Smithfield, RI


80 Ratings

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Bryant University

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Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

I feel like I've answered this question many times already, so I don't really have much to add. Like most stereotypes, there is some truth to the idea that the majority of Bryant students are from the New England area, fairly preppy, upper-middle-class, and studying business. However, there is also a significant international and multicultural presence on campus, as well as students with very diverse styles, backgrounds and majors (both business and liberal arts). I myself am from Texas, was home-schooled prior to college, have traveled extensively, and took a gap-year to work before coming to Bryant. Stereotypes can only brush the surface. You have to really get to know people before you can put a label on them (and even then, I don't think labels serve much of a purpose). So I guess you'll have to come visit and see for yourself!

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Many people would stereotype Bryant students as “over-achievers” or very “career-orientated”. While I do believe that most students fit this stereotype, there are always some who don’t. For the most part, students at Bryant are very driven and focused. And, many students enjoy competing with each other. While this goal orientated student is very popular here at Bryant, majority of these students also find a remarkable balance between their education and social life. Aside from the over achievers, there are some students here that are just trying to get a degree. Not every student knows what they want to do, and roughly 20% of undergraduate students are undecided. So, as a whole, Bryant does have a large number of go-getter students, but those who do not fit the stereotype are not few and far between.

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