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Bryant University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Bryant University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Bryant University Ranked?

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2021 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 43 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

Bryant is ranked #228 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Bryant also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Rhode Island ranking.

See all of the rankings for Bryant University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Bryant?

Acceptance Rate

Bryant University has an acceptance rate of 73%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Learn more about Bryant University admissions.

Bryant University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Bryant University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 57%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  57 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bryant University

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

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Bryant the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 76%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  76 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Bryant University.

Good Overall Diversity at Bryant

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,499 undergraduates at Bryant with 3,453 being full-time and 46 being part-time.

Bryant Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Bryant is 72.62 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  72.62 out of 100
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How Much Does Bryant University Cost?

The overall average net price of Bryant is $38,050. 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 +
$31,572 $32,529 $35,716 $37,742 $40,324

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Bryant, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $12,945 a year. That adds up to $51,780 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bryant is 3.0%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Bryant make about $69,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. 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

Located in Smithfield, Rhode Island, Bryant University is a private not-for-profit institution. 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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Location of Bryant University

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 25 majors graduated from Bryant University. Of these students, 931 received undergraduate degrees and 152 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 177 $56,500
Accounting 143 $57,900
Marketing 141 $48,600
Business Administration & Management 120 $50,500
International Business 89 $54,600
Applied Mathematics 51 $57,100
Communication & Media Studies 33 $42,300
Human Resource Management 31 NA
General Biology 25 NA
Entrepreneurial Studies 22 $35,500

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

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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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