Bradley University

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School Overview

Bradley University is a privately owned and operated, four-year university located in the city of Peoria, in the state of Illinois. With a total annual enrollment of roughly 5,600 students, Bradley is considered a mid-sized university. The university was founded in 1897 as an academy and in 1946 was re-established as a four-year university.

Academics

The U.S. News & World Report ranked Bradley University among the top comprehensive universities in the Midwest in its most recent edition of its America’s Best Colleges publication. The university has also been recognized as a “best value” among Midwestern schools. It is also well known for its exceptional business and accounting programs. Of the more than 3,600 colleges and universities in the United States, Bradley’s college of business administration is one of only a few hundred to have both a business and accounting program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Bradley offers students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in several areas of study and academic disciplines. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered through one of the university’s five academic colleges, which include the Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology, Foster College of Business Administration, Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and College of Education and Health Sciences. Bradley University also offers the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, its only doctoral-level degree program.

Online Degree Programs

Currently, Bradley University offers limited distance learning opportunities and does not offer online degree programs that lead to an accredited bachelor’s or master’s degree.

General Information

Admission Office

1501 West Bradley Avenue

Peoria, IL 61625

(309) 677-1000

(800) 447-6460

Fax: (309) 677-2797



Contact: Rodney San Jose

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1501 West Bradley Avenue

Peoria, IL 61625

(309) 676-7611

www.bradley.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 5,075

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,032

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,064

Graduate enrollment: 798

Setting

Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Online application fee: Free

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 55%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Latin American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Environmental Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Physical Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Military Techonologies

Interdisciplinary studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Bradley University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (309) 676-7611
Website: www.bradley.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: www.bradley.edu/admissions/freshman/apply
Address: 1501 W BRADLEY AVE, Peoria, IL 61625-0001
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,929
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 72%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,093 (69% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $34,610
Out-of-state Tuition: $34,610
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $20,561

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Bradley University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Bradley University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 52
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1173
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 8
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 22
Education 2219
Engineering 95
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 41
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 578
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 21
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 4
Visual and Performing Arts 192
Grand total 811734

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Bradley University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $34,610
Out-of-state $34,610
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $16,660
Out-of-state $16,660

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,088 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,087 100% $20,561
Student loan aid 779 72% $7,523

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,380 95% $19,145
Federal student loans 3,033 66% $6,530

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Bradley University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Bradley University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 10,708 4,377 6,331
Percent admitted 100% 70% 70%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 12% 8%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Bradley University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 5,929
Undergraduate enrollment 4,636
Graduate enrollment 1,293

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Bradley University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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