Bryan College

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PO Box 7000

Dayton, TN 37321-7000

Phone: (423) 775-2041
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#22 Overall Score: 65 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Bryan College is a private institution that was founded in 1930. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,572, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 100 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Bryan College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 22. Its tuition and fees are $21,150 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Educating students to become servants of Christ to make a difference in today's world.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1930
Religious affiliation Christian nondenominational
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $5,763,345


When applying to Bryan College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 10. The application fee at Bryan College is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 52 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 52.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 10

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Bryan College is 14:1, and the school has 61.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Bryan College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Education; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Theology and Religious Vocations. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 42%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 20%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 14%
Education 14%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 8%
Theology and Religious Vocations 8%

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Student Life

Bryan College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,572, with a gender distribution of 48.1 percent male students and 51.9 percent female students. At this school, 82 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 18 percent of students live off campus. Bryan College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment N/A
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Bryan College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Bryan College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Bryan College, 55 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Bryan College.

Students who have cars on campus 55%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Bryan College, 83.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,607.

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Tuition and fees $21,150 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,250 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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