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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
East Coast Conference
From University of Bridgeport

The University of Bridgeport is a private university, located 1.5 hours from NYC and 2.5 hours from Boston, MA. Our Long Island Sound campus is located in a scenic, seaside location in Bridgeport, CT. With an emphasis on jobs of the future, UB’s campus features three distinct colleges: the College of Health Sciences, the College of Engineering, Business, and Education, and the College of Arts and Sciences, offering 125 career-focused undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, with on-campus, hybrid and online curricula. Our small class sizes offer a 16:1 student to faculty ratio, and UB designs personalized programs to match student interests with career objectives. UB’s vibrant and globally diverse campus welcomes students from over 80 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Our campus life offers residential housing, over 50 clubs, and six Greek organizations. We embrace academic excellence, experiential learning, sustainability, diversity and community service as our core values.

University of Bridgeport Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
57%
SAT Range
900-1090
ACT Range
16-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,326/ 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
$26,092/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
C+
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
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses

Majors

University of Bridgeport School of Nursing (UBSN)

The University of Bridgeport School of Nursing (UBSN), Bachelor's degree program prepares the graduate nurse for entry-level practice in a variety of health care settings and to provide the foundation for graduate education and/or continued education as a life-long learner, and to contribute to quality patient outcomes.

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    20%
  • On Campus
    69%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,311Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,104
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Unique
    44%
  • Outgoing
    29%
  • Personable
    18%
  • Different
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
60%
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.77 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.91 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Culturally diverse
    84%
  • Performance in academic excellent and innovasion
    8%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • Fast-paced and culturally diverse
    2%
  • Home away from home
    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

    University of Bridgeport Reviews

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    The University of Bridgeport is an excellent return of investment as the academic programs are superior. Financial aid and grants are generous here and the tuition at UB is much lower than comparable universities. Safety is a priority on campus, as UB was ranked the safest college campus in Connecticut in 2018. UB is a friendly campus and very diverse. However, there are many negative aspects to UB. The food available to students is horrendous and many compare it to “prison food.” Repeats of the same meal are often seen for an entire week. Housing accommodations are lackluster unless you dorm in University Hall. The party scene is nonexistent here, but Fairfield and New Haven are a few miles away. To end on a good note, UB has many clubs and organizations to offer for students and we have a bowling alley!
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    My first two semesters were a great experience! There are many opportunities to be involved with the community and the teachers that I had so far cared so much about their subjects. They are willing to work with you as long as they recognize you are willing to put in the effort. The dorms are the biggest I have seen compared to other schools I have traveled too. The food could be better and I wish all dorms would have A/C, but the view of the seaside is gorgeous.
    My experience so far at Bridgeport has been really good so far. They have a really easy to talk to staff and it is very easy to obtain information that you need either it's academic or financial situations. They have a very welcoming environment with current students giving incoming students good advice on how to see their life here. Tons of on campus activities for everyone to enjoy such as bowling, sports games, parties, and having a campus near seaside park and a Museum. Bridgeport has incredible food and a clean, comfortable dinning hall for students to eat and chill with their friends . The admission and financial office supply's tons of opportunities for students before and after they graduate and also having a lot of campus events giving the students the chance to work on their networking skills .Bridgeport is the place to spend the rest of your four years to head start your career.