Location
Peoria, IL
Undergrads
4,632
Tuition
$28,284
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 705 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Do not know how the students are viewed by others only by me. And I have found then to okay person.Their are some who enjoy the food fairs you get to enjoy differ kinds of food. As for their housing ,guess it is all same little rooms and hope you get along with your room nate.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: The centers are great for meeting other people.Thestudent center as a lot going on for all students with differ things and the job fairs help us to see what all out their in our fields. The differ activities in the dorms usually are pretty fun and a lot of the students show up for it.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I my self don!t go to many partys, but do the ones on specials events Most of then are a lot of fun and get to meet new friends.They have a lot of differ styles for differ people.Dont not go to off site as I my self do not know a lot of peope who goes to then.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Almost all ethnic places right around campus. Chain food places when venturing out

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Most people end up dating for quite awhile

2 College Senior

Campus Dining: I don't go to them for a reason...

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Average quality but need more parking and keeping random people from walking around

4 College Senior

Athletics: Big support area but need to branch out to get more students involved

3 College Senior

Majors: Bradley University does not offer many internships but gives you all the tools necessary to find them anywhere.

4 College Senior

Majors: I've had bumps along the way but with my programs guidelines I got back on track and can finish my goal of becoming an RN.

4 College Senior

Academics: Very demanding and gruesome curriculum for nursing. But this means that students are expected and ready to be on their own. 92% first time pass rate for NCLEX

4 College Senior

Academics: So many options allows students the chance to find their passion and their calling in regards to their major.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Not many places can be found near campus which forces students to venture farther away from campus.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Great improvements made with bigger police force visibly present on campus and introduction of a designated "Bradley University van" that students can contact for transportation when safety might be a problem. However, the entire campus is open from every angle. Closing off campus and having one or two areas to enter and exit and the rest is fenced-in, would prevent non-Bradley people without a purpose for being there from walking around campus.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Good ideas and brainstorming on policies, but way too much of a mess trying to implement them

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There is a mall not too far away, but you need a car in order to get to it, as well as many other places. There are not too many things to do nearby campus, especially if you are under 21.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are Greek life houses, Main Street Commons, St. James Apartments, Student Apartment Complexes, as well as nearby apartments and houses always for rent. Usually, the cost is not too much different than the cost of room and board. They are fairly close to campus. There are parking garages/lots for each type of housing. The area in general is very secure.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I started off with Biochemistry and was allowed access and offered a scholarship. I looked into switching to Health Science and since that field is quite competitive, it was also difficult to get admittance into the program. You need to have a certain cumulative GPA as well as combined Math & Science GPA to successfully switch majors. If offered a scholarship, it is important that you keep your GPA up, otherwise you will be put on academic probation. But, overall, the admission is simple.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It is very challenging, but very rewarding. You need to be focus and determined in order to be successful.

You often get assigned suggested homework problems, but in order to do well in the class, they are mandatory.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The majority of students are involved in Greek life--mostly social. There are always activities to do sponsored by sororities and/or fraternities. They can be clicky, but you can always find where you belong. If social sororites/fraternites aren't for you, there are also service, academic, and religious ones you can get involved in.

3 College Freshman

Weather: When it's warm out, there's numerous activities going on in the quad. This year has been a long, cold winter but I'm looking forward to the warmth again!

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not involved in Greek life but I would like to join someday! I hear fantastic things about it.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: I personally enjoy going out and meeting new faces.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm not friends with many people off campus. I'm acquainted with a few, and I hear they're nice, but price is a little high.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I think it is the perfect amount of strictness. Nothing is too harsh, and nothing is too lenient.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Erin Wood
Hometown
Peoria, Ill.
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Bradley is what students make of it. Some love it, and some hate it. A college experience is only as good as a student makes it. Some focus on the negatives—such as the shady neighborhood, mediocre food, frustrating registration process, and lack of parking—but those people don't get much out of their experience. Students who look past Bradley's flaws have a worthwile journey for the four years they're there. If you want a school where you'll get personal attention from professors, have a short walk to class, make lifelong relationships, and get a solid, reputable education, Bradley is worth looking into. But it's not for everybody. Peoria doesn't offer the big-town buzz of cabs and car horns, and Bradley doesn't have all the draws of a large state school, such as a campus bus system, a state-of-the-art library, or a football team. Students don't get gourmet meals or 500-person lectures where the professors don't take attendance. But each person must weigh what's most important to them, which makes the overall Bradley experience different through each person's eyes.

Students who choose Bradley—whether they love it or hate it—walk away with a strong education and usually a couple of good stories to go with it. The students who walk away with the best experiences are the ones who tap all the resources. They go to class, get involved in student organizations, stop by their adviser's office, and keep in touch with their professors. They attend guest lectures, go to concerts, and wear red and white and cheer on the Braves. They walk to La Bamba at 3 a.m. to get burritos, go to One World and do homework or watch traffic go by, and learn which dining halls have the best food and which dorms have the most space. They explore it all—the big things and the little things—but most of all, they take advantage of their time at Bradley and learn to appreciate the perks and try to fix the flaws. No one can do everything in college, but Bradley offers plenty of opportunities.

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