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
I really like the academic opportunities here at Bryant! Professors really take the time to work with students on an individual level to help with any material that might not be clear. They also work to form good bonds and become great mentors. Many of the faculty can help you in the early years pick classes and focus your major to something you might not have considered. Every professor I have worked with here has made sure to help me with anything. I am even traveling to Dublin, Ireland this summer to study and work, all courtesy of professor pointing me in the right direction. The faculty here is unparalleled.
  • College Junior
  • Feb 17 2013
Friendly, Close, and Fun! Since Rhode Island is such a small state, it doesn't take long to get to anything! Providence is only 15 minutes away, giving students access to Providence Place Mall, countless restaraunts, and the city's night life. When it gets nicer out, the beach isn't far away either. Bryant is a well respected school in the area so everyone is very friendly toward students! Many expanding businesses have also recently started in the area, making it an ideal setting for networking and grabbing an internship for the summer!
  • College Sophomore
  • July 16 2012