Fast Facts

The University of Bridgeport is home to a diverse student and faculty body from over 45 states and 80 countries who are united by a shared commitment to career readiness, innovation, and a supportive, challenging learning environment.

Type of Institution: 
Private, four-year

 UB's 50-acre campus is located on the scenic Long Island Sound in southwest Connecticut, just an hour from New York City.

Admissions Process: 
Rolling admissions, students are accepted directly into majors.

Total Costs for the 2018-19 Academic Year:
Tuition and Fees – $30,915.00
Room and Board – $13,320.00


Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
More than 2,930

Financial Aid:

  • Priority deadline for completing FAFSA applications is December 1. (UB School Code: 001416)
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 96%
  • Average Financial Aid Package: $24,000
  • Merit Scholarships range from $8,000 to $22,000 per year and are renewable for four years

Student Population



  • Male (40%) / Female (60%)
  • Undergraduate (58%) / Graduate (42%)

Enrollment by race/ethnicity:

White 32%
Black or African American 24%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 1%
Nonresidential alien (international) 23%


According to U.S. News and World Report, the University of Bridgeport ranks among the U.S.’s top Colleges and Universities in each of the following areas:

  • 3rd highest in the region for percentage of international students
  • 17th highest in the region for most ethnically diverse student body
  • 24th highest in the region for the amount of need-based aid awarded
  • 43rd in the region for smallest class sizes (percentage of classes with fewer than 20 students)  

In addition, the “Student Loan Report” ranks the University of Bridgeport the fourth lowest among universities in the state of Connecticut for student loan debt.

“The Best Schools” ranks the University of Bridgeport fourth in the state for “Best Online Colleges.”

Clubs and Activities

The University of Bridgeport offers more than 50 active clubs and organizations, including co-ed intramural sports, fraternities and sororities.


The University of Bridgeport is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The University also is accredited by the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Department of Higher Education.

View all of the accreditations here.

Student Life

Student Clubs and Organizations 50
 Varsity Sports (NCAA Division II) 13
Mascot Purple Knight
School Colors Purple and White


  • Average incoming GPA for freshman is 3.04
  • Average incoming GPA for transfer students is 3.08

Academic Statistics

Student/Faculty Ratio 16:1
Number of Faculty Members 526
Full-Time 147
Part-Time 379
Average Class Size 17


Student Support

  • The Academic Resource Center offers tutoring, group study sessions, study-skills workshops, and other valuable services to ensure student success.
  • Student Health Services offers high-quality, outpatient ambulatory care for the treatment of acute illness and injuries. It also offers health education, preventive health screening, health promotion programs, and immunizations.
  • Counseling Services offers a private and confidential atmosphere for students to sort out their personal worries and concerns about college life or life in general.


University of Bridgeport has received the prestigious Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Award and has been recognized for the school’s innovative Personal Alarm Locator (PAL) system. When activated, PAL pinpoints a student’s location on campus allowing campus security to arrive in less than two minutes. UB was named the safest campus in Connecticut by ADT, a home-security company. ADT based the rankings on fire and crime statistics by the FBI and U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education.