Bryant University

Bryant University

Bryant University is a four-year, private university located in Smithfield, Rhode Island, United States. It was established in 1863 as a branch of Bryant and Stratton. Bryant became a non-profit institution in 1949. In 1969, it offered its first masters program. The campus is spread across an area of 420 acres. Bryant offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business
  • College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Bryant University has an active Greek life. The university has several sororities and fraternities on campus. Their sports teams are known as the Bulldogs. The university's student-run newspaper is called "Archway." It also has a radio station called WJMF 88.7.

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Contacting Bryant

Bryant University
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield , RI 02917-1284
General Phone: (401) 232-6000

Bryant Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management783business, business management, operations management, accounting, accounting technology, finance, financial management, international business, actuarial science, ...
Computer Science and Engineering49computer and info science, information technology, information science
Media34communication studies
Therapy and Counseling13psychology
Liberal Arts13English, international studies, economics, political science, sociology, history
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Bryant in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree72420
Master's degree1679
Post-master's certificate18

Bryant Student Body

In 2007-2008, Bryant had a total enrollment of 3,733 students (3,560 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 57%
Women 43%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 3%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 42%
20-21 38%
22-24 8%
25-29 5%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

Rhode Island10%
New York8%
(International Students)6%
New Jersey5%
New Hampshire4%

Bryant Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %

Bryant Room and Board (2007)

Bryant offers campus housing for 2,972 of its 3,560 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Smithfield, Rhode Island for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Rhode Island Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Bryant Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520600
SAT Math550630
SAT Writing520600
ACT Composite2226

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT100%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT18%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Bryant Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 30,571
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 30,571
Room and board $ 11,475
Room charge $ 6,735
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,740
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 1,400

Financial Aid:
Bryant participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 340200)

Bryant Faculty

Bryant has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year33$129,46014$116,739
Associate professoracademic year33$107,64517$100,408
Assistant professoracademic year18$84,25912$83,438
Lectureracademic year20$59,98614$52,789
All faculty totalacademic year104$101,35457$89,151

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Bryant Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Northeast 10 Conference
Basketball Northeast 10 Conference
Baseball Northeast 10 Conference
Track Northeast 10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports194463

Bryant Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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