University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT

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Tuition & Fees

$32,860

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
46%
400-499
44%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
30%
400-499
49%
300-399
14%
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
59%
12-17
15%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,283
Declined 3,664
Total Received 7,947
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Private

3,129

undergraduate students

2,305

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 5,434
Established in 1927
Coeducational Coeducational

86-acre, urban campus in Bridgeport (population: 146,579), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: New York City
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: John F. Kennedy International

University of Bridgeport
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
06604

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Congress
  • International Relations Club
  • Black Students Alliance
  • Latin America Club
  • Martial Arts Club

Top Events

  • International Festival
  • Spring Week Events
  • Halloween Bash
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
31%
Top 1/2
64%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
46%
400-499
44%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
30%
400-499
49%
300-399
14%
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
59%
12-17
15%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.04

Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,283
Declined 3,664
Total Received 7,947

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Considered

interview
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 48
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $30,750
Additional fees $2,110
Total $32,860
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
East Asian Studies
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
General Studies
Graphic Design
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Human Services, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial and Product Design
Interior Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Labor and Industrial Relations
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Sciences, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

5,434

total students

68%

in-state

32%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

58%

3,129
students

Female
64%
2,011

Male
36%
1,118

42%

2,305
students

Female
54%
1,244

Male
46%
1,061

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

73%

2,300
students

Female
62%
1,425

Male
38%
875

27%

829
students

Female
71%
586

Male
29%
243

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 71%
Student 4 year graduation rate 32%
Student 5 year graduation rate 8%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
33%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Hispanic/Latino
24%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

304

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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