Peoria, IL
Bradley University


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Recent Reviews

nick
Describe the students at your school.

Friendly and ready to help with any problems that you have.

Describe the students at your school.

Friendly and ready to help with any problems that you have.

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

Pick a campus that speaks to you and when you get there do not be scared to be outgoing. College life is what you make it and you can make life at college great or not so great so be ready to make life great.

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

Finding the college that is right for you or your son/daughter is about the feel. A college may look great on paper but that says nothing compared to the feel. My first college visit was to the college I thought I was going to. However, the moment I walked onto campus I knew that I hated it. When I came to Bradley, however, I knew instantly that it was for me. I feel as if people will know the feeling when they experience it for themselves. The school obviously has to have the appeal of cost, location, and academics, but a lot of the decision relies on "feel". We were given five senses for a reason, we should use them all to make decisions that affect us greatly. Make the most of your college experience. Go to floor programs, visit the campus social atmosphere, and join many organizations. You will never have the opportunity to see a band or movie for a low price right next door ever again. Take advantage of it all. Do everything! I repeat, do everything!

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

Know what you want to do after college before looking for a school. Deciding where you want to live and work after college sh...

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

Know what you want to do after college before looking for a school. Deciding where you want to live and work after college should dictate where you choose to go to school. A school closest to where you want to live and work will be able to give you connections, but a school too far removed will make it difficult to end up where you want to.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who grew up in Peoria who don't want to live far from home. People from India looking for a Master's Degree. People looking for a small college with few opportunities.

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

The high school I attended was more interested in students discovering their personal interests than this college, and had more opportunities.

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

Finding the right college is all about the feel. Of course you need everything to look right on paper, such as academic majors, financial aid, size, etc. But when you walk on to a campus and you already feel accepted, cared for, and comfortable, there is no better indicator. Once you get to that place, it is important to reflect on who you truly are and what you want to do. There will be so many different kinds of people on your campus, so there is no need to pretend to be someone you're not. College is a time to enjoy yourself and figure out your mission in life. There will be so many resources, so utilize them while you can and make it the best experience for you.

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

I would suggest visiting the school you are interested in and really stay long enough to gain the atomosphere. Feeling it for yourself will really give you an idea of what it'll be like there every single day. It's also good to research the different majors offered and the quality of those majors. Many students switch majors at least once during their college career. My biggest mistake was rushing the process of visiting schools, and I didn't really learn too much about the social life on campus until I was already here. It was too late when I realized the school wasn't for me. Look at the clubs/organizations before accepting admittance because if you don't know anyone beforehand that is the best way to meet new people.

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

We have excellent opportunities for off campus housing.

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

That you should go and visit the colleges that you are looking for. Because you might not know it's the right school unless ...

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

That you should go and visit the colleges that you are looking for. Because you might not know it's the right school unless you actually go there and look at it. Getting to know the students or seeing the college while there are students there to understand what goes on there. Also don't make the choice based on major alone. Make sure that there are some majors that you might be interested in as well not just that one major because you will more then likely change it at some point in time.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who doesn't like small school or is use to a large city.

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

The way the Administration is run. They can sometimes be very harsh and not do what is in the best interests for the students.

Katy
Describe the students at your school.

The students are intelligent, but don't use it as well as they could.

Describe the students at your school.

The students are intelligent, but don't use it as well as they could.

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

Make sure to shop around. Sit in on classes. Speak to real students. Wander campus by yourself.

John
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Bradley is best known for its engineering, and along with engineering, its association with caterpillar. Asside from that our...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Bradley is best known for its engineering, and along with engineering, its association with caterpillar. Asside from that our basketball team made it to the sweet sixteen three years ago, and one of our graduates is the janitor on scrubs.

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

I would have to say that one of the more important things to do when choosing a school is to go take a tour, see the campus and talk to real students about life on campus. I've had many friends go to schools they've never toured, or tour a school they thought they'd like only to find out that it's not really that good of a fit for them. A tour can tell you so much, much more than you can lear by reading about it online or in brochures.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is that it takes a while for student's complaint's and issues to be adressed. The school and student body make decisions without always seeing every consequence of what they do. One example is a rehersal space for orchestra, which got kicked out of its on campus rehersal space last year and now has to practice off campus, with little progress shown for moving orchestra back, even though there have been multiple complaints by many members of the orchestra.

Randall
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Was closer than the other school.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Was closer than the other school.

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

The most important thing is to go where you feel is right. Don't where somewhere just because a friend goes there!!!

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

How large Greek life actually was. And true class sizes.

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

My school is very academic based and really focused on learning and it also has a lot of sorority and fraternity participatio...

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

My school is very academic based and really focused on learning and it also has a lot of sorority and fraternity participationg

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

They should really go and visit the schools. When you go to visit a school, your child can really understand whether or not you feel like you fit in or not. Seeing a college brochure rarely gives a great indicator as to whether or not that school is a good fit. It's also important to consider that schools that are far away cost a lot for traveling, so staying closer to home is not that bad of an idea.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is really focused on learning and wants to learn a lot in order to have a successful chance for oppurtunities in the future.

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

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