Peoria, IL
Bradley University


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Recent Reviews

Dana
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Bradley is well know for it employment rate after graduation. It has a great reputations and can help you suceed in your car...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Bradley is well know for it employment rate after graduation. It has a great reputations and can help you suceed in your career field.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Our economy isn't the greatest is has been, but that shouldn't hurt a student's desire to get a college education. I suggested planning your finances out as carefully as you can. There are ways to pay for college, you need to get out there and look for them! When visiting a college, spend a night or two there, and really feel out the campus life, don't just pick a college just because it's the best in a certain field. You need to feel comfortable there, and really feel like you could spend four (or more) year there. When you do get to college, don't hold yourself back from enjoying the atmosphere. Be Responsible. Many students don't know how to survive responsibly in an open atmosphere. Have fun but be safe. Enjoy college, it's the time of your life!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

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.

Kristin
Describe the students at your school.

My class my are very attentive and engaged in the professor every move.

Describe the students at your school.

My class my are very attentive and engaged in the professor every move.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First and formost, don't feel like you have to get drunk every weekend or every single time you go out. You don't. There are fewer people out there getting "totally smashed"than you think. You have four years of weekends to have fun and unwind - so take your time and whenever you have a study day before finals us the day to study not sleep it will pay off. Study abroad if you can because the experience is incredible. Get involved in organizations on campus never be afraid to show your talents with the organization. Become a part of your campus community. There are some fun and enjoyable community service events you may find that you love outside of campus. Also keep in touch with your parents they are your biggest fans and even become some of your closest friends in college. Finally remember don't work yourself to death but don't slack off because college is one of the greatest opportunities in life.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish i had know the exact cost of this school before I came.

Emma
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice would be to determine a few main characteristics that you find extremely important the school have, and seek out sc...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice would be to determine a few main characteristics that you find extremely important the school have, and seek out schools that fit those characteristics, but select kind of a lot of them. And vary them as much as possible. Then simply go and visit those schools, nothing is more valuable, in my opinion, than a gut feeling.

What's unique about your campus?

The fact that it's small enough so that i get personal attention from my teachers and feel comfortable, yet big enough to provide a lot of opportunities

What kind of person should attend this school?

a white, upper-middle class person from a Chicago suburb who wants to join a fraternity or sorority. mostly.

Kim
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Bradley is really a great school. It's just the right size so that you don't get lost in the shuffle but you don't get bored ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Bradley is really a great school. It's just the right size so that you don't get lost in the shuffle but you don't get bored of seeing the same people every day. It's very diverse and there's always something to do. The teachers are great, as are the students. You'll always be able to find an eager helping hand.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The dorms aren't great quality. Sometimes the teacher's are a little tricky to get a hold of.

What's unique about your campus?

How diverse it is and how there are a lot of things that you can get involved in on campus. There's always something going on. There's always somewhere you can go to study.

Ellen
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It is a good school for certian majors and not so good for others.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It is a good school for certian majors and not so good for others.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Start saving early because college tuition prices continue to go up and it becomes very hard for students and their families to pay for school. Also, make sure you know how many years it will take you to get a degree. Most schools charge by semester or by year and I was told I could make it out in four years, but now it looks like I may have to be here five years.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone majoring in engineering, nursing, or education.

Kristen
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It is a complex, extremely challanging school that is the right size.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It is a complex, extremely challanging school that is the right size.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit the colleges that you are looking at during a day when classes are actually going on. It will give a more realistic view of what that campus is like, compared to a "exploration visitor day" for potential students.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

It is extremely Greek Life centered and if you aren't in a fraternity or sorority you are somewhat of an outcast.

Michael
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Bradley University is known for there basketball team and speech team. The school has a great Engineering department. There's...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Bradley University is known for there basketball team and speech team. The school has a great Engineering department. There's a great deal of school pride at sporting events, and it shows why the community is stronger than some bigger public universities.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best advise would be to visit all the colleges that a parents childs college adviser helped choose for them.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had more money because now I have two pretty big private student loans under my name that I would have to pay when schools over (not including my next two years). I was not completely ready for all the free time and to know how to study for the class that I was in.

Khang
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

-Expensive -Small campus -Private school -Old; needs remodeling -Difficult classes -Predominantly Caucasians -Predominantly w...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

-Expensive -Small campus -Private school -Old; needs remodeling -Difficult classes -Predominantly Caucasians -Predominantly wealthy or well-off students

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When finding the right college and making the most of the college experience, make sure that you can afford it financially. lack of financial support can lead to stress and frustration, which may ultimately lead to failure or minimal academic achievements.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing is that the class size is small. I learn so much more effectviely in a small class, as opposed to large lecture hall, where the voice of the professor is usually distorted, or it is hard for me to see the presentations (board, overhead, etc). I hate that it is really expensive along with the very high difficulty level. I sometimes feel like I'm paying to fail. Other than the financial aspects of the school, everything else is great.

Andrew
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I would say that Bradley is known for it's small class sizes and it's relationship with Caterpillar

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I would say that Bradley is known for it's small class sizes and it's relationship with Caterpillar

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Be serious about University, it is time to grow up and start making something of yourself. Far too often I see students who treat University just like highschool. You will get out what you put it, both academically and socially.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Some of the intro courses move incredibly slowly and can be extremely boring.

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  • 4,473
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  • $32,120
  • Acceptance rate
  • 70%

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