Check in with Bradley University's admissions department for more information on applying.
Here is an overiew of some of Bradley University's admissions stats.
|Bradley University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.8|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||29%|
|Mean SAT Score||1182|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||70%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||30%|
These are the application deadlines for Bradley University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||October 15||––|
Bradley University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is October 15.
➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Bradley University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.
Wondering what factors are considered by Bradley University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Bradley University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Bradley University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Bradley University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.75|
|Other Requirements||√||audition required of music majors and recommended for theatre majors, portfolio recommended for art majors|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Bradley University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Out of all students that were admitted, 40% submitted a class rank. At Bradley University 29% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 60% were in the top 25% and 91% were in the top 50%.
At Bradley University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||20.6%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12.7%|
|3.00 and 3.24||8.5%|
|2.50 and 2.9||3.7%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.1%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Bradley University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Bradley University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
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 2022, 70% of Bradley University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 30% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Bradley University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1070 and 1270 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Bradley University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1270 and 25% of scored lower than 1070, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Bradley University student is 1182.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Bradley University students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Bradley University students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.
To be most competitive at Bradley University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Bradley University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Bradley University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.
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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
Can I defer my acceptance to Bradley University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Bradley University.
Does Bradley University accept transfer credits?
✅ Bradley University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Bradley University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Bradley University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Bradley University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and 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 your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Bradley University's acceptance rate?
✅ Bradley University's acceptance rate is 76%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Bradley University?
❌ Bradley University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Bradley University? Bradley University is a somewhat selective institution. The Bradley University acceptance rate is 76%. This means that the institution accepts 75 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
30 and Above
24 to 30
24 and Less
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1270 and Above
1070 to 1270
1070 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Bradley University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.83. 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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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