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Bradley University

Peoria, IL 4-Year Private

About Bradley University

Bradley University is a private, nonprofit school located in the suburban setting of Peoria, IL

Founded in 1897, Bradley University currently enrolls around 5,855 students a year, including 4,574 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $322,426,192. For each full-time student, Bradley University spends about $14,702.

2021 Admissions Facts About Bradley University

Acceptance rate: 73%

Average GPA: 3.82

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What's the acceptance rate at Bradley University in 2021?

Admission to Bradley University is moderately difficult. The acceptance rate at Bradley University is 73 percent.

The average high school GPA for a student at Bradley University is 3.82 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Bradley University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

About 86 percent of students who start at Bradley University come back the next year. Out of the 948 students who started at Bradley University as first-time freshman, 555 graduate within four years.

Bradley University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 75 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 70 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $54,608 a year.

Based on this information, how does Bradley University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Bradley University a good school for YOU?

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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

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ACT Range

23 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above

Good

23 to 28

Avg

23 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Bradley University is 26. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Bradley University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Bradley University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

540 - 650

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Reading SAT Range

550 - 640

Bradley University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$47,960

In State

$47,960

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$35,060
$35,060
Fees
$420
$420
Housing
$11,280
$11,280
Books
$1,200
$1,200

Student Life

Wondering what life at Bradley University is like? There are approximately 5,882 students enrolled at Bradley University, including 4,606 undergraduate students and 1,276 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 82% percent are from IL and 18% percent of students are from other states.

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

82%

In State

18%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,882

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

67%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$35,480

Out-of-State

$35,480

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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