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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?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$32,012 Avg Cost After Aid
76% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Bradley is 1%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at Bradley is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 57% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Bradley bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $66,315 a year. That's about 63% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average Bradley student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Bradley University?


Contact details for Bradley are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, IL 61625-0001
Phone: 309-676-7611

How Do I Get Into Bradley?

You can apply to Bradley online at:

Admission Requirements for Bradley

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Bradley?

76% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
39% Submit SAT Scores
Bradley has an acceptance rate of 76%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 77%.

Average Test Scores

About 39% 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 530 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bradley University  ( 530 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Bradley University  ( 530 to 640 )
Bradley received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 31. Math scores were between 23 and 28. Composite scores were between 24 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Bradley University  ( 23 to 31 )
ACT Math Scores for Bradley University  ( 23 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for Bradley University  ( 24 to 30 )

Can I Afford Bradley University?

$32,012 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
0.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Bradley is $32,012. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 67% of students took out student loans averaging $7,615 a year. That adds up to $30,460 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bradley is 0.9%. 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

4,215 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,331 undergraduate students at Bradley, with 4,215 being full-time and 116 being part-time.


There are also 1,257 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,215 full-time undergraduates at Bradley, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bradley University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 179
Black or African American 333
Hispanic or Latino 542
White 2,819
International Students 92
Other Races/Ethnicities 250

Geographic Diversity

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

921 Took All Classes Online
2,984 Took At Least One Class Online
36.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 2,984 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bradley has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 22nd most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

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.

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%.


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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