Class of 2021 is one of largest, most accomplished in Bryant history
Approximately 900 first-year students — the second-largest incoming class in Bryant's history — were welcomed into the Bryant community during Opening Convocation Sept. 5. Hallmarks of the Class of 2021 include impressive academic achievement and significant community service experience. More than 7,200 students applied to the University.
The class was selected from one of the largest and most academically talented applicant pool in the University’s 154-year history. Students hail from 22 states and 20 countries, including six of the seven continents. More than 32 languages and dialects are spoken by the Class of 2021, with six students being fluent in four or more languages.
A stellar return on investment is one factor driving the number of students seeking a Bryant education. For example:
- 99 percent of the Class of 2016 was employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation;
- the median starting salary of the Class of 2016 is $57,000;
- Bryant is ranked third in the country by College Factual for undergraduate business and is one of U.S. News & World Report's top 10 universities in the Regional Universities North category.
Approximately 100 transfer students are also expected to become members of Bryant’s close-knit community in the upcoming academic year.
Additional highlights of the Class of 2021
- 17%: Students of color
- 6.5%: International students
- Top four countries represented: India, China, Dominican Republic, Canada
- 3.40: Average grade point average
- 1141: Average SAT
- 26%: Class rank