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University of Bridgeport Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Bridgeport

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.2%
Admission Difficulty for University of Bridgeport
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into University of Bridgeport and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,238 out of 7,404 applicants were admitted making University of Bridgeport a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 76 percent. University of Bridgeport typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

University of Bridgeport SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
900-1090
Applicants Submitting SAT
95%
SAT Scores for University of Bridgeport
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 900
SAT Scores for University of Bridgeport
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1090
Average SAT Score 1000

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

University of Bridgeport typically requires applicants to be in the top 78 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 900 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 800. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1000 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 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 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Bridgeport admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1090 and Above Good >69%
995 to 1090 Avg + 57%-69%
900 to 995 Avg - 44%-57%
805 to 900 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 805 Low <31%
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University of Bridgeport ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
7%
ACT Scores for University of Bridgeport
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for University of Bridgeport
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 23
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 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 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 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in Connecticut for highest average ACT composite score. 7 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Bridgeport.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Bridgeport admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >71%
19 to 23 Avg + 57%-71%
16 to 19 Avg - 46%-57%
13 to 16 Reach 35%-46%
Less than 13 Low <35%
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University of Bridgeport GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.98
Typical High School Grades
B-

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

You can get into University of Bridgeport with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Bridgeport was 2.98 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 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 57% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Bridgeport students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 10% Good
3.50 to 3.75 13% Good
3.25 to 3.50 11% Good
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 30% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 19% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

70% 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 9%
Top 25% of class 30%
Top 50% of class 70%
Bottom 50% of class 30%
Bottom 25% of class 10%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Bridgeport admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,496 2,908 7,404
Accepted 2,681 1,557 4,238
Acceptance Rate 60% 54% 57%
Enrolled 319 204 523
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 13% 12%

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 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?

57% 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 900 and 1090. 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 16 and 23. 7% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.