The University of Bridgeport, founded in 1927, is a non-sectarian, private university with an enrollment of 5,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Students come from 45 states and 80 countries, and the ratio of domestic to international students makes it one of the most nationally diverse institutions in the United States.
Its programs, which include a variety of undergraduate majors; graduate programs in Business, Education, Engineering, Acupuncture and Nutrition and doctorates in Education, Naturopathic Medicine, and Chiropractic, emphasize an international perspective that reflects the University’s mission and population. UB is classified as Doctoral Intensive, one of two in Connecticut. The campus, located in Connecticut’s largest city, overlooks Long Island Sound and is one hour from New York City.
It is the policy of the University of Bridgeport to prohibit discrimination in admissions, educational programs and employment, and in the provision of services on the basis of legally protected class characteristics (unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification related to employment), or any other unlawful factor. Protected class characteristics include race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, creed, ancestry, workplace hazards to reproductive systems, sex (gender identity, gender expression, sexual harassment), marital status, civil union status, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, national origin, physical/mental/learning disability, veteran status and any other group protected by civil rights laws.