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University of Bridgeport

The University of Bridgeport commonly referred to as UB, is a private, independent, non-sectarian, coeducational university located on the Long Island Sound in the South End neighborhood of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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Location

Address
126 Park Ave
City
Bridgeport
State
CT
Zip/Post Code
06604

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
2835
Total Graduate enrollment
2007
In State Tuition Fees
27150
Out State Tuition Fees
27150
ACT Score
20
SAT Score
1392
Grade Point Average(GPA)
2.98
Male Female Ratio
35:65
Acceptance Rate
60%
Student Faculty Ratio
16:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Purple Knight
Colors
White Purple
Conference
East Coast
Athletic Twitter

College History

History

The University of Bridgeport started as the Junior College of Connecticut, founded in 1927. It was the first junior college chartered by a legislature in the 11 northeastern states. In 1947, reacting to increased student demand, the Connecticut legislature settled a new charter creating a four-year institution out of the former Junior College. Thereafter, the University of Bridgeport moved from its original location on Fairfield Avenue to the former P.T. Barnum estate at Seaside Park, gradually expanding from 22 acres in 1950 to over 50 acres today. Arnold College in Milford, Connecticut, which was the nation�s first co-educational School of Physical Education and founded in 1886, merged with the university in 1953. The range and diversity of the university was established in those early years. With the Junior College as a basis, the newly chartered University added colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Nursing, Education and Engineering. To the Junior College itself were added the Weylister Secretarial School and the Fones School of Dental Hygiene. Fones is the first school of dental hygiene in the world. Now, through its International College, Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Continuing and Professional Studies, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, the College of Chiropractic, the College of Naturopathic Medicine, the English Language Institute, the Acupuncture Institute, and the Human Nutrition Institute. The university continues to evolve and expand its course offerings. In 2010, the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design was established with the generous support of the university alumni. Students began enrolling in the Physician Assistant program in January 2011. Also in 2010 the university announced collaboration with the University of Connecticut relating to admission of University of Bridgeport graduates to the University of Connecticut Pharmacy program. The University of Bridgeport also has started offering Doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership, Computer Science and Engineering and Naturopathic Medicine, as well as a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree

College Specialty

Specialty

The University of Bridgeport�s orientation program is a collaborative effort to provide programs and services to new first year, transfer and graduate students. The program�s intent is to prepare students for their academic pursuits as well as initiate their integration into the University of Bridgeport�s (UB) intellectual, cultural and social climate. Orientation must be (a) intentional, (b) coherent, (c) based on theories and knowledge of learning and human development, (d) reflective of developmental and demographic profiles of the student population, and (e) responsive to needs of individuals, special populations, and communities. Orientation is an ongoing process that begins when a student decides to attend the university. The process should aid students in understanding the nature and purpose of the institution, their membership in the academic community, and their relationship to the intellectual, cultural, and social climate of the university. The orientation process should include pre-enrollment, entry, and post-matriculation activities.

Alumni

Alumni

Ellen Alemany, CEO, chairman and CFO of Citizens Financial Group. Alemany is presently the only female CEO of top 10 United States bank. Ivan Barbali?, Permanent Representative to the United Nations of Bosnia and Herzegovina Manute Bol, former professional basketball player, one of the best shot blockers in NBA history Julius Boros, former professional golfer, winner of 18 PGA Tour events Fred DeLuca, co-founder of the Subway franchise of sandwich restaurants George Dixon, former professional football player, collegiate football coach, and Canadian Football Hall of Fame member Kenichi Ebina, winner of America's Got Talent (season 8) Gene Gordon, writer, artist, radio personality, Shakespeare devotee, participant in the Great Peace March across the United States and three American-Soviet Friendship Walks Michael J. Jarjura, Mayor of the City of Waterbury, Connecticut Bill Smitrovich, an American actor. John Rassias, renowned linguist and Dartmouth faculty member Dennis M. Walcott, Deputy Mayor of New York City for Education Dave Weckl Acclaimed jazz drummer

Campus

Campus

Urban 86 Acres (350,000 M2)

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