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Bryant University Data & Information Overview

167 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
74% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Bryant University Ranked?

#127 Best Colleges in Nation
#3 Best Colleges in RI
International Business/Trade/Commerce Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

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Bryant University was awarded 167 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is international business/trade/commerce.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Bryant is ranked #127 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Bryant held the #191 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 9 colleges in Rhode Island, Bryant is ranked at #3.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bryant?

74% Acceptance Rate
41% Of Accepted Are Women
30% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Bryant University is 74%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Bryant is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 30% 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 550 and 650. Math scores were between 570 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bryant University  ( 550 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Bryant University  ( 570 to 650 )
Bryant received ACT scores from 4% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 26 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Bryant University  ( 26 to 30 )

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Bryant University Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
61% Full Time Teachers

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 61%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  61 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bryant University

90% Freshmen Retention
77% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Bryant University has a freshmen retention rate of 90%. 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  90 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

3,255 Full-Time Undergraduates
16.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
37.8% Percent Women

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?

$40,533 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
$57,164 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Bryant is $40,533. 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 +

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 $14,291 a year. That adds up to $57,164 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bryant is 0.9%. 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?

$91,105 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Bryant make around $91,105 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Bryant graduates since it is 114% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Bryant University

Rhode Island State
3,255 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
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

Bryant University Majors

26 Majors With Completions
884 Undergraduate Degrees
226 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 26 majors graduated from Bryant University. Of these students, 884 received undergraduate degrees and 226 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 MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Finance & Financial Management180$53,930
Business Administration & Management139$54,004
International Business59$58,854
Applied Mathematics34$57,692
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods27NA
Human Resource Management24$59,894
Communication & Media Studies23$44,312
Management Information Systems19NA

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

Online Learning at Bryant

3% Take At Least One Class Online
3% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 119 students took at least one online class at Bryant University. This is a decrease from the 457 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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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.


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