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About University of Bridgeport


Founded in 1927 as the junior college of Connecticut, the University of Bridgeport is an independent and non-sectarian university which focuses on developing in students a “point of view and a habit of mind that promotes clear thinking and sound judgment in later professional and business experience.” The university has evolved over the years but it is still committed to student preparation and community service. In 1947, The Junior College of Connecticut became the University of Bridgeport. Through its various schools, colleges and institutes, the university offers academic programs that are career focused. The state-of-the-art facilities and curriculum helps develop core competencies in the students. The university emphasizes on academic excellence, personal responsibility and commitment to service. 

Why University of Bridgeport

The university has 3 campuses: all the campuses are situated at places that are easily accessible and vibrant.

  • Main Bridgeport Campus
  • Stamford Center
  • Waterbury Center

96% of the students are receiving financial aid and the average financial package offered by the university is $22,000.

Merit scholarships are also offered at the university and they range from $8,000 to $20,000 per year. These are renewable for 4 years.

45 student clubs and organizations are there in the university and 13 varsity sports with NCAA Division ii.

It is the 10th most racially diverse university in the country.

The student/faculty ratio is 16:1 which implies that individual attention is given to every student.

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges has fully accredited the university. Also, it is accredited by the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Department of Higher Education.

The university is very safe and secure and has been awarded with the prestigious Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Award.

Students support is given through providing ample resources and services like health and counseling.

The university is considered as America’s most international universities as it provides unique venues for learning in the world through its curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular initiatives.

UB Peace Corps Prep (UBPCP) program is designed to prepare qualified undergraduates for volunteer service and careers in International service after graduation.

Over 125 graduate and undergraduate programs are offered through its schools and colleges which are as follows:

  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • School of Nursing
  • College of Public and International Affairs
  • Acupuncture Institute (UBAI)
  • Fones School of Dental Hygiene
  • Shintaro Akatsu School of Design
  • Physician Assistant Institute
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Chiropractic
  • Ernest C. Trefz School of Business
  • College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Nutrition Institute
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Education



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