Bradley University Excels on US News and World Report’s 2024 Best Colleges List

Bradley University has made its mark on the prestigious US News and World Report 2024 Best Colleges List. The university has secured multiple rankings in various categories on the annual list, released September 18. 

Bradley University's commitment to academic excellence, innovative programs, and a supportive community has resulted in noteworthy placements on the 2024 Best Colleges list, including the following:

  • Best Value (#36, National Universities)
    • #4 best value in Illinois

  • Mechanical Engineering – No Doctorate (#12)
    • Highest ranked program in Illinois

  • Undergraduate Engineering Program – No Doctorate (#30)
    • Highest ranked program in Illinois 
  • Overall Rank: (#185, National Universities)

"We are incredibly proud to once again be recognized on the US News and World Report Best Colleges list,” remarked Bradley University President Stephen Standifird. “These accolades inspire us to continue pushing boundaries, fostering innovation, and providing transformative educational experiences. We look forward to building on this success and reinforcing our position as a leader in higher education."

The 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings were calculated using 19 key measures of academic quality for National Universities and 13 indicators for the National Liberal Arts Colleges. Ranking methodology can be found here.

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