#10 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Connecticut

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University of Bridgeport overview
Location Bridgeport, Connecticut
Online bridgeport.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
University of Bridgeport overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Bridgeport, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is a private institution founded in 1927. Situated on Long Island Sound in a large city setting, the university's campus is distinguished by the urban landscape and proximity to New York City. The University of Bridgeport offers a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with a notable emphasis on programs in engineering, business, and the health sciences. While the university maintains a less selective admissions process, it emphasizes an international student body and diverse educational opportunities. Residential facilities are available, providing on-campus housing to students who choose to immerse themselves in the college experience. Although the University of Bridgeport does not emphasize athletics as a cornerstone of its identity, it does provide various sports programs for those interested in collegiate level competition.

In the most recent statistical year 3,781 prospective students applied, and 3,082 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 283 enrolled in the school.  2,824 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,164 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $32,860 plus fees of $2,900. University of Bridgeport is ranked 967 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












University of Bridgeport is rated within the lower 28% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very Easy
University of Bridgeport overview
SAT 935/1160
GPA 3.04

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for University of Bridgeport
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$2,900
Room and Board $16,350
Budget for Other Expenses$7,372
Total One Year Cost$60,982

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$45,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

27% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Bridgeport students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 22%
Business 21%
Health Professions 16%
Psychology 13%
Human Services 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=128744 IPEDS survey data for University of Bridgeport.

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