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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms are run A lot of closet space.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most teachers get to know students. Many course options.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Many students get experience in internships. A lot of help to apply for them.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is some crime near campus. Do not always feel safe.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school. Part of me was nervous that I would regret not attending a big 10 school, but I wouldn't change my decision if given the chance.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is fantastic, the majority of people I know in my major have had incredible internship opportunities and no problems finding a job upon graduating

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Our health services center SUCKS. Not sure if thats even related to this question but it does. I feel pretty safe around campus, the popo are always around

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I only lived in the dorms for one semester before moving into my sorority house, but I liked it. The dorm sizes were decent and it was a fun community to live in. The laundry machines were almost always broken, though.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I LOVE being in a sorority at my school. I don't think our greek unity is the best, but it is not the worst and is definitely getting better. Our greek community does a lot of wonderful things for the surrounding community and we are very engaged

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We don't have a football team any more, and I wish we did. Basketball is big at our school but our team is very sub par.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It really depends on the teacher, some are incredible, passionate and so helpful, and others are uninterested, unhelpful and hardly speak english. Fortunately, the majority are the former.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Personally, I don't go out late at night to party unless it is the occasional Late Night BU, but from what I have seen, people have fun at the parties they go to, and there is a safety cruiser for people's safety when people need to get back to their dorms.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The main parties on campus are the fraternity parties that usually happen every weekend. The things that happen at the parties are thing you would usually expect to happen at frat parties; lots of drinking, dancing, an occasional fight and then back to the normal party flow.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload depends almost entirely on your major. Business and sports communication majors have a significantly less workload than an engineering or computer information systems student. When it's nice out, studying outside is comfortable. The class registration process is finicky though, since class sizes are limited and may not accommodate every student that needs to take the class.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a very high amount of diversity at Bradley. There is an entire department dedicated to diversity and inclusion, which tries to include every student in something that would possibly be beneficial to them. Everyone is very accepting of everyone's background.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drug and alcohol safety is enforced quite heavily here at Bradley. The rules are enforced for everyone's safety and in a way that still allows people to have fun; the rules are not there to simply restrict students from doing what they want to do.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The students are very friendly, school size is not too big and not too small, most professors are very helpful.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are many different courses here at Bradley. 95% of professors are very consistent with office hours and what they state on their syllabus. Class sizes and sections sometimes are unable to accommodate every student that needs to take the course.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A job is nearly guaranteed once you graduate Bradley. Especially with an engineering degree, Caterpillar and other engineering companies recruit engineers fresh out of college every year

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. Anything that goes out of hand are usually not big problems like rape and crime. There is the occasional getting caught with alcohol or marijuana in the dorms, but that's really all, and that does not happen often.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Each residence hall has its pros and its cons. University Hall is a freshman-only dorm, so you would need to move out by the end of the spring semester. The other halls, Geisert, Williams, Harper/Wyckoff and Heitz are options after University, though most people tend to gravitate towards Heitz because of the spacious rooming. The cost of dorming is the same across each hall, although singles dorms are more expensive. You could also get an apartment after sophomore year, or choose to become an RA. Overall, outside of distance from points of interest, the only difference between the dorms is how much space you would prefer.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is very prominent around the campus, ranging from full scale free food campus activities, lots of Greek housing, and leniency with administration.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We only have three sports teams, and that is something I would wish we had more of. However, the sports teams are very involved with the school and advertisement is something that gets around frequently.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Bradley is a great place to be, in my case, it is not too far from home, and neither is it too close. The environment has been welcoming since the orientation days and resources are readily available.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Some general classes like Bio 101 or Chemistry 101 usually will have larger class sizes but a large percentage of classes at Bradley have no more than 20 students enrolled, which is great. For the particular fields that I've studied I would say about 85% of all of my professors actually put forth an effort to thoroughly teach their class and make sure their students had all the resources that they needed to pass the class. Almost all of the courses that I have taken over the last couple of years have been relatively difficult as far as content but with the right discipline I've always made it out with good grades. There are also a lot of different courses that you can take if you're interested in exploring new topics.

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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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