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Bryant University
Smithfield, RI
FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program College preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies    
History 2 3
Academic Electives    
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
   
SAT Subject
Tests Only
 
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address 1150 Douglas Pike
City, State, Zip Smithfield, RI  02917
Phone (401) 232-6100
Fax (401) 232-6741
E-mail admission@bryant.edu
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered Yes
Early Decision Deadline November 1, January 15
Early Decision Notification December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Action Deadline November 15
Early Action Notification January 15
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Application Fee $50
Application Fee Waiver Available
Regular Admission Notification March 20
Accept Offer of Admission May 1
Waiting List Used Yes
Defer Admission Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
Application Form
Common Application Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application Accepted, supplemental forms required
Electronic Application Available
 
Other Application Requirements
Interview Not required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other Senior year first-quarter grades, three short essay questions in place of test scores required for freshmen
Financial Need Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
SELECTION OF STUDENTS
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X      
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Class Rank   X    
Recommendations   X    
Essay   X    
Interview     X  
Level of Applicant's Interest     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Volunteer Work     X  
Particular Talent/Ability     X  
Character/Personal Qualities     X  
First Generation to Attend College     X  
State Residency     X  
Geographic Residence     X  
Relation with Alumnus     X  
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment       X
Ethnicity     X  
Work Experience     X  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 67% of 7,314 applicants were admitted
   Women 67% of 4,298 applicants were admitted
   Men 68% of 3,016 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 990 (20%) of 4,924 admitted students enrolled
   Women 329 (11%) of 2,869 admitted students enrolled
   Men 661 (32%) of 2,055 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
69% of 176 applicants were admitted
Early Action
Admission Rate
77% of 3163 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List 547
Students Accepting Wait List Position 158
Students Admitted From Wait List 40
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 601 average
555-645 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 7%
  Score of 600 - 700 45%
  Score of 500 - 600 41%
  Score of 400 - 500 6%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 569 average
530-610 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 3%
  Score of 600 - 700 30%
  Score of 500 - 600 56%
  Score of 400 - 500 11%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 555 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 1%
  Score of 600 - 700 27%
  Score of 500 - 600 53%
  Score of 400 - 500 18%
  Score of 300 - 400 1%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA 3.45
3.75 and Above 24%
3.50 - 3.74 20%
3.25 - 3.49 20%
3.00 - 3.24 18%
2.50 - 2.99 17%
2.00 - 2.49 1%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 26 average
24-28 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 14%
  Score of 24 - 29 65%
  Score of 18 - 23 20%
  Score of 12 - 17 1%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank Top tenth: 24%
Top quarter: 58%
Top half: 90%
Bottom half: 10%
National Merit Scholar 0%
Valedictorian 0%
Class President 1%
Student Gov. Officer 2%