Home » University List » Rhode Island

1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917-1291
p. 401-232-6000
w. www.bryant.edu

Bryant University

Bryant University Rating: 3.3/5 (10 votes)

Compare This School What's my Chance of Admission?

Related Schools

Related schools and/or departments

Nearby Schools

Schools geographically nearby

Similar Schools

Schools similar in rank, size, etc.


Founded in 1863, Bryant University is a private university offering both bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The university is divided into three schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, and the Graduate School of Business.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers degree programs in applied economics, applied mathematics and statistics, actuarial mathematics, communication, applied psychology, environmental science, literary and cultural studies, history, global studies, politics and law, and sociology.

The College of Business offers a degree in business administration, and students can choose from concentrations in accounting, entrepreneurship, financial services, computer information systems, management, finance, and marketing. It also offers a degree in information technology, and a degree in international business with concentrations in computer information systems, management, finance, and marketing.

The Graduate School of Business offers full-time and part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs and an MBA for Informational Technology Professionals. It also offers Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) and Master of Science in Taxation (MST) programs. 97% of the university’s 2010 graduates secured full-time employment or were enrolled in full-time graduate school within six months of graduation.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Applications are accepted for Early Decision I, Early Action, Early Decision II, and Regular Decision admissions plans. Freshman application requirements include the completed Common Application form with the Bryant University Supplement, a personal statement, a letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor, a secondary school report, official SAT or ACT score reports, an official transcript, a non-refundable application fee, and an optional teacher evaluation.

Candidates who are applying under the Early Decision I or II plans must also submit a list of their senior courses and the Early Decision Supplement. Early Decision I applications are due in mid-November, while Early Action applications are due in early December and Early Decision II applications are due in January. Regular Decision applications must be received by early February. International students are required to take the TOEFL exam. The minimum required score for the TOEFL is 550 (213 computer-based exam), and an 80 on the IBT exam. Transfer applicants, international applicants, and students who have been home schooled should check the university’s website for additional instructions.

Financial Aid

Each year, the university offers millions of dollars in grants and merit scholarships to incoming students. Many undergraduates receive some form of need-based financial assistance. Students are encouraged to contact the university’s Office of Financial Aid with questions, as the staff is committed to helping students and their families apply for and understand the financial aid that is available to them.

All students who wish to be considered for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline for first-year students who wish to enroll in the fall is February 15. Students should note that the FAFSA must be completed each year.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 475th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Rhode Island.


The majority of students live on campus. Freshman students are housed together in the First Year Complex, which has two coed residence halls. There is also the Suite Village, which has fourteen residence suite-style halls that have three-double bedrooms, living areas, and private bathrooms with multiple stalls and showers. There are also resources and facilities that have been designed to accommodate commuter students. The Commuter Connection, located on the third floor of the Bryant Center, is a place where commuter students can meet and relax between classes.

There are many activities and clubs in which students can participate in. The university has internships and recruiting partnerships with more than 300 companies. There are more than 80 clubs and student organizations, as well as service learning and leadership development programs. Students can also choose to study abroad for a semester, a summer, or a year in one of 45 countries.

There are many things to do off-campus as well. The school is located just 15 minutes away from Providence, the capital of Rhode Island; is also just 45 minutes from Boston; and 3 hours from New York City.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


The Bulldogs have 22 intercollegiate varsity athletic teams that include 11 teams for men and 11 teams for women – they compete in NCAA Division I as a member of the Northeast Conference.

The men’s teams include basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, football, indoor and outdoor track and field, lacrosse, tennis, swimming, soccer, and diving. The women’s teams consist of softball, cross country, swimming and diving, basketball, field hockey, indoor and outdoor track and field, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.

Students can also compete in different club sports and on intramural teams. There are 20 club level sports teams, which include bowling, cheerleading, hockey, karate, gymnastics, racquetball, crew, rugby, ice skating, skiing and snowboarding, ultimate frisbee, wrestling, dance, and volleyball.

Athletic facilities include the Baseball Complex, the Softball Complex, the Tennis Complex, the Track & Turf Complex, Bulldog Stadium, the Chase Athletic Center, the Chase Wellness Center, the Jarvis Weight Room, and Sutton Field.


