Bradley University Overview
Bradley University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Peoria, Illinois. The location of Bradley is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
What Is Bradley University Known For?
- The 3% student loan default rate at Bradley is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The highest award offered at Bradley is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 53% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Bradley with a bachelor's degree make about $53,600 a year. That's 31% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- The average Bradley student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Bradley University Rankings
Bradley landed the #304 spot in our 2022 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,587 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Bradley also holds the #7 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bradley.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Bradley has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Telecommunications Management Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Telecommunications Management Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#116||Best Nursing Schools||Nursing Degree Search|
|#138||Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools||College Factual|
|#157||Best Psychology Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Bradley University?
Contact details for Bradley are given below.
|Address:||1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, IL 61625-0001|
How Do I Get Into Bradley?
You can apply to Bradley online at: www.bradley.edu/admissions/freshman/apply
Admission Requirements for Bradley
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
|TOEFL||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Bradley?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 73%.
Average Test Scores
About 74% of students accepted to Bradley submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 630. Math scores were between 540 and 650.
Can I Afford Bradley University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Bradley, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $7,743 a year. That adds up to $30,972 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Bradley is 2.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Bradley University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,281 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,450 full-time undergraduates at Bradley, 49% are male and 51% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bradley University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||322|
|Hispanic or Latino||523|
Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Bradley University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 44 countries are represented at Bradley. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Sudan.
Online Learning at Bradley University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bradley has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 49th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Bradley
The following table shows how Bradley is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#70||#70|
Online Growth Rankings of Bradley
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bradley University was 36.7%. This is the #802 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bradley regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Bradley majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Mental & Social Health Services||32%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Bradley ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Bradley.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#64|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Bradley University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By AscendedAnathema under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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