Bradley University

Peoria, IL

Bradley, founded in 1897, is a private university. Bradley's ideal size and comprehensive nature provides students with a selection of more than 90 programs from five undergraduate colleges. Students benefit from a talented, scholarly faculty dedicated to teaching and mentoring and are afforded opportunities for research, internships, practicums, cooperative education, and leadership experiences. Furthermore, Bradley is a pioneer in information technology and provides students electronic access to campus and global information resources from their dorm rooms. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business Administration, Communications and Fine Arts, Education and Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology, and Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School. Its 75-acre campus is located in a residential area of Peoria.

Website: www.bradley.edu/

Private
Co-ed
4,649
Undergraduate
Students
(50.6%) 2,354 Women
(49.4%) 2,295 Men
1,195
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
71% of 10,232 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.59
SAT Math
586 average
530-650 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
593 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$46,806
Tuition and Fees
$32,930
Room and Board
$10,310
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$25,763
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$28,432
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
355
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Peoria Population
116,513
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
62% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
Sororities
31% of women participate
Fraternities
32% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.6% Asian
7.3% Black/African-American
10.4% Hispanic/Latino
2.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.4% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students
1.7% from 38 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
50.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
78%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
13.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4 5
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 2 3
History   2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required July 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1501 West Bradley Avenue
City, State, Zip
Peoria, IL 61625-0002
Phone
(309) 677-1000
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@bradley.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Audition required of music majors and recommended for theatre majors, portfolio recommended for art majors recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 10,232 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 5,876 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 4,356 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,321 (18%) of 7,303 admitted students enrolled
Women
683 (16%) of 4,186 admitted students enrolled
Men
638 (20%) of 3,117 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
0
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.59
3.75 and Above
45%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
586 average
530-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
33%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
12%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
593 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
46%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
9%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
13%
Score of 24 - 29
50%
Score of 18 - 23
37%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 26%
Top quarter: 60%
Top half: 90%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
2%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$46,806
Tuition and Fees
$32,930
Room and Board
$10,310
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,166
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
admissions@bradley.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001641
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,182 (93.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
988 (83.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
987 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
145 (14.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$25,763
Need-Based Gift
Received by 987 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,619
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 790 (80.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,177
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 111 (11.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
269 (21.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,612

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,784 (79.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,239 (85.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,206 (99.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
499 (15.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$23,839
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,122 (97.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,905
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,614 (81.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,658
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 347 (10.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,218 (25.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,754

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$28,432
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
23.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Out-of-State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,961
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Civil Engineering, Other
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management and Services, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Insurance
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology Teacher Education
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Selling Skills and Sales Operations
  • Small Business Administration/Management
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sports Communication
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
355
Part-Time Faculty
248
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
47%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
466,893
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
80
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Comparative and Interdisciplinary Arts
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Human Development
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Photography

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Therapy

Location and Setting


Peoria Population
116,513
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
85 acres

Weather

Temperature
13.2 average low in January, 82.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Peoria
Nearest Train Station
Bloomington, Ind.

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
62% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
38%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
emergency text messaging, mass notification/emergency communication system in 20 academic buildings

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer     x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer    
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
table tennis, volleyball, wrestling

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, activities council of bradley university, cru (campus christian group), fraternity/sorority life, service on saturday, alpha phi omega (coed service)
Sororities
31% of women participate
Fraternities
32% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,649
Women
2,354 (50.6%)
Men
2,295 (49.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,512
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.6% Asian
7.3% Black/African-American
10.4% Hispanic/Latino
2.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.4% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students.
1.7% from 38 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
1,195

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
50.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
69.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
72.2%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
78%
Average Starting Salary
78%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
13.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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