Questions About the University of Bridgeport
- Where is the University of Bridgeport (UB) located?
- What academic undergraduate and graduate programs
(majors) does UB offer?
- Is UB accredited?
- How many international students attend UB?
- How safe is the UB campus?
- Can I arrange to have a tour of the campus?
Questions About the Admissions Process
- When should I apply to UB and what is the application deadline?
- How much is the application fee and can it be waived?
- Can you tell me if I am I eligible for admission at UB
before I submit my application materials?
- My grades/marks are not on the American scale, is there a
- What standardized exams do I need to take? (TOEFL, SAT, GRE, GMAT)
- What is UB's TOEFL code?
- What is UB's English Language Proficiency Requirement?
What if I am unable to meet the requirement?
- What are the admission requirements for international
students? Are there any additional admission requirements for the
program I am applying to?
- What are the financial documents that I need to submit
with my application?
- After I apply, when will I receive the admission
decision and my I-20 Form?
- How do I prepare for the visa interview?
Financial Questions for Accepted Students
- Will you offer me any scholarships or financial aid? Do
you offer any full scholarships?
- Will I be able to get a job upon arriving to UB?
- When am I required to pay my tuition fees? Can I prepay
my tuition? Can I pay in installments?
- What is a tuition deposit and a housing deposit? How can
I pay my deposits? Is it necessary to pay them before arriving to
- How much money do I need to have available when I arrive to UB?
Academic Questions for Accepted Students
- I am a transfer student; will I receive credit for
coursework previously taken at the university
- I was
granted admission in the past, but was unable to attend UB. How do I
defer my admission?
- Can I register for my classes before I arrive at UB?
- Can I change my academic major once I arrive at UB?
Arriving On Campus
- What airport is closest to UB? Will there be someone from
UB to pick me up at the airport?
- How do I get to UB by automobile, bus or train?
- Does UB offer on-campus housing? Does UB offer off-campus housing?
- Are there temporary accommodations available if I arrive to UB early?
- Are there on-campus health facilities? What if I did not
complete my health forms?
- What should I bring along when I arrive at UB?
Questions About The University of Bridgeport
- Where is
the University of Bridgeport (UB) located?
University is located on a spectacular 50-acre seashore
in the State of Connecticut. The climate coupled with
the beauty of the campus makes UB one of the 250 most toured campuses
in the United States. Its closeness to major cities such as Boston and
New York make it a major attraction to students who would like to study
academic undergraduate and graduate programs (majors) does UB
offer? For a
complete listing of all of the academic majors the University of
Bridgeport has to offer visit our Academics
note that the most recent course catalog
is also downloadable from this link. The course catalog will inform you
of all University of Bridgeport policies as well as the specific
courses a student may choose to take during their time at UB.
- Is UB
The University of Bridgeport is fully accredited by the New England
Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The University also is
accredited by the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Department of
information regarding specific academic programs and their
- How many international students attend
there are approximately 3,300 graduate and undergraduate students
studying at The University of Bridgeport. Of our current 3,300
students, 815 are international students. These students come from over
ninety countries around the world and comprise 25% of our total student
population. With such a diverse population and wonderful reputation,
you can be sure to find an individual at UB from your home
safe is the UB campus?
The University of Bridgeport is pleased to announce
being recognized as the safest residential campus in the state of
Connecticut for the past two years. The University offers a combination
of security services that include a Securitas Security Service USA
managed public safety force, escort services, and twenty-four-hour
monitored access to all residence halls. Also, each full-time student
at the University is provided a small personal alarm device (PAD) that
allows one to signal for help instantly from anywhere on campus in an
emergency. Small and easily carried, a student summons help with the
touch of a button. The signal sends information about who the student
is and where that student is located to a central computer in the
Campus Security Office. Get additional
information about security at the University of
- Can I
arrange to have a tour of the
campus? If you are currently in
The United States, you certainly can! We welcome all prospective
students in The United States to contact our Office of International
Admissions to schedule a tour of the campus. We have student tour
guides that are generally available Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 3:00
Please email email@example.com
or call 203-576-4552 to make tour arrangements. If given enough notice,
we may also be able to arrange for you to meet with certain faculty
members as well.
