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Study at University of Bridgeport

University of Bridgeport is located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States, and was established in the year 1927 by Everett Cortright. Originally, the university was known as the Junior College of Connecticut, and was the first Northeastern United States junior college to be chartered. The university has several degree-granting schools and colleges under it, including:

  • Acupuncture Institute
  • College of Chiropractic
  • College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Fones School of Dental Hygiene
  • International College
  • Nutrition Institute
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • School of Education and Human Resources
  • School of Engineering
The athletic teams of the college are nicknamed the Purple Knights. Male students participate in sports such as basketball, cross country, baseball, soccer, and swimming. Female students compete in basketball, lacrosse, swimming and diving, volleyball, softball, and cross country.

Profile of University of Bridgeport

The main campus of University of Bridgeport is in Bridgeport, CT (a medium-sized city). The school is a private, not-for-profit school. University of Bridgeport offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to engineering, education and teaching, computer science and engineering, and family and social work.

University of Bridgeport Selectivity

University of Bridgeport does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 380 to 480. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 370 or more.


University of Bridgeport offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 4,752 enrolled students. University of Bridgeport has a larger minority student population than most schools.

Student Life

Meal plans are available. Student athletes at University of Bridgeport belong to the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of Bridgeport offers career-oriented undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees and programs for people seeking personal and professional growth. The University promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world. The University is independent and non-sectarian. Adopted by the Board of Trustees on April 23, 2004"

University of Bridgeport Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching337elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, school Counselling, educational administration, educational supervision, reading teaching, instructional media design, education courses
Business and Management181business management, business and related services, fashion merchandising, business, international business, accounting, finance, marketing, . . .
Family and Social Work96human nutrition, community organization
Engineering84electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Liberal Arts78general studies, international relations, social services, humanities, East Asian studies
Computer Science and Engineering57computer science, computer engineering
Medical Support and Technology49dental hygienist
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy49chiropractic, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture
Design21graphic design, interior design, industrial design, illustration
Therapy and Counselling20psychology
Media15mass communication
Religion and Philosophy2religion

Contact: University of Bridgeport

University of Bridgeport

126 Park Avenue

Bridgeport, CT 06604-5620

General Phone: (203) 576-4000


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