Bradley among the top 100 private universities in the nation

November 7, 2012

Peoria, IL (November 7, 2012) Bradley University is ranked among the top 100 private universities in a new ranking released by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Bradley is ranked 86th in the nation based on academic quality and affordability. The publication considers such factors as admission rate, test scores of incoming freshmen and graduation rates, as well as cost data, including tuition, fees, room and board and financial aid. This is the fourth consecutive year that Bradley has been recognized by Kiplinger’s.

“We are delighted that Bradley continues to be recognized for the distinctive educational opportunity we offer students,” said Bradley President Joanne Glasser. “This ranking is particularly meaningful because it represents independent confirmation that the Bradley Experience is an outstanding value in the educational marketplace.”

Bradley received further national recognition this fall when it was ranked the sixth best Midwest regional university by U.S.News & World Report’s annual college guide, “America’s Best Colleges.” In addition, the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine ranked Bradley’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program among the top 25 in the nation for the second consecutive year.

The complete list of “Best Values in Private Universities” is available online atKiplinger’s website -

Bradley is a private, independent university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 6,000 students the choice of more than 100 academic programs. Bradley links academic excellence, experiential learning and leadership development with an entrepreneurial spirit for a world-class education. Its size provides students with extensive resources not available at most private colleges and the personal attention not commonly found at large universities.