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University of Bridgeport

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1927
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,694
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $4,911,000
Admissions Address

126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Website

http://www.bridgeport.edu

Admissions E-mail

admit@bridgeport.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Least Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.9
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Audrey Ashton Savage
Admissions office telephone: (203) 576-4552
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 2
Lab 2 2
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies 2 2
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 5 5
Total academic units 16 16


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Least Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 64%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 64%
Total applicants: 4,007
Total acceptances: 2,557
Total freshman enrollment: 313
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 1,541
Male acceptances: 935
Male freshman enrollment: 135
 
Female applicants: 2,466
Female acceptances: 1,622
Female freshman enrollment: 178
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 56%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 1%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 16%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 47%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 46%
Average high school GPA: 2.9
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 94%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 88%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 370 - 480
Math: 380 - 480
Combined: 750 - 960


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 1.0%
600-699 3.0% 5.0%
500-599 17.0% 16.0%
400-499 47.0% 45.0%
300-399 30.0% 28.0%
200-299 2.0% 5.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 9%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 16 - 20
Math: 16 - 19
Composite: 16 - 20


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 7.0% 4.0% 3.0%
18-23 52.0% 45.0% 31.0%
12-17 41.0% 41.0% 66.0%
6-11 N/A 10.0% N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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