University of Bridgeport


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Connecticut


The University of Bridgeport is a private, career-oriented university that offers associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in professional fields. The university's 50-acre campus sits on the Long Island Sound in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The student body is one of the most racially diverse in the country, and students come from 45 states and 80 countries. Bridgeport offers more than 125 academic programs, and academics are supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 17. On the student life front, the University of Bridgeport has about 45 student clubs and organizations including fraternities and sororities. In athletics, the University of Bridgeport Purple Knights compete in the NCAA Division II East Coast Conference. The university fields five men's and eight women's sports.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Business Administration, Dental Hygiene, Fashion Merchandising, General Studies, Human Services, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 5323
Total Grad Students: 2789
Undergraduate Students: 2534
Faculty: 114

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 47:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1

Percent Male: 30%
Percent Female: 70%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 20%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 27%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport Connecticut 6604


Main Email:

Main Phone: 203-576-4000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Jessica Crowley
Assistant Director, Transfer Admissions
(203) 576-4812

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Jay Moran
Director, Athletics
(203) 576-4735

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Dental Hygiene, Biology, all Business majors and Computer Science and Engineering require a 2.5 cummulative grade point average.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Transfer credit is normally awarded only for courses in which a grade of "C" or better is earned.

Credits (Min/Max):
There is a minimum credit requirement of 12 semester hours. You must complete your last 30 semester hours at Bridgeport to be eligible for a degree. A maximum of 66 credits may be awarded from 2-year colleges and 90 credits from 4-year institutions.

Test Scores for Applying:
Bridgeport does not publish a requirement for the submission of standardized test scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
For Dental Hygiene applicants, two letters of recommendation preferably one from a Math or Science professor are required.

Essay(s) required:
The submission of a personal statement is required.

Application Fee:
There is a $25 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
College Catalogs from all schools attended are required.

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Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 17 22
English 16 24
Math 16 22
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 410 510
Math 420 510
Writing 400 500

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 57%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -57%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1500

Other Expenses: 5043

Room and Board: 11700

Tuition and Fees: 27330

Total Cost: 45573

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Paying for college is a partnership, which includes your family, the government, and the University of Bridgeport. Based on 2008-2009 preliminary numbers, the total annual grant awarded to a first time, full-time undergraduate student was $15,049.00.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 9801

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 83%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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