Resources › For Students and Parents Bradley University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print AscendedAnathema / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0 For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated February 05, 2020 Bradley University is a a private university with an acceptance rate of 70%. 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 2018-19 admissions cycle, Bradley University had an acceptance rate of 70%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 70 students were admitted, making Bradley's admissions process somewhat competitive. Admissions Statistics (2018-19) Number of Applicants 10,708 Percent Admitted 70% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 14% SAT Scores and Requirements Bradley University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 70% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 540 630 Math 530 640 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 540 and 630, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 630. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 530 and 640, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 640. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1270 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 2018-19 admissions cycle, 52% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 22 29 Math 22 28 Composite 22 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 2019, the average high school GPA of Bradley University's incoming class was 3.79, 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. 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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