About Bryant

Bryant University has a clear focus: Preparing students to be successful in an age of unlimited global opportunity.

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President Ron Machtley

Stories about faculty and student research and engagement , curriculum innovation, global alliances, character in action, and student success are in the news. You’ll also find news, updates, and videos on Bryant’s social media channels – YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

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A 150-Year tradition of innovation and excellence

Throughout its 151-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 close-knit, 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 co-curricular opportunities, service learning programs, internships, and practicums allow students to put theory into practice while building character and leadership skills.

More than 40,000 Bryant alumni are making a difference in their work and their communities around the world.

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The Honorable Ronald K. Machtley became Bryant’s president in 1996. Under his leadership Bryant has experienced unprecedented growth throughout the organization.

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At a Glance

Bryant's integration of academic programs offered through the College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences is what differentiates the University, its students, and its alumni. 

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For more than 150 years, Bryant University has provided education to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and qualities of character to achieve a lifetime of success.
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Strategic Initiatives

Bryant is preparing students to succeed in an interconnected world. Bryant's Strategic Plan: Vision 2020 focuses on Innovation, Globalization, and Differentiation in education for 21st century.

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Centers and Institutes

Through our Centers and Institutes, Bryant University partners with other institutions, local communities, and global businesses to foster innovation at all levels .

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Visit Bryant

Visit Bryant's 428-acre, secure campus in Smithfield, RI, to discover our stunning contemporary facilities and learn more about our close-knit learning community. Get directions. 

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