3,129
Students
Financial aid thermometer
28,677
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
53
53%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

University of Bridgeport is a Comprehensive institution located in Bridgeport, CT, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT  06604
United States
Contact Ms. Jessica N. Crowley Goddu
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: admit@bridgeport.edu
Phone: 203-576-4812
Fax: 203-576-4941

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
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Management Information Systems Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Graphic Design Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,947
Applied
4,283
Accepted
3,129
Enrolled
54%
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Female Admissions

5,256
Females Applied
2,923
Females Accepted
56%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,691
Males Applied
1,360
Males Accepted
51%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.04
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Required for some programs Interview
2 recommendations
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended Interview
One recommendation
Other requirements: Portfolio, audition

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 485 440 530
SAT Math 470 420 520
ACT Composite 20 18 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

30,750
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Fees

2,110
Full-time student fees
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

28,677
Avg. Financial Aid Package
30,815
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
7,000
Avg. Loan Aid
14,220
Avg. Grant Aid
14,193
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
60%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
12%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,129
Total undergrad students
13%
International Students
32%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 21.83%
Black or African American 33.88%
White or Caucasian 24.26%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.83%
Asian 3.8%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.19%
Two or more races 1.18%
Other 0.96%

Gender

Male (35.73%)
Female (64.27%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 37%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Campus events:
International Festival, Spring Week Events and Halloween Bash

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Student Congress, International Relations Club, Black Students Alliance, Latin America Club and Martial Arts Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Gymnastics No No No
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark No No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Gymnastics No Division 2 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark No No
Volleyball No Division 2 Checkmark

Faculty

559
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 147
Part-time - 412
Male - 272
Female - 287