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Bryant University is a private institution that was founded in 1863. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,337, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 420 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Bryant University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 15. Its tuition and fees are $35,940 (2012-13).
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Founded in 1863, Bryant University empowers students to realize their personal best in life and their chosen professions. Bryant is the one university that is driving a paradigm shift in undergraduate education by shattering the thinking that liberal arts and business are separate paths. The Universitys innovative real-world curriculum is made more profound by an unwavering focus on character and ethics.
The College of Arts and Sciences offers degrees in applied economics, actuarial mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics, applied psychology, communication, environmental science, global studies, history, literary and cultural studies, politics and law, and sociology. The College of Business offers a degree in business administration with concentrations in accounting, computer information systems, entrepreneurship, finance, financial services, management, and marketing; a degree in information technology; and an international business degree with concentrations in computer information systems, finance, management, and marketing. Bryant's Graduate School of Business offers full- and part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA)programs, as well as an MBA for Informational Technology Professionals. The Graduate School also offers Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) and
All of Bryant's academic programs are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a distinction earned by only five percent of universities.
Bryant has internships and recruiting partnerships with 300-plus companies; 80 student clubs and organizations; Northeast Conference NCAA Division I, intramural, and club sports; and service learning and leadership development programs. Qualified students can study abroad for a semester, a summer, or an academic year in one of 45 countries.
In addition, the Universitys business outreach centers offer a wealth of resources to professionals and businesses throughout the region, and include the John H. Chafee Center for International Business, the Bryant University-U.S. China and Confucius Institutes, and the Rhode Island World Trade Center, the only one of its kind located on a college campus.
Bryant is on a beautiful 428-acre campus in Smithfield, R.I., and is 15 minutes away from the state capital, Providence; 45 minutes from Boston; and three hours from New York City.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Bryant University, it's important to note the application deadline is February 1, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are December 1 and November 15, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 15. The application fee at Bryant University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 76.7 percent and an early acceptance rate of 61.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||76.7%|
|Application deadline||February 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Bryant University is 15:1, and the school has 23.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Bryant University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Mathematics and Statistics; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 87.8 percent.
Bryant University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,337, with a gender distribution of 58.8 percent male students and 41.2 percent female students. At this school, 80.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 20.0 percent of students live off campus. Bryant University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Bryant University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Bryant University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Bryant University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
At Bryant University, 68.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,992.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$35,940 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$12,982 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data