Questions About The Admissions Process
should I apply to UB and what is the application
deadline? You may submit your
application for admission up to twelve months in advance of the
semester in which you wish to begin your studies at UB. To meet our
application deadline, we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as
possible, as we receive a high volume of applications throughout the
year. You should not wait too close to the deadlines below to submit
your application. Any applications received after the deadlines will
automatically be deferred to the next semester.
- July 1 is the last date to apply for the Fall Semester, which begins late August/early September.
- November 1 is the last date to apply for the Spring Semester, which begins mid January.
- The university does NOT admit new international students to the Summer Semester.
- How much
is the application fee and can it be
waived? There are three types of
Application Fee for Regular Processing $50The application fee is
mandatory and cannot be waived: Because of the limited
amount of financial aid available for international students, our
general expectation is that international students must be able to
provide the cost of their education through their own resources. As a
result, application fee waivers cannot be accepted for international
Application Fee for Premium Processing $90
Fee for Doctoral Level Programs $75
Application Fee for Regular Processing $50
processing means that if you are admitted into the University of
Bridgeport, your acceptance letter and I-20 Form will be sent to you
via regular mail. Regular international mail takes approximately 3-5
weeks to be delivered.
- The regular application fee for a paper application or for an online application is $50 U.S.
you apply by using a paper application, you must submit a
NON-REFUNDABLE Application Fee of $50.00 – bank check or
money order - drawn on a U.S. Bank and made payable to the University
of Bridgeport. DO NOT SEND CASH.
you apply online, you will be asked to pay the $50 application fee
online using a VALID credit card upon completion of your online
Application Fee for Premium Processing $90
who apply by using the paper application will be allowed to take
advantage of our premium processing service, which is NOT available
when applying online. The cost for this service is $90, which ensures
that you will receive your acceptance letter and I-20 Form via courier
service if you are admitted into the University of Bridgeport. The $90 fee includes the $50 application fee plus the $40 courier service cost of
UPS Worldwide Express, which takes approximately 3-5 business days to
- Applicants requesting
premium processing MUST send in their paper applications along with a
NON-REFUNDABLE Application Fee of $90 – bank check or money
order- drawn on a U.S. bank and made payable to the University of
Bridgeport. DO NOT SEND CASH.
- Please note that premium processing is NOT available for online applicants.
Application Fee for Doctoral Level Programs $75
- Doctorate in Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)
- Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)
- Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.)
- Can you
tell me if I am I eligible for admission at UB before I submit my
Unfortunately, we cannot do this. While we appreciate your interest in
UB, due to the large amount of applications we receive each semester,
we do not have the resources to review your admission materials without
an application and an application fee. We strive to review each
applicant’s qualifications in the most fair, objective way
possible. This is best accomplished when the admissions committee has a
complete application with all of its supporting materials to review.
Your eligibility will be determined once you send us a
application! View all of
the necessary admission materials that you would need to provide
Fill out the online Application for International
grades/marks are not on the American scale, is there a conversion
Your grades/marks are calculated at the University of Bridgeport by
converting them to an American grading equivalent - a GPA (grade point
average). These conversions are in compliance with accepted practices
used by other universities in the United States.
standardized exams do I need to take? (TOEFL, SAT, GRE,
you are an undergraduate applicant we recommend that you take TOEFL to
satisfy our English language proficiency requirement and to be
considered for a scholarship. View
information regarding scholarship programs for international
you are a graduate applicant we recommend that you take TOEFL to meet
our English language proficiency requirement. A minimum TOEFL score of
550 (PBT) or 213 (CBT) is required for graduates (post-graduates). See
question 7 for more details.
