Bryant University

Bryant University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Bryant University Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Bryant University was awarded 189 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is digital marketing.

Overall Quality

Bryant is ranked #127 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Bryant held the #228 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Bryant also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Rhode Island ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bryant?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Bryant University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 76%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 69% of students accepted to Bryant submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 630. Math scores were between 560 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bryant University  ( 560 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Bryant University  ( 560 to 650 )
Bryant received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Bryant University  ( 25 to 30 )

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Bryant University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Bryant University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bryant University is 56%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  56 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bryant University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Bryant University has a freshmen retention rate of 89%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  89 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Bryant for first-time, full-time students is 77%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  77 out of 100

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Bryant University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,281 undergraduates at Bryant with 3,255 being full-time and 26 being part-time.

How Much Does Bryant University Cost?

The overall average net price of Bryant is $39,234. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Bryant

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$32,455 $33,173 $34,391 $39,005 $42,455

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Bryant, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Bryant, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $16,038 a year. That adds up to $64,152 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bryant is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Bryant Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Bryant make around $69,300 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Bryant students since it is 74% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Bryant University make the most money.

Location of Bryant University

Bryant University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Smithfield, Rhode Island. The suburban atmosphere of Smithfield makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Bryant are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917-1291
Phone: 401-232-6000

Bryant University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 26 majors graduated from Bryant University. Of these students, 892 received undergraduate degrees and 212 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Finance & Financial Management 182 $57,657
Marketing 150 $51,982
Business Administration & Management 130 $56,099
Accounting 121 $59,688
International Business 77 $59,447
Applied Mathematics 42 $60,920
Communication & Media Studies 39 $51,690
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 20 $38,289
Political Science & Government 19 $43,798
Entrepreneurial Studies 19 $42,123

Learn more about the majors offered at Bryant University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Bryant

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 457 students took at least one online class at Bryant University. This is an increase from the 76 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 457 457
2018-2019 76 76
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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