Bryant University

Smithfield, RI, USA
3.61 Average Rating

Originally founded as a business college for Civil War veterans, Bryant University is a 4-year private school in northern Rhode Island. Bryant is home to the College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences offering 168 academic major/minor combinations integrating business and liberal arts courses. In addition. Bryant holds a cooperative agreement with the Beijing Institute of Technology and is the only university in the US to have a partnership with a private school in China. The university’s signature campus feature is a wrought iron archway and students traditionally detour around it until walking through it at commencement.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
73%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020 January 5, 2019
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2018 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision November 15, 2018
Other January 15, 2019 March 23, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
11%
Out-Of-State Students
87%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
3,751
Total Number of Undergrads
3,477
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
24%
20-39 Students
74%
0
100
76%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
80%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$37,730
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$43,973
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$43,973
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,397
Books and Supplies
$1400

Aid & Grants

0
100
48%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
14%
Average Aid Per Year
$20,675
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
14%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,711
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$19,870

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
60%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$13,398
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$26,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
61%
39%
Student Organizations
110
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
81%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bulldogs
School Colors
Black/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Northeast Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
Providence
New York
Hartford
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
99%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$77,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.61 Average Rating
Bryant is a tight-knit community with a great academic reputation. Most people here are athletes and partiers. If you don't fall into one of those two categories, it might not be the place for you.
Anonymous from NY
There is a great sense of leadership and excellence on campus. Faculty are always pushing students to partake in opportunities to become leaders and perform to the best of their abilities. There are also many great resources for both current and past students
Michaela from South Easton, MA

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