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Chances of getting into Bradley University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.2%
Admission Difficulty for Bradley University
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Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Bradley and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #42 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,518 out of 10,708 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 42 percent. Bradley University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Bradley University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bradley SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for Bradley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Bradley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1170

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 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bradley University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >80%
1170 to 1270 Avg + 70%-80%
1070 to 1170 Avg - 58%-70%
970 to 1070 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 970 Low <45%
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Bradley ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
61%
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 28
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 #10 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 2019 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 >80%
25 to 28 Avg + 70%-80%
22 to 25 Avg - 58%-70%
19 to 22 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 19 Low <45%
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Bradley GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.69
Typical High School Grades
B+

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 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Bradley University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 47% Good
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

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High School Class Rank

69% 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 35%
Top 25% of class 69%
Top 50% of class 94%
Bottom 50% of class 6%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Bradley University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,331 4,377 10,708
Accepted 4,453 3,065 7,518
Acceptance Rate 70% 70% 70%
Enrolled 537 511 1,048
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 17% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2021.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

Bradley University Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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.

FAQs

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?

70% 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 1070 and 1270. 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.