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Your chances of getting into Bryant University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

68.8%
Admission Difficulty for Bryant University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Bryant University is 68.8%.  Its admission rate is the 4th lowest in Rhode Island.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Bryant University and can you get accepted?

Bryant University is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 6,124 out of the 8,900 who applied were admitted.

Bryant University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.43. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Bryant University?

69% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Bryant University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.43 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1240 on the SAT
  • Score 29 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Bryant University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.43

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Bryant University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Bryant University are to have around a 3.43 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Bryant University accepts 69% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Bryant University is 3.43 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #6 in Rhode Island for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Bryant University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.4 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Bryant University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 13.3% Good
3.75 to 3.99 14.5% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 15.25% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 21.23% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 15.7% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 17.79% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.09% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.14% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Bryant University SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Bryant University. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 19% of students submitted SAT scores and 2% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1163-1320

Applicants Submitting SAT 

19%
SAT Scores for Bryant University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 580
Math 25th Percentile 583
Composite 25th Percentile 1163
SAT Scores for Bryant University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 650
Math 75th Percentile 670
Composite 75th Percentile 1320
Average SAT Score 1240

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Bryant University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Bryant University is 1240 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1163-1320. Students who get into Bryant University score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Bryant University ranks #4 in the state of Rhode Island for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1240 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Bryant University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1163 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1163, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1090, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Bryant University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1240 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1241, you have around a 69% chance of being admitted. A 1320 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 81% chance of getting in.

Bryant University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1320 and Above Good >81%
1241 to 1320 Avg + 69%-81%
1163 to 1241 Avg - 54%-69%
1085 to 1163 Reach 38%-54%
Less than 1085 Low <38%
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Bryant University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

27-32 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

2%
ACT Scores for Bryant University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile 27
ACT Scores for Bryant University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile 32
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Bryant University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Bryant University is 29, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 27 and 32.  The school ranks #4 in Rhode Island and #180 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 29. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 27 and score in the score in the top 15 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 24.

2 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bryant University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Bryant University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Bryant University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 29 score has around 69% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 83% with a 32 ACT score.

Bryant University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
32 and Above Good >83%
29 to 32 Avg + 69%-83%
27 to 29 Avg - 57%-69%
25 to 27 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 25 Low <44%
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High School Class Rank

84% of Bryant University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 49% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bryant University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18.5%
Top 25% of class 49.14%
Top 50% of class 84%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Bryant University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,418 5,482 8,900
Accepted 2,545 3,579 6,124
Acceptance Rate 74% 65% 69%
Enrolled 326 638 964
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 18% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Feb 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

None

The application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Bryant University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bryant University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Bryant University Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Required to be considered for admission
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bryant University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Bryant University is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.43 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1240 on the SAT and 29 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Bryant University often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217165 IPEDS survey data for Bryant University.

Last updated February 24, 2024

FAQs

Does Bryant University prefer SAT or ACT?

19% of students submit their SAT scores to Bryant University. 2% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Bryant University?

69% of those who apply are granted admission to Bryant University. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Bryant University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1163 and 1320. The average SAT score is 1241. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Bryant University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 32. The average ACT score is 29. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.