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University of Bridgeport

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Overview

Overview

The University of Bridgeport (UB) is a private, non-profit university located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The institution enjoys a leading reputation for diversity among universities in the United States, attracting an international community of students from over 80 different nations and 45 states.

The main campus stretches over 50 acres, overlooks Seaside Park and boasts spectacular views of the Long Island Sound. Facilities include a brand-new Innovation Center specializing in developing students’ entrepreneurial skills and encouraging local business growth. There are also a number of state-of-the-art technologies and laboratories for research and design. Students who are looking to develop their personal and professional skills and make new friends are able to get involved in one of over 50 clubs and societies during their time at the university.

Students are supported by a range of services throughout their time at the institution known as The Bridgeport Plan. The Bridgeport Plan ensures that students graduate in their designated timeframe with at least one work experience opportunity. They also have access to services such as additional tutoring, an on-campus health center, housing advisors, and an International Center for Students and Scholars, specifically for international student needs.

The university's Center for Career Development creates tailored career plans to assist students through all the stages of the employment process, whether that’s career advice, resume building workshops, or training for successful interviews.

Bridgeport is a fantastic city to live in and provides a large array of activities for students during their downtime including parks, museums, theatres and a range of shopping and eating options. Bridgeport is only a short journey away from the bustling cities of New York and Boston, which both offer world renowned attractions and entertainment, as well as attractive employment opportunities for graduates.

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What's new

What's new

The University of Bridgeport’s leadership, faculty, staff, students and alumni have continued to demonstrate excellence over the years. The university’s website contains details of some of the most recent notable awards for the Purple Knights Family.

The university recently opened the Bauer Hall Innovation Center, a 9,600-square-foot business and technology facility. It is focused on providing students with the knowledge and experience they need to excel in entrepreneurship and innovative business activities. The center also functions as a development hub for the university’s STEM and environmental departments and will enable students to deliver cutting-edge services to the wider business community. The center is accessible to all students majoring at the University of Bridgeport and is a fantastic opportunity for them to further develop their professional skills and networks.

Bridgeport University offers its students access to The Bridgeport Plan, a unique, multidimensional support service which seamlessly blends extracurricular activities and professional growth with academic achievement. The service aims to help students develop their career opportunities and skills for success while completing their degree programme. It is located in the Heckman Centre, a modern, open plan building that acts as a one-stop-shop for a variety of support services and additional activities for students to take advantage of. These include Academic Advice, Career Development Assistance, Student Leadership, and The Equality Lounge.

COVID-19 Updates

Prospective students can continue to access the most up to date announcements and information on COVID-19 on the university’s website. At current, the University intends to open for the Fall 2020 semester. Pending updates from the government and embassy’s overseas, the university is planning to host international students on campus for the Fall 2020 semester but is preparing, alternatively, to offer all coursework online as well.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Known for its competent, committed, and caring staff who promote academic excellence, UB’s highly regarded faculty come from some of the most prestigious academic and professional backgrounds to provide a world-class education.

Its world-renowned faculty includes Fulbright Scholars, National Science Foundation Fellows, Ford Fellows, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows, American Council for Learned Societies Scholars and Phi Beta Kappa Scholars.

With approximately 400 academic staff and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1, UB ensures that students get personal attention both in and out of the classroom. The university is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Department of Higher Education.

Its comprehensive curricula and supportive learning environment prepares graduates for ambitious career paths and qualified leadership in the global marketplace.

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Department structure

Department structure

The university is made up of three colleges, namely The College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health Sciences, and the College of Engineering, Business, and Education. Each college is uniquely structured so that students benefits from small class sizes with innovative and caring staff, who are at the forefront of their fields.

Cutting-edge career-oriented programs prepare students for strong futures. UB’s pioneering spirit of innovation is reflected by over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and specializations, from associate through to doctoral level. The university hosts state-of-the-art research labs designed to support collaborative research, in addition to think tanks for new ventures and a 21stcentury learning center for STEM-oriented markets and international programming. These excellent facilities provide students with superb academic and professional advantages in an increasingly international, competitive job market.

Modern careers often require interdisciplinary knowledge. UB’s uniquely integrated approach to teaching and learning across all its colleges allow students to incorporate different fields of interest into their studies, in preparation for the dynamic workforce of tomorrow.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

During the admissions process for most programs the university will calculate international students’ grades/marks by converting them to a U.S. grading equivalent known as the Grade Point Average (GPA) which are widely used by many universities in the United States.

Admissions are on a rolling basis and students are accepted directly into majors. Entry requirements may vary by program of study, and each application is reviewed by the Admissions Committee before a final decision is made.

English language requirements

International students, particularly all non-native English language speakers seeking associate’s or bachelor’s degrees must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing the following:

  • For undergraduate applicants, required scores for direct admission are TOEFL 75 (IBT), IELTS 6.0, PTE 53 or a Duolingo English Test score of 90. If an adequate score is not received, students would be issued a conditional admission and will be required to study in the university’s English Language Institute before beginning an academic program.
  • For graduate applicants, required scores for direct admission are TOEFL 80 (IBT), IELTS 6.5, PTE 58 or a Duolingo English Test score of 95. If an adequate score is not received, students would be issued a conditional admission and will be required to study in the university’s English Language Institute before beginning an academic program.

Students who are unable to provide evidence of their English language proficiency are required to complete the university’s English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB) when they arrive. The ELAB test will determine the student’s level of English and eligibility to begin an academic program.

There are also other ways to demonstrate English language proficiency to qualify for a program at the University of Bridgeport. These requirements may differ depending on the program of study and college. Applicants are advised to consult the university’s website for further details.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

UB provides the following opportunities for international students to receive merit-based academic scholarships, dependent upon previous academic performance and English proficiency. Scholarships are offered to international students to encourage academic excellence and student leadership and to continue UB’s tradition of enrolling a “Community of Scholars” from around the world:

  • Undergraduate Merit Scholarships range between USD 5,000 and USD 20,000 for each year of academic studies for four years or eight semesters.
  • Graduate Merit Scholarships range between USD 3,000 and USD 5,000 for the first year of studies only.
  • The university also offers a number of graduate scholarships for international graduate students wishing to study at BU, in addition to a variety of individual scholarships and bursaries from donor and partner organisations. Further details of these can be found by visiting the university’s website.

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Facilities

Facilities

The university is committed to investing in facilities and services available to students to ensure that they can have the best experience possible while studying and living on-campus.

BU is situated in a beautiful 56-acre site found on the famous Long Island Sound and offers the perfect setting for academic pursuits. The university hosts fourteen colleges and schools, in addition to seven halls of residence, various food and drink venues, a university bookstore and a student center. This center hosts all the university’s clubs and societies, as well as social and entertainment spaces. All the academic programs available through BU can be found on the central campus, so there’s no need for students to travel for their studies.

The university campus is located next to the 400-acre Seaside Park, which boasts fantastic oceanfront beaches and walking paths which are freely accessible to all BU students. This “Gold Coast” is only 48 miles away from New York City, allowing students to access world leading entertainment, culture and employment opportunities.

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What our students think about us

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2.5
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2.5
Teaching Quality
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Campus Environment
2.5
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Rated2/5based on6 student reviews
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University of Bridgeport University of Bridgeport
Rated2/5based on6 student reviews
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University of Bridgeport - by, 2020-01-08
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University of Bridgeport University of Bridgeport
Rated2/5based on6 student reviews
This is a bank corrupt university. Customer reviews:
University of Bridgeport - by, 2020-01-08
1.0/ 5 stars
University of Bridgeport University of Bridgeport
Rated2/5based on6 student reviews
Customer reviews:
University of Bridgeport - by, 2020-01-08
1.0/ 5 stars
University of Bridgeport University of Bridgeport
Rated2/5based on6 student reviews
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University of Bridgeport - by, 2020-01-08
4.0/ 5 stars
University of Bridgeport University of Bridgeport
Rated2/5based on6 student reviews
Customer reviews:
University of Bridgeport - by, 2020-01-08
3.0/ 5 stars

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Founded in 1927, the University of Bridgeport is home to a diverse student 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. The innovative, forward-thinking academic programs are dedicated to producing students equipped with the necessary skills to succeed. It recognizes that tangible professional skills are more important than ever in today?s job market and have since developed cutting-edge hybrid degree programs to help students be more marketable than ever.

The University offers more than 125 career-oriented undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees and programs, many of which benefit from industry connections unique to the region. Its Academic Resource Centre offers tutoring, group study sessions, study skills workshops and other valuable services to ensure student success. Bridgeport offers more than 50 active clubs and organizations, including co-ed intramural sports, fraternities and sororities.
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