University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT

The 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.

Website: www.bridgeport.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,129
Undergraduate
Students
(64.3%) 2,011 Women
(35.7%) 1,118 Men
2,305
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
54% of 7,947 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.04
SAT Math
420-520 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
485 average
440-530 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
$32,860
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$30,815
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$21,200
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
147
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Bridgeport Population
147,216
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
37% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
Sororities
2% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.4% Asian
39.0% Black/African-American
25.1% Hispanic/Latino
1.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
27.9% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students
13.1% from 48 countries
First-Year Students Returning
71.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
31.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
25.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives 5  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component required
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
126 Park Avenue
City, State, Zip
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone
(203) 576-4552
Fax
(203) 576-4941
E-mail
admit@bridgeport.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio, audition recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
54% of 7,947 applicants were admitted
Women
56% of 5,256 applicants were admitted
Men
51% of 2,691 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
854 (20%) of 4,283 admitted students enrolled
Women
571 (20%) of 2,923 admitted students enrolled
Men
283 (21%) of 1,360 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.04
3.75 and Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
29%
2.00 - 2.49
19%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
420-520 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
6%
Score of 500 - 600
30%
Score of 400 - 500
49%
Score of 300 - 400
14%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
485 average
440-530 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
5%
Score of 500 - 600
46%
Score of 400 - 500
44%
Score of 300 - 400
4%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
24%
Score of 18 - 23
59%
Score of 12 - 17
15%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 8%
Top quarter: 31%
Top half: 64%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
$32,860
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001416
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
494 (90.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
483 (97.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
483 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
31 (6.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$30,815
Need-Based Gift
Received by 423 (87.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,429
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 483 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 483 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
109 (19.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,775

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,185 (95.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,886 (86.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,886 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
219 (11.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$28,677
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,656 (87.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,193
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,886 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,886 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
299 (13.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,220

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$21,200
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, Mathematics, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
147
Part-Time Faculty
412
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
24%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 40% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
425,119
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
300
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nutrition

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Chiropractic
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General

Location and Setting


Bridgeport Population
147,216
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
86 acres

Weather

Temperature
21.9 average low in January, 76 average high in September
Rain
118 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Bridgeport
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Bridgeport

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
37% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
63%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Gymnastics x x    
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Gymnastics x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Gymnastics    
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student congress, international relations club, black students alliance, latin america club, martial arts club
Sororities
2% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,129
Women
2,011 (64.3%)
Men
1,118 (35.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,300
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.4% Asian
39.0% Black/African-American
25.1% Hispanic/Latino
1.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
27.9% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students.
13.1% from 48 countries
Average Age
25
All Graduate Students
2,305

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
71.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
31.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
39.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
42.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
25.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 5%
Engineering 3%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 2%
Medicine 1%
Veterinary Medicine 1%

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