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#UBelong Here: Why Students Love UB

Choosing a college is a big decision, and once you’ve made your choice, you get to start the exciting process of designing your college experience. What will your major be? What kinds of clubs or activities will you join? Will internships or work experiences be available to you?

If you’re considering earning your degree at UB, you’re in the right place — we love it here, and we think you will too! But don’t just take our word for it…

See what our students and grads love most about UB!

They Love Being on Campus.

Your college experience is shaped by your time both inside and outside the classroom. Being active on campus through clubs and organizations, student government, recreational activities, Greek life, service opportunities, and more gives you opportunities to meet and collaborate with students and faculty. At UB, we strive to provide opportunities to become engaged in student organizations, leadership training, and community service, giving you skills and experiences that translate into lifelong success.

Whether you live on campus or commute from home, it’s never been a more exciting time to be a Purple Knight.

“I came to University of Bridgeport with a mission to be the first college graduate in my family. My UB student experiences have made me the successful student leader I am today. In these past four years, I joined the Student Programming Board, became President of the Gender Sexuality Awareness Club, the captain of United We Step, a student worker in the Center for Student Involvement, and a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council.”

-Timothy Prince

Did You Know?

UB’s 56-acre campus is located on the scenic Long Island Sound in southwest Connecticut, just 1.5 hours from New York City!

“After two years on University of Bridgeport’s campus, I became academically successful but still lacked traits and skills I could only develop through clubs and organizations on campus. I knew leadership and working collaboratively with a team were incredibly important life skills. I wanted the whole experience, so I joined clubs that would take me out of my comfort zone. The Alternative Spring Break was one of them, where I was able to work with others to achieve the common goal of helpings others and contributing to the betterment of the environment.”

-Kojo Twum-Barima

“UB prepared me for the world by challenging me inside and outside the classroom. UB set me up for success through the many events they held on campus. My experiences at UB taught me how to maintain a healthy work-life balance. During my junior year, I was president of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, on the Future Leaders of Hip-Hop dance team, and two other clubs on campus, and I worked as an RA — all while studying Biology and preparing to go on to veterinary school. I wouldn’t change my UB experience for the world!”

-Jordy Oriantal

They Love the Community Culture.

Relationships and community connections make all the difference in your college experience. Connecting with fellow students, faculty, and community members creates relationships you’ll carry into your future and career. At UB, we understand the powerful impact that connecting with others can have on our students — that’s why we make sure to create opportunities throughout your educational journey that will help you become a compassionate, active member of your community.

“During my time in UB’s BSN program, I’ve learned so much about myself. I thank UB and the educational experiences that it’s granted me. I’ve made lifelong friends and have met many mentors along the way.”

-Remy Dixon Riss

“The diversity in student culture and thought is so excellent that I was learning about the world every moment, even outside the classroom.”

-Joe Perkus

Did You Know?

UB is home to more than 3500 students from 45 states and 80 countries — offering a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive college experience!

“I feel welcomed and valued here.”

-Stacey IIona Tapia

They Love the Opportunities.

UB is uniquely situated between of Boston and New York City, giving you access to internship and clinical experiences working with leaders in many different organizations and industries across the region. Our faculty have the expertise and the experience to guide you into your career — they will encourage you to explore your passions and interests and pursue a career you love.

“I had the opportunity to have a paper I worked on published in a peer-reviewed journal. UB allowed me to experience the research side of nutrition, and I’m grateful for that experience.”

-Allie Trezza

“I have a Doctor of Health Science degree, an MBA in management, and a bachelor’s — all from UB. These degrees have opened so many doors for me. Since starting my DHSc., it has always been my dream to work in community health. I specifically wanted to work with underserved, underinsured, uninsured, and undocumented women. These are obstacles I faced early in my life, and I always wanted to give back. Thanks to my complete UB education, I can hold this position and live out my dream of working with this population.”

-Dr. Paula Garay, DHSc., MBA

“My experience at UB in the Nutrition program was amazing and exceeded all my expectations. Before starting the master’s in Human Nutrition program, I worked as an herbalist and small business owner. During the program, I received a grant to investigate and research one of my herbal formulas. I received a second grant to work with the faculty at the Bauer Hall Innovation Center to expand my small business. UB helped me use these two grants to advance my business, including introducing online sales. I want to thank the professors at UB, I learned so much from them, and they gave me invaluable opportunities to grow.”

-Judy Apicella

Did You Know?

As a career focused university, our 80+ programs are designed to prepare you for a successful future.

“As a UB Student, I had the freedom to explore my passions through the different electives offered. I worked on projects that reflected real-world scenarios using different technologies. UB gave me a path to a career where I contribute to my community using my skills and understanding of the software development life cycle.”

-Apson Shrestha

They Love the Convenience.

