The acceptance rate at Bradley is 73%. It ranks #35 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Bradley is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 7,476 out of 10,202 applicants were admitted.
The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 41 percent (SAT 1080/1280 ACT 22/28). Bradley University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.82. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Bradley application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jun 1.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Bradley University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 65% of students submitted SAT scores and 61% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1080|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||650|
|SAT Composite 75th||1280|
|Average SAT Score||1180|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bradley University?
Bradley University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. Bradley ranks #9 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 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1280 and Above||Good||>82%|
|1180 to 1280||Avg +||73%-82%|
|1080 to 1180||Avg -||61%-73%|
|980 to 1080||Reach||48%-61%|
|Less than 980||Low||<48%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||29|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|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 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 61 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bradley University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>82%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||73%-82%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||61%-73%|
|19 to 22||Reach||48%-61%|
|Less than 19||Low||<48%|
What GPA do you need to get into Bradley University?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Bradley. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bradley University was 3.82 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- 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 73% of students who apply.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
65% 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||29%|
|Top 25% of class||65%|
|Top 50% of class||94%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||12%||16%||14%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Bradley University is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to Bradley University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
65% of students submit their SAT scores to Bradley. 61% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
73% 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 1080 and 1280. 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 22 and 28. 61% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.