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Bryant University is a four-year, private university located in Smithfield, Rhode Island, United States. It was established in 1863 as a branch of Bryant and Stratton. Bryant became a non-profit institution in 1949. In 1969, it offered its first masters program. The campus is spread across an area of 420 acres. Bryant offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business
  • College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bryant University has an active Greek life. The university has several sororities and fraternities on campus. Their sports teams are known as the Bulldogs. The university's student-run newspaper is called "Archway. " It also has a radio station called WJMF 88. 7.

Profile of Bryant University

The main campus of Bryant is in Smithfield, RI (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a private, not-for-profit school. Bryant offers degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to business and management and computer science and engineering.

Bryant Selectivity

Bryant does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, 44% of people who applied to the school were accepted. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 520 to 600. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 550 or more.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at Bryant are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 3, 733 enrolled students.

Student Life

Many students at Bryant live in campus housing. The school makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at the school belong to the Northeast 10 Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Bryant is a student-centered university focused on academic excellence that prepares its students to achieve their personal best in life and their chosen professions through: Challenging academic programs offered by faculty members prominent in their fields, A culturally enriching campus life that encourages personal growth, Corporate and business experiences and affiliations, The integration of advanced technology into the curriculum, and The cultivation of a global perspective through course work and student-life activities. Bryants Mission Statement is a product of the institutions community-wide strategic planning effort, which is an ongoing process; thus the mission will be subject to periodic review and revision as needed. "

Bryant Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management787business management, marketing, finance, accounting, actuarial science, taxation, financial management, accounting technology, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering57computer and info science, information technology, information science
Media29communication studies
Therapy and Counselling14psychology
Liberal Arts9international studies, English, economics, history

Contact: Bryant

Bryant University

1150 Douglas Pike

Smithfield, RI 02917-1284

General Phone: (401) 232-6000


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