University of Bridgeport Reviews

  • 33 Reviews
  • Bridgeport (CT)
  • Annual Tuition: $33,055
44% of 33 students said this degree improved their career prospects
85% of 33 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Angela
  • Reviewed: 1/2/2019
  • Degree: Human Services
"The Human Services and Psychology programs at the University of Bridgeport were really good. They were quickly able to get a cohort started and maintained the core group of individuals throughout the years of study. The variety of classes and additional certifications provided were phenomenal. They had staple professors of which you were always able to communicate with and brought in adjunct professors leading in their field to help diversify our education portfolio. I loved it and ended up meeting some great professionals to reach out to within the field."
David M
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2018
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"It's a very close knot program where students spend lots of time with the friendly and willing professors, who are always willing to mentor students both in and out of the classroom. Its a private school that is reasonably affordable, with no GRE score requirement, which is a relief. It's a beautiful campus that is situated by the ocean, and the views are excellent. It takes an hour by Ferry or driving to go into New York City."
Diploma Mill
  • Reviewed: 7/21/2017
  • Degree: International Business
"Anonymous said... I almost never express my opinion in public or on the Internet, but when I saw this story about the University of Bridgeport on the web, I felt compelled, as a graduate of the University's MBA program in, to respond to it and to the subsequent comments written about it. But, before I start, I must provide a disclaimer. Although, most see me as an educated person of average or above average intelligence, I am not an exceptionally good writer, and am most certainly capable of making spelling and even more egregious writing errors. I am completely aware that within the realm of debate, on and off the Internet, there exists a well worn debate strategy of attempting to disqualify an opposing person's augment by impeaching the person's speaking or writing ability that has nothing to do with the central point being made. My lack of writing excellence is not, and should not, be viewed as reason to disqualify the validity of my statements and opinions. As an impoverished child growing up on welfare in the inner city of some of the worst slums in America I dreamed. I dreamed of one day of escaping the inner city poverty, condemnation, and crippling low expectations that others of better circumstances of life were forcing on me. What I dared to dream, as a young child, was so much like that of the dreams of millions of other young idealist Americans that passionately believed in what the United States stood for. What I dared to dream was simply the American dream; of success through diligence, determination, integrity, and hard work. Throughout American history, this dream that was responsible, in large measure, for building America, was motivated out of desperation and a passion to succeed. This dream, I believe, is so basic to American existence that it is one of the most cherished and sacredly held values in America. Unfortunately, there are plenty of greedy, unscrupulous opportunistic individuals and organizations that attempt to exploit this sacred American dream by making false promises and selling false hopes, at exorbitantly high prices, to the poorest and most desperate of the American poor. Long before the faculty at the University of Bridgeport went out of strike, there were indications of questionable practices at the university. UB's willingness to exploit the hopes and dreams of young, vulnerable, and innocent people was reminiscent of the worst practices of many "for profit" proprietary schools that exploited the poorest of the poor in their quest for private profits. Back in the early 1980s, the University of Bridgeport engage in a high glitz ad campaign, taking out full page advertisements in the New York Times and other nationally know newspapers, comparing the education received at the University of Bridgeport to the quality of educational available at Ivy League Universities in the United States. It falsely exaggerated the earning power and career success of its graduates. Although, clearly hubris, false and misleading to the more knowledgeable, to the likes of this young person (at the time) and many like me, these very sophisticated and expensive advertisements were stunningly impressive. The photos and physical description of supposedly the school's campus were equally false and misleading at the time. By looking at the photos used in their advertisement, one was left with the impression that the school was located at a beautiful pristine beach front community that was completely surrounded by a lush forested park. Little, if anything, of the school's advertising and recruiting literature was remotely close to reality. While I was a student in the early 1980s at the University of Bridgeport, the incident of crime, including violent crime was intolerably high. I was personally attacked three times on, or near the campus by residents from the low income housing projects that surround the perimeter of the school. During my second year at the school, a man was found shot dead about three blocks from the university campus. It was simply not safe to walk on, or near the campus most of the day. The fear was omnipresent. Adding insult to injury, the career marketability and opportunities claimed to exist for graduates of the school by the university was in, large measure, false. The career planning and placement office at the school was a joke and pitiful. I remember frequently walking into the office and finding no staff at all in the office. After completing my first year at the university, reality about my career prospects began to set in. Things really began to get scary. I remember walking down town Bridgeport and a passerby asking me what university I was attending, and me telling him I was a UB student and his dreadful response. He told me that he had graduated from the University of Bridgeport more than a year earlier and was completely unable to find work. This was unfortunately to be an omen in regards to my own future career prospects as a MBA graduate of good academic standings from the University of Bridgeport. I, like many other graduates of UB have graduated to unemployment and perpetual under employment. I had spent years on my career search after graduating from the University of Bridgeport, sending out many hundreds of resumes to no avail. Only after about twenty years was I able to finally pay off my more than $45,000 student loan used to pay for my education at UB. I feel that, as a young innocent and vulnerable person, my American dream was deliberately violated and exploited for the revenue seeking needs of the University of Bridgeport. The school is nothing more than a highly questionable diploma mill."