You shouldn’t have to put your life on hold while working toward a brighter future. At UB, we understand that you have responsibilities and obligations outside of your coursework, which is why we offer flexible programs that allow you to earn your degree on your terms. You can take classes on campus, online, or both — giving you the convenience you need to finish your degree.

“Having graduated with my bachelor’s degree about 20 years ago, I was nervous to start a master’s program since I work full-time and have a lot of obligations in my personal life. But University of Bridgeport made the transition back to academia seamless and enjoyable. The professors are knowledgeable, and the support staff is helpful and kind. I highly recommend the Master’s in Public Health program to anyone looking to further their career in a professional, compassionate, and respectful environment.”

-Kimberly Stein

Did You Know?

UB has flexible program options with classes offered on-campus, online, or hybrid!

“The flexibility of the program has helped me as a mom to three young kids. UB has been very accommodating of my busy lifestyle.”

-Heidi Rose Bennett

“Before UB, I was struggling to make a living as a freelance musician. While at UB, I met professional musicians and educators who helped me develop my skills as an instrumentalist, leader, and arranger. Now, because of UB, I am in the process of becoming a certified music teacher.”

-Kevin James

They Love the Affordability.

Going to college is a significant financial decision, and you shouldn’t have to worry about unexpected expenses. Knowing exactly how much your college education will cost isn’t always easy; school expenses can vary widely depending on the type of school you attend and your programs of interest. The financial aid process is complex — at UB, we will help you understand everything that goes into financing your education.

There are many types of financial aid that can help you offset the costs of your education, including scholarships, grants, work-study programs, and student loans. Student Financial Services is here to help you find ways to make your UB education more affordable. Additionally, UB’s tuition is one of the lowest among private, non-profit schools in Connecticut.

“One thing that made UB stand out to me was its affordability. I knew coming in that I wanted to continue my education past my bachelor’s degree. So, it was important that I didn’t graduate with an enormous amount of student debt. By choosing UB, I was able to be financially responsible and be part of an amazing college experience.”

-Taylor A. Hall

“The Lauren Rousseau Memorial Scholarship helped me achieve my dream of becoming a teacher to educate the youth. I was so blessed to have been given this opportunity; it helped lessen the burden of paying for my master’s program, which gave me more time to invest in my studies.”

-Fatme Ayoub

Did You Know?

99% of UB students receive grant of scholarship aid!*

“When I decided to pursue my bachelor’s degree in nursing, I was quickly overwhelmed by the staggering amounts of tuition costs and loans that were required for institutions near home. University of Bridgeport offered me a very competitive and affordable award package. A generous transfer scholarship and others included in my financial aid package gave me a chance to attend a private four-year institution without having to break my pockets.”

-Britney Sanchez

They Love the Supportive Faculty.

Earning a college degree isn’t easy. As you chart your path forward, you will be challenged socially, emotionally, and academically. UB’s faculty and support staff understand what it takes to manage all the changes in your life during college — that’s why they are dedicated to supporting you throughout your college journey.

UB offers comprehensive support services to help you thrive —making the best of your time in college.

“The professors are always willing to go the extra mile for you. My professors were very understanding and helpful. You will have professors who care about your future and are willing to help you connect with the right people. I know what it is like to be afraid to go away for school, leaving your life behind to start a new one. Trust me, UB will make you feel at home, and you will always have someone there to support you.”

-Jaryee Cooper

Did You Know?

With our 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio, our uplifting, supportive culture ensures you never feel like a number!*

“The UB professors and advisors were very supportive. They made me aware of job opportunities available to me and provided me with references during my job-hunting experience.”

-Ephraim Joseph

“Over the course of four years, I attended the University of Bridgeport’s Ernest C. Trefz School of Business, studying for a dual master’s degree in their new Analytics program (MBA/MS). During that time, I was able to learn from leading industry professionals, connect with a diversified student body, and learn systems that are highly relevant in today’s job market. I was fortunate enough to have an amazing advisor who was responsive, attentive, and highly passionate about his profession and teaching. The experience, curriculum, and business insights I have gained from this program have helped to advance my career from an associate to a manager at my current job. I am grateful to UB, my professors, and this amazing program.”

-Brandy Tomlinson

“University of Bridgeport has developed a Master of Public Health program which fosters learning through an engaging curriculum and a strong sense of community. From the professors, advisors, counselors, and all the way up to the program director, you will find individuals who genuinely care about your success as a UB student and as a future public health professional!”

-Jocelyn Dela Cruz

Start Your College Journey at UB!

At UB, you’ll engage, connect, and immerse yourself into life as a Purple Knight. Whether you’re already accepted to UB or just starting the college search process, we want to meet you and show you around!

Interested in seeing more about what UB has to offer? Schedule a visit today!

*Based on fall 2021 data.