While walking through campus, many people's first impression may be that Bradley isn't diverse. The first instinct is to look at the color of students' skin, and if that's the only measurement of diversity, then most people are right—Bradley isn't diverse. Caucasians make up the majority of the student population. Of course, there are black students, Indian students, Asian students, and so on, but they are outnumbered by white students. There aren't many international students, either. And you'll rarely come across a cluster of students speaking a language besides English. However, if you look past skin color, Bradley still has an assortment of students. Christianity and Judaism are the most prevalent religions on campus, but there are students from other religious backgrounds, as well. Bradley also has a gay community, though it isn't always obvious.
Economically, people say Bradley is full of rich kids, but students represent a variety of family incomes. As a relatively inexpensive private school, students from many economic backgrounds attend Bradley. Of course, there are students who come from wealth, and their families pay for their education. However, many students get through Bradley on student loans, financial assistance, and working jobs when they aren't attending class. But, overall, "middle class" sums up the student population. Politically, Bradley students are generally apathetic, so it's hard to say if the campus is more liberal or conservative.