  • Michelle Peluso, former CEO of Travelocity
  • Michael E. Fisher, Managing Director of Barclays Global Investors
  • Daniel Schmitt, Partner at KPMG
  • Stephen Sloan, MLB pitcher for the San Diego Padres
  • Nicholas Colasanto, actor
  • David M. Beirne, Partner at Benchmark Capital, which owns eBay
  • Douglas H. Fisher, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture
  • Thomas Ciaburri Jr., TV & Radio Personality


Bryant is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), a distinction bestowed on only 5% of universities.

Information Summary

Ranks 3rd in Rhode Island and 279th overall
See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list

Add an image …

Contributed Photos

College campus :: Bryant University

Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 7 0.19
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2 0.06
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 29 0.81

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 15 0.07
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 1 0.00
Robbery 3 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 43 0.20
Larceny 228 1.07
Vehicle theft 8 0.04

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Smithfield, RI 02917-1291
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population13,429 (11,636 urban / 1,793 rural)
Households4,413 (2.47 people per house)
Median Household Income$55,463
Families3,041 (3.02 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
UndergraduateProfessions focus, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (business dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, more selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, highly residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringMaster's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4401

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 184th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $36,872 $36,872 $36,872
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $362 $362 $362
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $807 $807 $807
FT Graduate Tuition $40,248 $40,248 $40,248
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $1,118 $1,118 $1,118
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $53,598 $53,598 $53,598
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $50,734 $50,734 $50,734
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $41,734 $41,734 $41,734

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $34,624 $35,940 $34,624 $35,940 $34,624 $35,940
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,300(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $12,829 $12,982
On-Campus – Other Expenses $1,400(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,000(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,400(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,200(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application Fee$80
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 6,013 (3,472 male / 2,541 female)
Admitted 4,603 (2,649 male / 1,954 female)
Admission rate 77%
First-time Enrollment 890 (510 male / 380 female)
FT Enrollment 890 (510 male / 380 female)
PT Enrollment N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Total Enrollment3,454

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Northeast Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference Northeast Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Northeast Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Northeast Conference

ACT Test Admission

405th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 13%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 23 / 27

SAT Test Admission

393rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 72%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 510 / 590
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 540 / 630
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1050 / 1220

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity2,882
Meals per Week19
Room Fee$8,020
Board Fee$5,644

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 55 35 39 23 3 712 43 911
Accounting 6 10 8 7 171 3 205
Applied Economics 1 1
Applied Mathematics, General 3 2 5
Applied Psychology 1 3 13 17
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 5 5
Business Administration and Management, General 11 10 6 2 127 22 179
Chinese Language and Literature 1 1
Community Organization and Advocacy 1 1 1 2 5
Computational and Applied Mathematics 1 32 1 34
Computer and Information Sciences, General 2 12 14
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis 1 1 2
Economics, General 2 1 1 2 6
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 1 1 1 15 1 20
Environmental Science 6 6
Finance, General 16 1 4 5 123 4 153
Financial Planning and Services 8 8
History, General 3 3
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 1 1 1 1 3 1 8
Information Technology 4 4
International Business/Trade/Commerce 14 7 3 27 5 56
International/Global Studies 1 5 6
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 2 2
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 2 4 3 2 2 103 1 117
Political Science and Government, General 1 6 7
Sociology 1 1 2
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 2 2 31 36
Taxation 1 7 1 9

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 77th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $116,146 ($124,857 male / $95,382 female)
Number of FT Faculty 161 (93 male / 68 female)
Number of PT Faculty 263
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $6,212,000

Justine Ventimiglia+

Justine Ventimiglia graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Currently residing in a 1950’s modest ranch in Metro Detroit, she enjoys researching and writing about Mid Century Modern furniture and decor as she works on restoring her home and documenting the process.

Add a video …

Related and Contributed Videos

There aren't any videos for this school. Be the first to share your video to thousands of people!

This website and its associated pages are not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by this school.
StateUniversity.com has no official or unofficial affiliation with Bryant University.