How hard is it to get into Bradley and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #34 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,489 out of 11,209 applicants were admitted making Bradley a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent. Bradley University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
Find out which students are getting accepted at Bradley, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.
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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1090|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||650|
|SAT Composite 75th||1290|
|Average SAT Score||1190|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bradley University?
Bradley University typically requires applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1290 and Above||Good||>78%|
|1190 to 1290||Avg +||67%-78%|
|1090 to 1190||Avg -||54%-67%|
|990 to 1090||Reach||41%-54%|
|Less than 990||Low||<41%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||25|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Bradley?
Admission data indicates that Bradley regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>79%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||67%-79%|
|23 to 25||Avg -||57%-67%|
|21 to 23||Reach||46%-57%|
|Less than 21||Low||<46%|
What GPA do you need to get into Bradley University?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Bradley. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bradley University was 3.69 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 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 67% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||20%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||17%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||11%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||5%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
69% of Bradley University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||35%|
|Top 25% of class||69%|
|Top 50% of class||94%|
|Bottom 50% of class||6%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||13%||17%||15%|
What are the requirements for admission to Bradley University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
|Subject||Percent of Class|
Mount Vernon, Iowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Saint Louis, Missouri
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=143358 IPEDS survey data for Bradley University.
65% of students submit their SAT scores to Bradley. 61% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
67% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1290. 65% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 28. 61% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.