Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning. Today, we offer an impressive array of more than 130 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs across five colleges and The Graduate School. Widely respected for our outstanding faculty and student-centered approach to learning, we’re able to provide the resources of a large public university - but with the personalized attention of a small private college. With more than 77,000 alumni worldwide, we are full of promise to become one of the nation’s best comprehensive academic institutions.
Bradley University Highlights:
- #4 Among Regional Universities (Midwest)— U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges (2015)
- #9 Best Value Schools, Regional Universities (Midwest)— U.S. News & World Report (2015)
- “Best Midwestern College”— The Princeton Review: The Best 379 Colleges (2015). Only 15% of all four-year colleges receive this distinction each year, and Bradley has regularly been included on the list.
- Bradley University has been named a Military Friendly School — a designation honoring the top 20% of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace U.S. military service members, veterans and spouses to ensure their success as students.