University of Bridgeport

country rank  684
world rank  1782

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University Overview

Established in 1927, University of Bridgeport is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Bridgeport (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Connecticut. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Stamford, Waterbury. Officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, University of Bridgeport (UB) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of Bridgeport (UB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 93 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UB also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UB
Founded 1927
Motto Opening doors. Building futures
Colours Purple and white

University Location

Address 126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport
06604-5620 Connecticut
United States
Tel +1 (203) 576 4000
Fax +1 (203) 576 4941
Other locations Stamford, Waterbury

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport 06604-5620
(203) 576 4552
800 392 3582

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral/Professional Universities
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Bridgeport's Library
University of Bridgeport's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 136,730 physical volumes, 927 physical media, 1 digital/electronic media and 81 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
University of Bridgeport provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,786 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1951


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE)
  • Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Association of Urban Universities (AUU)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • College Board
  • Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC)
  • East Coast Conference (ECC)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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