Some students complain about their classes, while others have nothing but praise. Of course, there are professors who should have retired a long time ago because they forget they've taught the same lesson three days in a row. But most instructors know what they're talking about and have firsthand experience working in their fields. Bradley is known for its quality academics, and the reputation isn't unwarranted. Everyone gets personal attention in the mostly small classes, and students graduate with a hard-earned degree. Most professors aren't lax and challenge students, but the workload isn't unmanageable.
Midterm and final exam times get a bit hectic, and students have to study to do well in most classes. Sometimes it feels like professors are banding together to give piles of projects, tests, and papers all in one week. But for the most part, it's what to expect of college. There are easy classes, and there are hard classes. Students have to feel their way through, and allot time and effort accordingly. Because Bradley is such a small campus with intimate classes, most professors are accessible and helpful. They learn students' names and encourage them to stop by to get extra help. Most students don't feel blindfolded because academic advisers and department staff are there to guide students toward their degrees. For freshmen who haven't decided on a major, Bradley's Academic Exploration Program is there to help. Many freshmen are AEP majors until they find their calling, and no one judges them for not having found their purpose. Even if a student thinks he knows what he wants to study but ends up hating it, it's easy to switch majors and still graduate in a reasonable amount of time. All things considered, Bradley lives up to its reputation of above-average academics, and employers value the education students receive.