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Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

At A Glance

Main Address

1150 Douglas Pike

Smithfield, RI 02917-1291

https://www.bryant.edu/

Admission Office

1150 Douglas Pike

Smithfield, RI 02917-1291

(401) 232-6100

Fax : (401) 232-6741

admission@bryant.edu

Contact : Michelle Cloutier

Director of Admission

Type of School

Medium

Private

college of business

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

New England Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 3095

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 81.0%

Total undergraduates : 3,259

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 854

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 47.0%

Average financial aid package : $25,023.00

In-State Tuition : $46,863.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $46,863.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : --

College will notify student of early action admission by : --

Early decision application due : --

College will notify student of early decision by : --

Other early decision deadline : --

College will notify student of other early decision by : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 13 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 81.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 87.0%

Accreditation and Associations

New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 79.0%
Mathematics : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Accounting and Finance B
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance, General B M
Financial Planning and Services B
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General B
International Business/Trade/Commerce B M
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management B M
Management Information Systems, General B
Management Science B M
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Organizational Leadership M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Physician Assistant M

History
History, General B

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics B
Computational and Applied Mathematics B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis B
International/Globalization Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Social Sciences
Applied Economics B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Accelerated Program

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Teacher Certification

Cross-Registration

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

526 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Computer repair service available on campus

Where Graduates Go

Within one year of receiving their bachelor’s degree:

Law : 1.0%

Business : 15.0%

Other : 5.0%

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : academic innovation center, indoor turf practice facility, financial markets center connected to worldwide financial markets, communications complex with TV studio, control room and editing suite, multimedia student exhibition space

Geographic Location : 10 miles from Providence, 50 miles from Boston, MA.

Large Town

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 3,259

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 854

Degree-seeking undergrads : 3,232

Graduate enrollment : 381

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 13.0%

Out of state students : 87.0%

Part Time students : 1.0%

Percentage of males : 63.0%

Percentage of females : 37.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 2.0%

Black African American : 3.0%

Asian : 3.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 6.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 1.0%

White : 75.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 8.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : All residence halls are smoke free. Students ages 21 and over may possess alcohol for their personal consumption in the privacy of their room. Quiet study hour policy in effect throughout the academic year.

7.0% Men who Join Fraternities

13.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Archway

Student Newspaper URL : www.bryantarchway.com/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 94.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 81.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $400.00

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Bulldogs

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intramural

Club

Scholarship

Intercollegiate

NCAA Division I

NCAA Division IAA

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Women's services

Employment services for undergraduates

Economically disadvantaged students services

Veteran's counselor

Placement services for graduates

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Bowling

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cheerleading

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Field Hockey

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division I

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division IAA

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Judo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rowing (Crew)

Women's Club

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Squash

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Weightlifting

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Other Sports : Dance (W), Pep Band


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: Not reported

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 7,632

Admitted : 5,418

Enrolled : 854

Somewhat selective 71.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : 174

Admitted early admission : 136

Applied early action : 3,481

Admitted early action : 2,995

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive, Early decision

Offered place on waitlist : 350

Number accepting place : 108

Accepted from list : 9



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Important

Application Essay

Class Rank

Recommendations

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Alumni Relation

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Racial/Ethnic Status

State Residency

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Test Policies for placement

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Statement describing home school structure and mission

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Other Test Policies

Non-resident aliens required to take TOEFL (minimum 80) or IELTS (minimum 6.5).

A note from the college

Very important: rigor of high school record, GPA. Important: application essay, recommendations, class rank, standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, IB). Standardized tests are optional. Applicants substitute two to three short answer questions in lieu of standardized tests.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 20.0%

Top Quarter : 48.0%

Top Half : 88.0%

Bottom Half : 12.0%

Bottom Quarter : 1.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 18.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 20.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 19.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 16.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 5.0%

600 - 699 : 49.0%

500 - 599 : 43.0%

400 - 499 : 3.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 12.0%

600 - 699 : 46.0%

500 - 599 : 40.0%

400 - 499 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 22.0%

24 - 29 : 64.0%

18 - 23 : 14.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Bryant University awards up to 30 credits for scores of 3 or higher on some of the Advanced Placement (AP) tests available through the College Board. Each AP exam must be reviewed and approved by Bryant’s Office of Admission. Bryant University will consider granting up to 12 credits for a limited number of subject examinations available through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

2

3

English

4

0

Math

4

0

Science

2

3

Science Lab

2

3

Foreign Language

2

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 70.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 7.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

570 - 660

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

560 - 640

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

Art History

3

3

--

All

Biology

3

3

--

All

Calculus AB

3

3

--

All

Calculus BC

3

6

--

All

Chemistry

3

3

--

All

Chinese Language and Culture

4

7

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

Computer Science A

3

3

--

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

--

All

Drawing

3

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

--

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

--

All

Environmental Science

3

3

--

All

European History

4

6

--

All

French Language and Culture

4

7

--

All

German Language and Culture

4

7

--

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

4

7

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

4

7

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

--

All

Microeconomics

3

3

--

All

Physics 1

3

3

--

All

Physics 2

3

3

--

All

Physics B

3

3

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

3

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

--

All

Psychology

3

3

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

4

7

--

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

4

7

--

All

Statistics

3

3

--

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

United States History

3

3

--

All

World History: Modern

3

3

--

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

English Literature

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Spanish I

70

4

Spanish II

70

8

Western Civilization I

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 64.0%

% of loans / jobs : 36.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 99.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 69.0%

% Judged to have need : 85.0%

% that were offered aid : 84.0%

% that had need fully met : 47.0%

% of need met : 47.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $25,023.00

Avg non need-based aid : $16,424.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $9,941.00

Avg need-based loan : $5,021.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $53,350.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : John Canning

Financial aid office phone : (401) 232-6020

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,139.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Minority Status

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

Minority Status

ROTC

Work Study Programs

Nights

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

External finance company

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Army : Offered at a cooperating institution

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$46,863.00

$46,863.00

$46,863.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$46,863.00

$46,863.00

$46,863.00

Room and board:

$16,204.00

$10,000.00

$2,000.00

Books and supplies:

$1,400.00

$1,400.00

$1,400.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,100.00

$1,100.00

$1,100.00

Transportation expenses:

$450.00

$2,400.00

$2,400.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$66,017.00

$61,763.00

$53,763.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$66,017.00

$61,763.00

$53,763.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Diving

Available

Available

Field Hockey

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Lacrosse

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 62

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 92

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Interview

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 263

Transfers admitted percentage: 58.0%

Transfers admitted: 155

Transfers enrolled percentage: 39.0%

Transfers enrolled: 104

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 15.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 85.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Special Requirements

List of courses and course numbers not included on the transcript that the applicant expects to complete before enrollment. Transfers with fewer than 30 college credits required to submit SAT or ACT scores, or, if electing test optional must submit several short essay questions.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $46,863.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $16,204.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $10,000.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,139.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $3,985,807.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 188

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 90

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students