and offered help on campus and through Zoom office hours.
A majority of my classes were done in person this semester, sitting six feet apart or further from both the teacher and fellow students. However, after spending two weeks online, and watching the teacher hold a hybrid learning style for their classes, it is to be noted that everything was done to the best of everyone's ability. While online learning was difficult for the two weeks I had to participate, I was still able to access library resources, tutoring help, and stay caught up in my classes.
I enjoyed the overall mood of Bryant’s campus. Everything and everyone is focussed on business. Bryant is definitely a business school. Lots of companies source interns from Bryant, with many students having careers set up by junior year! If Bryant was in a better location and had a larger student body I think it would be in the running for the top business school in America.
The online courses at Bryant were acceptable. The quality of the classes was greatly diminished from full in-person learning but Bryant managed to do their best in these trying times.
Some difficulties but that is something that comes with technology. Overall, learning online was not too bad and the professors tried to help accommodate everyone's needs.
The campus is beautiful and I love the small class size. The professors really care about you and don't just see you as a number. There are many outlets to help you succeed. The food is ok. It could be better but could be a lot worse. The athletic facilities are really nice and renovated.
It’s hard but the professors are getting better at using online learning tools. They try to help you, or al least my current professors do. Very tiring without breaks tho
I decided to take the Fall 2020 semester online full. As we were all obliged to do the last semester online, I was convinced that doing another one online wasn't going to affect my education because of the way the professors and the faculty adjusted to my necessities, and concern was very well done. The professors really tried to get the student's attention, and almost all were willing to give high-quality classes throughout the semester.
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.
Bryant is an amazing school. The atmosphere and diversity is what separates the school from others. The professors are easily accessible and accomadating. This year was challenging with COVID-19 but I feel that it was seamless and rewarding. I wouldn’t change a thing!!
Bryant does not offer online classes so switching to online was very challenging. Most professors rose to the occasion.
It is a great school with a lot of resources. There is a lot of pressure to excel and find jobs but that is a good thing. The advisors listen to you and work with you to make sure you get the right classes. Professors get to know you well.
Professors were quickly trained on how to conduct online learning. However, it was clear that 50% of my professors didn't value their time with me and i ended up learning nothing in their online classes.
The online experience at Bryant was academically very similar to being in a classroom setting. The only real difference I noticed was that math was a bit harder to follow due to the nature of the setting. There was no semi-functional board to write on in Blackboard's online classroom. Besides math however, the experience was very much the same as the classroom, and it was an overall easy experiance.