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Reviews 936 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: On campus is very safe. Campus has its own police department and the city's department is right across the street. The surrounding areas are pretty sketchy though.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: All dorm living is bad. Bradley's housing is just like any other campus. Small rooms that you have to share. I would recommend finding a different place to live if possible.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I never though I would join a fraternity, but when I got to Bradley, my eyes were opened up and I could see how great they are. Most fraternities and sororities get the reputation of partying and being snobby jerks. Here at Bradley, it is quite the contrary. Greek life is truly about brotherhood and sisterhood. The parties are a nice added bonus though.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is no football program which kind of stinks. The main sport is soccer. The homecoming is held at a soccer game. The basketball program is pretty bad, but the games are still fun to go to. Intramural sports are poorly scheduled, but are a lot of fun to play.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are certain aspects that no one enjoys like the library is not very good. However, most people really love Bradley. It is super easy to get involved in things on and off campus. Greek life is a major aspect, but no one is criticized for not being apart of it like at other schools. The surrounding areas are kind of sketchy, but campus is extremely safe.

5 College Junior

Academics: I am in the online campus and have to work very hard to get an A, but you know its a great feeling when you achieve and succeed. The faculty are very understanding and supportive.

5 College Junior

Diversity: I am in the online program, but have heard that campus diversity is very accepting

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: I am in the online campus, but from what I hear there is little tolerance for drugs on campus

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety on campus is very god because Bradley offer this thing called the Safety Ride Cruiser which provides students on campus a way to get around the college campus area safety between the hours of 7:00pm and 3:00am which is very helpful. Crime on campus happens, but it does not happen often at all overall Bradley is a very safe place and our school does not take the topic sexual assault lightly. The police are very involved in the safety of the campus as well because they drive around constantly throughout the entire day I always see the police they are always making sure our students are protected. We are also allowed on campus to carry such things as pocket knifes, and mace on us and are able to use them if we ever feel like we are in danger which is very nice to have just in case.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall, Bradley's courses and professors are the best thing on campus to me. I say this because the classrooms are so small and specific that you can gain a relationship with your professors. Me personally I always meet with my professors when I am confused about something and they stop whatever they are doing just to help me understand their material. Also they show support and they notice you which is something other schools doesn't really have, but I am thankful that my school has that. The classes offered is very well rounded and it fits everyone future career which is always a good thing to have. The set up of the classroom is also something unique to campus because the classrooms are usually small and the sound bounce off the walls so you are able to hear your professor better which I think is very useful.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Another good thing about Bradley is that they are always having job internships fairs here which gives seniors and not just only seniors, but freshman and juniors a chance to see what interns are available during the summer and in the future relating to their field. The alumni are also very appreciated by everyone on campus because they put so much effort to come and support everything Bradley does and put money towards it so that we can get the best experience here. All alumni loves Bradley and are always more than glad to help, come out, and support us as a unit. The career center is also a very useful tool on campus because it is always somebody to talk to about your future plans and directions you want to take after you graduate to make sure you are employed and they provide very helpful advice and resources that can help.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing at Bradley is just okay to me as far as cleanliness because even though people clean the bathrooms often they don't clean on weekend and this leaves our bathrooms very germy and nasty. What makes it worst is that people are nasty themselves and do not clean up behind themselves. The best options offered are Heitz, Main Commons, and the Saint James apartment. They are the best because they are spacious, very clean, and comfortable. The worst would be University, Haper, Wollcot, and Williams because they are the oldest buildings and uncomfortable to live in with their high beds across the ceiling.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Honestly I can not speak too much about greeks other than the parties they have and activities they do on campus because I am not a greek and I don't know how easy or hard it is to get into greek life I never tried. Though I can speak from the campus aspect of greek life and greeks play an important role of trying to involve everyone in the community to come together and enjoy one another company. Non greeks at my school view the Greeks as very cool and actually positive on the college campus environment because they are very nice to talk to and their are passionate about everything that goes on, on the campus. As far as housing all of the greeks house are very beautiful and large the insides of the house could be set up a little better though.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Overall, the Athletics department is very supported by students on campus. The basketball team for example shows a lot of love and support for every activity that goes on, on campus. Our Bradley University mens basketball team id not the best, but we still support them because at the end of the day they are our basketball team. Other sports on campus are also very supported and they win a lot of their games. As far as school spirit everyone shows their school sprit on campus. We wear a lot of the clothing at different functions and games and make a lot of signs to show athletics that they have supporters. I personally love the athletes because all of the sports programs offered here at Bradley support everything that happens and campus and they support one another which is very interesting.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall, my college experience so far has been very unique to my life because I have learned so many different skills that honestly only college could have taught me. For example, I learned how to be independent and handle my responsibilities without my mom or dad telling me what to do. I had to learn by myself how to wash, cook, clean, and make sure I maintain my 3.0 GPA. College also taught me that everyone does not understand your background and culture therefore I learned I cannot assume anything from anyone just from where they came from and what they look like. My favorite experience was the first week of school when all the programs on campus came together on the quad and had a cookout all while presenting their programs and what their programs provide for the college students which was w=very interesting and made my feel very comfortable on campus. If I had to choose my school all over again I would surely pick my school all over again because I love the connection that my school has with me and the relationships I have developed here has been amazing I love my school.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Almost all security measures have two layers of backup measures.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: The professors are all very nice people with a genuine interest in the well being of their students.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: Each student has a good chance of getting a job coming out of their college career, but it will most likely be for somewhere local.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: All of my experiences with campus housing have been good so far.

3 College Student

Greek Life: I'm not a part of it myself but I can say that there are plenty of options.

4 College Student

Athletics: The athletics program is diverse and well-rounded.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: The school is very active, it has an energetic atmosphere. It's also accommodating and considerate.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I feel like sports at my school are not really big deal. Probably, because we haven't been any good in the recent years. Are athletic facilities are pretty nice, but the problem is that most of them are out of campus. Which makes it difficult for fans to go watch the games.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Bradley University I find to be a bit different from other Universities. I feel like its big enough to feel like a university, but small enough to able to feel like a community. You probably won't find all the excitement that you find in bigger universities, but I am able to make my fun out of it. They're plenty of opportunities to get involved, and meet a lot of new people. I truly believe that I made the right choice in coming to my school.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe and I think few people have experienced anything that would make them feel that way. That being said, I don't feel especially safe here. I just feel average.


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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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