Overview

Applicants
5,736
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average HS GPA
2.98

GPA Breakdown

9%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
29%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
410 - 490
SAT Math
410 - 500
SAT Writing
410 - 490
ACT Composite
18 - 21

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
450
with Terminal Degree
96

257
Men
193
Women
65
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
23%
Graduate in 5 years
31%
Graduate in 6 years
32%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • East Asian Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education, General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other

  • Engineering

  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Hardware Engineering
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Engineering/Industrial Management

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Human Nutrition

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic (DC)
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Naturopathic Medicine/Naturopathy (ND)
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Community Organization and Advocacy

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Social Sciences, General

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music, Other


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Prominent Alumni


FredDeLuca
Business

GeraldPenacoli
Entertainment

AndyRobustelli
Athletics

Russell M Landau
Music

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,908

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,073

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,945

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$37,136

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
86%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$20,643

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$25,950
Required Fees
$2,190
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$4,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,688
Out of State
38%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
74

Demographics

68% female
32% male
38% are out of state
69% are full time
31% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
48%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
66%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
87

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
48
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
4

2% join a fraternity
2% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Purple Knights)
5 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Swimming
Women's Sports (Purple Knights)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
No

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
80

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
50

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
75%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Karissa Peckham
Dean of Admissions

Address
Admissions Office
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Phone
800-392-3582

Email
admit@bridgeport.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Arnold Bernhard Center
Wheeler Recreation Center
John J. Cox Student Center
The University Gallery
Hubbell Gymnasium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Seaside Park
The Maritime Aquarium
South Norwalk (SoNo)
Main St. - Westport
Wooster Street

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Thursday; Friday; Saturday
8:30am-5:30pm; 8:30am-4:30pm; 9am and 12pm
800-392-3582

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Wed at 10:30am and 2:30pm; Sat 10:30am
Average Length: 30 min.

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Year- around

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admit@bridgeport.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Available only Mon-Thurs nights Sept-April, except during exam periods

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Sikorsky Airport in Bridgeport is 15 minutes from campus. Bradley International Airport near Hartford is 75 minutes from campus. La Guardia Airport and JFK in New York are an hour and a half from campus. Taxis and limousines are available from these airports to campus. Amtrak and Metro-North trains and Greyhound buses serve Bridgeport. Taxis are available for the ride from the stations to campus. Ferry is available from Port Jefferson, NY.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north, I-95 South, take exit 27; exit forks, take left hand fork marked "University of Bridgeport". You are now on South Avenue, parallel to I-95. Continue on South Avenue to the fourth light. Turn left onto Park Avenue. Proceed South on Park Avenue, approximately one-half mile to the campus. From south, take I-95 North, get off at exit 26; at the bottom of the ramp continue straight on Pine Street. Take a right onto Harbor Street and next left onto Admiral Street. Take a right onto Iranistan Avenue. Proceed South on Iranistan Avenue to Waldemere Avenue. Take a left onto Waldemere Avenue, travel to Park Avenue (look for the Arch). Take a left onto Park Avenue. From the Merritt Parkway, take exit 52 (south fork) and bear left to route 8/25 Connector to exit 1 (Prospect Street/Myrtle Avenue). At the bottom of the ramp take a right onto Prospect Street to Park Avenue. Take a left on Park Avenue. Proceed South on Park Avenue, approximately one-half mile to the campus.

Local Accommodations
Five minutes from the University, the Bridgeport Holiday Inn (1070 Main St.; 203-334-1234) has special rates and is relatively affordable. A bit further, the Hampton Inn in Milford (129 Plains Rd.; 203-874-4400) is located 4 miles from the Sikorsky Airport. The Stratford Ramada (225 Lordship Blvd.; 800-2 Ramada) is about 20 minutes from campus. The Trumbull Marriott (180 Hawley Ln.; 800-221-9855), with its indoor-pool, up-to-date health club, 2 restaurants, and 2 lounges is the most expensive.
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Key Stats

5,736
Applicants
2,688
Size
63%
Acceptance Rate
900
SAT Scores

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