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Colleges / Bryant University

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate69%

Bryant University Admissions

Bryant University is moderately difficult to get into. Bryant University admitted 69% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 8,898 students applied to Bryant University and 6,124 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Bryant University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 2/1 and the fee for the application is $50.

Students who apply to Bryant University for fall should anticipate a decision by March 15.

Bryant University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Bryant University's admissions stats.

Bryant University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 15.81%
Mean SAT Score 1213
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 19.4%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 2.5%
Waitlist Yes

Bryant University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Bryant University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 1
Early Decision II Yes January 15 February 15
Early Action Yes November 15 January 15
Regular Decision Yes 2 1 March 15

Applying Early to Bryant University?

Bryant University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision II applications are due January 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.

πŸ—“οΈ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Bryant University will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Bryant University is 82%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 69%.

Bryant University accepts around 86% of early action applicants and 69% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Bryant University admitted 125 of the 153 students who applied early decision. Last year, Bryant University admitted 2,995 of the 3,481 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to college to increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➑️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Bryant University Admissions

How To Get Into Bryant University

Bryant University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Bryant University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2022, Bryant University accepted 69% of all applicants, around 6,124 from 8,898 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Bryant University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Bryant University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Bryant University

Bryant University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Bryant University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Bryant University

What does Bryant University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Bryant University for more information on admission factors.

Bryant University Application Requirements

To apply to Bryant University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Bryant University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) – 3.3 – –
Interview – √ – –
Transcript(S) of College Record – – – –
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1 2 – –
Written Essay or Personal Statement √ – – –
Other Requirements √ – – senior year first-quarter grades, three short essay questions in place of test scores
Transcript of High School Record √ – – –

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Bryant University?

Students admitted to Bryant University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 32.16% submitted a class rank. At Bryant University 15.81% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 45.16% were in the top 25% and 82.58% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Bryant University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 16.9%
3.75 and 3.99 16.16%
3.50 and 3.74 20.25%
3.25 and 3.49 17.52%
3.00 and 3.24 14.27%
2.50 and 2.9 13.43%
2.00 and 2.49 1.47%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Bryant University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Bryant University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 19.4% of Bryant University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 2.5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Bryant University?

To be competitive with other Bryant University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1180 and 1320 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Bryant University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1320 and 25% of scored lower than 1180, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Bryant University student is 1213.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Bryant University students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Bryant University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.

To be most competitive at Bryant University, you should strive to earn between 27 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Bryant University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Bryant University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.

More Information on Transferring to Bryant University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Bryant University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is May 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Bryant University during the following terms:

β€’ Fall Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Spring Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Summer Term

Bryant University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Bryant University?

βœ… Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Bryant University.

Does Bryant University accept transfer credits?

βœ… Bryant University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Bryant University accepts:

β€’ CLEP subject tests β€’ DSST/DANTES

Does Bryant University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

βœ… Bryant University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Bryant University?

❌ No, Bryant University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Bryant University's acceptance rate?

βœ… The acceptance rate for Bryant University is 69%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Bryant University?

βœ… Bryant University's early decision acceptance rate was 82% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Bryant University?

βœ… The early action acceptance rate at Bryant University was 86% in 2021.

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Bryant University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Bryant University? Bryant University is a somewhat selective institution. The Bryant University acceptance rate is 69%. This means that the institution accepts 68 out of every 100 applicants.


Bryant University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

May 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bryant University is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bryant University is May 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Bryant University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1180 - 1320


Math SAT Range

583 - 670


Reading SAT Range

580 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1320 and Above


1180 to 1320


1180 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Bryant University students is 1213. Applicants with SAT scores of 1320 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Bryant University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1180 to 1320 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1180 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Bryant University.

Bryant University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Bryant University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.51. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases Β© 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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