Chances of getting into Bradley University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
66.8%
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 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.

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Bradley SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for Bradley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for Bradley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1190

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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 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bradley University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Bradley ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
61%
ACT Scores for Bradley University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Bradley University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
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 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bradley University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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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 #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.

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Admission Statistics

Bradley University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,562 4,647 11,209
Accepted 4,394 3,095 7,489
Acceptance Rate 67% 67% 67%
Enrolled 564 526 1,090
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 17% 15%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.