Founded in 1927, the University of Bridgeport is recognized as being one of the ten most diverse schools in the US. The University of Bridgeport enrolls more than 2,930 students every year. Out of the total student population, 20% are international students. The international applicants can apply for both undergraduate and graduate courses on the university’s online portal. The university offers more than 125 majors and programs in varying fields and is a popular option for pursuing higher education from the US.
|Admission Portal||UG: UB Application | Common App|
PG: UB Application | CASPA
|Average SAT score||450 or above|
|Average ACT score||19|
|Mode of Payment||Credit card, cheque, online|
|Academic Calendar||Semester based|
|Work Experience||Not necessary (recommended for MBA)|
|Financial Aid||Student loan, scholarships, grants and work-study programs|
The process for admission at the University of Bridgeport takes place twice a year i.e. during the fall and spring season. However, the admission office receives applications throughout the year as international applicants can apply 12 months prior to the start of their program. The deadlines for online submissions of applications for international students are mentioned in the following table:
Required application materials must be sent at least one month before the closing dates of the program.
These are the basic admission requirements for international students.
Additional Requirements for International Students are as follows
Applicants are suggested to score around these so as to increase the chances of admission.
|Test Scores||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
|SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing||460||550|
All international students are expected to have a level of proficiency in the English language which is specified by the universities.
|Test||Minimum required score (UG)||Minimum required score (PG)|
|TOEFL - IBT||75||80|
|Duolingo English Test (DET)||55||60|
Admitted students will be issued form I20 after which they can contact the nearby US Embassy. Obtaining an F1 or J1 Visa will require an interview, international students must ensure all the required documents have been prepared:
Students must check the ‘how to prepare for a Visa Interview’ available on the university website to ascertain their chances of getting a US visa.
Bridgeport’s affordable and high-quality education attracts many undergraduate applicants to its programs. Out of all students enrolled in undergraduate courses, 38% of them are enrolled in part-time courses. Most popular study programs for bachelors include general studies, psychology, finance, public administration and dental hygiene.
Application portal: Common Application portal or University of Bridgeport portal
Application Fee: None
Academic Requirements: Official transcripts, Academic records, English proficiency test scores
Additional requirements: Some department may need additional documents like letters of recommendation, resume/CV, portfolios, Statement of purpose, Proof of funding
The University of Bridgeport offers many graduate programs for international students. These are the basic requirements according to the course chosen.
|Graduate Program||Academic Requirements||Additional Requirements|
|Business Programs||A minimum GMAT score of 450 (waiver possible if there is significant work experience); 3-year bachelor's degree from NAAC ‘A’ rating Indian institutions in B.Com and B.B.A.||Official transcripts,Minimum GPA 3.0, current resume, personal statement and 2 LORS|
|Education Programs||Bachelor's degree in the respective field; Work experience recommended.||Official transcripts, course by course evaluation, resume, personal statement and 2 LORS|
|Engineering Programs||Bachelors varies according to the field chosen; Minimum GPA of 3.2||Official transcripts, Current resume, personal statement and 2 LORS|
|Arts & Science Programs||A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; Minimum GPA of 3.2||Official transcripts, resume, 2 LORs, personal statement, course by course evaluation of academic records|
An applicant is advised to go through all the details thoroughly before applying to avoid last-minute arrangements. The reviewing of applications usually takes 7-10 business days after the application is submitted.
University of Bridgeport has three opportunities for providing scholarships to incoming international applicants enrolled in their full-time study programs. Applicants will be automatically considered based on their merits. Applicants can also avail financial aid in America via other sources.