Peoria, IL
Bradley University


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Recent Reviews

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

Make your career focus the main variable in your choosing, not cost. I chose my school because it's highly rated or my major...

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

Make your career focus the main variable in your choosing, not cost. I chose my school because it's highly rated or my major, and has an almost 100% job-placement rating post-graduation. The bottom line is that you get what you pay for, so do not be afraid of student loans! Also, keep in mind the type of environment that you want while in school. A smaller school means smaller classes and more one-on-one time with professors, not to mention better equipment, typically, as well as having real professors teaching all of your classes instead of graduate assistants. A larger school provides a busier feel, because of more people. And most importantly, when you choose your school, and being attending, GET INVOLVED! Have fun, study, and enjoy your experience. It truly is life-changing.

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

There really is not a lot to do if you are not car accessible.

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

I wish I had known how boring that Peoria was, to be perfectly honest.

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

Bradley is a safe environment for sturdents to grow socially, emotionally, mentally, and academically.

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

Bradley is a safe environment for sturdents to grow socially, emotionally, mentally, and academically.

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

In order to find the right school, you have to know what you're looking for first. If you are absolutely positive that you want to go to a small school, then look into colleges with a small population. Also, research your school. Make sure it can help you accomplish your goals as a student. Finally, look into the social scene; that will be the most memorable part of college. You're going to remember the people you met and the fun things you did in school, not the formula for a standard deviation from a statistics class.

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

The worst part of Bradley is its President's tyrannical reign.

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

A college should be somewhere you feel at home. You want it to be a place you will succeed and be involved in new adventures....

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

A college should be somewhere you feel at home. You want it to be a place you will succeed and be involved in new adventures. Make the most of your college experiences by being open to those new adventures.

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.

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