• Address: 1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001

  • Phone Number: (309) 676-7611

  • Website: https://www.bradley.edu/

About Bradley University

Bradley University is a private not-for-profit university headquartered at Peoria, Illinois. It was founded by Lydia Moss Bradley as a watchmaking school slowly, including the traditional courses and in 1897, it opened Bradley Polytechnic Institute. At present, it consists of 8 schools and colleges.   

It is a midsized university with 84 acres of campus offering education to more than 5,000 students coming from all the states of the U.S. and 33 other countries.

It offers 185 undergraduate and graduate programs across different fields. It is a top-ranked university in Peoria and is offering students with a library, secured campus, food courts, recreation centers and athletics for their overall development.

  • Bradley University acceptance rate is 70% and the student-faculty ratio is 12:1.

  • The retention rate is 87% and the graduation rate is 74%.

  • Bradley University address is 1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001.


Bradley University Online

It consists of online tools such as Bmail, FSmail, Sakai, MyBU, and directory to help the students access university related information and also to contact professors and fellow students. Online students can access the course related information attend the lectures, videos, submit the assignments and projects through the university's online portal. This online portal is available in many languages for the convenience of foreign students. 


Bradley University Schools

Foster College of Business Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology
Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
College of Education and Health Sciences Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication The Graduate School 

Bradley University Rankings and Reviews

According to several sources, the following are some of the reviews.

  • The campus is welcoming to the new and transfer students.

  • The academics in the campus are industry aligned.

  • It offers the required infrastructure for the students to excel.

  • It offers financial aid to students with ease as compared to other universities.

  • The advisors and faculty are supportive and experienced.  

Bradley University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
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Headquartered at

Peoria, Illinois

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001641
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Institutional Accreditation

HLC
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Programmatic Accreditation

CACREP

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, Veterans Friendly , Military Friendly, Yellow Ribbon Program

Data Source: https://www.bradley.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Bradley University Accreditation

It has both institutional and programmatic accreditations.

  • The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

  • The Nursing program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. 

Bradley University Campus Life

It offers great restaurants, various student clubs, and more than 200 student organizations for the students to explore their interests and hobbies. It consists of Newman center, Saint Mark’s Church, dining halls, and career assistance centers. It has its own campus police force for the campus safety.

Bradley University Bookstore has textbooks, apparels, gifts, sweatshirts, rentals, school supplies, spirit gear, backpacks, electronics, and accessories. The students can access the bookstore online and can get the above-mentioned materials.

Bradley University Athletics

This university plays NCAA Division I sports. It consists of 13 athletic teams, both men and women teams playing a variety of sports. Its athletics team name is 'Braves' and Kaboom is the mascot of the athletics.

Bradley University Basketball team won European finale and tops surrey scorchers in Europe opener game.

Bradley University Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 12: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 87 % Part Time: 25 %
Total Population 5,598
Student Population Full Time: 4,802 Part Time: 796
Gender Division Male: 48 % Female: 52 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 9,786 4,246 5,540
Total Applicants Admitted - 6,832 2,945 3,887
Applicants Enrolled - 1,093 510 583
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 1,093 510 583

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 74 %

The College Monk

Female: 75 %

Total Graduation Rate: 74 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Bradley University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Bradley University

Foster College of Business

Majors available

Business Management

Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts

Majors available

Science

College of Education and Health Sciences

Majors available

Health Science Education

Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology

Majors available

Engineering

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Majors available

Science

The Graduate School

Majors available

Education

Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Majors available

Business Management

The Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication

Majors available

Paralegal Studies

Bradley University Admissions and Application Requirements

Bradley University Acceptance Rate is 70%

Bradley University Application Fee
Graduate Application Fee $40

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Bradley University Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Bradley University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 94
Number of students submitting ACT scores 1,040
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 9%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 95%
SAT Math 560 average 500 - 620 range
SAT Critical Reading 585 average 520 - 650 range
ACT Composite 25 average 23 - 28 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Bradley University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized and PLUS loans, and Federal Work-Study are the Federal Aids available for the students.

