President’s Message

Neil_SalonenWelcome to the University of Bridgeport’s website. This site invites you to join Connecticut’s fastest-growing, and one of America’s most diverse, universities: UB. The University of Bridgeport is known internationally for developing career-minded professionals who understand their world and desire to serve as community leaders and service-oriented professionals. And we would like you to make your mark in the next class.

Located in historic New England on the Connecticut shoreline – in sight of the Long Island Sound’s breathtaking vistas – our campus is home to an 85-year tradition of educating students to make a difference in the world. The campus and region, including the nearby treasures of New York City and Boston, provide an unparalleled context for study, professional aspiration, and growth. No wonder we attract students from 88 countries and 44 states. A UB degree is a passport to global citizenship.

The University values diversity, and we ask the student body to learn from it. Nowhere else in America is diversity prized more and put to better use. In classrooms and social activities, on the athletic field and in our design studios, University students form a community drawn from around the world. The University’s primary academic commitment-our mission-ensures that students receive personal attention from their professors, encounter the world’s diverse cultural resources, and experience intellectual and emotional support.

I will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and I appreciate your feedback about the University. Please feel free to email me at president@bridgeport.edu.

I look forward to hearing from you, and I would very much like to meet you on campus.

Sincerely,

Neil Albert Salonen, President