Bradley University

Private, Four-years School Located in Peoria, IL

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How much is the Bradley tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Bradley's tuition & fees is $39,680.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $55,316 when a student lives on-campus.

Bradley Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$39,680
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$12,196
On-campus Expenses$2,240
Off-campus Room & Board$12,196
Off-campus Expenses$2,240
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$37,800

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Bradley for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $179,461 at Bradley. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $243,365. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $138,655.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$41,654$56,681$32,377
Sophomore (2024-25)$43,725$59,368$33,856
Junior (2025-26)$45,900$62,183$35,402
Senior (2026-27)$48,183$65,133$37,020
4 Years Total$179,461$243,365$138,655
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$43,725$59,368$33,856
Sophomore (2025-26)$45,900$62,183$35,402
Junior (2026-27)$48,183$65,133$37,020
Senior (2027-28)$50,579$68,224$38,712
4 Years Total$188,387$254,908$144,990
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$45,900$62,183$35,402
Sophomore (2026-27)$48,183$65,133$37,020
Junior (2027-28)$50,579$68,224$38,712
Senior (2028-29)$53,095$71,462$40,483
4 Years Total$197,756$267,002$151,618
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$48,183$65,133$37,020
Sophomore (2027-28)$50,579$68,224$38,712
Junior (2028-29)$53,095$71,462$40,483
Senior (2029-30)$55,735$74,855$42,335
4 Years Total$207,592$279,674$158,551
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$50,579$68,224$38,712
Sophomore (2028-29)$53,095$71,462$40,483
Junior (2029-30)$55,735$74,855$42,335
Senior (2030-31)$58,507$78,410$44,273
4 Years Total$217,916$292,951$165,803

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Bradley' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $21,542.
Bradley University$39,680
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Bradley and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Bradley UniversityPeoria, IL$39,680$19,014
University of PortlandPortland, OR$54,900$26,100
Pacific UniversityForest Grove, OR$54,466$37,805
Oklahoma City UniversityOklahoma City, OK$33,586$13,410
Alliance UniversityNew York, NY$27,500$14,900
Eastern Oregon UniversityLa Grande, OR$24,621$18,749
University of Sioux FallsSioux Falls, SD$20,740$7,335
University of St FrancisJoliet, IL$37,000$14,757
LeTourneau UniversityLongview, TX$35,500$16,875
Nicholls State UniversityThibodaux, LA$9,266$9,347
Marshall UniversityHuntington, WV$20,294$22,024

Financial Aid and COA

At Bradley University, 4,190 students (97%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $23,152.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Bradley is $32,164 for students living on-campus and $32,164 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,039 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $26,693 and the average amount of student loans is $7,299.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$55,316
COA (off-campus)$55,316
Tuition & Fees$39,680
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,636
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$15,636
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$32,164
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$32,164
Average Financial Aid$23,152
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,19097%$23,152
Pell Grants1,30430%$4,821
Federal Student Loan2,78464%$6,403
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,039100%-
Grants or Scholarships1,039100%$26,693
Federal Grants57856%$4,046
Pell Grants37936%$4,809
Other Federal Grants35534%$1,453
State/Local Grants40439%$5,336
Institutional Grants1,039100%$22,367
Student Loan Aid71769%$7,299
Federal Student Loans71269%$5,280
Other Student Loans959%$15,516

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Bradley's acceptance rate is 75.86%. A total of 10,109 applicants applied to and 7,669 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,043 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 13.60%.
To apply to Bradley, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and Completion of college-preparatory program and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and Recommendations. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate75.86%73.94%77.19%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)13.60%16.18%11.90%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither Required Nor Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Bradley. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,170 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 27.
Its SAT score is similar to the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is slightly higher than the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,1701,0601,280
National Average1,168
Illinois Average1,140
SAT EBRW585530640
SAT Math585530640
ACT Composite272430
National Average24
Illinois Average25
ACT Math262328
ACT English272331

Student Population

Bradley University has a total of 5,552 students including 4,143 undergraduate and 1,409 graduate students. By gender, there are 2,423 male students and 3,165 female students attending Bradley. The school offers online degree programs and 911 students enrolled online exclusively (16.41% of all students).
Total5,588 2,4233,165
Undergraduate4,331 2,1442,187
Graduate1,257 279978

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1501 W BRADLEY AVE, Peoria, IL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered170 Programs
Online Program Offered5 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered39 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate75.14%
Student Population5,552
Graduation Rate76%
Retention Rate83% (Full-time), 67% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate12 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties314 (Full-time), 174 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs830 (Full-time), 184 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$82,145
Average Staff Salary$61,644