Published 09/13/11

Bryant ranked 16th by US News & World Report

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  (Sept. 13, 2011) -- U.S. News & World Report has ranked Bryant University among the region's top 20 universities, coming in at No. 16 in the Regional Universities (North) category.

This is second consecutive year Bryant has ranked 16th and is the seventh consecutive year of being ranked among the top 20 schools in its category.

"This ranking, along with other designations that point to Bryant's excellence, affirms the quality of the Bryant experience." José-Marie Griffiths

"Bryant's innovative, globally-focused education provides the training and insight our students seek in order to be successful and active citizens of the world," said José-Marie Griffiths, vice president for academic affairs. "This ranking, along with other designations that point to Bryant's excellence,  affirms the quality of the Bryant experience."

Bryant began its new academic year on Tuesday, Sept. 6. An opening convocation Sept. 7 welcomed the newest members of the Bryant community - the 822 members of the Class of 2015.

CLASS OF 2015 PROFILE

  • Total students: 822
  • Men: 60 percent
  • Women: 40 percent
  • Minority students: 16.2 percent
  • International students: 8.2 percent; the top 5 countries of origin are India, China, Vietnam, Myanmar and Bolivia
  • Average GPA: 3.31
  • Average class rank: top 26 percent

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