Peoria, IL
Bradley University


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

As a high school senior, I was a hard worker, always keeping my eye on college. I already knew that I was going to major in p...

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

As a high school senior, I was a hard worker, always keeping my eye on college. I already knew that I was going to major in psychology so I had already begun looking up careers. I always had a large homework load and I never had time to socialize. If I were to go back in time and talk to myself I would say to continue working hard because it will all pay off in the end. Overall, my transition into the academic aspect of college went very well, but the social aspect not so much. Therefore, I would also tell myself to find time to hang out with friends, because upon entering college, it will be ten times more difficult to see them and spend time with them. Along with socializing more, I would tell myself to open up more and stop being quiet. In college, it can be quite lonely when you don't have many friends.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I think this school is perfect for almost anyone, especially people that like close relationships with his/her professors. Someone that likes a small community feeling would like it as well. People that like to party should not attend though because this school does not have many parties or activities going on.

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

How friendly the faculty is, how small the classes are, how the campus is not too big or not too small

Laura
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Bradley is best known for its sports teams, specifically its basketball team. Not only the student body, but the faculty and ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Bradley is best known for its sports teams, specifically its basketball team. Not only the student body, but the faculty and the community are involved and supporting of the Braves Basketball team. Especially after a final four appearance a few years back, the Peoria community and the students have all become highly interested and united through Bradley basketball.

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

Going into college, I was naive to the distractions that living on campus presents. Everyone always says that senior year of high school is supposed to prepare you for college academics. When I first got to Bradley, the workload was comparable to high school and I was optimistic about my grades. After a few weeks, I realized that high school could not possibly prepare students for real college life. High school did not prepare me for living with a roommate, a constant social scene, and trying to get work done with music blaring from the room next door. If I could go back, I would advise my younger self to learn and focus on time management. I would not advise myself against campus activities or other social gatherings, but I would definitely recommend centering myself around my academics and implementing effective time management.

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

The worst thing about Bradley is the high rate of crime. The campus police focus their attention on other aspects rather than the dramatic amounts of crime that occur on campus. Walking at campus at night is not safe and one should always be with a group of people. Recently there have been car chases, stick-ups, and muggings all on campus property, making for quite an unsafe learning enviornment.

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

Bradley University is a high quality learning institution that well prepares its students for success in their future.

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

Bradley University is a high quality learning institution that well prepares its students for success in their future.

Describe the students at your school.

So far at Bradley, my classmates have been divese and each unique.

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

Be proactive in searching for the right college. Make visites and do research. Once in college, make goals for yourself and be optimistic. Have confidence in yourself but don't be afraid to seek help.

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

the school isnt in the best part of town. its in downtown peoria

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

the school isnt in the best part of town. its in downtown peoria

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

balls to the wall. drive it like you stole it

What's unique about your campus?

its a private school so you get the attention that you need with the smaller class sizes. and you have just the right amount of students to have a good amount of resources provided to the school.

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

It is a nationally recognized school that offers a home-town feel. I like that it is one of the best engineering schools in ...

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

It is a nationally recognized school that offers a home-town feel. I like that it is one of the best engineering schools in the state, the class sizes are on the small size, and that the staff really care about each student's success.

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

The most important thing to do is focus on your academics. Don't let your social life or sports become first in your priorities. Getting a good GPA is important to land a prestigious internship and future job. Take every opportunity to ask questions and get help from professors and student tutoring, whenever necessary. Not doing do because of shyness or pride is wrong. Do absolutely everything possibe to succeed. It is your future.

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

It is too close to my home since I grew up just six miles away.

Todd
Describe the students at your school.

In a typical class at Bradley University my classmates are ery diverse. Everyone has come from a different walk of life and h...

Describe the students at your school.

In a typical class at Bradley University my classmates are ery diverse. Everyone has come from a different walk of life and has many dfferent experiences. Almost all students are here to learn an the students who aren't are weaved out very quickly. Classmates are usually engaging with the pofessor and willing to ask many questions. Alot of classes are very difficult and classmates typically form groups to help with the workload.

