Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1135
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $36,872
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    2,190
  • University Selectivity
    76%
  • University Yield
    21%
  • Job Offers
    84%
  • Average Salary
    $50,650
  • Top Industry
    Other
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1963
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917-1284, United States
Website
405x225

College of Business

Founded in 1863, Bryant University is a selective, student-centered university with distinctive programs in business and the liberal arts. Bryant’s innovative curriculum, which integrates business, science, and the liberal arts, offers real-world experiences for students who graduate with global perspectives. Bryant's College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as executive development programs. Bryant's residential campus is 15 minutes from Providence, one hour from Boston, and three hours from New York. The University serves approximately 3,180 undergraduates and 300 graduate students.

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The quality of professors and past experiences they have provide a unique and beneficial experience. The school puts a huge emphasis on teamwork. Also, the combination of a liberal arts minor with a business major provides a unique and well rounded education.

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About Bryant University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
76% Bryant University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. High school GPA
  2. Secondary school record
  3. Talent/ability
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT 1146
  • Min. ACT 25
  • Min. GPA 3.36
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT 1143
  • Min. ACT 25
  • Min. GPA 3.33
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
6443% 6,443
76% 76
21% 21
76% School Selectivity
21% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • None
  • Are Interviews Required? Recommended
Additional Requirements:

TOEFL or IELTS required of some international students and all international students are required to submit a certificate of finance. Transfer students are required to submit official transcripts for completed college courses and progress reports for courses that have not yet been completed.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
4902% 4,902
50% 50
24% 24
50% Program Selectivity
24% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Recommended
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Declare business major
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 92
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Other 42%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 14%
  • Consulting 4%
  • Petroleum/Energy 3%
PricewaterhouseCoopers 23
Top Employer
  • EMC Corp 12
  • Travelers 9
  • Amica Insurance 8
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
84% College of Business 78% Average Across All Schools

More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
67% 67
62% 61.74527272727272
67% Receive Offers
67% 67
59% 59.252482758620694
67% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
17% 17
16% 15.83261363636364
17% Receive Offers
17% 17
17% 16.796475409836066
17% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
14% 14
9% 9.05625
14% Receive Offers
14% 14
9% 9.484761904761905
14% Accept Offers
92% Graduates seeking full-time employment
8% Graduates not seeking employment
89% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
4% 4
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
33% 33
Data not provided
General Management
8% 8
Data not provided
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
5% 5
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
23% 23
Data not provided
Operations/Production
3% 3
Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
3% 3
Data not provided
Other
21% 21
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
19% 19
$53,000.00 Data not provided
Consumer Products/Retail
4% 4
Data not provided
Consulting
4% 4
Data not provided
Financial Services
14% 14
$50,000.00 Data not provided
Government/Education
2% 2
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
2% 2
Data not provided
Manufacturing
0% 0
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-Profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
3% 3
Data not provided
Real Estate
0% 0
Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
0% 0
Data not provided
Technology/Science
5% 5
Data not provided
Transportation
5% 5
Data not provided
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
42% 42
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
81% 81
Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
11% 11
Data not provided
U.S. South
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. West
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers 16
  • RI State Government 9
  • Merrill Lynch 8
  • Fidelity Investments 8
  • WPRI TV-12 8
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 49
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 454
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 454
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Career counseling, self-assessment testing, career related workshops, mock interviews, resume critiques, career fairs, Recruiting Program, Academic Internship Program, Alumni / Student Shadow Program, Alumni / Student Career Nights, site visits, career panels, Career Planning 101 course, Senior Transition Series, Dining Etiquette Dinner, Walk Down Wall Street Tour, and NYC Business of Fashion Tour.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$51,932
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $36,872
  • Fees $362
  • Expenses $14,698
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$51,932
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $36,872
  • Fees $362
  • Expenses $14,698
54% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 0% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 38%
  • Merit 41%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.bryant.edu/admissions/cost-and-financial-aid/
Scholarships
$31,654,199
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$33,020,547
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • College of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
33% 30
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
43% 25
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
0 College of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Computer Information Systems; Entrepreneurship; Financial Services; Global Supply Chain Management; Information Technology; Human Resource Management
More Information
Business Program Classes
17% Less than 20 Students 0% More than 50 Students
83% 21 to 50 students
25 Average number of students in non-business required electives
54 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • ACG315 Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • ACG350 Fraud Examination
  • GSCM430 Global Sourcing and Supply Management
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2004
Degrees Offered
  • BSBA: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • BSIB: Bachelor of Science in International Business
  • BScIT: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
110% 110
53% 53
Prominent Faculty
  • Peter Nigro, Ph.D.

    Sarkisian Chair and Professor, Finance

  • Charles Cullinan, Ph.D.

    Professor, Accounting

  • Michael Roberto, D.B.A

    Trustee Professor of Management

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Federal Work-Study Program - Part-time employment opportunities are made available to students who demonstrate eligibility for federal assistance. Hourly compensation will not be less than the current minimum wage.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Bryant University study abroad opportunities include semester-long, summer, and full academic year programs of study. Students choose from hundreds of academic institutions in 50 countries. International academic study tours led by Bryant faculty are also available. International internship programs complement Bryant's array of study abroad opportunities.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Opportunities for service learning and community service for business students include a community service project in the required business core course MGT200: Management Principles and Practice, a Sociology and Service Learning minor, and volunteer activities through campus involvement.

Students

15% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 17% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1200 75th Percentile Score on SAT 26 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
81% 81
Asian American
8% 8
Hispanic
7% 7
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
1%
1%
92%
1%
1%
1%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
90% 90
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
7% 7
Dual Citizenship
2% 2
Canada
1% 1
18 Average age of full-time students
90% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
79% 79
83% 83

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 34,133
Alumni Donations
$493 Average Gift $200,032 Largest Gift

David M. Beirne '85, General Partner, Benchmark Capital Partners

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Robert Brown '86

    President, Bond Group, Fidelity Investments

  • Ian Morris '90

    President and CEO, Marketleader Inc.

  • Joseph Puishys '80

    President and CEO, Apogee Enterprises Inc.