Bradley University (BU)

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Bradley University can be found in Peoria, IL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around 6,400 students are enrolled at BU.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores to this school. A score within the range of 1500 to 1890 on the SAT exam, or 23 to 28 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Bradley University (BU) average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.57 for accepted students. BU accepts roughly 70 percent of applicants per year. Of those that are accepted, about 18 percent registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Bradley University (BU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Bradley University was reported as 66.9% in Fall 2013 with over 8,970 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • BU SAT Scores: 1500 - 1890
  • BU ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • BU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Bradley University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Bradley University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Bradley University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 73.5%
  • 2010-2011: 71.7%
  • 2011-2012: 70.2%
  • 2012-2013: 63.3%
  • 2013-2014: 66.9%
  • Projected BU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 67.5%

How Does Bradley University (BU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Bradley University is twenty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Illinois Wesleyan University58.4%
Lincoln College87.5%
Knox College75.0%
Monmouth College64.3%
University of Illinois at Springfield59.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Bradley University (BU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 640
Math510 - 630
Writing490 - 620
Total Score1500 - 1890
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 29
Math23 - 28
Composite Score23 - 28
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