- For more
information regarding ways to meet our English language proficiency
the English Language Requirement.
you are an undergraduate applicant you can choose to take the SAT I
instead of the TOEFL to satisfy our English language proficiency
requirement and to be considered for a scholarship. Please note that
SAT I is NOT required for international undergraduate
you are a graduate applicant, GRE is recommended, but NOT required for
admission into any of our Master’s level programs.
doctoral candidates pursuing a degree in Educational Leadership, you
are required to take both the GRE and MAT (Miller Analogies Test) in
order to be considered for admission.
you are a graduate applicant, applying to MBA, a minimum GMAT score of
400 is required for admission into the MBA program. However, students
with no GMAT score or an insufficient score can still apply, as
conditional admission may be granted.
- What is
UB's TOEFL code? UB's TOEFL code
is 3914. This same code can be used as UB's department code.
- What is
UB's English Language Proficiency Requirement? What if I am unable to
meet the requirement? All
non-native English language speakers must demonstrate English language
competency by providing either a TOEFL score or by meeting one or our
for English language proficiency. Please
learn more about the specific ways you can prove your English language
proficiency. The following is a chart of the TOEFL score you
will need to obtain in order to meet our English language proficiency.
No exceptions can be made.
Paper-Based Test (PBT)
Computer-Based Test (CBT)
|Internet-Based Test (IBT
who do not have a TOEFL score or whose score is insufficient may still
To register for the TOEFL, please go to www.toefl.org If you do not demonstrate English
language competency prior to registration, you will be given the
University English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB) test upon arrival
to UB. If you pass at a satisfactory level, you may begin classes. If
you do not pass at a satisfactory level, you will be required to attend
the University's English Language Institute (ELI) until proficiency is
reached. For more information about UB’s ELI
- What are
the admission requirements for international students? Are there any
additional admissions requirements for the program I am applying
to? For a comprehensive list of
all of our admissions requirements for students seeking a(n) Associate,
Bachelor, Master or Doctorate degree view the
International Admissions Requirements. Many of our academic
programs require additional requirements. Please be sure to check the
list below to see if the program you are interested in has any
Associate’s or Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene.
secondary or post-secondary (college/university) academic studies were
done outside the U.S., a course-by-course evaluation of all academic
work will be required. Please contact an accredited academic evaluating
service, such as World Educational Services (WES). For more information
please visit www.wes.org.
Master in Business Administration (MBA)
minimum GMAT score of 400 is required for admission into the MBA
program ONLY. However, students with no GMAT score or insufficient
score can still apply as conditional admission may be
- Applicants with three-year Bachelor degrees in B.Com. and B.B.A. can apply to the MBA program.
of Science in Computer Science (M.S.), Computer Engineering (M.S.),
Electrical Engineering (M.S.), Mechanical Engineering (M.S.), and
Technology Management (M.S.)
is recommended but NOT required for admission into any of the above
Master’s level programs.
of Science in Education (M.S.) and Doctorate of Education in
Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)
post-secondary (college/university) academic studies were done outside
the U.S., a course-by-course evaluation of all academic work will be
required. Please contact an accredited academic evaluating service such
as World Educational Services (WES). For more information please visit
(www.wes.org). Please note: this evaluation is
ONLY required for students interested in pursuing a Master's or Ed. D
degree in Education.
- A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (PBT) or 213 (CBT) is required for the M.S. or Ed.D. in Education.
program in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) requires test results from
the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and the Miller Analogies Test
For more information on GRE, you may visit www.ets.org. For information on the MAT, please
who are currently residing in the United States must also take the
PRAXIS I examination and submit their score with their application.
for more information.
Master of Science in Human Nutrition (M.S.)
applying for the M.S. in Human Nutrition program must successfully
complete the following prerequisite courses with a grade of "B" or
better: Basic Nutrition, Anatomy & Physiology, and Introduction
- Students who have NOT
completed Anatomy and Physiology and/or Biochemistry will NOT be
admitted into the Human Nutrition program.
should complete the above-mentioned prerequisites at a recognized
university/college in their home country.
250-500 word personal statement specifically discussing why you would
like to join the Human nutrition Program at the University of
Bridgeport is required. We will NOT review applications with personal
statements that do not meet this criterion.
