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Bradley University, also referred to as BU or BU Illinois, is a private, coeducational university located in Peoria, Illinois, United States. It was established in 1897 as The Bradley Polytechnic Institute. In 1946, it was granted university status and renamed to Bradley University. The BU campus today stretches over more than 80 acres of urban land. It grants admission to over 5, 000 students annually. The schools and colleges under Bradley University include the following:
  • College of Education and Health Sciences
  • College of Engineering and Technology
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Foster College of Business Administration
  • Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts
  • Graduate School
The university's sports teams are called the Braves. Students participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, softball, and volleyball.

Profile of Bradley UniversityBradley is in Peoria, IL. Peoria is a medium-sized city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Bradley issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school offers many Course Topics. Fields of study in vogue at Bradley include engineering and media.

Bradley Selectivity

Not all applicants to the school are accepted. The top quarter of students at Bradley scored at least 610 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 510 to 640 in 2007.

FacultyThe most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The Bradley teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 6, 053 students study at the school .

Student LifeVery few students at Bradley attend part-time. The school makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students participate in Missouri Valley Conference athletics.

Bradley Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management381business management, accounting, marketing, finance, international business, small business management, human resources, MIS, . . .
Engineering220mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, construction engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, engineering physics, civil engineering courses, . . .
Education and Teaching186elementary school teaching, education of learning disabled, school Counselling, early childhood education, adult ed administration, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, social studies teaching, . . .
Media163public relations, radio and television, animation and special effects, advertising, journalism, organizational communications, photojournalism, communication and journalism, . . .
Liberal Arts143English, political science, sociology, history, international relations, Spanish language, liberal arts and sciences, French language, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine93registered nursing, nurse anesthetist, nursing administration
Therapy and Counselling83psychology, physical therapy
Computer Science and Engineering62computer science, information science, computer engineering
Science52biology, chemistry, call and molecular biology, physics, biochemistry, geology
Family and Social Work39family and consumer science, social work, merchandising and retailing
Medicine30health professions
Security and Law Enforcement24criminal justice and administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy19dietitian
Fine Arts18fine arts, art history and criticism, sculpture, painting, ceramics
Music16music, music performance, music management, music theory and composition
Design15graphic design
Drama and Performing Arts15acting, directing, drama
Engineering Technician12manufacturing tech, electronics tech
Medical Support and Technology4clinical lab tech
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science
Religion and Philosophy3religion, philosophy
Photography and Commercial Art2photography, drawing, printmaking
Art Studies1art studies
Contact: BradleyBradley University

1501 W Bradley Ave

Peoria, IL 61625-0001

General Phone: (309) 676-7611


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