Peoria, IL
Bradley University


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Recent Reviews

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!

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

When trying to decide on the right college for you, think about what you want to get out of the experience. Do you want to be...

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

When trying to decide on the right college for you, think about what you want to get out of the experience. Do you want to be able to go home whenever you please, meet new people that you will form a lasting friendship with, or want to go to a school that's known and well recognized for the major that you would like to persue? I wanted these thing, and I have found them all here at Bradley University. Each person has to decide what they want, do you want a large university where class takes place in a huge lecture hall, or would you like to be able to have a professor that knows you by name and will talk to you, not just about the course work, but about anything that's on your mind. Once you have decided on the right college for you, you have to go into it with an open mind. Just think, college is like a fresh start. You make it what you want it to be. So don't just sit in your dorm room all day long, get out there and make the most of it!

What's unique about your campus?

Well, I'm makoring in civil engineering and this school is known for it's engineering program. I also like the job fairs that we have here on campus.

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

make sure you visit the school before classes are out because you are able to get a sense of how people are normally. If they...

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

make sure you visit the school before classes are out because you are able to get a sense of how people are normally. If they hang out on campus or to they go their room and stay there. Also remember that this an important decision but you can always transfer to a different school the next year. However transferring more than once looks back on your transcripts.

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

the campus is beautiful and the people are really friendly

What's unique about your campus?

the small setting but we still get some of the oppurtunites a large college gets.

Bradley
What's unique about your campus?

A video made for a class at Bradley University

What's unique about your campus?

A video made for a class at Bradley University

What's unique about your campus?

an event called "St. Baldrick's Day" comes to Bradley University's campus -- supporting cancer research.

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Bradley's cheerleaders do a routine at a basketball game

Describe the best and worst parts of the social scene on campus.

the band Jack's Mannequin performs at Bradley

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

Students at Bradley tell us their 10 favorite things about Bradley - comedically.

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

To find the right college, the students should go with their gut feeling of how they would fit in with the school environment...

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

To find the right college, the students should go with their gut feeling of how they would fit in with the school environment. I would suggest spending more than one day at your potential college to get to see the students and teachers and how they interact with one another. To make the most of your college experience, join extracurricular activities to make more friends and have lasting relationships. Join a club or group that the student didnt get a chance to join in high school and be active in it. My suggestion is to become involved in the most clubs or groups you can handle while maintaining good grades. This groups and clubs with make you an even better person than you thought you were. I have grown so much just from the people i have met and the friends that I keep. College is not all about studying, there are many more things to do on campus that will make you more active and happy.

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

That there isnt a lot of variety of restaurants in the town.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who wants a big school and big classes. If you just want to be a number in a classroom, bradley isnt the place for them. Bradley is academically challenged, so if you plan not to work very hard, you will not suceed.

Jessica
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are excited to learn new material and engage in discussion about the topic at hand.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are excited to learn new material and engage in discussion about the topic at hand.

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

I would choose a college that fits your specific needs. Size does matter and if youre looking to for a good student-faculty relationship, a smaller campus is the route to take. Get involved during your stay at any college or university because not only does it make you feel better about yourself, the activities look great on any college resume. BE YOURSELF. In doing so, you find your identity and diversify yourself. And finally, HAVE FUN. While class and studies are important, take time to enjoy your surroundings and your friends and enjoy the best years of your life!

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

I wish I had known that 80% of the students here were involved in a Sorority/Fraternity. I sometimes feel out of place because I did not join a Sorority and it is looked so highly upon.

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

Find a college that is the right size and curriculum that you are in search of. The college experience is obviously differen...

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

Find a college that is the right size and curriculum that you are in search of. The college experience is obviously different from university to university, but each university does offer its own experiences. Definately do not limit yourself and try to go to the colleges that you have in mind and tour them and talk to students and try to fully understand what the overall feel of it is. College is said to be the best time of your young adult life and you want to go somewhere you feel comfortable and know you can focus and get a good education, and also somewhere you can graduate from and say that you were satisfied with your experience and would not change it because YOU made the best decision.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frusterating thing about the school is that with different degrees when you graduate you are a little limited in Peoria. Peoria is very heavy in business and construction and engineering. But for other majors like music and arts there is not much due to the setup of the city of Peoria.

What's unique about your campus?

I think that the size of the school is teh best part. You are able to walk anywhere on campus in under 7 minutes. And everything is close but does not look or appear cluttered.

Kathy
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Soccer and Basketball teams

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Soccer and Basketball teams

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

Visit the school before you accept to go there. Research into what is around it and some activites that the school offers that you are interested in. Know whether you want a bigger school or smaller, are sports important? most of all, follow your gut instict. The place that feels "like home" is where you want to go.

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

How many friends, how awesome it is, lots of fun, pretty easy, great teachers

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

I would say that you should decide if you want to stay home or go away to college before you even begin the search. When you ...

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

I would say that you should decide if you want to stay home or go away to college before you even begin the search. When you figure that out then look at size, location (urban, suburban, or rural), the strength of the dept holding your major (i.e. job placement rate after graduation, interships, etc.) You should also consider the social/campus life, student activities, greek life and other points of personal interest to better map out which college would fit your overall need. The most important is financial aid, but sometimes it is better to pay a little more as a trade off for getting what you want out of a college.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you are the kind of person that doesn't like to be social, then this is not the school for you. There isn't much to do in your free-time other than social events, unless you like to spend your free-time alone.

What's unique about your campus?

I love the size of my school. There are only roughly 5000 students at the school and not all of them live on campus. I like the fact that as I'm walking to and from class or around campus in general I can almost always run into someone I know.

Karina
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for the academics that it has and for its mens soccer and basketball teams. We are a hard working sc...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for the academics that it has and for its mens soccer and basketball teams. We are a hard working school but also many of the students enjoy their partying time on the weekends I enjoy Bradley university but i do miss my homwtown of chicago and all it has to offer.

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

Finding the right college is about knowing yourself, i highly recommend visiting your college casue being there it gives yourself a chance to see how you would be there. Just being on campus and sitting in on class can let yourself know if you feel confortable in the enviroment. Also pick a school that has a lot of interests that you have in common, including majors, sports and clubs. You may change your major and if the school has a lot of majors your interested in then you have a good chance of finding something you are interested in. And make sure you get involved once you get to the school you finally choose because that is how you will make friends and get involved in school. The more you do the less you will think about home and get homesick.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The person that should attend this school is someone that is open to new ideas and knows how to have fun but still be serious with school work at the same time. Bradley university is a school where if you want to get involved you can get involved but if you dont do anything you will be bored.

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  • 4,473
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $32,120
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