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Bridgeport, CT
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1,852
Tuition
$28,140
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 594 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: When applying to the school and upon getting my acceptance letter, I received a good academic scholarship along with my FAFSA. I would say a lot of students have a good chance at getting a scholarship or financial help from the school if you are a good student and/or an athlete.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: If you do not put in the work for finding an off campus house then you will have a lot of difficulty. Residential life does not really help find off campus housing but they do make it very easy to be approved to move off campus. Not too many students move off campus so I am assuming that is why Res life does not really provide too much information on that. When I lived off campus my sophomore year I had a lot of difficulty finding a cheap place to live that is close to campus. I couldn't get close to campus because it was pretty expensive living alone. I couldn't find a roommate because most of my friends are athletes and have their housing paid for by the school.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Our Greek life is not big at all on our campus. We have under 10 fraternities and sororities combined and they do not really have an effect on our campus. Housing for greek life isn't really offered but some students move off campus to small houses. It really is not that big on our campus so I don't even fully know what goes on with them.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: My application process was fairly easy. There was not anything difficult while applying. It was just like most schools. An application, essay, and submitting certain criteria.

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: My program can be a little better. The classes are great but certain equipment or labs the major requires we do not have yet. The program is still fairly new and throughout our campus is slowly going through renovations so we do not have everything we may need for certain classes unfortunately. Other than that I like my scheduled classes and it is fairly enjoyable.

3 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: There are plenty of places to hang out around our campus. Even though it is a small campus, you will always find a spot to hang out. study, or just relax. Our school doesn't really have any traditions but the school is starting to be more creative with their events and making it more enjoyable to stay on campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I really enjoy my classes that I have taken so far. Many of my professors teach multiple classes so I have them as a professor more than once, which I love. The professors get to know you well and are always offering their help when you are struggling in your class. When they are not available after their office hours you can go to the ARC in the library where our tutors are and we have them available for free. The class size is pretty small so it is easier to focus and learn in class. There are a few lectures that can get pretty big but those are basic classes so it doesn't happen to often. Even then though, the lecture class size is no more than 60 students.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: We have an office in our library where they help you with writing a resume and cover letter along with other things as well. Basically, anything regarding to work, they are there to help. Our school does hold career/internship fairs at least twice a semester. Our school also hold events that help you prepare for an interview and how/where you should be searching for a job. It is very convenient.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Safety and security on our campus is great. We always have security patrolling the campus and we even have this device called the P.A.L. This device is a small key chain and whenever you feel in danger you press the button and the security office is immediately notified. You then get a phone call and someone stays on the phone with you until a security guard approaches you. I once accidently pressed the button and had security on the phone with me and three security guards were running down the hall to the room I was in. I would say our security is pretty good!

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: We have a good amount of varsity sports offered at my school but not too many students attend the games. The only time the stands are filled are when the teams move onto the championships and so on. Then again, the games are held when a lot of the students have their late classes so sometimes it is hard to attend since we have to be in class. Both the athletic gym and the student gym are pretty small. The student gym is actually very small and not even worth going to at certain times because it is so packed that you will just be standing waiting for anything to be open. (I might be joining a gym somewhere near my school this year).

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls on our campus are very nice! We have a lot of athletes that attend our school so most of the people are very athletic. Our school is not big on greek life so it is not like certain people think they are better than others. Social life is great since people are nice and willing to meet new students. As always though, you just have to be careful with what you say/do to certain people because it will get out to other people fairly fast due to the small campus.

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: My school has to be one of the most divers schools I have ever visited/attended. We have students from all over the world which is my favorite part about this school. Saudi Arabian, Polish, Hispanic, Swedish, you name it and we have those students here! Everyone is very understanding and become friends rather fast. Everyone is so polite and welcome you with open arms. The campus is not that big so you see these people every day just passing from class to class.

2 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: I go to school in Bridgeport, CT and it is not the greatest/safest area to be in if you are not on campus. Our campus though, is right on the Long Island sounds so every morning when I was a freshman I was able to leave my residence hall and see the water and in the distance was able to see Long Island! We also have a nice beach area and a nice walk along the water! There is public transportation, which we have a free pass for the bus with our student ID. The busses literally go everywhere which is great if you do not have a car on campus. I just highly suggest traveling with a friend. I am a small blonde, nice girl and I will be honest, I didn't always feel safe.

Downtown Bridgeport is decently nice and we have a train station right by campus so you can be in NYC within an hour! I loved that my freshman year. Our city is surrounded by nicer towns like Fairfield which is great to go out to eat our just a walk in a nice town. Our campus is a few blocks away from an arena where a lot of concert and sports event happen so that is pretty cool. We are also next to the Bluefish Baseball stadium and they hold events as well.

This school was not the picture perfect school I imagined, but now I can't picture myself anywhere else. You learn to love the campus and the people you're surrounded with are amazing!

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The Professors are very helpful and are always there during their office hours if you need further help. Most of the classes are very interesting with great professors who are teaching them. Comparing my school to other schools that my friends go to, our registration process is a breeze and as long as you get your things done early and on time you will have all the classes you want as long as it fits into your schedule. We have a floor in the library that is dedicated to free tutoring which is a great help! It is a small campus and small class sizes so most of your professors know you by name which is nice.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: For my specific major that curriculum could be better. I am an exercise science major and we do not have labs for certain classes that should have them. We don't have some equipment for certain classes that will further help our education. There was one class I had as a freshman that had a lab and equipment which was nice, but the equipment was not updated and most of our data was incorrect. That is always a bummer. Recently though, things are starting to get more updated!

College Senior

Health & Safety: I do not live on campus, so I don't think I can give an accurate rating of just how good the security at the school is. They seem very active. They are always monitoring and surveying as far as I can tell from the time I have spent on campus and I have never heard any reports about dangerous activity so I assume that they do an adequate job.

4 College Senior

Facilities: The library is multi-leveled, so there is a floor for casual group study, a floor mainly for computer access, and a quiet floor for students who like to study in peace. I was impressed with the library as a whole. The classrooms are all decently sized, so even with a class of 20+ students, it feels comfortable. The student center has a good selection of entertainment, as well as access to school officials who can help with just about any issue. None of the buildings look very old, they all look like they've been maintained well.

4 College Senior

Facilities: I think the think that sets UB apart from other schools, those in CT in particular, is the fact that it's right next to Seaside Park and the beach. This makes the campus life very enjoyable in my opinion because I love being by the water.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have greatly enjoyed my time at the University of Bridgeport so far. Every professor I have taken has been helpful and understanding, all of my classmates have been friendly and cooperative, and I have learned quite a lot in a short amount of time. I think the University of Bridgeport is a great school.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: I'm a commuter at the University of Bridgeport, so I don't know a whole lot about campus life. The people I have met in class and through friends, however, have all been very kind and fun-loving people. The are a lot of international students and a good amount of students from New York, as well. There doesn't appear to be much of a party scene as far as I know. Most of the students appear to be serious about their education and they focus mainly on that, which is nice.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: everyone is well dressed, social life is great. decent dressing

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: campus feel safe and secure. they provide PAL security

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: the area is not safe to live especially with kids.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: experciance is ok, I would choose it again. learning is a great experiance

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: dining hall is large enough . with lots of variety .

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