Peoria, Illinois is a metropolitan community of approximately 350,000 residents situated along the scenic banks of the Illinois River. Long-known for its wealth of industry and broad cross-section of American life, Peoria is quickly becoming one of the largest centers for biotechnical research and development in the Midwest.
Centrally located 3 hours from Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis, Peoria is home to three professional sports teams, several multi-national corporations, a major performance and convention center, and Bradley University--one of the Nation's top-ranked, regional institutions of higher education.
Bradley and Peoria share much in common--a diverse population, world-class research facilities, outstanding fine arts and entertainment, and a great sense of community. In this regard, Peoria simultaneously offers the urban benefits of a big city and the personality of a small town.