Tuition & Fees

$32,120

$32,120

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,033
Declined + 3,153
Total Received 9,186
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Private (nonprofit)

4,439

undergraduate students

899

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Communication
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 1070
ACT 0960

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
33%
500-599
38%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
700-800
13%
600-699
32%
500-599
39%
400-499
14%
300-399
2%
700-800
5%
600-699
23%
500-599
39%
400-499
32%
300-399
1%
30-36
22%
24-29
41%
18-23
35%
12-17
2%
30-36
16%
24-29
53%
18-23
26%
12-17
5%
30-36
13%
24-29
51%
18-23
35%
12-17
1%
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School Facts

Bradley, founded in 1897, is a private, independent university. Its 85-acre campus is located in Peoria, IL, three hours from Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,338
Established in 1897
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

Peoria, IL

85-acre, suburban campus in Peoria (population: 116,513), 75 miles from Springfield and 157 miles from Chicago. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Chicago; train serves Bloomington (40 miles) and Galesburg (50 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Bradley University
1501 West Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61625

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
51%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
17 fraternities 34% of male students
 
11 sororities 36% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
58%
Top 1/2
89%
Bottom 1/2
11%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
33%
500-599
38%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
700-800
13%
600-699
32%
500-599
39%
400-499
14%
300-399
2%
700-800
5%
600-699
23%
500-599
39%
400-499
32%
300-399
1%
30-36
22%
24-29
41%
18-23
35%
12-17
2%
30-36
16%
24-29
53%
18-23
26%
12-17
5%
30-36
13%
24-29
51%
18-23
35%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,033
Declined + 3,153
Total Received 9,186

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Justin Ball
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 309 677-1000
F: 309 677-2797
admissions@bradley.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,741,430
State $4,358,994
Institutional $41,029,300
Other external $1,300,281
Total $51,430,005

Non-need-based

Federal $4,553
State $17,121
Institutional $6,982,367
Other external $355,803
Total $7,359,844

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track (indoor)
track (outdoor)
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Missouri Valley Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Kaboom!
School colors
red and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science/Business
Actuarial Science/Mathematics
Advertising
Animation/Visual Effects
Art
Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology/Ecology/Evolution
Business Administration
Business Computer Systems
Business Economics
Business Management/Administration
Cell/Molecular Biology
Ceramics
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication
Community Wellness
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Computer Science/Mobile Computing
Computer Science/Software Web Security
Construction
Counseling
Criminal Justice Studies
Curriculum/Instruction
Dietetic Internship
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/Math/Science/Technology
Engineering Physics
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science
Environmental Science Education
Executive M.B.A.
Finance
Foods/Nutrition/Dietetics
French
Game Design
General Family/Consumer Sciences
Global Supply Chain Management
Health Sciences
History
Hospitality Leadership
Human Development Counseling
Human Resource Management
Individualized Program
Industrial Engineering
Interactive Media
International Business
International Studies
Journalism
Leadership in Educational Administration
Leadership in Human Services Administration
Learning Behavior Specialist
Learning Behavior Specialist/Elementary Education
Learning Disabilities
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts/Sciences
Liberal Studies
Management of Information Systems
Management/Leadership
Manufacturing Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing
Marketing/Professional Selling
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Lab Science
Medical Technology
Middle School Education
Music
Music Business
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Music/Entertainment Industry
Nonprofit Leadership
Nursing
Nursing Administration
Nursing Education
Nursing Practice
Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner
Organizational Communication
Painting
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Law
Pre-Med
Printmaking
Professional Master of Arts
Psychology
Quantitative Finance
Religious Studies
Retail Merchandising
Sculpture
Secondary Education
Social Media Marketing
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Sports Communication
Statistics
Studio Art
Studio Art/Art Education
Studio Art/Drawing
Studio Art/Graphic Design
Television Arts
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

83%

4,439
students

Female
51%
2,260

Male
49%
2,179

Graduate

17%

899
students

Female
48%
432

Male
52%
467

undergraduateFull-time

95%

4,222
students

Female
52%
2,161

Male
48%
2,061

undergraduatePart-time

5%

217
students

Female
46%
99

Male
54%
118

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

56%

Transfer applicants accepted

43%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: January 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Other
  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

75%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 33
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Peru
Saudi Arabia
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Patricia Bower
Coordinator, International Admissions
309 677-1000
intladm@bradley.edu

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