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Bradley University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Peoria, Illinois. Peoria is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

$32,012 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
73% Acceptance Rate

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Bradley University Rankings

Bradley landed the #116 spot in our 2022 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 1,672 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Bradley also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Bradley has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#20 Best Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bradley.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#13 Most Popular Online Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Value Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#91 Most Popular Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Bradley University?


Contact details for Bradley are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, IL 61625-0001
Phone: 309-676-7611

How Do I Get Into Bradley?

You can apply to Bradley online at:

Admission Requirements for Bradley

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Bradley?

73% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
74% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 73%, Bradley may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 73%.

Average Test Scores

About 74% of students accepted to Bradley submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 630. Math scores were between 540 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bradley University  ( 540 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Bradley University  ( 540 to 650 )
Bradley received ACT scores from 48% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 29. Math scores were between 22 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Bradley University  ( 22 to 29 )
ACT Math Scores for Bradley University  ( 22 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Bradley University  ( 22 to 28 )

Can I Afford Bradley University?

$32,012 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
2.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Bradley is $32,012. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Bradley, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $7,743 a year. That adds up to $30,972 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bradley is 2.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Bradley University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,450 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,574 undergraduate students at Bradley, with 4,450 being full-time and 124 being part-time.


There are also 1,281 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,450 full-time undergraduates at Bradley, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bradley University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 183
Black or African American 322
Hispanic or Latino 523
White 3,098
International Students 83
Other Races/Ethnicities 241

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Bradley University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 44 countries are represented at Bradley. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Sudan.

Online Learning at Bradley University

1,465 Took All Classes Online
5,705 Took At Least One Class Online
36.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 5,705 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bradley has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 17th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Bradley

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Bradley University was $32,120 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Bradley is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing #39 #39

Online Growth Rankings of Bradley

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bradley University was 36.7%. This is the #515 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bradley regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Bradley ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Bradley.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing #44
Nursing Administration #57
Nursing Practice #70
Nursing #282

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Bradley University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0
Nurse Anesthetist 0
Nursing Administration 0
Nursing Practice 0
Registered Nursing 0
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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