Bradley Grant is the Institutional Grant available. 

Bradley University Institutional Scholarships are Caterpillar Employee dependents, Phi Theta Kappa, Legacy, Deans, and Transfer Scholarships.

State-Specific Scholarship and IL MAP Grant are the State Aids available for the students and Post 9/11 GI Bill is the Military Aid offered.

98% of the students are receiving Federal, State or Institutional aids, $26,773 is the average aid amount awarded a grant or scholarship. 

Bradley University federal school code is 001641.


Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,571 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $3,887 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled atleast half-time. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study $1,800 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $6,066 GPA of 2.0, U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $14,825 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen, GPA of 2.0 June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $6,066 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
IL MAP Grant Varies Enrolled at least 15 credit hours. Varies
State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
State-Specific Scholarship $4,000 GPA of 2.8, full-time attendance. Varies

Data Source: https://www.bradley.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Bradley Grant Varies Full-time students, GPA of 2.0. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Caterpillar Employee Dependents Scholarship Varies Full-time students, can apply for tuitions. Varies
Phi Theta Kappa $5,000 GPA of 2.5. Varies
Legacy Scholarship Varies GPA of 2.0, full-time attendance Varies
Deans Scholarship $1,500 2.8 GPA for automatic renewal, 2.6 GPA for conditional renewal. Varies
Transfer Scholarship Varies New transfer students who have earned a minimum of 24 transferable semester hours. 3.0/4.0 GPA from an accredited college or university. Varies

Data Source: https://www.bradley.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $20,112 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Undergraduate students. Varies

Data Source: https://www.bradley.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $20,640
$30,001 - $48,000 $19,102
$48,001 - $75,000 $21,455
$75,001 - $110,000 $27,170
Over $110,000 $31,926

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 23% $4,166
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 98% $17,367
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 24% $5,337
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 98% $14,910
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 69% $7,580
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 69% $5,409
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 26,773
Military Aid
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.bradley.edu/offices/academic/registrar/veterans/
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 33 $18,060
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 26 $20,108
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 7 $10,454

Data Source: https://www.bradley.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Bradley University Library

It is known as Cullom-Davis Library where students can find a variety of books, journals, articles for help and research. It is also having an online presence to provide students with article databases, journals, information related to staff, departments, timings, and services. Students have interlibrary facilities to get books from various libraries present in the university. 

Bradley University Rankings

The rankings are taken from US News and World Report. 

  • The university is ranked in the range of 118 to 154 in 'Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs'.

  • It is ranked 6th in the 'Regional Universities-Midwest'.

  • It is ranked 5th in 'Best Colleges for Veterans' and 'Best Value Schools'.

  • It ranked 14 in Most innovative schools and Best Undergraduate teaching

  • It ranked 26th for 'Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs'.

Bradley University FAQ's

  What is the average ACT score do you need to get into Bradley University?


The average ACT score do you need to get into Bradley University is 25.

  What is the retention rate of Bradley University?


The retention rate of Bradley University is 87%.

  Is TOEFL exam results required for international students?


Yes, TOEFL or IELTS exam results required for the international students for getting admission into Bradley University.

  What is the average GPA required to get into Bradley University?


The average GPA required to get into Bradley University is 3.69.

  What is the tuition cost for out state students at Bradley University?


The total average tuition offered by the university for both in state and out state students is $32,930 respectively.

  What are the online major's program offered by Bradley University?


Bradley University providing online majors in two disciplines which are Nursing and Behavioral Sciences.

  Does Bradley University provide financial aid?


Yes, Bradley University provides financial aid in the form of Grants, Scholarships, Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized and PLUS loans.

  What is Bradley University accreditation?


Bradley University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

  What is the Application cost at Bradley University?


An application cost at bradley University is $40.

  What is the acceptance rate of the Bradley University?


The acceptance rate of the Bradley University is 70%.

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