Bradley University - Rankings

Founded in 1897, Bradley University is a top private comprehensive university located in the U.S. state of Illinois. It has the following Colleges: Foster College of Business Administration, College of Education and Health Sciences, Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering and Technology.

The Foster College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). The programs in civil, industrial, electrical, manufacturing, and mechanical engineering are all accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The Electrical and Manufacturing Technology programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the ABET. The construction program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The post-master's certificate program in school counseling is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).


- Ranked 6th among Regional Universities (Midwest) by US News (2011).

- Ranked 6th among Tier 1 Midwest Master’s universities (USNWR 2010). The College of Engineering and Technology was ranked 34th and the mechanical engineering program was rated 11th for undergraduate engineering schools. It is also rated as the 5th highest Midwestern school in the ranking of “Best Values”. Bradley’s Foster College of Business is ranked among the nation’s top undergraduate business programs. Among private universities, the Foster College of Business is ranked 53rd. Among both private and master’s level schools, it is in 11th position.

- 69th in the US News Ranking of Top Physical Therapy Schools (2009).

- It was among a select group of less than 200 colleges with an excellent reputation among high school guidance counselors, education professionals, employers and graduate schools ("Colleges of Distinction").

- ranks Bradley University among the top 10% of undergraduate colleges and universities in America.

- 13th in the Princeton Review Best Business Schools Rankings - Finance (2008).

- Ranked among the 50 best values in private universities by Kiplinger's Personal Finance.

- It has been ranked 24th on the list of "Top 25 Most Connected Campuses" and "Top 25 Most Entrepreneurial Campuses" in the nation by The Princeton Review and Forbes magazine.