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Bradley University Student Life

Bradley University is on a 85-acre campus in a suburban setting in Peoria, Illinois. There are many activities and organizations for Bradley University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Bradley University also has fraternities and sororities.

Bradley University has a thriving Activities Council of Bradley University. In fact, more students participate in Activities Council of Bradley University than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Bradley University include CRU (Campus Christian group), Fraternity/Sorority Life, Service on Saturday and Alpha Phi Omega (Coed Service).

The Bradley University community comes together each year for Late Night BU, Student Organization Fair and Taste of Bradley.

Bradley University Housing

Bradley University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Bradley University students live on campus. In 2021, 54% of undergrads at Bradley University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 46% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Bradley University. There are 3,290 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,574 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,366 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 75% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Bradley University offers coed housing and .

Is Bradley University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Bradley University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Bradley University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Bradley University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Bradley University has emergency text messaging, mass notification/emergency communication system in 20 academic buildings.

Plan a Visit to Bradley University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Bradley University, take Interstate 74 to Peoria, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Illinois you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Bradley University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Bradley University Students

51%

Women

49%

Men

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

83%

In State

17%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

70%

12%

7%

4%

4%

2%

2%

0.18%

0.02%

Undergraduate Students

4,574

Graduate Students

1,281

Non-Resident / International Students

88

Bradley University Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 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

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