UB

University of Bridgeport

126 Park Ave, Bridgeport, United States
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  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
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  • Currently Enrolled
    24
  • Previously Enrolled
    35

Overview of University of Bridgeport (UB)

About this school

The University of Bridgeport is a private institution. Founded as a junior college in 1927, it became a four-year institution in 1947. Its 86-acre campus is located on the former estate of P.T. Barnum in Bridgeport, 60 miles from New York City.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,129
    • Men:1,118 (35.7%)
    • Women:2,011 (64.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (UB)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Bridgeport is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
126 Park Avenue
City, State, Zip
Bridgeport, CT  06604
Phone
(203) 576-4552
Fax
(203) 576-4941
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio, audition recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
54% of 7,947 applicants were admitted
Women
56% of 5,256 applicants were admitted
Men
51% of 2,691 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
854 (20%) of 4,283 admitted students enrolled
Women
571 (20%) of 2,923 admitted students enrolled
Men
283 (21%) of 1,360 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.04
375 And Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
29%
2.00 - 2.49
19%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
470 average |420-520 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
6%
• Score 500 - 600
30%
• Score 400 - 500
49%
• Score 300 - 400
14%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
485 average |440-530 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
5%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
44%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |18-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
24%
• Score 18 - 23
59%
• Score 12 - 17
15%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UB)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $32,250 (59.16562706391722%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,590 (24.93212005577163%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,500 (2.751889630879871%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $7,168 (13.150363249431276%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Bridgeport accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001416
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
494 (90.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
483 (97.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
483 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
31 (6.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$30,815
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 423 (87.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,429
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 483 (100.0%) of aid recipients
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 483 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
109 (19.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,775

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,185 (95.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,886 (86.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,886 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
219 (11.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$28,677
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,656 (87.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,193
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,886 (100.0%) of aid recipients
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,886 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
299 (13.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,220

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$21,200
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, Mathematics, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UB)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


147

Part-Time Faculty


412

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


24%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 26% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
425,119

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
300
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Bridgeport provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


71.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


31.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


39.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


42.0%

Programs & Majors (UB)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (37)


  • Accounting
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • East Asian Studies
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Human Services, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Professional Studies, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (42)


  • Accounting
  • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Asian Studies
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Education
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Banking
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Services
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Middle School Education
  • Music Education
  • Nutrition
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Student Affairs

Campus Life (UB)

Location & Geography

Population


147,216

Nearest Metropolitan Area


86 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


New York City

Weather


Temperature
21.9 average low in January, 76 average high in September
Rain
118 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
60 mile(s) from campus in New York City
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Bridgeport
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Bridgeport

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


37% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


63%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
-
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Bridgeport offers choral groups, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student congress, international relations club, black students alliance, latin america club, martial arts club

Sororities


2% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,300

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,129
Women
2,011
Men
1,118

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.4% Asian
  • 39.0% Black/African-American
  • 25.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 27.9% White
  • 1.1% Unknown

International Students


13.1% from 48 countries

Average Age


25

Number of Graduate Students


2,305

Student Resources (UB)

Study resources