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Colleges / Bradley University

Bradley University

Peoria, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate75%

About Bradley University

Bradley University is a private, nonprofit university in the suburb of Peoria, Illinois. Bradley University was founded in 1897. The university currently enrolls around 5,552 students per year, including 4,147 undergraduates.

Bradley University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Bradley University. Around 75% of applicants get into Bradley University each year. Out of 11,352 applications received in 2022, 8,530 students were offered admission.

Bradley University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 75%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 40%

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Bradley University is located in the town of Peoria, Illinois,.

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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.

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Bradley University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1070 - 1280


Math SAT Range

490 - 610


Reading SAT Range

580 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1280 and Above


1070 to 1280


1070 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Bradley University students is 1161. Applicants with SAT scores of 1280 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Bradley University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1070 to 1280 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.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Bradley University is like? There are approximately 5,552 students enrolled at Bradley University, including 4,147 undergraduate students and 1,405 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 85% percent are from IL and 15% percent of students are from other states.


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