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Reviews 839 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Small class sizes make learning easier and my professors actually get to know me. I like the atmosphere of my small campus and I like that it is easy to get to know people because you are usually exposed to the same people everyday, especially in residence halls. I like that people can get involved in what they want to and they meet people with their same interests.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everyone at Bradley is very friendly and willing to help!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Bradley, it is the perfect size, not too small, not too big. You are able to meet alot of people and still not have met everyone yet.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I'm part-time student with 3 years of business-to-business sales experience in the medical devices field. Due to my career experience, I will have the opportunity to provide a better overall for my daughter once I graduate.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like the school academically, but socially not so much. Since I am not in greek life, I feel excluded from plenty of events. I also find it difficult to make like-minded friends at Bradley. I came into school with 2 relatively good friends that were already going there, and only gained 2 more really good friends throughout the year.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The Health Center sucks, I went for an appointment when I was sick and they told me over the phone I didn't sound ill enough to schedule an appointment. I went to my normal physician and needed to be put on antibiotics. Safety has been a huge improvement since the beginning of the year, and they take it very seriously.

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2 College Freshman

Athletics: I feel as if we are not that into sports.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am currently not in Greek Life, but plan to rush next year.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Depending on where you decide to live for off-campus housing varies how I would rate them. St. James Apartments are unfurnished, decent to live in, and close to campus, but they cost almost just as much Main Street Commons which is brand new with a lot more amenities.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-Campus dining is the best if you have a car, otherwise there are some good places to eat in walking distance such as One World Cafe, Fieldhouse, and Avanti's.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties are great, but off-campus house parties can be kind of sketchy.

5 College Freshman

Administration: The policies are really easy to follow and for most of the time, everyone here is pretty lenient about everything.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid process was really simple and the offices are really good at answering any questions you may have.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls have some of the worst food. Student Center is usually a hit or miss.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Harper Hall, the building is slightly outdated and the bathrooms suck. One side of the shower stalls are broken so no hot water comes out of them and sharing 3 showers with 50 girls on a floor sucks. Otherwise, I love my walk-in closet.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't lived off campus yet but I hear its very affordable and there are several options that are mostly in close proximity to campus.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There are few options. However, there are a lot more options if one has a car.

4 College Student

Party Scene: The sorority and fraternity parties are for the most part great but some of the house parties can be sketchy.

4 College Student

Administration: I love how Bradley is laid back on certain rules but when it comes to safety there very cautious.

4 College Student

Scholarships: I was able to see how much financial aid I received right way. I was hoping to receive more but I applied later than most. The process was simple enough I just didn't like Amy the financial aid assistant that explained all the payment option to my family. she seemed like she didn't want to be there and had a slight attitude. The only tip I can give is done wait and apply right away.

3 College Student

Campus Food: The food is great sometimes but other times it isn't .

4 College Student

Campus Housing: I love most things about the school. The only thing that I would complain about is the location.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not part of Greek Life, but i am interested in joining next year,

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Makin Recreation Center is pretty great, but there are always people there taking up the machines for too long or don't use them.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: My friend is paying $600 a month at St. James, with three other roommates. So, it can be expensive, especially if you don't have a job.


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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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