Quality Education

September 27, 2017

Bradley is once again named one of the best in the country for student engagement according to the 2nd annual edition of The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) College Rankings. Bradley is 8th in the nation for student engagement among all schools.

The WSJ/THE rankings, released this week, gathered the views of more than 200,000 current college and university students on a range of issues relating directly to their experience at college. A major component of engagement is the quality of a student’s contacts with faculty which is why the study takes into consideration the students' experience with their professors to how much they collaborated on projects and were pushed to think critically, and whether they would recommend their school to others.

Bradley Provost Walter Zakahi says receiving such high marks two years in a row is a testament to our continued commitment to students. "It is a century-old commitment at Bradley to provide experiential learning opportunities for our students. This includes internships and co-op experiences, service-learning initiatives, capstone projects and many other curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities. It is vital to provide them with practical perspectives where they can gain relevant and practical experience through project-based learning "

Bradley was ranked highest in the area of student engagement among colleges and universities in Illinois. The full report is available online.

In addition, Bradley was recognized as one of the top universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. The publication’s 2018 edition of "Best Colleges" places Bradley 7th in the region. Bradley also received recognition as one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education from The Princeton Review in its 2017 edition of "Colleges That Pay You Back."