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University of Bridgeport 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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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.

  • The University of Bridgeport follows a rolling admissions policy and students are accepted directly into majors.
  • Average incoming GPA for freshman is 3.04 and that for transfer students is 3.08
  • 96% of students receive financial aid at Bridgeport.
  • The student/faculty ratio is 16:1


Admission PortalUG: UB Application | Common App
PG: UB Application | CASPA
Application fee None
Acceptance Rate53.9%
Average SAT score450 or above
Average ACT score19
Mode of PaymentCredit card, cheque, online
Academic CalendarSemester based
Intake SeasonsFall/spring
Work ExperienceNot necessary (recommended for MBA)
Financial AidStudent loan, scholarships, grants and work-study programs

University of Bridgeport Admission Deadlines

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:

FallJuly 15
SpringDecember 1
SummerApril 15

Required application materials must be sent at least one month before the closing dates of the program.

University of Bridgeport International Admissions

These are the basic admission requirements for international students.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are required to submit academic records. These records include mark sheets, academic transcripts, final examination results, diplomas and degree certificates of Class 10 (SSC), Class 12 (HSC), O levels, A level, WAEC, CXC, IB etc.
  • Applicants who are submitting non-English academic records: These applicants need to submit word-for-word notarized/ certified or attested translations in English following the same format as of the official document to be translated.

Additional Requirements for International Students are as follows

  • International student application and application fee.
  • Copy of current passport
  • Resume of the applicant
  • An essay or personal statement
  • Test scores of program-specific required exams
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Proof of funding: The documents required to support the funding proof include an original bank statement consisting of information about liquid assets.

SAT/ACT Scores

Applicants are suggested to score around these so as to increase the chances of admission.

Test Scores25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing460550
SAT Math440540
ACT Composite1623
ACT English1423
ACT Math1625

English Proficiency Test Scores

All international students are expected to have a level of proficiency in the English language which is specified by the universities.

  • The international applicants have the option of submitting their scores in TOEFL or IELTS in order to prove their English proficiency.
  • There is a minimum score requirement that has been specified below.
TestMinimum required score (UG)Minimum required score (PG)
Duolingo English Test (DET)5560

University of Bridgeport Visa Requirements

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:

  • Form I20 or Form DS 2019(depending on the immigration status)
  • SEVIS fee receipt
  • Passport
  • Financial statement
  • Visa application fee
  • Visa application form

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.

University of Bridgeport Undergraduate Admissions

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

University of Bridgeport Graduate Admissions

The University of Bridgeport offers many graduate programs for international students. These are the basic requirements according to the course chosen.

Graduate ProgramAcademic RequirementsAdditional Requirements
Business ProgramsA 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 ProgramsBachelor's degree in the respective field; Work experience recommended.Official transcripts, course by course evaluation, resume, personal statement and 2 LORS
Engineering ProgramsBachelors varies according to the field chosen; Minimum GPA of 3.2Official transcripts, Current resume, personal statement and 2 LORS
Arts & Science ProgramsA bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; Minimum GPA of 3.2Official 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.

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