- What are
the financial documents that I need to submit with my
is very important that you are aware of the exact financial documents
that you will need to submit with your application. There are a number
of factors that may determine which documents you will need to submit.
For a complete list, please view the
requirements and read the information provided very
- After I apply, when
will I receive an admission decision and my I-20
Form? The application processing
time is usually 4-5 weeks from the date your application is received at
the Office of International Admissions. Processing time may be extended
if certain required academic or financial documents are missing from
your application. Therefore, we recommend that you send us ALL of the
required admission materials and documents in one package/envelope to
avoid any unnecessary delays. Processing time for the
Master’s of Science in Computer Science and Computer
Engineering applications is longer and might take up to 6-8 weeks. No
matter what program you have applied to, the international admissions
staff at The University of Bridgeport works very hard to ensure that
ALL applications are reviewed in a timely fashion. Please be patient,
as our goal is to give you our decision as fast as we possibly can. Too
many inquires via e-mail or phone regarding the status of your
application or I-20 may result in the delayed processing of your
- How do I
prepare for the Visa interview?
You will need to schedule a Visa interview at the American
Embassy/Consulate in your home country to obtain an F-1 Student VISA
and enter the United States. It is very important that you prepare for
your student visa interview before you go for your visa appointment.
a guideline on preparing for the visa interview please visit Student Visa
Information. Students should NOT make visa appointments until
after they receive their UB I-20 form in the mail. We WILL NOT be
responsible for rushing I-20 forms to students who schedule their
interview too far in advance. All students seeking F-1 student visas
MUST pay a $100 SEVIS Fee before they go for their student visa
interview. A proof of payment must be presented along with your I-20
Form to the nearest US Embassy/Consulate in your country. For more
information, visit www.fmjfee.com. When you go
for your visa interview, you must bring the following items with you:
- Your academic records and your acceptance letter from UB.
- Your I-20 Form and proof (receipt) that you’ve paid the $100 SEVIS Fee.
financial documentation-current bank statement(s)- from your bank
and/or your sponsor’s bank.
that you have strong ties to your home country and that you will not
remain in the U.S.A permanently.
you obtain your visa, you MUST send us a tuition deposit so we can
secure a place for you at UB. Please see question 4 below.
Financial Questions For Accepted Students
- Will you
offer me any scholarships or financial aid? Do you offer any full
scholarships? The Undergraduate
International Scholarships are offered to encourage academic excellence
and student leadership and to continue UB’s tradition of
enrolling a “Community of Scholars” from around the
world. The scholarships are available to both first year and transfer
students. All awards are renewable yearly based on satisfactory
academic achievement and good standing at the University. All
undergraduate applicants are considered for these scholarship awards
once all application materials are received by the specified deadline.
The University of Bridgeport does not offer any full scholarships.
Academic scholarships range from $5,000 to $10,000 USD per academic
year, and are based on academic excellence AND English proficiency. We
do NOT offer any scholarships based on a student’s financial
need. Scholarships are the ONLY source of financial aid UB is able to
offer to international students. The University of Bridgeport
has a very competitive tuition rate for graduate students. Limited
financial assistance in the form of graduate assistantships is
available. Graduate students may apply for available positions after
they have been in attendance at UB for one semester.
- Will I be
able to get a job upon arriving to UB?
It is very difficult for a new first semester
international student to get a job upon arriving at UB. There are a
limited number of jobs available on campus. It is therefore unrealistic
to expect to work during your first semester. However, the chances of
getting an on-campus job do improve AFTER you complete your first
semester at UB. Many of our international students have been successful
in getting jobs during their second and third semesters at UB. The
University of Bridgeport attempts to accommodate as many international
students as possible. However, we cannot guarantee any student a job
prior to his/her arrival to campus. An on-campus job can help with the
student's personal expenses (pocket money), but these funds are not
sufficient to finance tuition costs. Students should NOT come to UB
without a plan as to how they will pay for their first full year of
education. Please note that international students may not work more
than 20 hours a week on-campus.
