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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Bridgeport is a private university located in Bridgeport, Connecticut in the New York City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,300 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Bridgeport acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Psychology, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Dental Hygiene. Graduating 42% of students, Bridgeport alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,300.
About University of Bridgeport...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
East Coast Conference
Address
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

University of Bridgeport Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
860-1050
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$22,981/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,796/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,300Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
829
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Unique
    42%
  • Outgoing
    30%
  • Personable
    19%
  • Different
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
69%
Poll
42%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.73 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.87 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Culturally diverse
    91%
  • Performance in academic excellent and innovasion
    4%
  • Fast-paced and culturally diverse
    2%
  • Unsatisfying
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
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The University of Bridgeport may be known for the diversity of its student population, but it is also known for its high tuition, unsatisfactory on-campus housing, and disappointing dining. There is often confusion among the residents as to where all the funds go; it is obvious they are not being used to install air conditioning in the dorms, improve dining options, or renovate the aging classrooms.Student life is what you make of it. There are few interesting activities promoted on campus, and many of the intriguing events require payment. One event UB does right, however, is the Fair held every Spring and Fall at the Ped Mall. The University provides food trucks, bouncy houses, games, and customized memorabilia--all for free! Essentially, a student's experience at the University of Bridgeport will be what they make of it. Getting involved in clubs and finding a group of friends will render great social satisfaction. As far as dining goes...let me to introduce you to Easy Mac.
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In my opinion, the University of Bridgeport is on an uphill road to greatness. This year, we have inducted a new president who has been changing and developing new programs and activities around campus that have been increasing the value of our school. The view of the water is something most people dream about, and the helpfulness between teachers for students are two things UB has great of. For me, Bridgeport became my second home as the culture, area, professors and fellow students were everything I was looking for in a college.
What I like about the university is academically the system drive you to success. For example, there’s several times I have difficulty with a subject being taught by one of my professors, but what I liked was that the professors were always helpful when I came to them during their office hours our email them about it. There were also tutoring options I could attend to and the tutoring experience was great. I liked the fact that the University have so many options in regards to academic success. To continue, one thing I personally think the University can improve on is too much testing on electronic things. For instance, in the University of Bridgeport we are required to use an app call lockdown browser in order to take quizzes or tests. I am faints this because not every students are capable of purchasing a laptop or even have a laptop that is capable of downloading that app.