Bradley University

Peoria, IL

Bradley University

Peoria, IL

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Whatever you do, Be You

Bradley University is home to the boundary breakers, the new thinkers—a place that creates a symphony of unique voices, stories, and people who want to change the world. Bradley doesn’t mass produce professionals: It provides students the opportunity to explore and grow into their chosen life path through its five colleges and hundreds of majors. Here, we applaud and welcome the unique personalities, styles, beliefs, and perspectives each student brings to our campus. Our integrated approach to learning creates academic opportunities that will shape and prepare you for a lifetime of incredible achievements. You’ll experience an intimate and adaptable experiential learning environment where you’ll be prepared to meet tomorrow’s challenges as a graduate and professional.

Working together as one university
Bradley University's faculty and students study, teach, and learn in and across more than 185 top-notch programs offered through the five following schools:
Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology
College of Education and Health Sciences
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Foster College of Business
Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts



Ranked #35 among "Best Value Schools" | U.S. News & World Report, 2024


Ranked among the top 200 "Best National Universities" | U.S. News & World Report, 2024


Ranked #8 among the "Best Colleges for Student Athletes" and #9 for "Best College Athletics" in Illinois | Niche, 2024


Peoria, Illinois

Bradley and Peoria share much in common: a diverse population, world-class research facilities, outstanding fine arts and entertainment, and a great sense of community. Peoria simultaneously offers the urban benefits of a big city and the personality of a small town.

Bradley by the Numbers

185+ academic programs

12:1 student-faculty ratio

100% of classes taught by faculty

240+ student organizations

100% of students completing at least
two real-world experiences before graduation

Over 90% of first-year students live on campus

50,000 student volunteer hours each year to nonprofits

91% career placement rate for 2022 graduates

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