Diploma Mill
  • Reviewed: 7/21/2017
  • Degree: International Business
"Anonymous said... I almost never express my opinion in public or on the Internet, but when I saw this story about the University of Bridgeport on the web, I felt compelled, as a graduate of the University's MBA program in, to respond to it and to the subsequent comments written about it. But, before I start, I must provide a disclaimer. Although, most see me as an educated person of average or above average intelligence, I am not an exceptionally good writer, and am most certainly capable of making spelling and even more egregious writing errors. I am completely aware that within the realm of debate, on and off the Internet, there exists a well worn debate strategy of attempting to disqualify an opposing person's augment by impeaching the person's speaking or writing ability that has nothing to do with the central point being made. My lack of writing excellence is not, and should not, be viewed as reason to disqualify the validity of my statements and opinions. As an impoverished child growing up on welfare in the inner city of some of the worst slums in America I dreamed. I dreamed of one day of escaping the inner city poverty, condemnation, and crippling low expectations that others of better circumstances of life were forcing on me. What I dared to dream, as a young child, was so much like that of the dreams of millions of other young idealist Americans that passionately believed in what the United States stood for. What I dared to dream was simply the American dream; of success through diligence, determination, integrity, and hard work. Throughout American history, this dream that was responsible, in large measure, for building America, was motivated out of desperation and a passion to succeed. This dream, I believe, is so basic to American existence that it is one of the most cherished and sacredly held values in America. Unfortunately, there are plenty of greedy, unscrupulous opportunistic individuals and organizations that attempt to exploit this sacred American dream by making false promises and selling false hopes, at exorbitantly high prices, to the poorest and most desperate of the American poor. Long before the faculty at the University of Bridgeport went out of strike, there were indications of questionable practices at the university. UB's willingness to exploit the hopes and dreams of young, vulnerable, and innocent people was reminiscent of the worst practices of many "for profit" proprietary schools that exploited the poorest of the poor in their quest for private profits. Back in the early 1980s, the University of Bridgeport engage in a high glitz ad campaign, taking out full page advertisements in the New York Times and other nationally know newspapers, comparing the education received at the University of Bridgeport to the quality of educational available at Ivy League Universities in the United States. It falsely exaggerated the earning power and career success of its graduates. Although, clearly hubris, false and misleading to the more knowledgeable, to the likes of this young person (at the time) and many like me, these very sophisticated and expensive advertisements were stunningly impressive. The photos and physical description of supposedly the school's campus were equally false and misleading at the time. By looking at the photos used in their advertisement, one was left with the impression that the school was located at a beautiful pristine beach front community that was completely surrounded by a lush forested park. Little, if anything, of the school's advertising and recruiting literature was remotely close to reality. While I was a student in the early 1980s at the University of Bridgeport, the incident of crime, including violent crime was intolerably high. I was personally attacked three times on, or near the campus by residents from the low income housing projects that surround the perimeter of the school. During my second year at the school, a man was found shot dead about three blocks from the university campus. It was simply not safe to walk on, or near the campus most of the day. The fear was omnipresent. Adding insult to injury, the career marketability and opportunities claimed to exist for graduates of the school by the university was in, large measure, false. The career planning and placement office at the school was a joke and pitiful. I remember frequently walking into the office and finding no staff at all in the office. After completing my first year at the university, reality about my career prospects began to set in. Things really began to get scary. I remember walking down town Bridgeport and a passerby asking me what university I was attending, and me telling him I was a UB student and his dreadful response. He told me that he had graduated from the University of Bridgeport more than a year earlier and was completely unable to find work. This was unfortunately to be an omen in regards to my own future career prospects as a MBA graduate of good academic standings from the University of Bridgeport. I, like many other graduates of UB have graduated to unemployment and perpetual under employment. I had spent years on my career search after graduating from the University of Bridgeport, sending out many hundreds of resumes to no avail. Only after about twenty years was I able to finally pay off my more than $45,000 student loan used to pay for my education at UB. I feel that, as a young innocent and vulnerable person, my American dream was deliberately violated and exploited for the revenue seeking needs of the University of Bridgeport. The school is nothing more than a highly questionable diploma mill."
Kunti Juriya Laguri
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2017
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"It's a very small but tight knit Private institution. The ratio of student to teachers is 15:1. If the student is happy with such a small number of class ratio then it is good option to come to University of fBridgeport. There is a large number if diversity visible in the campus as students from 80 countries come to study. Professors are highly educated and affiliated to NASA, Sikorsky and many top institution, which can help a student in their project and master thesis. Overall the college has a very good review and located in a beautiful seaside location."
