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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's nice, somewhat luxurious, secured. But you have to have roommates. It's nice but expensive, and no single apartments.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Mostly the same options, fast food, nothing fancy. No discounts. Local dining options close waaaaay early.

2 College Freshman

Administration: The campus police overdo their jobs, but essentially do nothing at all. They basically enjoy flashing their lights and pulling students over.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: I've applied for numerous scholarships! However, based on a number, Financial Aid believes I don't have the need for scholarships (all of the scholarships are based on need.) Universities seem to not realize, a number is a number. If the student only has one income to a household, the value of the number decreases. One income has a long way to go, if no one else is contributing. This seems to be a reoccurring issue for minorities, to which no one is representing well.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm quite tired of going to one person's house for the party scene. The black community is very small, so we tend to see the same people and there's lack of places to hold parties.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food quality okay. I LOVED the Omelet station on campus, when I had a meal plan.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Originally lived in the campus' dorms. Hated it, now in my own apartment on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: all of Bradley's departments are very good

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I lost my dad the summer before my freshman year of college, and Bradley gave me scholarships that covered a lot of my tuition because they knew we had to pay for medical and funeral expenses. They were so generous and I couldn't thank them enough

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: we are in an interesting part of peoria, but downtown peoria and east peoria is very nice. I love peoria personally

5 College Sophomore

Majors: i am obsessed with the education department and all the professors. the building is beautiful and every class is worth taking.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: we have our own police department, which are great officers. safety is a very important thing on our campus. theyre always looking for ways to improve

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I couldn't imagine myself going to any other school. the best school out there in my opinion. I love everything about Bradley

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Dining halls are open at inconvenient times, the food is okay, not the best, however, they do offer healthy options.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I love the dining options in and around campus. so much diversity and great prices. very dangerous however because food is where most of my money goes due to all of the great options

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: When the frats have parties, they are okay. They just get old after a while (standing in a crowded room and drinking someone else's alcohol). The sororities never have parties unless they are exchanges. Off-campus parties are usually invite-only

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's no reason to be unsafe on campus as long as you make good choices. Call the Safety Cruiser if you feel like you need someone to take you somewhere rather than walk. I wouldn't suggest walking anywhere alone, especially at night. But the campus is very well lit, during the day there are always people out, and even late at night there are people around if you needed help. Again, I wouldn't suggest walking alone, but if you had to you would probably be okay

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are so small, I don't care what building you are in. It's going to be difficult to comfortably fit in there. You really have to take decorating seriously or you will feel like you are in an asylum. Most of the buildings are pretty old, so theres obviously some issues. Some buildings have it worse than others. The RAs don't do much to enforce the rules unless you go to them at your whits end

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The food service workers are some of the nicest people you will ever meet! They practically know some students by name. Classes are difficult but not impossible. Don't be scared to get out and talk to people, ask for help, go to tutoring, etc.

2 College Freshman

Administration: The policies on drugs and alcohol SOUND very harsh and they make it seem super scary in hopes that you just wont have any. In reality, they are too lenient about some things and too strict with others. There are people being taken away in ambulances almost every weekend because they are too drunk. Everyone knows that there are parties and that underage students are chugging beers and doing shots, it doesnt matter if you tell them at the door that you are under 21

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: most of the attractive people are in Greek houses, and often don't like to date outside of the Greek system. It's really dumb.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: either don't go too far off campus, or go way off campus. Otherwise you may wind up in a bad area. Not many entertainment centers are close to campus unless they are ON campus, which there ARE a lot of activities on campus

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: not many of the frat houses have parties, and a lot have closed parties that the general public cannot get into. All houses, both frats and sororities, have VERY distinct personalities. The frat rush process is totally different from the sorority rush process.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I wouldn't say that we are the best at sports, and our spirit probably isn't as great. But on the important games we actually have a lot of spirit.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Late night healthy options would be nice.

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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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