Peoria, IL
Bradley University


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Recent Reviews

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.

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

My school is involved not only in the academic and athletic scenes, but within the surrounding community as well; it is all e...

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

My school is involved not only in the academic and athletic scenes, but within the surrounding community as well; it is all encompassing.

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

In looking for a college it is necessary to first identify the proximity of which you wish to reside away from your home. If you get really home sick than you might want to consider a school within 50 miles of your house and possibly living at home while taking classes for the first semester, just until you get aclamated. Following your decision on the general proximity of the school, one should consider both the academic standards of the school and the general school size. In most cases, both student and parent want a school that holds itself to high academic standards, size on the other hand is mainly attributed to that with which the student would be comfortable. Some students are very comfortable in large group situations and therefore would prefer a larger school, whereas others are much more apt to prefer small group settings, wtih individual student-teacher time, these students would be more likely to preside within a smaller school. Beyond these few criteria, the last of the significant aspects of any college would be the availability of financial aid and the over all social scene which must be evaluated on an individual student to student basis.

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

Some of the books in the library are slightly outdated, they could stand to be updated with more recent versions.

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

Bradley has amazing interactive professors who care about the student, great opportunities for students to take advantage of,...

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

Bradley has amazing interactive professors who care about the student, great opportunities for students to take advantage of, it is a medium sized school and it's located in Peoria Illinois the corporate center of Catepillar.

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

My advice is first, that they get an idea what they want to do with that major when they graduate. I am the first of my family to attend college so I asked my teacher for guidance. Second, a great career center, the job placement rate is important, the resources available for students with interview or resume building skills. Finally, 'the right' college should be a place the student feels comfortable. I thought what I wanted was a big school but in the end I chose a medium sized school! Making the best of college is simple. Don't let people influence your goals. In high school I was an achiever and when I went to high school people told me "It's okay if you don't do that great your first year," that comment made it seem I could just take things slowly instead of becoming more involved and working harder in school. The next thing is to manage your time very efficiently. Bradley has over 240 organizations, so get involved, it will make the college experience amazing! School is about academics but it is also about meeting new people, building networks and having an amazing time.

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

Bradley hasn't updated all of its residence halls. Although, the asthetics of the college are being worked on when it rains the school floods because the sidewalks weren't build correctly.

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

Don't just choose the school that is the most well known. Though there may be an excellent program, you may be sacraficing so...

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

Don't just choose the school that is the most well known. Though there may be an excellent program, you may be sacraficing something else for that program. Always look into percentage of job placement after graduation, class sizes, and what kind of professors teach at that school. Private or public, every school is different so keep your eyes peeled.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

This school has one of the best civil engineering programs in the nation. Also, there has been 100% placement after college in the CE department for quite some time now.

Amanda
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for basketball and engineering

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for basketball and engineering

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

I would tell them to absolutely visit the school before they send their kids there. I would also recommend meeting the president of the college personally and put them on the spot with questions that are not answered in an FAQ session. (personable, open door policy...etc.) I would also ask about the crime rates around the campus as well as activities.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The parking is the most frustrating thing.

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  • 4,473
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $32,120
  • Acceptance rate
  • 70%

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