Bradley University

1501 West Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61625

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Main telephone 309-676-7611
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Public or private Private
Type of school University
Date founded 1897
Degrees offered Bachelor's, Master's, First professional, Other advanced degrees
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Suburban (within commuting distance of a large city)
Campus size 85 acres
County Peoria
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Number of full time, freshmen men 525
Number of full time, freshmen women 564
Total number of full time freshmen 1,089
Number of part time, freshmen men 1
Number of part time, freshmen women 0
Total number of part time freshmen 1
Total number of freshmen men 526
Total number of freshmen women 564
Total number of freshmen 1,090
Number of full time, undergraduate men 2,189
Number of full time, undergraduate women 2,273
Total number of full time undergraduates 4,462
Number of part time, undergraduate men 81
Number of part time, undergraduate women 63
Total number of part time undergraduates 144
Total number of undergraduate males 2,270
Total number of undergraduate females 2,336
Total number of undergraduate students 4,606
Number of male graduate students 286
Number of female graduate students 983
Total number of graduate students 1,269
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 2,556
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 3,319
Total enrollment 5,875
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 3%
Black 6%
Hispanic 10%
White 72%
Race/ethnicity unknown 1%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 18%
Number of states and territories represented 47
Percentage of students from outside the US 1%
Number of countries represented 42
Percentage of students 25 or older 3%
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Tuition year 2020-2021
Full time costs are based on x units per year 31 credits
In-state tuition $35,060
Out-of-state tuition $35,060
Fees $420
Books and supplies $1,200
Room and board (live on campus)* $11,280
* Room and board costs may vary by housing facility and number of meals in meal plan
Academic program/major Yes
Class load (number of credits taken) Yes
Deferment plan (you can pay part of your tuition at the start of the term and the rest at the end of the term) Yes
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Senior citizens Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 31 credits per year.)
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Financial aid contact person Debra Jackson
Financial aid contact title Director of Financial Assistance
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 309-677-3089
Financial aid office website Find more information on this website
Scholarship list website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) December 1
School year financial aid data is from 2019-2020
Average financial aid package awarded to freshmen $26,122
For freshmen, percentage of need* met by aid package 77%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to freshmen
Loan $4,204
Scholarship or grant $22,430
Average financial aid package awarded to undergraduates (including freshmen) $25,827
For all undergraduates, percentage of need* met by aid package 75%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Loan $6,072
Scholarship or grant $20,854
Work study $1,200
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.
Number of freshmen who applied for aid 975
Number of freshmen who received aid 814
Number of undergraduates who applied for aid 3,837
Number of undergraduates who received aid 3,247
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 71%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $31,111
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Nursing loans Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
United Negro College Fund Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in special achievements Yes
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2019-2020 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Justin Ball
Admissions contact title Vice President for Enrollment Management
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 800-447-6460
Electronic application website
For incoming students Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 4,647
Number of male applicants accepted 3,095
Number of male applicants who enrolled 526
Number of female applicants 6,562
Number of female applicants accepted 4,394
Number of female applicants who enrolled 564
Total number of applicants 11,209
Total number of applicants accepted 7,489
Total number of applicants who enrolled 1,090
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available
Submit these items:
High school GPA (minimum) 2.75
High school GPA Recommended, but not required
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Recommended, but not required
Letters of recommendation (#) 1
Letters of recommendation Recommended, but not required
Written essay or personal statement Required for all students
Other application materials Audition required of music majors and recommended for theatre majors, portfolio recommended for art majors
Other application materials Required for some students
Required exams SAT or ACT
High school GPA Very important
Difficulty of high school courses Very important
Standardized test scores Important
High school class rank Important
Recommendations Considered
Application essay Considered
Character/personal qualities Considered
Interview Considered
Talent or ability Considered
Extracurricular activities Considered
Level of applicant's interest Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
Work experience Considered
Related to a school graduate Considered
First generation college student Considered
Racial/ethnic group Considered
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
School uses a waiting list Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
Average SAT evidence-based reading and writing score 595
Average SAT math score 591
Average ACT score 26
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.76
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class 92%
Percentage in top 25% 64%
Percentage in top 10% 32%
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 82%
Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 59%
Between four and five years 17%
Between five and six years 1%
Letters of recommendation 1, recommended, but not required
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Bachelor's Yes
Master's Yes
First professional Yes
Other advanced degrees Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 124 credits
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Math or science requirement Yes
Senior project requirement Depends on major
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Double major Yes
Graduate courses open to undergraduates Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
Domestic exchange available Yes
At these US schools or through this program Washington Semester; Hollywood Semester
Study abroad available Yes
Army ROTC Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
Independent study Yes
International Baccalaureate Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (80)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Computer network can be accessed from dorm rooms Yes
Computer network can be accessed from off campus Yes
Discount computer purchase plan available Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Cullom-Davis Library
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Newspaper Yes
Radio station Yes
TV station Yes
National or local fraternities Yes
National or local sororities Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 245
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Activities Council of Bradley University, CRU (Campus Christian group), Fraternity/Sorority Life, Service on Saturday, Alpha Phi Omega (Coed Service)
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Percentage of students who live on campus 67%
Percentage of students on campus on a typical weekend 75%
School owns or operates housing Yes
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Sophomore
Housing availability for first year students Guaranteed
Housing options Co-ed
Dorms require a key or code to enter Yes
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Health clinic Yes
Low-cost health insurance Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Had a full-time job offer within six months of graduation 82%
Went directly to graduate or professional school 11%
Was counseled by the career services office 95%
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Other career services Springer Center for Internships
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Grad admissions contact person Rachel Webb
Grad admissions contact title Director of On-Campus Graduate Admissions & International Student and Scholar Services
Grad admissions contact e-mail address Email
Grad admissions contact phone (local) 800-447-6460
Number of full time, male graduate students 102
Number of full time, female graduate students 209
Total number of full time graduate students 311
Number of part time, male graduate students 184
Number of part time, female graduate students 774
Total number of part time graduate students 958
Total number of male graduate students 286
Total number of female graduate students 983
Total number of graduate students 1,269
Number of undergraduate men 2,270
Number of undergraduate women 2,336
Total number of undergraduate students 4,606
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 2,556
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 3,319
Total enrollment 5,875
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