About the university

~ $15,000 / year
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Wide range of departments Scholarship programs Accredited university

On April 10, 1897, ground was broken for Bradley Hall. What had been prairie-land cornfield was transformed into a seat of learning because of the remarkable courage, strength, and determination of one woman, Mrs. Lydia Moss Bradley. Lydia Moss Bradley had seen all of her hopes, ambitions, and dreams for her six children end in their untimely deaths. She and her husband, Tobias Bradley, had devoted much time, thought, and discussion to how their wealth might be used as a fitting memorial to their deceased offspring and considered establishing an orphanage. Unfortunately Tobias died in May of 1867, before their dream could be realized. Alone, Mrs. Bradley devoted herself unreservedly to the achievement of their goal. After some study and travel to various institutions, Mrs. Bradley decided that, instead of an orphanage, she wanted to found a school where young people could learn how to do practical things to prepare them for living in the modern world. In 1892 she purchased a controlling interest in Parsons Horological School in LaPorte, Indiana, the first school for watchmakers in America, and moved it to Peoria. She specified in her will that the school should be expanded after her death to include a classical education as well as industrial arts and home economics: ". . . it being the first object of this Institution to furnish its students with the means of living an independent, industrious and useful life by the aid of a practical knowledge of the useful arts and sciences." In October 1896 Mrs. Bradley was convinced by Dr. William Rainey Harper, president of the University of Chicago, to move ahead with her plans and establish the school during her lifetime. Bradley Polytechnic Institute was chartered on November 13, 1896. Mrs. Bradley initially provided seventeen and a half acres of land; funds for two campus buildings, including laboratory equipment and library books; and annual operating expenses. Contracts for Bradley Hall and Horology Hall (later renamed Westlake) were awarded and work moved ahead quickly. Fourteen faculty and 150 students began classes in Bradley Hall on October 4, 1897–with 500 workers still hammering away. (The Horological Department added another eight faculty and 70 students.) Bradley Polytechnic Institute was formally dedicated on October 8, 1897. Its first graduate, in June 1898, was Corinne Unland. By 1899 there were 350 pupils in the School of Arts and Science at Bradley, about equally divided between men and women. Instruction was offered in biology, chemistry, food work , sewing, English, German, French, Latin, Greek, history, manual arts, drawing, mathematics, and physics. Pleased with its progress, Mrs. Bradley transferred to the school the rest of her estate, including nearly 1,000 different pieces of property, reserving its use and profits during her lifetime. At Founder’s Day in 1906 she announced an additional gift to build Hewitt Gymnasium, now Hartmann Center for the Performing Arts. Mrs. Bradley died on January 16, 1908, at the age of 91. The Institute continued to grow and develop to meet the educational needs of the region. Bradley became a four- year college offering bachelor’s degrees in 1920 and a full university offering graduate programs in 1946, when it was renamed Bradley University.

Education programs

Accounting

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Accounting

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Administration

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Administration

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Animations

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Animations

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Applied Sciences and Professions

~ $15,000 / year

Actuarial Science

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Arts

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Arts

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Biology

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Biological

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Biomedicine

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Biomedicine

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Business

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Business

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Chemistry

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Chemistry

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Computer Science

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Computer Science

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Design

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Design

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Economics

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Economics

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Education and Teaching

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Education

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Engineering

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Engineering

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Finance and Banking

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Finance & Banking

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Humanities

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Humanities

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Journalism

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Journalism

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Law and Jurisprudence

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Law & Jurisprudence

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Management

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Management

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Marketing

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Marketing

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Mathematics

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Mathematics

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Medicine

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Medicine

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Multimedia Technology

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Multimedia Technology Intermediate

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Nursing

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Nursing

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

PR

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Communication

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Philology

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Philology

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Philosophy

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Philosophy

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Physics

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Physics

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Political Science

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Political Science

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Psychology

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Psychology

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

Security

~ $15,000 / year

Bachelor of Security

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $15,000

    Fee for international students

  • $15,000

    Fee for domestic students

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  • Family Details
  • Proof of fee payment
  • Student visa
  • Motivation Letter
  • Photographs
  • Letters of reccomendation (MA, PhD)
  • Research proposal outline (MA, PhD)
  • Online Application form
  • TOEFL Certificate
  • Passport
  • Letters of reccomendation (for undergraduate)
  • Declaration for financial support
  • Application fee
  • World Education Services evaluation
  • Health and Life Insurance

Why people choose this university

Wide range of departments Scholarship programs Accredited university

Contacts

Bradley University
1501 W. Bradley Ave
Peoria IL 61625
United States

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