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University of Bridgeport Admission Requirements

Bridgeport, Connecticut

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Chances of getting into University of Bridgeport

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of Bridgeport
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into University of Bridgeport and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,271 out of 6,020 applicants were admitted making University of Bridgeport a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent. University of Bridgeport typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 7% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Bridgeport. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 95% of students submitted SAT scores and 7% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

University of Bridgeport SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
920-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
95%
SAT Scores for University of Bridgeport
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for University of Bridgeport
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1030

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Bridgeport?

University of Bridgeport typically prefers applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in Connecticut for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 95 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Bridgeport admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >81%
1025 to 1130 Avg + 71%-81%
920 to 1025 Avg - 59%-71%
815 to 920 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 815 Low <46%
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University of Bridgeport ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
7%
ACT Scores for University of Bridgeport
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for University of Bridgeport
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 20
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Bridgeport?

Admission data indicates that University of Bridgeport regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in Connecticut for highest average ACT composite score. 7 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Bridgeport.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Bridgeport admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >82%
19 to 22 Avg + 71%-82%
17 to 19 Avg - 62%-71%
15 to 17 Reach 51%-62%
Less than 15 Low <51%
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University of Bridgeport GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.04
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into University of Bridgeport?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into University of Bridgeport. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Bridgeport was 3.04 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #16 in Connecticut for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Bridgeport accepts 71% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

64% of University of Bridgeport freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Bridgeport students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 31%
Top 50% of class 64%
Lower 50% of class 36%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Bridgeport admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,795 2,225 6,020
Accepted 2,855 1,416 4,271
Acceptance Rate 75% 64% 71%
Enrolled 210 100 310
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 7% 7% 7%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Bridgeport is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Bridgeport and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Bridgeport Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Bridgeport
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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

FAQs

Does University of Bridgeport prefer SAT or ACT?

95% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Bridgeport. 7% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Bridgeport?

71% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Bridgeport. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Bridgeport?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1130. 95% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Bridgeport?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. 7% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.