Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

Bryant College, founded in 1863, is private college of business studies. It is dedicated to preparing students for success in life and business. The college is among the one-sixth of all of the nation's business programs that hold accreditation from the AACSB, The International Association of Management Education. Barron's has repeatedly recognized Bryant as a "best buy" in post-secondary education. The school offers a rich, comprehensive curriculum that requires study in both business and the liberal arts. The emphasis on cross-disciplinary thinking fosters innovative problem-solving skills and a global market perspective. Bryant is the first accredited college in the region to offer a major in financial services. Its 387-acre campus is located in Smithfield, 12 miles from Providence

Website: www.bryant.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,477
Undergraduate
Students
(39.2%) 1,362 Women
(60.8%) 2,115 Men
274
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
73% of 7,242 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
607 average
SAT EBRW
595 average
ACT Composite
26 average
24-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$62,625
Tuition and Fees
$43,973
Room and Board
$15,702
Average Percent of Need Met
49%
Average Freshman Award
$25,278
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$52,949
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
169
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 3% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 44% of classes
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Campus Life

Smithfield Population
20,613
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston, Providence
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
80% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldog
Sororities
16% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.8% Asian
4.1% Black/African-American
7.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.8% White
1.8% Unknown
International Students
7.4% from 53 countries
First-Year Students Returning
90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
99%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
16.0%
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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

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

Examinations
Exam Required Units 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 Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy 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

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

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 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


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

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 7,242 applicants were admitted
Women
74% of 2,895 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 4,347 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,014 (19%) of 5,285 admitted students enrolled
Women
366 (17%) of 2,151 admitted students enrolled
Men
648 (21%) of 3,134 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
79% of 150 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
79% of 3082 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
465
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.40
3.75 and Above
26%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
607 average
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
47%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
595 average
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
47%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
24-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
22%
Score of 24 - 29
59%
Score of 18 - 23
19%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 22%
Top quarter: 52%
Top half: 88%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
0%
Student Government Officer
1%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$62,625
Tuition and Fees
$43,973
Room and Board
$15,702
Books and Supplies
$1,400
Other Expenses
$1,550
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@bryant.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On or about March 24
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003402
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
730 (81.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
616 (84.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
616 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
187 (30.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
49%
Average Award
$25,278
Need-Based Gift
Received by 348 (56.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,528
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 498 (80.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,671
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 459 (74.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
101 (11.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,537

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,106 (91.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,087 (67.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,080 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
631 (30.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
50%
Average Award
$25,319
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,351 (65.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,287
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,749 (84.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,820
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,490 (71.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
235 (6.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,736

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$52,949
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
48.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
2,371
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
International Students, Members of Minorities, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
123
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Applied Psychology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
  • Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • French Language and Literature
  • Gay/Lesbian Studies
  • General Literature
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sports Studies
  • Statistics, General
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Mathematics and statistics
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
169
Part-Time Faculty
131
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
47%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 3% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 44% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 42% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
142,039
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
526
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Science, Master of Science in Taxation, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance and Banking
  • International Business
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Taxation

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Boston Population
20,613
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston, Providence
Campus Size
428 acres

Weather

Temperature
19.1 average low in January, 76.9 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Providence
Nearest Train Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Providence

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
80% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
20%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
25 staff who patrol on foot, bike, golf cart, and car; Entry Control Station staffed 24/7 at only campus entry point

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldog
School Colors
Black, white, and Vegas gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf     x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
bowling, cheerleading, crew, racquetball, rowing, rugby, squash, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
bowling, ice hockey, racquetball, rugby, squash, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, field hockey, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, calo community activism & leadership organization, linked through leadership, technology & applied analytics club, dawg pound, enactus
Sororities
16% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,477
Women
1,362 (39.2%)
Men
2,115 (60.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,418
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.8% Asian
4.1% Black/African-American
7.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.8% White
1.8% Unknown
International Students.
7.4% from 53 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
274

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
78.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
79.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
99%
Average Starting Salary
99%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
16.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3%
Law 1%
Arts and Sciences 2%
Education 1%

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