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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?

688 Undergraduate Awards
$41,631 Avg Cost After Aid
54% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#9 Best Human Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UBridgeport has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#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?

Location of University of Bridgeport

Contact details for UBridgeport are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604-5620
Phone: 203-576-4000
Website: www.bridgeport.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UBridgeport
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UBridgeport

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

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UBridgeport?

54% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
90% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at UBridgeport is 54%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Bridgeport  ( 440 to 530 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Bridgeport  ( 420 to 520 )
200
800
UBridgeport received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 24.

ACT English Scores for University of Bridgeport  ( 17 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Bridgeport  ( 17 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Bridgeport  ( 18 to 24 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Bridgeport?

$41,631 Net Price
78% Take Out Loans
8.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UBridgeport is $41,631. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

2,311 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,415 undergraduate students at UBridgeport, with 2,311 being full-time and 1,104 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UBridgeport

There are also 2,070 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,311 full-time undergraduates at UBridgeport, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UBridgeport

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Bridgeport students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UBridgeport Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 82
Black or African American 751
Hispanic or Latino 562
White 513
International Students 322
Other Races/Ethnicities 81

Geographic Diversity

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

858 Took All Classes Online
1,874 Took At Least One Class Online
16.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at UBridgeport. In 2017-2018, 1,874 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UBridgeport has changed over the last few years.

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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
Health Professions 7%
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.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Alternative Medicine & Systems #2
Area Studies #2
Food, Nutrition & Related Services #6
International Relations & National Security #8
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #9
Public Relations & Advertising #13
Dental Support Services #15
Engineering-Related Fields #17
Computer Science #23
Engineering Technologies #39
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #40
Communication & Journalism #52
Social Sciences #57
Computer & Information Sciences #124
Criminal Justice & Corrections #135
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #137
Liberal Arts General Studies #137
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #149
Business Administration & Management #292
Health Professions #328
Business, Management & Marketing #370

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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 23 85 0 0 0 108
Business Administration & Management 1 0 0 0 98 0 99
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 7 90 0 97
Dental Support Services 0 42 35 0 16 0 93
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0 74 0 74
Computer Science 0 0 6 0 66 0 72
General Psychology 0 0 69 0 0 0 69
Electrical Engineering 0 0 31 0 22 0 53
Educational Administration 0 0 0 46 0 4 50
Other Health Professions 0 0 48 0 0 0 48
Human Services 0 0 48 0 0 0 48
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 42 0 6 0 48
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0 39 2 41
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 40 0 0 0 40
International Relations & National Security 0 0 13 0 26 0 39
Alternative Medicine & Systems 0 0 0 0 13 25 38
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 37 0 37
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 37 0 37
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 36 0 36
Chiropractic 0 0 0 0 0 36 36
Nursing 0 0 32 0 0 0 32
General Business/Commerce 0 0 31 0 0 0 31
Computer Engineering 0 0 3 0 15 13 31
Student Counseling 0 0 0 2 24 0 26
General Biology 0 0 24 0 0 0 24
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Accounting 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 15 0 15
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 1 11 0 12
General Education 0 0 0 0 12 0 12
General Social Sciences 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Human Resource Management 0 0 4 0 2 0 6
Marketing 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
General English Literature 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Mathematics 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Religious Studies 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
International Business 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Area Studies 0 0 1 0 3 0 4
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Music 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 66 621 59 642 80 1,469

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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