Bradley University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Bradley University Music Center
Bradley University Music Center. AscendedAnathema / Wikimedia Commons

Students applying to Bradley University need to submit an online application, high school transcripts, a personal statement, scores from the SAT or ACT, and a letter of recommendation. Bradley University has an acceptance rate of 70 percent. It is fairly selective, since about one-third of those applying will not get in. Students with good grades and test scores above average have a decent chance of being admitted, provided they meet the rest of the admissions requirements.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Bradley University Description

Bradley University's 84-acre campus is located one mile from downtown Peoria, Illinois. Undergraduates can choose from over 100 programs spread across the university's five colleges: Business Administration, Communications & Fine Arts, Education & Health Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Liberal Arts & Sciences. The university has wide-ranging academic strengths, and all five colleges are popular with undergraduates. Bradley has a 12 to 1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 21 students. Students come from most states and 44 countries. On the athletic front, the Bradley Braves compete in the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 5,598 (4,473 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

Bradley University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 69%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,367
    • Loans: $7,580

Academic Programs

Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 54%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 74%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Track and Field, Soccer, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Softball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

Bradley and the Common Application

Bradley University uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you: