Tuition & Fees

$31,630

$31,630

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
16

teacher

students

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,466
Declined + 3,233
Total Received 6,699
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Private (nonprofit)

2,897

undergraduate students

2,536

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
26%
400-499
58%
300-399
13%
700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
24%
400-499
57%
300-399
13%
700-800
0
600-699
2%
500-599
21%
400-499
60%
300-399
17%
24-29
19%
18-23
44%
12-17
37%
24-29
27%
18-23
37%
12-17
36%
24-29
22%
18-23
59%
12-17
19%
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School Facts

University of Bridgeport is a private institution. Founded as a junior college in 1927, it became a four-year institution in 1947. Its 86-acre campus is located on the former estate of P.T. Barnum in Bridgeport, 60 miles from New York City.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,433
Established in 1927
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  CCE (Council on Chiropractic Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Bridgeport, CT

86-acre, urban campus in Bridgeport (population: 147,216), 60 miles from New York City; branch campuses in Riverbend and Waterbury; graduate center in Stamford. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves New York City. School operates transportation around campus. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Bridgeport
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
42%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
66%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
2 fraternities 2% of male students
 
3 sororities 2% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
30%
Top 1/2
58%
Bottom 1/2
42%
Bottom 1/4
14%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
26%
400-499
58%
300-399
13%
700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
24%
400-499
57%
300-399
13%
700-800
0
600-699
2%
500-599
21%
400-499
60%
300-399
17%
24-29
19%
18-23
44%
12-17
37%
24-29
27%
18-23
37%
12-17
36%
24-29
22%
18-23
59%
12-17
19%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline April 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,466
Declined + 3,233
Total Received 6,699

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Interview
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Karissa L Peckham
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 392-3582
F: 203 576-4941
admit@bridgeport.edu

Cost

Tuition $29,550
Room & board $12,720
Additional fees $2,080
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $45,850

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
gymnastics
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
East Coast Athletic Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Purple Knights
School colors
purple and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acupuncture
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Chinese Herbology
Chiropractic
Computer Applications/Information Systems
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Engineering
Counseling
Criminal Justice/Human Security
Dental Hygiene
Design Management
East Asian/Pacific Rim Studies
Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
Fashion Merchandising
Finance
General Business
General Studies
Global Development/Peace
Global Financial Services
Global Media/Communication Studies
Graphic Design
Health Science
Health Sciences
Human Nutrition
Human Resource Management
Human Services
Industrial Design
Information Systems/Knowledge Management
Interior Design
International Business
International Political Economy/Diplomacy
Literature/Civilization
Management
Management/Industrial Relations
Marketing
Martial Arts
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Laboratory Science
Music
Naturopathic Medicine
Nursing
Operations Management
Physician Assistant
Psychology
Secondary Education
Small Business/Entrepreneurship
Social Sciences
Technology Management
Traditional Chinese Medicine
World Religions
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Undergraduate

53%

2,897
students

Female
64%
1,865

Male
36%
1,032

Graduate

47%

2,536
students

Female
49%
1,235

Male
51%
1,301

undergraduateFull-time

72%

2,112
students

Female
60%
1,254

Male
40%
858

undergraduatePart-time

28%

785
students

Female
78%
611

Male
22%
174

Student Break-down

16%
Nonresident aliens
36%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Hispanic/Latino
24%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

46%

Transfer applicants accepted

43%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 56
Countries most often represented Bangladesh
Brazil
China
Korea
Saudi Arabia
Sweden
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Yumin Wang
Director of International Affairs
203 576-4395
fsa@bridgeport.edu

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