Bryant University

967 reviews
  1. Smithfield, RI
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Bryant University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference
Address
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
Website

Bryant University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
1050-1220
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$35,006/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $30,535/ year
  • $30-48k
    $29,117/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,939/ year
  • $76-110k
    $36,042/ year
  • $110k+
    $47,969/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.63 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,232Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Dedicated student that likes to party
    39%
  • Do the work and Party Hard
    33%
  • Suburban
    12%
  • Uncultured
    12%
  • Rich kids who have no concern for school work
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.72 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Close-knit community
    38%
  • Business School
    24%
  • Drinking school with business problem
    21%
  • Alcoholism
    14%
  • Passionate faculty
    3%

After Bryant University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses

Reviews

967 reviews
  • Excellent
    134
  • Very Good
    328
  • Average
    372
  • Poor
    89
  • Terrible
    44
The Communication department is one filled with great professors who truly want the best for their students. Many of these professors provide news or information on possible job and internship opportunities for their students. The workload seems fair for this department but does require many papers, journal entries, and other assignments relating to writing. The courses are interesting and current and do seem to help students in the future. Job opportunities for communication majors are less available than other business related majors but are still out there. Communication majors at Bryant University do seem happy and satisfied with what they are learning and their overall education!
  • College Senior
  • Sep 17 2012
Small Town Near Lively City – Bryant campus always has a lot going on, but it is fairly secluded from the rest of Smithfield. It is a closed campus with one restaurant located at the entrance to campus. However, within a five minute drive,there are shopping plazas, restaurants, bars, and movie theaters. If you are willing to drive about 20 minutes down the highway into Providence, there is tons to do. Providence is home to Waterfire, which is really cool to watch, and also has lots of restaurants to try out and an enormous mall to shop in. In the winter there is also ice skating for those who can brave the cold of an outdoor rink! Overall, Bryant is situated in a very calm, safe area with a small town feel, however it is located close enough to Providence that those who crave a more adventurous city lifestyle can still have it with a quick drive to the downtown or club district.
  • College Junior
  • Jan 31 2011
Bryant gives each student the same laptop and full-access to our laptop central on campus which will fix your laptop if it's broken, update it when new programs (ex. new microsoft programs) come out, and do routine check-ups. Printing on campus is so easy and Bryant gives each student $40 worth of printing money-you will normally have leftovers at the end of the semester so it's plenty of money! There are printing booths in all of the major buildings on campus which makes access to printing easy and no need for your own printer. Our entire campus is wireless so that is also great!
  • College Junior
  • Oct 31 2012