Bryant University seeks young men and women who want to tailor their education to match their academic and career interests. A combination of liberal arts, business, and technology courses provides students with flexibility as well as the academic foundation necessary to pursue their professional goals.
The total undergraduate enrollment of Bryant University is regulated by action of the board of trustees, with a resulting limitation in the number of candidates who can be admitted each year. Because of the limitations on enrollment, the Office of Admission, under the leadership of the Vice President of Enrollment Management, conducts a selective review of candidates for admission. Every student seeking entrance to an undergraduate degree program must apply through the Office of Admission. Students may be admitted to the University on a full-time or part-time basis.
The criteria for admission are intended to identify those students who are most likely to successfully complete four years of rigorous study at Bryant University. The Admission Committee considers each candidate individually and bases its decisions on a number of factors. The material that follows pertains to undergraduate admission. Graduate students should contact the Office of Graduate Admission and refer to the requirements of individual programs. Although admission standards are consistent for first-time freshmen and transfer students, we recommend that students interested in transferring credits from another institution carefully read the information provided under the heading “Transfer Admission.”
Candidates for all bachelor’s degrees should be graduates of an approved high school or the equivalent, with a distribution of courses of sufficient breadth and depth to offer a proper background for the core curriculum at Bryant. Individual differences will exist in such programs, but applicants to Bryant should have four years of English, two years of history or social science, two years of lab science, four years of college preparatory mathematics (with a preference for precalculus or calculus in the senior year), and two years of a foreign language. It is recommended that the remaining units necessary for high school graduation be in mathematics, foreign language, science, and social studies.
Although the course work recommended for admission represents the equivalent of the usual four-year college preparatory curriculum, the admission policy of the University is designed to enroll students with a variety of backgrounds. Evidence of academic growth, demonstrated leadership ability, and motivation are special qualities that may not be reflected in the accumulation of credits. The Admission Committee, however, considers such qualities vitally important. The committee also places value on recommendations from the high school college counseling department and others concerning character traits and personal qualifications not shown in the academic record.
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