Bradley University

Category: Private offering doctorate | State: Illinois

About Bradley University

Bradley University is a prestigious, private university in Peoria, Illinois, with 5,400 students. The university offers more opportunities than small colleges and more personalized experiences than large universities. More than 185 academic programs are available in business, communications, education, engineering, fine and performing arts, health sciences, the liberal arts, science and technology. Unique programs include entrepreneurship, game design, hospitality leadership, internal auditing, music and entertainment industry, sports communication and physical therapy.

STATUS: Military Friendly®

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Admissions & Orientation

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Financial Aid & Assistance

Graduation & Career

Military Student Support & Retention

Why attend Bradley University

Bradley University supports military service members and veterans through participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program and awarding course credit for training. The Center for Student Development and Transitional Services offers a dedicated point of contact for the student population, as well as provides dedicated lounge space and amenities to enhance their campus experience. The campus organization Bradley University Veterans Student Support Services (BUVSS) gives them access to a social network comprised of their peers.


Top Degrees

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $31,740 $31,740 $14,895 $14,895
Fees $380 $380 $155 $155
Room $5,790 $5,790 N/A N/A
Board $4,220 $4,220 N/A N/A
Books $1,200 $1,200 N/A N/A
Other Expenses $1,916 $1,916 N/A N/A
Totals $45,246 $45,246 $15,050 $15,050
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • ACT or SAT test scores required for admission
  • ACT or SAT test score requirements waived for military students and veterans
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for military personnel
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers evening programs
  • On-campus living requirement for students at any point in their enrollment
  • On-campus living requirement waived for active military students
  • Academic support/tutoring
  • Academic advising
  • Dedicated social space for gathering (e.g. a student lounge or veteran center) reserved specifically for military service members and veterans
  • Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans?
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes