Published 07/21/17

Second-largest freshman class to enter Bryant this fall

Approximately 900 first-year students — the second-largest incoming class in Bryant's history — will walk onto the Smithfield campus this fall. Hallmarks of the Class of 2021 include impressive academic achievement and significant community service experience.

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 the No. 9 ranked university by U.S. News and World Report in their 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.

More than 7,200 students applied to the University; 73% were accepted.

Additional highlights of the Class of 2021

  • 17%: Students of color
  • 22 U.S. states represented
  • 6.5%: International students
  • Of international students, the top four countries represented are India, China, Dominican Republic, Canada
  • 3.40: Average grade point average
  • 1141: Average SAT
  • 26%: Class rank