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Peoria, Illinois

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Chances of getting into Bradley University

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Bradley University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Bradley and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Bradley is 73%.  It ranks #35 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Bradley is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 7,476 out of 10,202 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 41 percent (SAT 1080/1280 ACT 22/28). Bradley University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.82. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Bradley application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Bradley University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 65% of students submitted SAT scores and 61% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Bradley SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Bradley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Bradley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1180

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bradley University?

Bradley University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 980. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. Bradley ranks #9 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bradley University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1280 and Above Good >84%
1180 to 1280 Avg + 73%-84%
1080 to 1180 Avg - 59%-73%
980 to 1080 Reach 43%-59%
Less than 980 Low <43%
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Bradley ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Bradley University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Bradley University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Bradley?

Admission data indicates that Bradley regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 61 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bradley University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bradley University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >84%
25 to 28 Avg + 73%-84%
22 to 25 Avg - 59%-73%
19 to 22 Reach 43%-59%
Less than 19 Low <43%
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Bradley GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Bradley University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Bradley. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bradley University was 3.82 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Bradley accepts 73% of students who apply.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

65% of Bradley University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bradley University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 29%
Top 25% of class 65%
Top 50% of class 94%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Bradley University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,066 4,136 10,202
Accepted 4,403 3,073 7,476
Acceptance Rate 73% 74% 73%
Enrolled 544 483 1,027
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 16% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 175 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Bradley University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bradley University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Bradley University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bradley University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=143358 IPEDS survey data for Bradley University.


Does Bradley University prefer SAT or ACT?

65% of students submit their SAT scores to Bradley. 61% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Bradley University?

73% of those who apply are granted admission to Bradley. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Bradley University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1280. 65% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Bradley University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 28. 61% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.