Bati
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"The school gave me the opportunity to get to know great teachers that were always involved in your development."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Its good but for international students its tough to deal with staff , especially dealing with accounting people"
Jennifer L Thompson
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2017
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"The Elementary Education Program at UB is an accelerated program. There are many professors that are extremely interested in you getting good grades and progressing into the workforce. The internship program at UB was exactly what I needed. The program took one school year to complete."
Jasmin Rodriguez
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2017
  • Degree: Human Services
"I love the Human Service program at the University of Bridgeport. The advisors and teachers are amazing and they really work with you. I had a great experience overall and learned so much about myself. I've interned at different agencies and gained experience in the field as well."
Fola
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2017
  • Degree: MBA in Marketing
"UB is a great school, that accommodates a lot of students from all over. The learning environment is great and the lecturers are very knowledgeable. You are being prepared for any work environment relating to your field from day one with careful and painstaking attention to how you develop your resume, a guide on your chosen career path and so on."
tobby
  • Reviewed: 7/12/2016
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"I am really proud to be a student of this great learning institution because I have improved academically, mentally, and psychologically. it is a diverse school which gives me the opportunity to meet and interact with other students from across the world. The school is equipped with world-class learning facilities, great library, and a 24 hours security presence."
Stephanie Nolting
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"Currently I am pursuing a Masters in Counseling with a concentration in College Student Personnel. One of the pros of this program is that it is very unique, there isn't anything offered exactly like it in the are at any competing universities. A lot of students have experience in Student Affairs and Higher Education in their undergraduate schooling but aren't sure how to get involved or pursue that type of career which this program offers. The program is challenging, which is important for success. Through coursework, graduate assistantships and internships over the two years, there is a lot of experience and knowledge to be gained. The only con would be the location, many people are turned off by Bridgeport in general, but the University is beautiful and has a lot of positives for the students, which includes its location in relation to New York city, the transportation that is provided and also the campus environment that is provided. Student Success is important at the University of Bridgeport, and it is clear through this graduate program."
Paul Barbier
  • Reviewed: 10/21/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"The University of Bridgeport is a lovely campus right next to the ocean. I like the diversity on campus and UB makes it easy to make friends with students from all over. It is easy to drive to and parking is usually not a problem I feel some cons of UB are that some professors do not make themselves as available as they can. Also, the surrounding area is not very safe, though on campus I feel safe. UB's It department troubleshooting is located overseas and I feel at times, student financial services could be more helpful than they are."
Janaina Bordignon
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2015
  • Degree: Non-Profit Management
"It's a small campus so it gives you more opportunities. On the other hand, it has a small group of professors, which limits possibilities and topics being studied. The course itself is awesome but the university is a tad disorganized."
KRIPESH RAMJI
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2015
  • Degree: Technology Management
"University of Bridgeport (UB) involves diverse culture environment,good transport and housing facilities ,safety in security, best teachers and education is served to develop a person in UB not to memorize it(weekly assignment and group assignment make students busy in studies)."
Cortnee Whipple
  • Reviewed: 2/2/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Here at the university of bridgeport college of chiropractic you have the perks of qualified clinicans, small class size with a heavy weighting on high level of evidence based care and management. Cons would be the size in one aspect because it's voice can sometimes be lost among bigger chiropractic schools."
Azeez Ojo
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"As a graduate student at university of bridgeport, studying is not a problem for as i did pull a GP of 3.890 in my first semester. The fact that my school is a private school,there is little no scholarship for graduate student. As i am writing now, am yet to pay my tuition in full as i depend on my parent who are in Nigeria to do so. As an international student,we are not allow to work off campus. Right now am in dire need of a scholarship that can pay my tuition fee. Your favourable response will be deeply appreciated. Thank you very much."
Rebecca Allen
  • Reviewed: 10/28/2014
  • Degree: Nutrition
"Really enjoying the Human Nutrition program. It is relatively independent since it is a program set up for professions, so you don't need to quit your job. It meets once a month on campus. The staff at the school is very helpful, and the professors are very knowledgable! It is a little hard to get immediate responses from professors since they are also teaching full time at other universities, but they still get back within a reasonable amount of time."
Brad Petitti
  • Reviewed: 10/3/2014
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"The Bridgeport area is very unsafe but the on campus security do a excellent job of keeping the area secure and clean. The diversity of the program and school is very unique and helps add to my global health education. The program is relatively new but shows a lot of promise for the future and I feel lucky to call myself a Bridgeport University graduate student."
Kathleen Mulreed
  • Reviewed: 9/8/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Okay. Need better organization and planning on some stuff."