The University of Bridgeport is a private, independent, non-sectarian, coeducational university located on the Long Island Sound in the South End neighborhood of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The University is known for its diverse student population, currently ranking as the eleventh most racially diverse national university in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

The University School, a high school, is also on the University’s grounds.

Enrollment has grown dramatically in recent years, from 1,383 total students in 1992 to 5,323 students in Fall 2008.


In its 2011 rankings, University of Bridgeport placed in Tier 2 of National Universities by U.S. News and World Report. Incoming students have an average GPA of 2.8, and an average SAT score of 1000 (Math and Verbal), 80% go on to get their masters. In its 2006 annual college rankings, The Washington Monthly ranked University of Bridgeport 147th of all 245 National universities, with criteria based on research, community service, and social mobility. The University of Bridgeport is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The University is also accredited by the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Department of Higher Education.

Notable alumni include 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 and Fred DeLuca, co-founder of the Subway franchise of sandwich restaurants.

“The University of Bridgeport is fantastic. The staff are excellent, no matter how hard the assignment will be, UB professors just make learning so fun and easy!” University of Bridgeport Student Review,

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