U.S. News & World Report ranked Bradley as the top school in Illinois and tied for second among the Best Regional Universities Midwest, a category where the university has placed since 1995. The media company also ranked Bradley in the top five for Best Value School Regional Universities Midwest and in the top 10 for Best Undergraduate Teaching Regional Universities Midwest.
In addition, Bradley was tied for third among Most Innovative Regional Universities Midwest and in the top 35 for Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (for schools not offering an engineering doctorate). Those marks also were the best for schools in the state.
In additional top honors, The Princeton Review placed Bradley in the Top 10 in the country for undergraduate game design, the best ranking in Illinois. It also ranked the university as having a 2021 Top Online Nursing Program and among the 20 best private colleges nationally for internships.
Bradley ranked among the best institutions for undergraduates in The Princeton Review’s annual Best 387 Colleges listing, which includes only 14 percent of four-year U.S. schools.
In its sixth annual College Rankings, the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education placed Bradley as the best private school in the state, and in the top 25 nationally, for student engagement. The ranking’s focus is on how well schools prepare students for life after graduation.
Also noteworthy was Animation Career Review, which listed Bradley in the top 20 nationally, and top 15 in the Midwest, for schools with a BFA degree in game design.