Bradley University

Bradley University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Bradley University was founded in 1897 as Bradley Polytechnic Institute by industrialist and philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley. It was established to provide educational opportunities to people in the Peoria, Illinois area. The school initially offered a two-year college program and a four-year engineering program. Over the years, the school has grown significantly, now offering more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in five colleges: Foster College of Business, College of Education and Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, and Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology. In addition to its academic offerings, Bradley also offers a wide range of extracurricular activities for students. These include student organizations such as clubs and honor societies as well as intramural sports teams. The university also has an active Greek life with over 20 fraternities and sororities on campus. Through its commitment to providing quality education to students in the region, Bradley University has become one of the top universities in the Midwest region.

Bradley University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Bradley University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Bradley University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Bradley University

Bradley University is a private university located in Peoria, Illinois. It was founded in 1897 by Lydia Moss Bradley and is one of the oldest universities in the state. The university has an enrollment of over 5,000 students and offers over 130 degree programs across its seven colleges.

Bradley University has an acceptance rate of 82%, meaning that out of every 100 applicants, 82 are accepted into the university. The student-faculty ratio at Bradley University is 11:1, meaning there are 11 students to each faculty member. Additionally, there are approximately 3,800 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students enrolled at the university. According to U.S News & World Report, Bradley University ranks #8 among Midwest Regional Universities and #5 among Best Value Schools in 2020. Furthermore, according to Forbes’ America’s Best Value Colleges list for 2020, Bradley University was ranked #6 among all private universities nationwide. This ranking takes into account tuition cost and student debt load when determining overall value for a college education. As such, it indicates that Bradley offers a high quality education at an affordable price point for its students.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 72%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 72%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 6,343
Female applicants 3,598
Male applicants 2,745
Applicants accepted 4,547
Female applicants accepted 2,589
Male applicants accepted 1,958
Freshman enrollment 1,136
Female freshman enrollment 624
Male freshman enrollment 512
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 0
Students accepting place on wait list 0
Students accepted from wait list 0

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 80%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.6
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.3-3.9

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 15%
SAT Critical Reading average score 530
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 480-630
SAT Math average score 520
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 490-640
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 97%
Average ACT Composite score 25
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 23-28
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 23-29
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 22-28