- When am I
required to pay my tuition fees? Can I prepay my tuition? Can I pay in
installments? You should NOT
prepay your tuition fees before you arrive to UB. You will be required
to pay your tuition fees, room/board, and health insurance AFTER you
arrive on UB’s campus, but BEFORE your classes begin. ALL
international students must pay their first semester costs in full
during the New Student Orientation Week, which is the first week of
each semester. International undergraduate students who receive UB
partial scholarships must pay their remaining costs not covered by
their scholarship. Please note that there are NO payment plans
available for first semester international students. Payments plans are
available at the start of the student’s
second semester and are arranged through the Bursar’s Office.
The International Admissions Office cannot help a student be put on a
payment plan. For information related to payments contact the Bursar at
or call the bursar's office at 203-576-4130 or 203-576-4472.
- What is a
tuition deposit and a housing deposit? How can I pay my deposits? Is it
necessary to pay them before arriving to UB?
The $100.00 tuition deposit (for graduate students) or
the $200.00 tuition deposit (for undergraduate students) is an
indication of your commitment to attend the University of Bridgeport
and will secure a place for you in the semester for which you were
accepted. The $200.00 (graduate and undergraduate) housing deposit
secures you a place in one of our University residence halls. The
deposits enable the University to determine residence rooms required,
plan classroom usage, schedule appropriate classes, and hire necessary
faculty. Therefore, as you can understand, these deposits are a very
important part of the admission process and planning. Your deposits are
applied toward your university costs and will be credited to your UB
account. Please note that we do NOT recommend you pay either deposit
until AFTER you have secured your student VISA from the American
Embassy/Consulate in your home country. Theses deposits are
NON-REFUNDABLE and will not be returned to you once you submit them to
UB. There are two ways to submit deposit payment(s):
||Issue a check or money order to:
||For wire transfers:
||University of Bridgeport
||Please contact the Finance office for the
||Mail to: University of Bridgeport
||necessary account information and wire
||126 Park Avenue
||Bridgeport, CT 06604 USA
Please include your full name and University ID number with ALL deposit payments.
- How much
money do I need to have available when I arrive to
UB? For a complete list of the
COSTS you should expect to pay, please view
the costs. New students should be prepared to
pay half the total yearly costs
each semester. Graduate students with prerequisite courses should
expect an additional cost of $6,500 or more depending on the student's
major. The exact amount of money an international student will have to
pay cannot be determined in advance. Our Bursar will determine the
exact dollar amounts after the student arrives to campus, and once the
student and their academic advisor selects the required courses. We
don't recommend that you carry a lot of cash with you to the United
States. It is convenient to carry traveler checks or bank checks and
deposit them in the local bank upon your arrival. Both graduate and
undergraduate students need to pay ALL of their first semester costs
(tuition fees, room/board and health insurance) when they arrive on
campus and before they register for classes. Fees can be paid by
U.S.cash, bank check, credit card, money draft, money order, or by
wiring money to the University bank account.If your spouse and/or child
will accompany you, health insurance for them is required if they are a
J-2 Visa holder, and highly recommended if they a F-2 Visa holder. More
information may be obtained from UB’s Health Center. Please
visit the above link for a complete list of costs that you can expect
to incur when coming to UB with your dependants. Please keep
in mind that UB costs increase from one year to the next. Your I-20 or
DS-2019 only reflects the approximate costs for the coming academic
year, but does not reflect the costs for subsequent years. Please be
aware of this when planning your budget. If you are from a country that
requires you to obtain an exchange permit from the bank, please be sure
that you explain this to your bank officials.
