Among the Best

August 6, 2014

Bradley University has again been included in The Princeton Review’s annual guide, “The Best 379 Colleges.” The 2015 edition, released this week, touts Bradley as a “Best Midwestern College” and lists the University’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program among the top 25 in the nation.

The list is the result of a Princeton Review survey that asked 130,000 students at 379 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report their campus experiences. Bradley students lauded the University for its hands-on learning environment and its size, which allows for the resources of a large university and the personal attention found in a small school.

The guidebook notes the average GPA for last year’s incoming freshman class at Bradley was 3.69, and more than a third of the freshmen were in the top 10 percent of their high school class.

“Recognition from The Princeton Review as a best college speaks to the exceptional student experience at Bradley,” said Joanne Glasser, president of Bradley University. “From their first day on campus through graduation, Bradley students thrive in classrooms, labs and beyond as a result of quality academic programs, top faculty and a student-focused learning environment.”

Published since 1992, the annual publication regularly includes Bradley, a distinction earned by just 15 percent of all four-year colleges in the nation.

National college guides rank Bradley among the top schools in the nation for academic quality and value. Faculty mentoring, access to quality facilities and hands-on learning also are cited among Bradley’s greatest strengths.

The Princeton Review, a Massachusetts-based educational services company, is known for its test-preparation courses, books and other student resources.