Founded in 1863, Bryant University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Smithfield (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Rhode Island. Officially accredited/recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Bryant University (BU) is a small (enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Bryant University (BU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as master degrees in several areas of study. This 153 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. BU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.