Bradley University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Bradley University

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Bradley University is a a private university with an acceptance rate of 67%. Founded in 1897, Bradley's 84-acre campus is located in Peoria, Illinois. Undergraduates can choose from 185 programs spread across the university's five colleges: Foster College of Business, Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, College of Education and Health Sciences, Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology, and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Bradley has a 12-to-1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 21 students. On the athletic front, the Bradley Braves compete in the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference.

Considering applying to Bradley University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Bradley University had an acceptance rate of 67%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 67 students were admitted, making Bradley's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 11,209
Percent Admitted 67%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 15%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Bradley University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 65% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 550 640
Math 540 650
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Bradley's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Bradley scored between 550 and 640, while 25% scored below 550 and 25% scored above 640. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 540 and 650, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 650. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1290 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Bradley.

Requirements

Bradley University does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Bradley does not superscore SAT results; your highest composite SAT score will be considered.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Bradley University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 61% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 23 30
Math 23 28
Composite 23 28

This admissions data tells us that most of Bradley's admitted students fall within the top 31% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Bradley received a composite ACT score between 23 and 28, while 25% scored above 28 and 25% scored below 23.

Requirements

Note that Bradley University does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Bradley does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Bradley University's incoming class was 3.76, and over 50% of students had average high school GPAs of 3.75 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Bradley University have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Bradley University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Bradley University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Bradley University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Bradley University, which accepts just over two-thirds of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Keep in mind that Bradley has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and a glowing letter of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside Bradley's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. The great majority of admitted students had and ACT composite score of 18 or higher, a combined SAT score (ERW+M) of 950 or higher, and an unweighted high school GPA of a "B" or better. Having grades and test scores above these lower ranges will significantly improve your chances of being admitted.

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