Bradley ranks high in annual report

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Bradley University once again scored well in the annual ranking of colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Bradley was ranked the fourth best college in the 12-state Midwest region and ranked ninth best among Best Value Schools in the country, according to the 30th Annual report by U.S. News. The value ranking recognizes the significant value Bradley offers in the academic experience it provides students, the magazine said.

Further, Bradley was ranked among the best in the country for undergraduate engineering and undergraduate business programs in the rankings unveiled Tuesday.

“Such national recognition is a testament to the commitment of our faculty and staff who work tirelessly to provide a world-class education to our students,” said Bradley President Joanne Glasser. “With its medium size, Bradley provides students a wide-range of educational opportunities and experiences along with the personal support that helps nurture their professional growth and creativity.”

In addition to the U.S.News & World Report ranking, Bradley also recently received recognition from The Princeton Review in its “Best 379 Colleges” guide and was included in Money Magazine’s list of “25 Colleges That Add the Most Value” and 86th overall on its list of “Best Colleges.”

Ranking ahead of Bradley in the Midwest region were familiar colleges Creighton University in Omaha, Butler University in Indianapolis and Drake University in Des Moines.

The Midwest region covers, from east to west, the state of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.

According to the magazine, the regional rankings cover universities that offer a full range of undergrad programs, some master’s programs but few doctoral programs.


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