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About University of Bridgeport

University of Bridgeport is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Bridgeport, Connecticut. University of Bridgeport was founded in 1927 and now enrolls around 5,434 students a year, including 3,129 undergrads.

University of Bridgeport offers housing for up to 1,393 students. Most students live off campus, either in nearby housing that is not owned by the college, or

University of Bridgeport's endowment was valued at $38,036,000 in 2021. For each full-time student, University of Bridgeport spends about $21,793.

2021 University of Bridgeport Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Average GPA 3.0
Mean ACT score 20
Tuition $16,430

University of Bridgeport Regular Decision Deadline 2022

University of Bridgeport Early Admission

University of Bridgeport does not offer early decision or early action.

2021 Acceptance Rate for University of Bridgeport

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Bridgeport. The acceptance rate at University of Bridgeport is 0%. ### University of Bridgeport Waitlist 2021

University of Bridgeport reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into University of Bridgeport?

University of Bridgeport is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of Bridgeport, applicants must submit the following items.

University of Bridgeport Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Other Requirements Online Application, FAFSA
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1 2
Transcript of High School Record

University of Bridgeport Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0. The mean ACT score for University of Bridgeport students is 20.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of Bridgeport.

University of Bridgeport Waitlist 2021

University of Bridgeport reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Does University of Bridgeport Require Test Scores?

University of Bridgeport is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 90% submitted the SAT. 13% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at University of Bridgeport

Yes! University of Bridgeport provides on-campus housing for up to 1,393 students.

University of Bridgeport students are active in the school's Student Congress, International Relations Club and Black Students Alliance. International Festival, Spring Week Events, and and Halloween Bash are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of Bridgeport.

Financial Aid at University of Bridgeport

University of Bridgeport meets 60% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend University of Bridgeport full-time are awarded $30,815 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Is University of Bridgeport a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Bridgeport

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Bridgeport, around 71% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 392 students who started at University of Bridgeport as first-time freshman, 125 graduate within four years.

University of Bridgeport's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 42%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for University of Bridgeport Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $21,200 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of Bridgeport sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is University of Bridgeport a good school for you?

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Where is University of Bridgeport Located?

University of Bridgeport is located in the urban setting of Bridgeport, Connecticut, less than an hour from New York City.

If you want to see University of Bridgeport for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Bridgeport, or book a flight to the nearest airport, John F. Kennedy International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Bridgeport and Bridgeport are like without leaving home.

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College Info

126 Park Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604

Campus Setting: Urban

University of Bridgeport Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Bridgeport is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Bridgeport is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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University of Bridgeport ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Bridgeport is 20. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Bridgeport. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Bridgeport SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

420 - 520


Reading SAT Range

440 - 530

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University of Bridgeport Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Bridgeport is like? There are approximately 5,434 students enrolled at University of Bridgeport, including 3,129 undergraduate students and 2,305 graduate students. 74% percent of students attend school full-time, 68% percent are from CT and 32% percent of students are from other states.


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