Tuition & Fees

$33,760

$33,760

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
46%
500-599
38%
400-499
9%
700-800
10%
600-699
33%
500-599
45%
400-499
12%
700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
46%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
20%
24-29
40%
18-23
37%
12-17
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
54%
18-23
29%
12-17
6%
30-36
13%
24-29
50%
18-23
37%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,303
Declined + 2,929
Total Received 10,232
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Private (nonprofit)

4,649

undergraduate students

1,195

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Engineering
  2. Health Professions
  3. Business
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Codes

SAT 1070
ACT 0960

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,844
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)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Peoria, IL

85-acre, suburban campus in Peoria (population: 114,265), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
62%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
17 fraternities 32% of male students
 
12 sororities 31% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
90%
Bottom 1/2
10%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
46%
500-599
38%
400-499
9%
700-800
10%
600-699
33%
500-599
45%
400-499
12%
700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
46%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
20%
24-29
40%
18-23
37%
12-17
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
54%
18-23
29%
12-17
6%
30-36
13%
24-29
50%
18-23
37%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
May 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline October 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,303
Declined + 2,929
Total Received 10,232

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

Financial Aid

70%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$22,141

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $33,360
Room & board $10,620
Additional fees $400
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $45,580
Average Financial Aid - $22,141
Total with Avg. Aid $23,439
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Debra Jackson
Director of Financial Assistance
dsjackson@bradley.edu

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

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 Directors

Chris Reynolds (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Jennifer Jones (women's)
Associate Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Missouri Valley Conference
Mascot
Kaboom!
School colors
red and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science/Business
Actuarial Science/Mathematics
Advertising
Animation/Visual Effects
Art
Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology/Ecology/Evolution
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Science
Business
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business Law
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
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
Internal Auditing
International Business
International Studies
Journalism
Leadership in Educational Administration
Leadership in Human Services Administration
Learning Behavior Specialist
Learning Behavior Specialist/Elementary Education
Learning Disabilities
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
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Printmaking
Professional Master of Arts
Psychology
Public Relations
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
User Experience
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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

5,844

total students

78%

in-state

22%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

4,649
students

Female
51%
2,354

Male
49%
2,295

20%

1,195
students

Female
70%
834

Male
30%
361

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

4,512
students

Female
51%
2,285

Male
49%
2,227

3%

137
students

Female
51%
69

Male
49%
68

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

57%

Transfer applicants accepted

49%

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 7

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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

75%

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Australia
China
India
Kuwait
The Netherlands
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
admissions@bradley.edu

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