Parents & Family Information

Parents and family members can play an important role in helping students select a college and in their success. The information here will help you guide your student through the Bradley experience.

About Bradley

Bradley University is a top-ranked, prestigious, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in Central Illinois.


The quality of the education your student receives is our highest priority. Learn about Bradley University's academic programs at these links:

Applying and Enrolling at Bradley

Here are a few links to help you and your student navigate the admissions process.

  • Timeline for Applying
    Early Choice (nonbinding) Priority Admission Regular Admission
    Apply July 1 - October 15 October 15 - December 1 December 1 - February 1
    Notification August - November October - December December - March
    Scholarships Priority Scholarship Consideration Priority Scholarship Consideration Regular Scholarship Consideration
    Financial Award By November 15 December - February January - March
  • Freshman Orientation
  • Enrollment Checklist

Financial Information

Pursuing higher education is a significant investment. Bradley is committed to offering support to help your family manage the financial assistance process.

Health and Safety

Bradley University offers extensive services and resources for your student to stay safe and healthy.

Parents Getting Involved

Where ever you live, there are opportunities for your family to get involved in the Bradley University experience. We hope to see you on campus often including your first visit with Admissions through Family Weekends, athletic events, plays and concerts to Graduation.

Support for Your Student

Bradley University is committed to the success of your student and provides resources in all areas of academic and student life.