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

If I could go back in time and talk to my self as a high school senior I would tell my self to stay focused. They are so many distractions in college that can lead you away from your school work. It is also very easy to follow those distractions when you don't hav your parents watching your every move. I would alo tell myself that college is nothing like high school. The amount and time you must put forth in order o attain the grade you want in college is close to triple what you would have to do in high school for the same grade (except for a F, same amount of work required fot that). The last thing I would tellm younger self is to utiize as many resources as possible. They are there for a reason and designed to help make the workload a little easier.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I believe that Bradley University is for students who want a small college with a big college feel. Even though Bradley's campus i small it offers many of the same things a larger university would. Stuentas who attend Bradley are typically more carreer diven and don't have much emphasis towards sports.

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

I would tell myself to work hard and get all the courses in High school to go on in college and get the degree easier on coll...

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

I would tell myself to work hard and get all the courses in High school to go on in college and get the degree easier on college. I would also tell myself to take what college degree I wanted and not take a degree just to please others.

Abigail
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for its world class speech team. Because of its recognition our communication deparment has gotten ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for its world class speech team. Because of its recognition our communication deparment has gotten a complete face lift and we have great teachers and technology.

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

Its a small campus but has enough kids to not feel like your in high school, but not to many that you are just a number.

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

I personally didn?t think that college would any different from high school. I had spent a lot of time not living at home, pursing different things. I felt that I was very prepared for my new life at college. But boy was I wrong! One of the first things I learned right off the bat is that you don?t have any structure at school. All of sudden I could eat, sleep, and go out whenever I wanted, which wasn?t very good for me. You definitely have to start planning things. I created schedules and lists so that I could be organized and make sure I got things done on time. Being prepared for everything made me feel less anxious about new things and more equipped for what life threw at me. By the end of the semester I was able to balance work and play and to make good decisions. Living at college helped see to that. But it would have been nice knowing all of this at the beginning.

Aaron
What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about Bradley is the drainage system. When it rains there are puddles everywhere. It's kind of a...

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about Bradley is the drainage system. When it rains there are puddles everywhere. It's kind of a joke among the students but it really is a problem. It makes you cold when you walk out and get water all in your shoes but honestly that?s the worst thign about the school that I?ve come across so far. I really like the school and can't complain about anything else.

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

If I could go back in time and tell myself how to make the transition into college easier this is what I would say. Make sure you go to all of your classes. Missing even a couple will put you far behind and it won't be easy to get caught back up. Don't be afraid to go for help. Even though you're used to doing things yourself don't think that it?s a bad thing to get help. The work is much harder and if you get help when you need it then you won't be overwhelmed. Most importantly, try lots of new things. Joining new groups will help you meet people and are a lot of fun. Plus it will help keep you sane when you feel like all you have to do is work. You'll really enjoy Bradley so just keep up with your work and you'll do great.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is definitely the size. The campus is really concentrated in one area and I don't feel like I'm going on a journey everyday just to get to my classes. Everything is really close and easy to find which is helpful being new to the school.

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

i wish that i had known i would have to work harder than i did in high school. I also wish that i had known how important it...

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

i wish that i had known i would have to work harder than i did in high school. I also wish that i had known how important it is to get involved on campus.

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

If i could go back and offer some advice to myself i would suggest that I take a few moments to appreciate the beauty of the new things around me. i would also suggest hitting the library a little more. I feel that as a freshman I should have studied more and worked a little bit harder instead of assuming that i could skate by like i did in high school. Something that i think is important as well is getting involved on campus. I find that whenever i hear of a club or oppertunity that i miss i wish that i had gone and done those things. for this reason i feel that it is important to advise getting involved an experiencing as many things as possible. you only get to go through college once and the most should be made of it.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any kind of person could fit into this school. As long as they are willing to work hard the school will benifit any person.

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