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University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
 The University of Bridgeport offers career-oriented undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees and programs for people seeking personal and professional growth. 

PhD Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

About

History

In the early twentieth century Bridgeport was one of only six U.S. cities of over 100,000 people with no institution of higher education. On May 5, 1927, the state charter of the Junior College of Connecticut was signed to resounding local and regional acclaim. In 1947, the University of Bridgeport was created on its campus by Seaside Park and new majors and schools were added.

Education

The University promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world. The University is independent and non-sectarian. 

Research

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.

Career

UB’s Center for Career Development embraces the philosophy that career development is about acquiring the professional skills necessary to manage one’s career at any point along the continuum. We view our services as an integral educational component of the students’ academic program. Our services are geared toward preparing students to successfully assess themselves, research career options, acquire relevant work skills, and use effective tools as they transition to productive academic endeavors and satisfying employment.

Services

Student services

UB is committed to offering services that help students succeed.  These services provide UB students with a comprehensive support network.

Housing services

The Office of Housing, Residential Life and Community Standards offers six different residence halls—including the newly built University Hall, for you to call home while living and learning at UB.

Library services

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. 

Medical services

The University of Bridgeport Student Health Services offers high quality, student health care for the treatment of acute illnesses and injuries. Serious medical problems are referred to the local hospital emergency room. A medical director, nurse practitioners, and nurses staff the center. Health Services’ emphasis is geared towards wellness. 

Student Life

Campus life

Rich in history, steeped in beauty, and with a wealth of leading-edge technological facilities and resources, our flagship Bridgeport campus is an ideal place to learn and to live. Many of 

Our 50-acre campus on a gorgeous stretch of Long Island Sound in Bridgeport, Conn., provides an ideal setting for scholarly pursuits.

Bridgeport is known as “The Park City” because of its expansive Beardsley Park, which contains the state’s only zoo. It’s easily accessible via a free ride on a city bus.

And our location between Boston and New York City — we’re just 48 miles northeast of Manhattan — will enable you to connect with some of the world’s leading corporations, hospitals, and organizations.

Sports facilities

The Wheeler Recreation Center provides the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of UB with recreational and fitness opportunities that are geared to increase an individual’s overall health and well-being.

Separate locker rooms are provided for men and women with saunas, and a co-ed steam room located on the pool deck. The Recreation Center offers a variety of recreational programming consisting of six intramural sports and wellness programs. 

Student clubs

The Office of Campus Activities and Civic Engagement serves to advise and assist students with their programming efforts, provide training and leadership development, and coordinates local volunteer and community service opportunities for students.

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. 

Accreditation

The University of Bridgeport is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The University also is accredited by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education.

Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States