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Founded in 1897, Bradley University. is a Private college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 4,473 full time undergraduate students, and 1,125 full time graduate students.
The Bradley University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 346 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Bradley University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at BU are considered Selective, with ,43% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
94% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 69% were in the top quarter, and 35% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Bradley University.
120 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.
83 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
122 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 4 % gave the school a 5.0.
123 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
123 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.
121 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
123 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.
123 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
39 Students rated Bradley University
I have always loved Bradley University. I started visiting when I was 4 years old because my dad is an alum. Going to Bradley was a dream of mine. The professors are all super reliable and I have never had a bad experience with any of them. They truly care about us as students and want to know how we are doing as people. The classes are a great size so friends are easy to make. If you want an institution that makes you feel comfortable and at home, Bradley is the place for you!
I think the academics, classes, after-class activities, and facilities are very good. Sometimes the surrounding area can get a little rough but overall, this is a good school. another thing is, the campus is constantly changing and adapting to new things presented to it so, that's a great thing in my opinion.
Bradley is a family oriented community. Professors are always willing to help you and there are numerous resources to be used to help you on your academic journey. The people are really nice and it's a very peaceful environment. Overall, the campus is very homey and I love it.
Bradley is my home. I may only be a first-semester freshman, but I've already found my niche. The campus is beautiful landscape and architecture wise, but that is just the surface. Inside the buildings are professors and staff who love what they do and do it well. I will not deny that I have heard of "bad eggs", but in my experience, I have not had a professor who does not care for their students. The classes are rarely taught by aids and the professors hold regular office hours. There are also many out-of-classroom experiences that are present for students. As a first-semester freshman, I am already involved in research and applications for internships. My professors alert me to new opportunities and point me to people of interest on campus. Outside of academics, basketball is a huge deal. Sports do have a large standing on campus, and the great recreation center proves it. There are many activities and clubs on campus to keep students busy in their free time. Greek life is bustling as well. Overall, I love Bradley. It is the path to my future. It is my home.
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My college experience has afforded me the opportunity to pursue an exciting future. I have grown more throughout being in university than I ever could have imagined. I am now more focused, motivated, and productive. I am genuinely excited to utilize everything I have learned in my undergraduate work, and everything I have yet to learn in law school to do what I can to help others and enrich lives.
Typical college students who, although they do work hard, like to party hard too.
Bradley Students come from wealthy suburbs, Bradley students are preppy, Bradley students excel well in their classes. The greek life drinks a lot.
Not at all.
Yes, professors know my name; favorite would have to be Accounting, but I'm just weird like that. I don't know if I really had a least favorite; everyone I know study all the time, but I never study; class participation is a big part of most of my classes; I'm sure some Bradley students have intellectual conversations; I don't really see much competitiveness between students; I suppose West Civ and Comp, since it was an honors class and year-long; Accounting is the best thing in the world. I don't know much about the department, although I love how they do have the 3-2 thingy to get a Master's; I have met with several of my professors outside of class; I suppose the requirements are standard, nothing too special or hard about the gen eds; I would say Bradley is half and half with learning for a career and learning just to learn. I think Bradley has a good balance.
I absolutely love Bradley. It's so quaint. It has its own small bubble, and I feel completely safe while on campus. But unlike some other small schools I've seen, its not in the middle of nowhere, all you have to do is walk two blocks and you're in a city. Wouldn't change anything; just the right size; most people ask where it is; outside the dorms or on the quad; Peoria is definitely not based around Bradley; the administration is good; um, the upping of drinking tickets?; yes, a lot of school pride, everyone wears Bradley clothing; not really anything unusual; can't remember anything too special, just a lot of little things; costs of drinking tickets.
Greek life is big on campus. I am an alumna of a sorority on campus. The campus, in general, is big on community service and getting involved with the community around us.
The things to do off campus would be to go to the movies, parks, mall or out to eat.
What caught my eye about Braldey was that it was a medium sized campus. It had all the features of a campus setting except it felt more close knit than a larger university. I like the fact that it is only about a five minute walk across campus. I really liked the friendly vibe on campus. Bradley felt more lively and more welcoming than the other universities I visited. Bradley was the only university where the tour guides bragged about how close of a community Bradley was, and that it was truly a home away from home.
Watch your money. This school is not cheap. If you can get a job off campus you will be very happy. Book are very very expensive, if you can order them online or find them somewhere else cheaper, you will save lots of money. I would also suggest taking general education classes somewhere else to save money.
The worst thing about my school is that it is in another state and I am not able to attend classes on campus.
The Engineering School brought in a lot of students.
A small friendly campus that offers alot.
There is not a ton of spirit in the school and I wish we had a football team
Everyone is welcome! I don't think anyone should avoid Bradley.
The kind of person that should attend this school is the person who wants a healthy mix of fun and schoolwork. There's always something going on on or off campus on every weekend, whether it is alcohol related or not, and during the week we have many extra-curriculars to attend. We also have a challenging program for students, so it is good in that aspect as well.
The 3:2 program for my major. It is basically three years bachelor's, two years master's, and in five years I will graduate with both degrees. My school is strong in my area of study, and the degree will mean a lot to my future.
Bradley's cheerleaders do a routine at a basketball game
the band Jack's Mannequin performs at Bradley
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
99% of students
attending Bradley University receive some sort of financial aid.
24% were awarded federal grants.
While 69% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
Tuition and fees(Out of state)
Books and Supplies
Room and Board
Total On Campus
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