UB Description

A diverse student body and a high success rate among its graduates are two reasons to attend University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

A private school, University of Bridgeport offers undergraduate academics in the liberal and fine arts, humanities, business, and the natural and social sciences, among other subjects. The vast majority of undergraduates at Bridgeport go on to graduate school either at Bridgeport or elsewhere.

Bridgeport’s graduate and professional academics include its well-known medical programs, which feature a college of naturopathic medicine, a chiropractic school and an acupuncture institute. Training undergraduate and graduate students for medical careers, these schools also offer medical care to the community, giving students the opportunity to study and work in a clinical setting.

Other graduate-level professional offerings are offered in such fields as education, counseling, engineering and technology management.

Recognized as having an exceptionally diverse student body, Bridgeport’s students represent numerous cultures, ethnicities and countries represented.

Bridgeport’s student organizations also reflect this diversity, with such clubs as the National Society of Black Student Engineers, a Caribbean student association, as well as groups for Latin American, Muslim, lesbian and gay students. Diverse interests are also represented by Bridgeport’s student organizations and activities, which range from everything to a ballroom dance club to a school newspaper to clubs devoted to cooking, fencing and music production.

Admission is based on submission of an application, transcripts, test scores, a personal statement and letters of recommendation.

For those who need assistance with tuition and other fees, financial aid is available to eligible students.

Quick Facts about University of Bridgeport

Region

Northeast

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Private

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Purple Knights

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$25,200

Out-of-State Tuition

$25,200

Retention Rate

52%

Enrollment

4,649

Year Established

1927

UB Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
2,028
Freshman Class
610
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
4,649

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
44%
Graduate
56%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
65%
Part-Time
35%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
34%
Out-of-State
66%

Gender of Students

Women
65%
Men
35%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
29%
Asian
4%
Caucasian
48%
Latino
12%
Other
7%

Students State Origin

New York
45%
Connecticut
34%
New Jersey
10%
Massachusetts
2%
Pennsylvania
1%
Other
8%

International Students

International
33%
Domestic
67%

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