The University of Bridgeport was founded in 1927 as the Junior College of Connecticut – the first junior college chartered by any legislature in the northeastern states. In the words of its founders, the college’s purpose was to develop in students “a point of view and a habit of mind that promotes clear thinking and sound judgment in later professional and business experience.”
Academic programs are offered through thirteen schools, colleges and institutes. Concern for student development and support predominate.
A career-oriented focus in academic programs is complemented at the undergraduate level with a state-of-the-art core curriculum that helps students secure competencies for lifelong learning and knowledge about our world.
The graduate, professional and health sciences programs offer career-oriented master’s and doctoral degrees.
The University of Bridgeport is growing as a research enterprise amidst a diversity of interdisciplinary academic programs and an increasing number of research labs designed to support collaborative research endeavors.
These endeavors highlight our role as a think tank for new ventures and a 21st century learning center, with career-oriented, hands-on offerings in the world of STEM-oriented markets, emerging interdisciplinary fields, and international programming.
The Center for Career Development is a comprehensive career counseling and resource center dedicated to empowering students as active participants in their own academic, professional, and career development.
Through career exploration and experiential opportunities, students are challenged to expand their knowledge of themselves and the world of work in a dynamic, global community.
The International Student Services Office assists international students, scholars and their dependents in immigration matters and adjusting to life in the United States.
Information is provided on a wide range of topics including visas (maintaining status, travel and employment eligibility), financial questions, social and cultural differences, and personal concerns.
We aim to serve the needs of students who choose to live off campus. Our goal is to assist you in making decisions about living off campus, and to enable you to develop a housing search strategy.
The four-floor, newly renovated Wahlstrom Library is at the center of the UB campus. Overlooking the Long Island Sound, the Library offers comfortable, open and varied spaces for study, collaboration, computing, reflection, relaxing, or even having a coffee and pastry before class.
The University of Bridgeport Student Health Services offers high quality, outpatient ambulatory care for the treatment of acute illnesses and injuries.
The campus community at the University of Bridgeport embraces and celebrates the uniqueness of our student body. At our international, diverse campus, you’ll be prepared to become engaged and responsible leaders, ready for the new global world we live in.
Our recreational and sports programs are aimed at promoting wellness among the students, faculty, staff, and UB community. Recreation and leisure activities offered at UB focus on integrating mind and body through positive traditional and non-traditional recreation and sport activities.
The Wheeler Recreation Center provides a broad program of sport, recreation, fitness, and wellness activities for students, faculty, staff, and UB community to enhance their personal lifestyle and improve the quality of life on the University of Bridgeport Campus.
Over 50 registered clubs and organizations provide you with numerous opportunities to participate in social, educational and cultural activities. The Office also publishes weekly and monthly activity calendars to keep the campus community updated on student events.
The University of Bridgeport is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The University also is accredited by the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Department of Higher Education.