Academic Questions for Accepted Students
- I am a transfer student; will I receive credit for
coursework previously taken at the university
credits or waivers may be granted for academic coursework previously
completed at a university/college level. Transfer applicants,
applicants who have attended any post-secondary institution
(college/university), must submit official course descriptions or
syllabi, with exact course names and numbers, for all post-secondary
(university/college) academic work attempted so that it may be
evaluated for possible transfer of credit. Student-generated course
descriptions are not acceptable.The University of Bridgeport CANNOT
guarantee the transfer of credit until the department head of your
chosen major has reviewed your credentials. Your previous coursework
must meet our specific standards set forth in the most recent
University of Bridgeport Course Catalog. This means that not all your
previous university/college coursework will be transferable to
the Catalog online. Please bring your official course
descriptions or syllabi with you to be reviewed by your academic
advisor during class registration.
- I was granted admission in the past, but was unable
to attend UB. How do I defer my
admission? If you were
previously granted admission, but were not issued an I-20
form and were unable to attend UB, you can defer your
to the next semester by sending a deferral request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You MUST include your first and last name, your UB student ID number
and your academic major when making a request to defer your admission.
If you were previously granted admission, were issued an I-20
form and were unable to attend UB, you MUST submit the
- Your ORIGINAL I-20 form that was issued to you by the University of Bridgeport.
CLEAR typed letter stating that you would like us to defer your
admission to a specific semester and issue you a new I-20. You MUST
include your complete name, e-mail address and the mailing address you
want the new I-20 to be sent to. If you want the new I-20 to be sent to
the same address you have already provided us with, you still need to
mention that address in your letter.
- A new signed and dated Financial Statement for International Students (FSIS)
NEW ORIGINAL Bank Statement, no more than 6 months old, from your
sponsor(s) indicating that the required funds are available. The bank
statement must be written in English on official bank letterhead,
contain an account number, the amount of money available in U.S. or
foreign currency and MUST be signed and dated by a bank official no
more than six months prior to date you are applying on. The sponsor(s)
name must also be mentioned on the Bank Statement.
must make sure that the bank statement you originally submitted is
current and no more than 6 months old. If it is more than 6 months old,
you will be asked to send us a new bank statement. Once you have met
these requirements we will defer your admission to the next available
semester and issue you a new acceptance letter and I-20 form. Your
admission will NOT be deferred until we receive all of the above
documents. The application deadlines also apply to students who want to
defer their admission. The Office of International Admission reserves
the right to ask for additional academic/financial information when
students defer their admission. Students who request to defer their
admission more than two times may be asked to pay a processing fee of
- Can I register for
my courses before I arrive at UB?
No. The University of Bridgeport has a thorough,
well-organized New Student Orientation Program for all new students at
the beginning of each semester. One of the benefits of attending UB is
the personal attention you will receive from your academic advisor.
During the New Student Orientation you will meet with your academic
advisor to discuss your academic and career goals and choose your
courses and classes together. We understand that the classes you are
going to take are very important to you, we have found that
students benefit the most from meeting with their academic advisors in
person when they arrive on campus.
- Can I
change my academic major once I arrive at UB?
No. You will not be able to change your major until you
have completed at least the first semester in the major you were
initially accepted into. Once you have completed your first semester,
the academic advisor of the major you wish to transfer to will evaluate
your grades and determine your eligibility. Please note that there are
additional academic requirements for certain majors, so you may be
asked to provide additional documentation before you can change majors.
Changing majors may result in additional time needed to graduate and/or
a different tuition amount. Please note that you can change majors ONLY
if you meet the specific requirements of the major you wish to change
to. We strongly recommend that all students research the program
requirements of their major before they request a change.
Arriving on Campus
airport is closest to UB? Will there be someone from UB to pick me up
at the airport? We advise
international students to choose John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New
York as their arrival airport, as this is the most convenient airport
for international arrivals. We are happy to provide you with the
following information in order to facilitate your arrival to the
University of Bridgeport campus. When you arrive at LaGuardia, John F.
Kennedy (JFK), or Newark Airport, go to the Ground Transportation
Center and request either a Prime Time Shuttle of Connecticut or a
Connecticut $60. The Limousine costs about $55 and goes to the
Connecticut Limousine depot in Bridgeport. From there take a taxi to
University. For more information, visit Prime Time Shuttle at www.thehudsongroup.com/cgi-bin/pts1/res or call
(800-733-8267). The telephone number for Connecticut Limousine
or visit their web site at www.ctlimo.com. For students
already in the USA,
you may choose to fly into Bradley International Airport in Hartford,
don’t recommend taking a taxi from any New York or New Jersey
Airport. It can be very expensive.
