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If you want to know more about Bradley University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Bradley University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Bradley University was awarded 34 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is communication and journalism.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Bradley is ranked #203 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 61 colleges in Illinois, Bradley is ranked at #8.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bradley?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Bradley University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 71%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 11% of students accepted to Bradley submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bradley University  ( 550 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Bradley University  ( 530 to 650 )
Bradley received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Bradley University  ( 22 to 28 )

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Bradley University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Bradley, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bradley University is 59%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  59 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bradley University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 86% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Bradley University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Bradley the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 53%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  53 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Bradley

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,649 undergraduates at Bradley with 4,512 being full-time and 137 being part-time.

Bradley Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Bradley is 84.20 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  84.20 out of 100
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How Much Does Bradley University Cost?

The overall average net price of Bradley is $24,706. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Bradley

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,275 $18,787 $22,981 $27,292 $31,889

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Bradley, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bradley, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $8,044 a year. That adds up to $32,176 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bradley is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Bradley Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Bradley with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $53,600 in their early years. This is good news for future Bradley graduates since it is 35% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Bradley University make the most money.

Location of Bradley University

Bradley University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Peoria, Illinois. The city atmosphere of Peoria makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Bradley University

Contact details for Bradley are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, IL 61625-0001
Phone: 309-676-7611

Bradley University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 76 majors graduated from Bradley University. Of these students, 1,048 received undergraduate degrees and 254 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 82 $61,000
Public Relations & Advertising 73 $33,100
Mechanical Engineering 64 $64,700
Business Administration & Management 57 $38,300
General Psychology 45 $30,200
Accounting 43 $56,200
Marketing 41 $42,400
Civil Engineering 41 $60,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 38 $34,500
Other Health Professions 37 $28,600

Learn more about the majors offered at Bradley University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Bradley

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,585 students took at least one online class at Bradley University. This is an increase from the 1,373 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,585 906
2016-2017 1,373 696
2015-2016 1,057 442
2014-2015 702 116
2013-2014 369 12

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