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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,941
   Women 1,866 (63.4%)
   Men 1,075 (36.6%)
Graduate Students 2,717
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 58% of 6,969 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 2.99
SAT Math 463 average
420-500 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 469 average
420-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 20 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $53,503
  Tuition and Fees $31,630
  Room and Board $13,320
Average Percent of Need Met 61%
Average Freshman Award $25,704
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 127
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Bridgeport Population 147,216
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 66% of freshmen, 42% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Sororities 2% of women participate
Fraternities 1% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 1.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.0% Asian
40.0% Black/African-American
23.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
27.0% White
International Students 14.5% from 41 countries
First-Year Students Returning 64.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 20.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 20.0%