University of Bridgeport

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126 Park Avenue

Bridgeport, CT 06604

Phone: (203) 576-4000
2013-2014 Tuition
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Regional Universities (North)

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University of Bridgeport is a private institution that was founded in 1927. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,688, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 86 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Bridgeport's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $30,540 (2013-14).

The University of Bridgeport is a private, seaside institution in Connecticut’s largest city. Undergraduates at the University of Bridgeport can choose from a wide range of academic majors, and graduate students have many options as well, including master’s programs in education, engineering, and more. Outside the classroom, students can explore more than 50 clubs, including fraternities, sororities, and intramural sports. The university, often shortened to UB, also offers several Division I Purple Nights varsity teams. For one season, the UB basketball team had a secret weapon—the 7-foot-7 Manute Bol, who later joined the NBA and then became an activist for his native country of Sudan. Besides athletics, students can spend their time visiting the expansive Beardsley Park or the state’s only zoo, which is just a free shuttle bus ride away from campus. Other nearby, off-campus attractions include theaters, museums, and shops. UB’s most notable alumni include Fred DeLuca, who cofounded the Subway restaurant franchise.


School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The University of Bridgeport offers career-oriented undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees and programs for people seeking personal and professional growth. The University promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world. The University is independent and non-sectarian.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1927
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $24,918,000


When applying to University of Bridgeport, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at University of Bridgeport is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 63.5 percent.

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Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 63.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Bridgeport is 17:1, and the school has 63.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Bridgeport include: General Studies; Psychology, General; Human Services, General; Dental Hygiene/Hygienist; and Fashion Merchandising. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 55 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
4-year graduation rate 23%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
General Studies 19%
Psychology, General 13%
Human Services, General 12%
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 11%
Fashion Merchandising 7%

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Student Life

University of Bridgeport has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,688, with a gender distribution of 32.5 percent male students and 67.5 percent female students. At this school, 48 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 52 percent of students live off campus. University of Bridgeport is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,877
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

University of Bridgeport offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of Bridgeport also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Bridgeport, 25 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Bridgeport.

Students who have cars on campus 25%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Bridgeport, 80.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,073.

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Tuition and fees $30,540 (2013-14)
Room and board $12,400 (2013-14)
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