History, Affiliations and Rankings
In memory of her loving husband and six children, the renowned philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley founded the Bradley University in 1897.Regional accreditation has been given to the university by the Higher Learning Commission. The university is a member of the Missouri Valley Conference and has been listed amongst the first five universities having a school of Entrepreneurship in the state. Bradley University was ranked #2 among 157 Midwest Regional Universities in 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The university is located in Peoria city of Illinois and comprises 6 colleges including the Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology, Foster College of Business, Slane College of Communications and Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and 22 specialized and professional accreditors. With a campus size of 85 acres, Bradley University is home to more than 5,400 students and offers over 100 Undergraduate programs in the field of Biology, Accounting, Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Economics and Engineering along with 30 Graduate programs in Accounting, Fine Arts, Business Administration and English Literature. The university also has various residential buildings providing accommodation to foreign and local students.
Accomplishments and Alumni
It is the first academic institution to be established as a freestanding academic unit. The university has an extensive list of alumni. Some of the notable alumni names include Brad Cohen (Motivational Speaker), Jill Bennet (Renowned Actress), Lyall Smith (Sportswriter), Philip Jose Farmer (Author)
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The students are taught by experienced faculty members which ensures the development of necessary skills among students. These skills make them a suitable fit for the job market. Through this university, students also get a chance to visit many companies for internships.