University of Bridgeport Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

University of Bridgeport - View from the Library
University of Bridgeport - View from the Library. AbsolutSara / Flickr

University of Bridgeport Description:

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.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,658 (2,941 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 37% Male / 63% Female
  • 73% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,630
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,320
  • Other Expenses: $7,168
  • Total Cost: $53,618

University of Bridgeport Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,474
    • Loans: $8,065

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Dental Hygiene, Fashion Merchandising, General Studies, Human Services, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 64%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 21%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 29%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Swimming, Cross Country, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Bridgeport Mission Statement:

"The University of Bridgeport offers career-oriented undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees and programs for people seeking personal and professional growth. The University promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world. The University is independent and non-sectarian."