Jul 31, 2021

College Admission

  • Bryant University
  • 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917, USA
College/University Education / Training

Job / Advertisement Description

We understand that the dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic have made this a difficult year for high school students navigating the college search process.

Here at Bryant, we offer an education—and an admission process—that's focused on the whole person. We know that sometimes test results may not be an accurate indicator of an applicant's overall ability to succeed in college. That’s why we have a test-optional admission policy.

This alternative allows us to consider your strengths that may be demonstrated in areas other than your ACT or SAT score.


If you feel your SAT or ACT scores aren't an accurate reflection of your abilities, or you have been impacted by the disruption of test administrations for the SAT and the ACT, you can choose not to submit them. Instead, you'll answer a short essay question. To assist you in making an informed decision, we have placed the essay prompt below. It will also appear on the Bryant University Member Page of the Common Application.


With our comprehensive and holistic application process, the submission of SAT or ACT scores is optional. If you feel your SAT or ACT scores are an accurate representation of your academic potential, then submit them with your application. 

There are no cutoffs or minimum scores for your SAT or ACT scores or with any part of your Bryant application. To view the average SAT score and other facts about current Bryant students, see our Admitted Class Profile. To submit your scores for the SAT, use CEEB code 3095. To submit your scores for ACT, use code 3802. For more information about the SAT or ACT, visit the College Board web site.