- How do I
get to UB by automobile, bus or train?
South on I-95: Take Exit 27. At the traffic light at the
bottom of the exit ramp, turn left. Take a left at the next stoplight
under the I-95 overpass. (Make sure not to get back on the I-95 North
entrance ramp.) At the next light, turn right onto Broad St. Continue
on Broad St. until you come to Gregory St. Turn right onto Gregory St.
Proceed down Gregory St. for one block. Turn left on Myrtle Ave. You
may park in the parking lot on the right side. The Student Center is
the red brick building on the left.
North on I-95: Take Exit 27. At the bottom of the ramp,
continue straight to the third traffic light. (Make sure to bear to the
right of the I-95 North entrance ramp.) At the third traffic light,
turn right onto Broad St. Continue on Broad St. until you come to
Gregory St. Turn right onto Gregory St. Proceed down Gregory St. for
one block. Turn left on Myrtle Ave. You may park in the parking lot on
the right side. The Student Center is the red brick building on the
BY BUS OR TRAIN
and Metro North trains and Peter Pan buses all make regular stops at
the Bridgeport railroad and bus stations, which are located in the
Bridgeport Transportation Center. From there you can take a quick
five-minute taxi ride to campus. For additional driving directions,
please visit: Directions to the University of
- Does UB
offer on-campus housing? Does UB offer off-campus
housing? Yes. UB only offers
on-campus housing, which is extremely convenient, safe and affordable
to international students. While there are many off-campus options
available, the University of Bridgeport is not responsible for
providing off-campus accommodations. Please note - undergraduate
students may choose to live off campus only if they are 21 years of age
or older. However, choosing to live off campus will NOT impact the
amount of money you will need to show in order to be issued an I-20
form. In other words, you will still need to show the full amount
required for on campus room & board at UB. Please visit the
following links for more information about housing:
- Are there
temporary accommodations available if I arrive to UB
early? We strongly discourage
international students from arriving to UB early, as there are not
always temporary accommodations available. Priority will be given to
students who have submitted their housing contracts and deposits in
advance and for those who plan to live on-campus permanently. To stay
on-campus in the dorms you should send in a non-refundable room deposit
of $200 along with your tuition deposit of ($100 for graduate students)
and ($200 for undergraduate students).
- Are there
on campus health facilities? What if I did not complete my health
forms? The University provides
high-quality health care through its own Health Center. The Health
Center is open Monday through Friday during the academic year from 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is staffed by full-time registered nurses. A
medical doctor is also available four days per week. In addition,
emergency medical care is available at a nearby hospital. All
full-time international students are required to purchase health
insurance policies, available through the university’s Bursar
Office, at an approximate cost of $560.00 per year. Overseas Health
Insurance or insurance from a previous academic institution is NOT
acceptable. It is a State of Connecticut requirement that students show
proof of rubella, meningitis and two measles vaccines and tine testing.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that have your health forms completed before you
arrive to UB. You will be unable to register for classes without
submitting your health forms to the health center. If there are certain
required vaccinations you were unable to get, you may get them done at
UB’s health center for a fee. Each fee varies depending on
the vaccination you need. You can also have your physical examination
completed at UB's health center for a fee.
- What should I bring along when I
arrive at UB? It
can be very exciting to think about being in a new country. Please know
that there will be people available when you arrive to help explain
some of the things around you that you may not be familiar with.
Basically, what you decide to bring is your personal preference, but
based on experience, we have compiled a list of things of the things
that international students most commonly forget to bring with them.
Please remember, that anything you may need can probably be purchased
nearby. There is public transportation, and UB sponsors shuttle buses
that take students to shopping centers where they can purchase items.
We encourage students to bring items that make them feel the most
comfortable being away from home. We look forward to your arrival!