Recognition and Guidebooks

U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report

Bradley University remains the top Illinois university in U.S. News and World Report’s annual America’s Best Colleges rankings for Midwest Regional Universities in their 2020 edition.

In addition to ranking Bradley at number 4 in Best Regional Universities in the Midwest, the guide also recognizes the Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology among the top 30 Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the country for non-doctorate degree offering schools. Also among Regional Universities in the Midwest, Bradley ranks as the 3rd Most Innovative School, 3rd in Best Colleges for Veterans, and 6th for Best Value.

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

For the fourth consecutive year, the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education have ranked Bradley University as the top university in Illinois, and among the top 25 private universities in the nation, for Student Engagement in their 2020 college rankings.

The survey of more than 170,000 students measured enrolled student perceptions of how challenging the college’s classes are, whether classes foster critical thinking, whether classes prompt students to make real-world connections, the level of student-to-faculty and student-to-student interaction and the likelihood the student would recommend the school to a friend.

Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution ranks Bradley No. 19 in the country on its list of colleges adding value to alumni earnings.

Washington Monthly

In Washington Monthly’s College Ranking 2019, Bradley is ranked number 14 in the Midwest for “Best Bang for the Buck,” and number 50 of 606 nationally for Masters Level Universities on contribution to the public good.

Animation Career Review

Animation Career Review ranks Bradley’s Game Design program among the top 25 in the United States. Ranking criteria include academic reputation, admission selectivity, value, and depth and breadth of the program.

Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek has recognized Bradley’s Foster College of Business as the top private undergraduate business school in Illinois, as well as among the Top 50 business schools nationally, and among the Top 10 schools preparing students "for the jobs they want.”