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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,489
Declined 3,720
Total Received 11,209
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Private

4,606

undergraduate students

1,276

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 5,882
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: Suburbs
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International

Bradley University
1501 West Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL
61625

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
67%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Activities Council of Bradley University
  • CRU (Campus Christian group)
  • Fraternity/Sorority Life
  • Service on Saturday
  • Alpha Phi Omega (Coed Service)

Top Events

  • Late Night BU
  • Student Organization Fair
  • Taste of Bradley
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • emergency text messaging, mass notification/emergency communication system in 20 academic buildings

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
32%
Top 1/4
64%
Top 1/2
92%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.76

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,489
Declined 3,720
Total Received 11,209

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

class rank
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 42
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,810

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $35,060
Room & board $11,280
Additional fees $420
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $1,990
Total $49,950
Average Financial Aid - $4,810
Total with Avg. Aid $45,140
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

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Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Acting
Actuarial Science
Advertising
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Auditing
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Dietetics/Dietitian
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Drawing
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Economics, General
Education, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
French Language and Literature
Game and Interactive Media Design
General Literature
Graphic Communications, General
Graphic Design
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History Teacher Education
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Industrial Engineering
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Manufacturing Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Music Management
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Nursing Education
Organizational Communication, General
Organizational Leadership
Painting
Philosophy
Photography
Photojournalism
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Printmaking
Psychology, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Sculpture
Secondary Education and Teaching
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Small Business Administration/Management
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Sports Communication
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

5,882

total students

82%

in-state

18%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

4,606
students

Female
51%
2,336

Male
49%
2,270

22%

1,276
students

Female
77%
978

Male
23%
298

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

4,462
students

Female
51%
2,273

Male
49%
2,189

4%

144
students

Female
44%
63

Male
56%
81

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 82%
Student 4 year graduation rate 59%
Student 5 year graduation rate 17%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

195

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Other
  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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