Bradley University

Peoria, IL

Bradley University

Peoria, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$35,480

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
630
25th
540
75th
650
25th
540
75th
29
25th
22
75th
27
25th
22
75th
28
25th
22
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,476
Declined 2,726
Total Received 10,202
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Private

4,750

undergraduate students

1,627

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 6,377
Established in 1897
Coeducational Coeducational

85-acre, suburban campus in Peoria (population: 112,883), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Bradley University
1501 West Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL
61625

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
66%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
87%
Bottom 1/2
13%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
630
25th
540
75th
650
25th
540
75th
29
25th
22
75th
27
25th
22
75th
28
25th
22

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 1
Application deadline (final deadline) May 1
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline October 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,476
Declined 2,726
Total Received 10,202

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • 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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

96%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$20,726

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $35,060
Room $6,520
Board $4,760
Additional fees $420
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $47,960
Average Financial Aid - $20,726
Total with Avg. Aid $27,234

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 309 677-3089
F: 309 677-2798
bufinaid@bradley.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, bass fishing, billiards, fencing, golf, hockey, lacrosse, rock climbing, running, soccer, sportsmen, table tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, bass fishing, fencing, lacrosse, rock climbing, running, soccer, softball, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, bowling, cricket, dodgeball, flag football, golf, racquetball, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, wrestling

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Missouri Valley Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Acting. yes
Actuarial Science. yes
Adult and Continuing Education Administration. yes
Advertising. yes
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes yes
Biochemistry. yes yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other. yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology. yes
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer Science. yes yes
Construction Engineering. yes
Construction Management, General. yes
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Dietetics/Dietitian. yes yes
Directing and Theatrical Production. yes
Drama and Dance Teacher Education. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Drawing. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities. yes yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities. yes yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics. yes
Engineering, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing. yes
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education. yes
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Business Services, Other. yes
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. yes
Finance, General. yes yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General. yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
French Studies. yes
Game and Interactive Media Design. yes
General Literature. yes
German Language Teacher Education. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
Industrial Engineering. yes yes
Information Science/Studies. yes yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Journalism. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Management Science. yes
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Manufacturing Engineering. yes yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics and Statistics. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor. yes
Music Management. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes
Music, General. yes
Music, Other. yes
Nurse Anesthetist. yes
Nursing Administration. yes yes
Nursing Education. yes yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Organizational Communication, General. yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Painting. yes
Philosophy. yes
Photography. yes
Physics Teacher Education. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing. yes
Psychology Teacher Education. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Health Education and Promotion. yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes
Radio and Television. yes
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other. yes yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Reproductive Biology. yes
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other. yes
Sculpture. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Selling Skills and Sales Operations. yes
Small Business Administration/Management. yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Speech Teacher Education. yes
Sports Communication. yes
Superintendency and Educational System Administration. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes
Telecommunications Management. yes
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Engineering
  2. Health Professions
  3. Business

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

6,377

total students

82%

in-state

18%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

74%

4,750
students

Female
50%
2,393

Male
50%
2,357

26%

1,627
students

Female
78%
1,264

Male
22%
363

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

4,577
students

Female
51%
2,327

Male
49%
2,250

4%

173
students

Female
38%
66

Male
62%
107

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 44
Countries most often represented Bolivia
Canada
China
Ghana
Great Britain
Kuwait
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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