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Location
Smithfield, RI
Undergrads
3,287
Tuition
$36,872
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Freshman

Facilities: Students often spend their time at the athletic centers or libraries. Campus events during the spring weekend garner a large student body turn-up.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Campus life is very vibrant with the facilities offered in terms of sports, social scene settings and the academic programs are extremely interesting especially in the business school.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: most of the facilities are fine, just crowded

2 College Freshman

Facilities: Nothing really makes it too special for me, too much like high school if you ask me.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Many options for students of all kind.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 167th
    Best Library
  • 393rd
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 1321st
    Greenest Campuses
  • 1350th
    Best Student Centers
  • 1365th
    Best Performance Venues

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Devon Correll
Hometown
Rutland, VT
Major
Marketing
Grad Year
2014
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The facilities on campus are very modern, fairly new, in great condition, and constantly improving. Buildings are equipped with the latest technology and are renovated every couple of years. The Douglas and Judith Krupp Library—located in the George E. Bello Center for Information and Technology—is a state-of-the-art facility with thousands of books, several classrooms, plenty of study rooms, and computers. It is filled with resources for students to use and is always a great quiet place for students to work. The Koffler Center and Communications Complex is home to several computer labs, a television studio, a control room, and an editing studio. The Elizabeth and Malcolm Chace Wellness and Athletic Center is equipped with a competition-sized pool, fitness center, exercise studio/dance room, basketball and racquetball courts, athlete-only weight room, and a Multipurpose Athletic Center. The Unistructure houses the large majority of classrooms, faculty offices, learning labs, Salmanson Dining Hall, and Janikies Theater. Classrooms are all very well maintained and have the latest technology for teachers and students, including computers, overhead projectors, and plugs for power and high-speed Internet at most seats. The Bryant Center is most popular for its dining options and multipurpose rooms. It is also home to the bookstore, the Intercultural Center, the Center for Student Involvement, the Women's Center, Commuter Connection, and several other offices for the larger campus organizations. Although the Bryant Center is technically the student center, the main area of student activity during the day is the Rotunda (Roto for short), where students hang out between classes and many clubs and orgs set up events and tables throughout the day. The Interfaith Center includes a worship area, a multipurpose room, and a meditation room.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
78
Campus Size
428 acres
Student Centers
  • Bryant Center
  • Unistructure
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
Douglas and Judith Krupp Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Bryant Center
  • Rotunda
Bar on Campus
None
Bowling on Campus
None
Coffeehouse on Campus
None
Movie Theater on Campus
None, but clubs and organizations often arrange movie nights in Janikies or the MAC.
"Green" Initiatives
In 2012, Bryant received a STARS bronze rating for its sustainability practices. In recent years, the University has increased green initiatives through additional courses and research, peer-to-peer outreach, and waste management programs.
School Slang
  • DPS: Department of Public Safety
  • IB: International Business—a popular major at Bryant
  • Rente's: Parente's, a local restaurant and bar
  • Roto: Rotunda
  • Salmo: Salmanson Dining Hall
  • SPB: Student Programming Board
  • Uni: Unistructure—the main building on campus, which includes classrooms, the cafeteria, and most of the offices on campus
Traditions
  • Around the World: One of the first weekends of the fall semester is devoted to Around the World, when seniors open their townhouse doors and greet students with different shots of alcohol. This is a fun time even if you don't drink because everyone hangs out outside by the townhouses.
  • Festival of Lights: This annual event at the beginning of December celebrates holiday traditions from all faiths. During the day, there are a variety of activities in the Rotunda, including holiday arts and crafts, food decorating, music, and the chance to get your picture taken with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. In the evening, there are a variety of religious readings and music from around the world. Following this ceremony, staff and students light candles and walk over to the Bryant Center for the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree and menorah. It is a lot of fun and brings everyone on campus together.
  • Late Night Breakfast: Every semester during finals week, Bryant hosts Late Night Breakfast in Salmo to give students a break from studying. Breakfast food is served, and there is also music and games. It is a fun way to relax, and it is free for all students.
  • Spring Weekend: Spring Weekend is a two-day party that kicks off after Friday classes with food and games in front of the Bryant Center. SPB plans numerous games and activities, such as field events, Bingo, a carnival, and a Saturday night concert. Previous bands have included O.A.R., Fabolous, Dashboard Confessional, Everclear, MIMS, and Third Eye Blind.
Urban Legends
If you walk under the Archway as an underclassman, you will not graduate from Bryant.
Favorite Things To Do
When they're not studying, Bryant students have plenty of options for fun things to do on campus. With more than 70 clubs and organizations putting on events and activities on a regular basis, you're lucky if you don't get double-booked between Big Bingo, the comedy show, and an off-campus trip to play laser tag! Students also enjoy just hanging out with friends in their dorms/suites/townhouses (or outside when the weather is nice), going to the gym, or grabbing a bite to eat at South or Salmo.
Student Newspaper
The Archway
www.bryantarchway.com
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Bryant has more than 70 student clubs and organizations. With academic clubs, sports clubs, Greek organizations, culture and service groups, special interest groups, and governing organizations, there is something for everyone. Most Bryant students get involved in at least one club or organization.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organizations
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
  • The C.V. Starr Financial Markets Center located in the Bello Center is a mock trading room with state-of-the-art technology and software. It features real-time stock market data and Reuters 3000. Finance students often have classes here.
  • Each year, the senior class raises money to donate a class gift to the school. In 2009, the University president told the senior class he would jump into the campus pond if 50 percent of the class contributed. That May, the president lived up to his end of the challenge and jumped into the pond.
  • One of Bryant's major organizations on campus, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), finished in the top 16 in the U.S. national competition in 2009. The competition involved creating a multimedia presentation that focused on the projects Bryant's SIFE completed that year.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 50 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 64 responses

  • 11% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 45% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 31% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 12% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 46 responses

  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 9% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 54% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 37% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

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