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International Profile

Bryant University prepares students for success in an age of unlimited global opportunity.

Throughout its more than 150-year history, Bryant University has earned a distinguished reputation for innovative academic programs and technology that are marketplace driven and highly attuned to the emerging needs of industry and society. 

Bryant’s student-centered community of scholars delivers challenging academic programs that integrate business and the arts and sciences, with an emphasis on real-world application and a global perspective. 

Abundant cocurricular opportunities, service learning programs, internships, and practicums allow students to put theory into practice while building character and leadership skills.

More than 44,000 Bryant alumni are making a difference in their work and communities around the world.

Create your path
Bryant delivers an exceptional education for success in an age of unlimited global opportunity. The undergraduate curriculum is nationally recognized for innovation.

From your very first semester, you’ll find that Bryant’s interdisciplinary studies and engaged learning are designed with your success in mind. The Princeton Review notes that Bryant faculty are “good at teaching, but even better at providing real working knowledge.”

You’ll take notes from an industry expert in one class and be on site doing service learning in the next. Our world-class faculty integrate theoretical and applied concepts in a broad range of majors from Accounting to Sociology, all complemented by rich cocurricular opportunities.

Discover your passion and create your own path as you develop the knowledge, skills, credentials, and qualities of character to become an active contributor who thinks in a global context.

Achieve your success
How do you know a Bryant education can get you where you want to go? Nearly all—99%—of our graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Bryant students are focused on preparing themselves to enter the dynamic global workforce. Employers tell us how much they love hiring accomplished Bryant graduates. 

Our graduates prove to be assets to their employers from the get-go; their median starting salary is $55,000.


Distinguished academic programs
Our academic programs are distinguished by the integration of business and the arts and sciences. That means all business majors must pair their studies with a minor in the liberal arts, and all liberal arts majors must have a business minor. 

This combination of critical thinking, writing skills, and a working knowledge of business pushes our graduates to the front of the pack in any field.

At Bryant we keep the classes small, and faculty meet the highest of standards—80% hold a PhD or have a terminal degree in their field. There are no large lecture halls, and 100% of your classes will be taught by professors—not teaching assistants or graduate students.

There are more than 100 courses of study to choose from, including the basics like Accounting, Biology, and Psychology, as well as contemporary programs like Forensic Science, Social Entrepreneurship, and International Business. 


Campus life
Bryant, located in Smithfield, Rhode Island, boasts a beautiful, secure 435-acre campus just 15 minutes from downtown Providence and one hour from Boston.

We are a close-knit, friendly community; 82% of our students choose to live on campus. With 22 varsity sports teams, Division I spirit inspires the community to come together throughout the school year. 

The campus life is as rich and diverse as its student body. There are more than 100 student clubs and organizations at Bryant, including Greek life and academic clubs.

• 53 countries to choose from for study abroad

• Accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

• $55,000 median starting salary for Class of 2015 graduates

• 99% of students employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation

• Member of CUIBE, the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (international business degree program)


Located in Smithfield, Rhode Island, our safe, welcoming 435-acre campus is located 15 minutes from Providence, one hour from Boston, and three hours from New York City.


Type of school: Founded in 1863, Bryant is a private, nonprofit, coeducational, accredited four-year university. 

Size of Campus: Located in Smithfield, Rhode Island, our safe, welcoming 435-acre campus is located 15 minutes from Providence, one hour from Boston, and three hours from New York City. 

Number of Students: 3,459 full-time and part-time students; 82% of students live on campus. Options include single-sex and co-ed residence halls, suites, and townhouse apartments.

Number of Faculty: 13:1 student-faculty ratio

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
More than 100 courses of study, including: 

College of Business
• Accounting
• Computer Information Systems
• Entrepreneurship
• Finance
• Financial Services
• Global Supply Chain Management
• Human Resource Management
• Information Technology
• International Business
• Management
• Marketing

College of Arts and Sciences
• Actuarial Mathematics
• Biology
• Chinese
• Communication
• Economics
• Environmental Science
• Global Studies
• History
• Literary and Cultural Studies
• Mathematics and 

• Politics and Law
• Psychology
• Sociology
• Spanish

Geographic Diversity: Students come to Bryant from 36 states and 60 countries. 

International Student Services:
Intercultural Center (ICC): The ICC is staffed by professional educators who counsel, advise, and mentor students. The Center also oversees the African American Alliance, the Multicultural Student Union, and the International Student Organization, which celebrate diversity with programs throughout the academic year.

4MILE: A special orientation program for incoming international students, 4MILE will help you acclimate to the Bryant campus and living in the United States.

ESL Program: To assist in the transition to an English-speaking university, international students may be asked to participate in an intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program during their first semester at Bryant.

International Student Budget: (2015–2016)
Room and Board$14,684
Activity Fee$398

Financial Aid: Scholarships are offered based on academic criteria. No forms beyond the standard admission application are required for consideration. Need-based financial aid is also available for US citizens. The FAFSA form filing deadline is February 15.

Test Score Requirements: The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 80 for the Internet-based test and 6.5 IELTS. TOEFL/IELTS can be waived for students who have demonstrated English proficiency.  

Application Deadlines and Fees: Early Decision I candidates must apply by November 1; a commitment deposit is due by January 10. Early Action deadline is November 15; a commitment deposit is due by May 1. Early Decision II candidates must apply by January 15; a commitment deposit is due by March 10. Regular Decision applications must be in by February 1; a commitment deposit is due by May 1. The application fee is $50.