Applying to Bryant
Welcome to Bryant University, a close-knit community where expert faculty mentor students who combine liberal arts and business to create their path, expand their world, and achieve their success. Our great strength in education is our attention to each individual student. And that begins before you even apply.
We're here to help you as you begin your college search; happy to provide information about what to look for in a college and all that Bryant has to offer.
Bryant's competitive applicants have taken a strong college preparatory curriculum in high school. But we know that you are more than your grades and test scores. We want to know you - what makes you laugh out loud, what inspires you, what makes you want to dig deeper. We're looking for great students who want to belong to a dynamic community with an atmosphere of purpose. We're looking for students who want to graduate with the knowledge, skills, credentials, and qualities of character to lead and succeed in an age of unlimited global opportunity.
- If you are applying for first-year admission, please review the information below before submitting your application.
- If you are an international student, please visit the Information for International Students section of the site for complete application information.
- If you are a transfer student, please visit the Information for Transfer Students section of the site for complete application information.
- Bryant's CEEB code (for the SAT) is 3095 and our ACT code is 3802
- FAFSA Code: 003402
First-year application requirements
For your application to be considered complete, you must submit the following items:
- Completed Common Application (with supplement) or completed Universal College Application (with supplement)
- Essay/Personal Statement
- Letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor
- Secondary School Report
- Official transcript (senior courses and most recent grades)
- $50 non-refundable application fee*
- Official SAT (CEEB code 3095), ACT (code 3802) scores or test optional essays (see Bryant's test-optional policy)
- Teacher Evaluation (optional)
- Early Decision applicants: a list of your senior courses and the Early Decision Supplement
*Application fee waivers are available to candidates with financial hardship. Please discuss your situation with an admission staff member.
Bryant University accepts applications for Early Decision I, Early Action, Early Decision II, and Regular Decision.
Early Decision I - Nov. 15
If Bryant is your first-choice university we encourage you to apply Early Decision. In addition to receiving admission notification by Dec. 16, students who filed an estimated financial aid form will receive scholarship notification and an estimated financial aid package.
By applying Early Decision, you agree that, if admitted, you will withdraw all other college applications and enroll at Bryant University. A commitment deposit is due by Jan. 10, 2014.
Early Action - Dec. 2
If Bryant is one of your top choices we encourage you to apply Early Action. In addition to receiving admission notification mid-January, students will receive scholarship notification along with their admission decision.
Early action is non-binding, which means you get early notification, but your commitment deposit is not due until May 1, 2014.
Early Decision II - Jan. 15
If during your college search, Bryant becomes your first-choice university after the Nov. 15 Early Decision I deadline, you still have the opportunity to be considered as an Early Decision applicant through our Early Decision II program. Applicants will be notified by February 17, and will receive scholarship notification. Those that filed an estimated financial aid form will also receive an estimated financial aid package.
By applying Early Decision II, you agree that, if admitted, you will withdraw all other college applications and enroll at Bryant University. A commitment deposit is due by March 10, 2014.
All Early Decision applicants must submit the Early Decision Agreement Form.
Regular Decision – May
Students applying Regular Decision will receive notification by the third week in March and must postmark their commitment deposit by May 1, 2014. Applicants will receive notification if they have been awarded a scholarship, and those that filed a FAFSA will receive a financial aid package.
Competitive applicants to Bryant have taken a strong college preparatory curriculum including the following coursework in high school:
- Four years of English
- Two years of Social Science
- Two years of Science (lab)
- Two years of foreign language
- Four years of college preparatory math (with fourth-year math a level beyond Algebra II. We prefer that a student takes precalculus or calculus in his/her senior year)
- International students are required to take the TOEFL exam. The minimum required score for the TOEFL is 550 (213 computer-based exam), and an 80 on the IBT exam.
Applicants are encouraged to challenge themselves beyond these requirements and take honors, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses where available and appropriate.
Admitted Student Profile
Bryant’s application review process is comprehensive and holistic. We review each application thoroughly when making an admission decision, and there are no cutoffs or minimum scores for any part of the application.
The average profile of a student attending Bryant in the Class of 2015 was:
- 3.4 GPA (out of 4.0)
- Top 25% of graduating class
- Challenging college preparatory curriculum
- Strong letters of recommendation
- Extracurricular activities
This is just an average profile and every year students are admitted with higher and lower profiles than the average.