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Bradley Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Bradley University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
71.4%
Admission Difficulty for Bradley University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Bradley and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #40 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,303 out of 10,232 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 34 percent. Bradley University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Bradley SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
11%
SAT Scores for Bradley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for Bradley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1250

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

Bradley University typically requires applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 11 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bradley University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >81%
1250 to 1350 Avg + 71%-81%
1150 to 1250 Avg - 59%-71%
1050 to 1150 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 1050 Low <46%
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Bradley ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
94%
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 28
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 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bradley University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bradley University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >81%
25 to 28 Avg + 71%-81%
22 to 25 Avg - 59%-71%
19 to 22 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 19 Low <46%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Bradley University. 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 #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 71% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Bradley University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Bradley University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,876 4,356 10,232
Accepted 4,186 3,117 7,303
Acceptance Rate 71% 72% 71%
Enrolled 659 607 1,266
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 19% 17%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bradley University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Bradley University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
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.