University of Bridgeport Overview
Located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, University of Bridgeport is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is University of Bridgeport Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UBridgeport.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 28% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, UBridgeport bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,100 a year. That's about 6% more than their peers at other schools.
University of Bridgeport Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UBridgeport.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UBridgeport has earned from around the web.
|#1||Highest Paid Human Services Graduates||College Factual|
|#7||Highest Paid Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Graduates||College Factual|
|#7||Highest Paid Liberal Arts General Studies Graduates||College Factual|
|#8||Best Liberal Arts General Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
|#9||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
|#70||Highest Paid Psychology Graduates||College Factual|
Where Is University of Bridgeport?
Contact details for UBridgeport are given below.
|Address:||126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604-5620|
How Do I Get Into UBridgeport?
You can apply to UBridgeport online at: www.bridgeport.edu/admissions/undergraduate-students/applying-ub
Admission Requirements for UBridgeport
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UBridgeport?
Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 51%, and the acceptance rate for women is 56%.
Average Test Scores
About 90% of students accepted to UBridgeport submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 530. Math scores were between 420 and 520.
Can I Afford University of Bridgeport?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UBridgeport, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $10,984 a year. That adds up to $43,936 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UBridgeport is 8.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
University of Bridgeport Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,070 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,311 full-time undergraduates at UBridgeport, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Bridgeport students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||751|
|Hispanic or Latino||562|
Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at University of Bridgeport. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 80 countries are represented at UBridgeport. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at University of Bridgeport
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UBridgeport has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 8th most popular in Connecticut for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of UBridgeport
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Bridgeport was 16.9%. This is the #1,004 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UBridgeport regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UBridgeport majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||4%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||4%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UBridgeport ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UBridgeport.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of Bridgeport Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By User:Magicpiano under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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