Bradley University Ranks with National Universities

This fall marks the first time Bradley University has earned marks in the category of national universities, based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Previously, Bradley ranked among regional universities in the Midwest.

Bradley ranked among the Top 10 national universities in Illinois and tied for #166 overall, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings for 2022-23. Bradley also ranked 37th in the best value category. Bradley is in the Top 3 national universities in Illinois for the best value.

“While the competition is significantly stronger in this category, this ranking recognizes the hard work our faculty and staff have done to fulfill our academic mission,” said Bradley President Stephen Standifird. “As we have done for the past 125 years, we will continue to be a leader in providing outstanding outcomes for our students.”

Bradley also ranked 29th out of 230 engineering programs that don’t offer doctorates, moving up from 35th last year. The university was once again the highest-ranked engineering program in Illinois for schools in this category. Bradley’s mechanical engineering program ranked in the Top 20 nationally as well.