Bradley University

1501 W Badley Ave, Peoria, United States
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Overview of Bradley University

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,649
    • Men:2,295 (49.4%)
    • Women:2,354 (50.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Bradley University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
5
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
2
3
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
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
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1501 West Bradley Avenue
City, State, Zip
Peoria, IL  61625-0002
Phone
(309) 677-1000
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.59
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $32,930 (70.65613869458868%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,310 (22.12161524267262%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.5747757799424966%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,166 (4.647470282796206%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Bradley University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001641
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,432
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
23.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,961

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
466,893

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Bradley University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


50.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


69.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


72.2%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (104)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

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


Engineering, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional 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 (30)


  • 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

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


116,513

Nearest Metropolitan Area


85 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
Peoria
Nearest Bus Station
Peoria
Nearest Train Station
Bloomington, Ind.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


62% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


38%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
-
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Bradley University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,512

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,649
Women
2,354
Men
2,295

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

Number of Graduate Students


1,195

Student Resources

Study resources