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This school has an amazing social aspect! IBrightMechanical Engineering
This school has an amazing social aspect! I don't know anyone here that would be considered snooty. The Greek life is very open. In many school you could have trouble getting involved in frats and sororities. Also, something that shouldn't be important but is worth noting, it is very easy to get into a frat party or find something to do. I am fairly involved in Greek life and I could tell you that I only know of one instance of a frat turning people away from a party. A negative aspect of this college is the Internet here is so bad it could legitimately affect your education. Expect to loose connection to the Internet while taking an online exam. Many professors even recommend using data instead of the wifi while taking their tests online. You will spend much more time on LTE than on any way of connecting to Bradley's network. The wifi is very inconsistent but on a good day it's running at anywhere between .25 Mb/s to 5 Mb/s download speed. One more negative aspect is that the school has almost no school spirit. Finally, if you want to do activities outside of campus you need a car. There isn't much regarding entertainment anywhere near campus. I definitely think anyone should attend this school. It has amazing professors and a very friendly environment.
1st Year Male -- Class 2019
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Surrounding City: D
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All is fine at school and was sold by "open door" policy if any issues. However, all false. When problems arise, administration never responds or distorts issues to avoid anything negative. You are just a number! Once they get you as a student, they turn a deaf ear!
3rd Year Female -- Class 2018
Education Quality: B, Individual Value: F
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Honestly, Bradley is a pretty good school.BrightMusic - Composition/Theory
Honestly, Bradley is a pretty good school. Most of the teachers care about you personally and your grades. However, I feel like there is not much to do here unless you're part of Greek life or like to go out and party every night. Sure, one night a month there is Late Night BU which always provides a bunch of fun stuff to do, but that's only one night a month. The only thing there is to do every other night is go to a frat house and get drunk. The area of Peoria surrounding the campus is not the nicest neighborhood at all. The actual campus is safe, but you can't really leave campus to do anything because Peoria offers NOTHING to do.

Besides having nothing to do, the other issue I face is the music major program. Bradley does have a lot of benefits regarding a lot of other majors, but if you plan on being a music major, this is NOT the school for you. There are some ridiculous music requirements you have to deal with and unless you are a music performance major, you don't get anything out of them.I don't want to completely bash the school because I do like it here and I think it's a really nice school, but I probably should have done a little more research about the music program and Peoria in general before I made my decision. Currently, I am researching different schools that I could possibly transfer to now that I know what I want. Personally, I am just not feeling it here. If you like to party and are interested in a different major, then you'll probably get along perfectly here. I am not interested in either of those things and will probably transfer to a bigger school that offers more to me and my ambitions.

1st Year Female -- Class 2017
Useful Schoolwork: A, Surrounding City: D
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