Tuition & Fees

$32,860

$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%
700-800
0
600-699
2%
500-599
21%
400-499
60%
300-399
17%
30-36
5%
24-29
17%
18-23
50%
12-17
28%
30-36
2%
24-29
26%
18-23
41%
12-17
31%
30-36
14%
24-29
16%
18-23
50%
12-17
20%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,283
Declined + 3,664
Total Received 7,947
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Private (nonprofit)

3,129

undergraduate students

2,305

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. General Studies
  2. Psychology
  3. Business
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Codes

SAT 3914
ACT 0602

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Location

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 5,434
Established in 1927
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACAOM (Accrediting Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CCE (Council on Chiropractic Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  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: 145,936), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
52%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
31%
Top 1/2
64%
Bottom 1/2
36%
Bottom 1/4
9%

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%
700-800
0
600-699
2%
500-599
21%
400-499
60%
300-399
17%
30-36
5%
24-29
17%
18-23
50%
12-17
28%
30-36
2%
24-29
26%
18-23
41%
12-17
31%
30-36
14%
24-29
16%
18-23
50%
12-17
20%

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

53%

acceptance rate

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

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
Vice President of Enrollment Management
P: 800 392-3582
F: 203 576-4941
admit@bridgeport.edu

Financial Aid

60%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$28,677

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $30,750
Room & board $13,860
Additional fees $2,110
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $48,220
Average Financial Aid - $28,677
Total with Avg. Aid $19,543

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,553,526
State $677,581
Institutional $35,381,934
Other external $386,599
Total $42,999,640

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $3,064,000
Other external
Total $3,064,000
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 392-3582
F: 203 576-4570
finaid@bridgeport.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Christine E Falzerano
Director of Student Financial Services
finaid@bridgeport.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Anthony Vitti (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
East Coast Athletic Conference
Mascot
Purple Knights
School colors
purple and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acupuncture
Analytics/Systems
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Chinese Herbology
Chiropractic
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
Political Science
Professional Studies
Psychology
Religion/Politics
Secondary Education
Small Business/Entrepreneurship
Social Sciences
Technology Management
Traditional Chinese Medicine
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Most Popular Majors

  1. General Studies
  2. Psychology
  3. Business

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

5,434

total students

59%

in-state

41%

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 Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
34%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
22%
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

44%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 48
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
India
Nepal
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
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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