Bradley University is a nonprofit private institution located in Peoria, Illinois and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. Enrollment at BU is nearly 5,800 yearly.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Computer And Information Sciences
Students applying for admission are generally required to submit an application, transcripts, records, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. Either the ACT or SAT exam must be taken in order to be able to apply to BU. Scores between 22 to 28 on the ACT or 1540 to 1900 on the SAT are needed to increase your chances for getting accepted. This school has an admissions rate of about 70 percent of which only 22 percent decided to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $29,000, but may change each year. Students are encouraged to use the school's price of attendance calculator to better understand their cost of attending Bradley University. Housing may be available for students that would like to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $5,300 per year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.
The BU "Braves" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs available:
- Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
- Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)
- Golf (NCAA Division I-AAA)
- Soccer (NCAA Division I-AAA)
Contact information, academics information, areas of study, and more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.bradley.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give an overview of the students Bradley University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Bradley University has a total student population of about 5,300, with undergraduate students making up about 83% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $31,000-$37,000 per year
- Per unit charges are around $910 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||98%||$16,419|
|Receiving Student Loans||66%||$7,785|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Bradley University may offer services to students like:
- Online course work available
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
Bradley University has a high graduation rate when compared to other similar schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||55%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||18%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Art and Design Program
- Dietetics Program
- Music Program
- Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- Theatre Program
Bradley University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Missouri Valley Conference)
- Basketball (Missouri Valley Conference)
- Track and Field (Missouri Valley Conference)
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Bradley University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Bradley University.
- Illinois State University in Normal, IL (34 miles away)
- Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL (58 miles away)
- University of Illinois at Springfield in Springfield, IL (67 miles away)
- University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign in Champaign, IL (83 miles away)
- Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL (96 miles away)
Also, check out our college lists below, which can help students compare schools to one another:
- Browse through our complete list of colleges in Illinois
- Browse our list of private colleges in Illinois
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Bradley University for official up-to-date information.