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Bradley University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Bradley University, Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Applying Early to Bradley University?

Bradley University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is October 15, which is coming up fast!

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Bradley University?

Getting into Bradley University is moderately difficult. Bradley University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Bradley University accepted 73% of all applicants., around 7,476 of the 10,202 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Bradley University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Bradley University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Bradley University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Bradley University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Bradley University must submit the following items. Double check with Bradley University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.75
Interview
Other Requirements audition required of music majors and recommended for theatre majors, portfolio recommended for art majors
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Bradley University?

Students admitted to Bradley University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 41% submitted a class rank. At Bradley University 29% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 65% were in the top 25% and 94% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Bradley University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 41%

Bradley University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 72% of Bradley University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 48% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Bradley University?

To be competitive with other Bradley University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1090 and 1270 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Bradley University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1270 and 25% of scored lower than 1090, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Bradley University students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Bradley University students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Bradley University?

To be most competitive at Bradley University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Bradley University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Bradley University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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Transferring to Bradley University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Bradley University.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Bradley University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Bradley University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Bradley University?

Students who are admitted to Bradley University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Bradley University accept transfer credits?

Bradley University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Bradley University accepts:

DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does Bradley University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Bradley University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Bradley University?

No, Bradley University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

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Bradley University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

73%

How hard is it to get into Bradley University? Bradley University is a somewhat selective institution. The Bradley University acceptance rate is 73%. This means that the institution accepts 73 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above

Good

22 to 28

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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Bradley University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1090 - 1270

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Math SAT Range

540 - 650

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Reading SAT Range

540 - 630

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Bradley University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.82

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Bradley University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.82. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,855

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

73%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$35,480

Out-of-State

$35,480

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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