Recognition & Guidebooks
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
In 2011, the Foster College of Business Administration at Bradley received its fourth reaffirmation of full accreditation from AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - for both business and accounting programs. As only 633 of all business schools in the world have achieved business accreditation, and only 177 have achieved both accounting and business accreditation, this puts Bradley in an elite group of schools.
Colleges of Distinction
Colleges of Distinction includes Bradley among a select group of less than 200 colleges with an excellent reputation among high school guidance counselors, education professionals, employers and graduate schools. The guide notes that “Bradley balances a wide variety of academic choice with small classes; hundreds of student organizations with a close-knit student community; and nationally-recognized faculty who focus on teaching.”
The International Trade Center in Bradley's Foster College of Business received the prestigious 2009 Presidential "E" Award for U.S. Exporters. Only 21 awards are being given nationally and the Bradley ITC is the only trade center in the country to be recognized. The President's "E" Award was created by Executive Order by President John F. Kennedy on December 5, 1961, to recognize persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase United States exports. It is the highest U.S. Government recognition any U.S. entity may receive for supporting export activity.
Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review ranked Bradley's undergraduate entrepreneurship program among the top 25 programs in the nation.
Forbes.com ranks Bradley University among the top 10 percent of undergraduate colleges and universities in America. The Forbes website evaluated universities based on seven million student evaluations of courses and instructors, alumni recognized in Who's Who in America, the percentage of students who graduate in four years, average student debt, and students and faculty who have won distinguished national awards. In the last two years, examples of the impact being made nationwide by Bradley graduates include alumnae who have received a Pulitzer Prize and an Academy Award.
Bradley students and faculty continue to be awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarships for study abroad.
Innovation in Leadership of Business Education Award
Bradley's Executive MBA program has received the Innovation in Leadership of Business Education Award from the AACSB International. The award is given by the Mid-Continent East Division of AACSB. The Foster College was one of three schools to receive the award.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
The University was ranked among the 100 best values in private universities by Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Ranking are based on excellent academics while keeping costs to a minimum and other factors including faculty-student ratios and SAT scores.
National Women's Hall of Fame
Bradley founder Lydia Moss-Bradley was selected for induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1998.
Petersons 440 Colleges for Top Students selects Bradley from a group of more than 3,600 colleges and universities that “attract and admit an above-average share of the nation’s high achieving students.”
President's Community Service Honor Roll
Bradley's commitment to community service was recognized in 2013 by the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, an award administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The honor highlights Bradley's civic engagement and service-learning programs on campus as well as its student volunteer work around the globe.
The Princeton Review
Again this year, Bradley was included in The Princeton Review's "The Best 377 Colleges." The Princeton Review uses current student observations to describe the top 15% of universities in the nation. The review praised Bradley's extensive academic resources, personal attention to students and its ideal class sizes. Students surveyed said, "I knew I would be prepared and pointed in the right direction" and "There is always something to do on campus and plenty of activities to become involved in."
The Princeton Review: Top Game Design Program
In 2012, the Princeton Review named Bradley as one of the “Top Undergraduate Schools to Study Video Game Design.” The University was selected from 150 universities that offer game design courses and/or degrees. Bradley has offered the video game design concentration through the Department of Interactive Media and the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems since fall 2010. Its ranking is based on quality of curriculum, faculty credentials, facilities and infrastructure.
U.S. News & World Report
In America's Best Colleges 2013, U.S.News & World Report recognized Bradley as the top Illinois university of its type and number six overall among Midwest universities providing a full range of undergraduate and master's programs. The Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology was also ranked nationally as one of the best undergraduate engineering schools. The annual survey also recognized Bradley as the fifth "best value" Midwestern school in the ranking of Great Schools at Great Prices. This ranking compares a school's academic quality, as indicated by its ranking, to the net cost of attendance for a student receiving the average level of need-based financial assistance.
Bradley's Doctor of Physical Therapy program was ranked among the top 100 programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report's 2013 issue of "America's Best Graduate Schools."
Animation Career Review
Bradley ranked in the top 15 animation programs in the Midwest by Animation Career Review. The website highlighted the close cooperation between the Department of Interactive Media and the Department of Computer Science in offering several highly focused programs, and recognition by the Princeton Review for our game design program.