Peoria, IL
Bradley University


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Recent Reviews

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.

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

Size, Class Sizes, Finanacial Aid offered, overall campus culutue, small, private, non-religion based...

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

Size, Class Sizes, Finanacial Aid offered, overall campus culutue, small, private, non-religion based...

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

Go on as many college visits, and overnight visits, to make the best choice. It's important to see and "experience" all your options.

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

Visit as many of your possible schools as possible! This is the best way to get a real feel for the environment you will be in. Also, make sure to apply to enough schools! Apply to several "out-of-reach" schools, several "reach" schools, and of course apply to several safeties. Do your research in deciding which schools to apply to. Talk to as many alum or current students about schools. Also, use resources such as Petersons.com to compare different schools. Don't put your applications off until the last minute! Devote time to completing and proofreading all of your applications. As far as making the most of your college experience, get out of your room! Meet people, join clubs, get out there and keep an open mind. Be friendly and don't be afraid to meet different people or try new things! Take the opportunity of being on your own to learn/improve time management and organizational skills. Don't neglect your classes just because you think they're easy! Missing easy points can reallly affect your grade unnecessarily. Have fun!

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

If you're not 100% sure on what you want to do with your degree, go to a 2 year local college first and decide there, no sense in spending the extra money just to later decide you wanna change majors. Unless money isn't a concern then go to a 4 year university for the experience.

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

Parents must understand that choosing a college is one of their child's hardest decisions, we have very little knowledge of w...

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

Parents must understand that choosing a college is one of their child's hardest decisions, we have very little knowledge of what we want or where we want to go for college. First the parent's need to get their child involved in searching the type of major they are interested in pursuing. Then research the college that will provide the best education for the child. You can talk to your consular to help you better understand the academic's at a particular college. If you then like the education and the location potential then it's time to go ahead and plan a visit to the college. If you want to make the most out of your college experience I would first get involved in student organizations. I would get involved in one club for a physical even like a sport and then the second club would be getting involved in an organization related to your major to help you grow academically. If your looking for more friends and more events consider joining a fraternity or sorority.

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

I wish I knew the fast pace of the classes and also the work load at Bradley University. My freshman year I struggled trying to balance my social life with school. After my third year I finally feel I understand the hardwork expectations. Today I work over 20 hours a week at Walgreens and up to 5 hours working for Bradley University, I also am involved in a fraterity and CEO club. I understand the work load and have been able to stablize my time management most effectively.

What's unique about your campus?

The small class atmosphere makes Bradley University very different from other schools. Bradley has better student teacher relationships, harder class work, and Bradley is seen as a prestige private university in the Midwest. Companies enjoy employing Bradley students because of these differences and our drive to succeed at work.

Britany
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are helpful, fun people who enjoy hanging out, working together to complete assignments and studying together.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are helpful, fun people who enjoy hanging out, working together to complete assignments and studying together.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our basketball team and our Engineering deptartment

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

During your visit to the college, take advantage of the option to sit in a class and to stay overnight. This is the best way to determine whether or not you will fit into the campus and the campus life. Also, visit the campus several times in different seasons and weather conditions. Just because a school looks good if you visit it on a sunny day in the summer doesn't mean you'll like it on a rainy day during the school year.

Alyssa
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates at Bradley were very friendly and engaged.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates at Bradley were very friendly and engaged.

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

It is located in the third largest city in Illinois (Peoria), yet it offers a very family-like atmosphere.

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

While most consider the application and decision process stressful, it's really quite simple. Once you select schools of great adacemic character, simply choose the school that "feels right" to you. I got a distinct feeling after my on-campus visit at Bradley, and couldn't have imagined my four years of college else where. Once you decide on what is "right" for you, make the most of it. Study hard and join extracurricular activities, but don't forget to make friends and enjoy your experience. As the quote goes, "College is the best time of your life," and it will be over sooner than you think. So, cease the moment and make the most of it - it builds you into the person you will soon become!

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

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