Bradley University

Bradley University is a top-ranked, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine and performing arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. Distinctive programs include entrepreneurship, game design, hospitality leadership, internal auditing, music and entertainment industry, sports communication and physical therapy.Additional academic programs that attract wide interest include the Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the first stand-alone school of its type in the nation, and the Steiner School of Sports Communication, the first named school of sports communication in the nation.Located less than three hours from Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis, Peoria is the largest metropolitan area in downstate Illinois. The 85-acre residential campus is located in a historic neighborhood just 1 mile from downtown Peoria. The Peoria community is home to the largest medical center in downstate Illinois, a Mayo Clinic affiliate and an international airport.Bradley students develop leadership skills in more than 240 student organizations with more than 60 dedicated to student leadership and community service. Some of the most active students participate in the nation's most winning speech program, fraternities and sororities, NCAA Division I sports and more than a dozen diverse religious organizations. In addition to 15 Division I sports teams, hundreds of students play intramural sports and join club teams such as women's softball, men's hockey, men's and women's soccer, and men's and women's volleyball. Other sports and fitness organizations include dance, fencing, Frisbee, golf, gymnastics, rock climbing, running, skateboarding, skydiving and water polo.Bradley graduates are well prepared for a career or direct entry to graduate school with 93 percent employed, continuing their education or pursuing other postgraduate experiences within six months of graduation. Eighty-two percent of students reported having at least one career-related work experience before graduating, and 95 percent reported having at least one experiential learning experience including internships, practicums, undergraduate research, community service and study abroad.

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Private, Coed 1897 N/A Semester $270.5 million + 1501 W. Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL 61625 (309) 676-7611
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83 100.0 Illinois Peoria 997 427