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Colleges / Bradley University

Bradley University

Peoria, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate76%
Acceptance Rate76%

About Bradley University

Bradley University is a private, nonprofit college in the suburb of Peoria, Illinois. Bradley University was founded in 1897. The college enrolls around 5,588 students per year, including 4,331 undergrads.

Bradley University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Bradley University. Bradley University admitted 76% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 7,669 out of 10,109 total applicants were accepted.

Bradley University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 76%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 70%

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Bradley University is locatedin the town of Peoria, Illinois,.

If you are interested in seeing Bradley University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 74 to Peoria, or book a flight to the nearest airport, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International.

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College Info

1501 West Bradley Avenue Peoria, IL 61625-0002

Campus Setting: Suburban

Bradley University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bradley University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bradley University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Bradley University ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


24 to 30


24 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Bradley University is 27. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Bradley University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Bradley University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1070 - 1270


Math SAT Range

530 - 640


Reading SAT Range

530 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1270 and Above


1070 to 1270


1070 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Bradley University students is 1182. Applicants with SAT scores of 1270 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Bradley University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1070 to 1270 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1070 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Bradley University.

Bradley University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Bradley University is like? There are approximately 5,588 students enrolled at Bradley University, including 4,331 undergraduate students and 1,257 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 83% percent are from IL and 17% percent of students are from other states.


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