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Campus & Student Life at Bradley University

Home to about 4,574 undergraduates in 2020, Bradley is a private university located in Peoria, Illinois. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Bradley offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Bradley can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Bradley Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Bradley Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 7.0% of the student population at Bradley. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Bradley Disability Services.

Bradley for the Military

While not a "service academy", Bradley does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Bradley Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Bradley for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bradley University

Bradley offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bradley University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Bradley University

There were 4,574 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 4,450 (97.3%). Part-time attendance was 124 (2.7%).


Bradley University is Ranked #561 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Bradley receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Bradley #561 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Bradley University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Bradley by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Bradley Diversity Guide.

Bradley University Competes in the NCAA

Bradley has a total of 267 student athletes, 128 men and 139 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$12,987,000
Total Expenses (all teams)$12,987,000

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Bradley University Athletics

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