Bryant University Overview
Located in Smithfield, Rhode Island, Bryant University is a private not-for-profit institution. The suburban atmosphere of Smithfield makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.
What Is Bryant University Known For?
- The 2% student loan default rate at Bryant is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The highest award offered at Bryant is the master's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 56% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Bryant makes roughly $69,300 a year. This is 70% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
- On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Bryant to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Bryant University Rankings
We have ranked Bryant as #85 out of 2,587 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Bryant also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Rhode Island ranking.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Bryant has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#78||Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#103||Best Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bryant.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Bryant has earned from around the web.
|#15||Best International Business Schools||College Factual|
|#37||Best Communication & Media Studies Schools||College Factual|
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|#53||Best Accounting Schools||College Factual|
|#103||Best Business Schools||Business Degree Central|
|#108||Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Bryant University?
Contact details for Bryant are given below.
|Address:||1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917-1291|
How Do I Get Into Bryant?
You can apply to Bryant online at: https://www.commonapp.org/explore/bryant-university/applying-to-bryant
Admission Requirements for Bryant
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Bryant?
Approximately 59% of accepted students are men and 41% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.
Average Test Scores
About 69% of students accepted to Bryant submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 630. Math scores were between 560 and 650.
Can I Afford Bryant University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bryant, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $16,038 a year. That adds up to $64,152 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Bryant is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Bryant University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 393 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,255 full-time undergraduates at Bryant, 62% are male and 38% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bryant University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||107|
|Hispanic or Latino||219|
Rhode Island students aren't the only ones who study at Bryant University. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 61 countries are represented at Bryant. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Canada.
Online Learning at Bryant University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bryant has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 7th most popular in Rhode Island for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of Bryant
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bryant University was 2,000.3%. This is the #66 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bryant regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Bryant majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||25%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||3%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Bryant ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Bryant.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Business Administration & Management||#31|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#37|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Bryant University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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