University Of Bridgeport Housing and Nearby Apartments


Given its scenic environment and international student population, its no surprise that many undergraduates as well as fair amount graduate students choose to take advantage of the University of Bridgeport on-campus housing system. Some 45% of undergraduate students here live in one of five UB on-campus residence halls, all of which offer a dormitory-style experience with single or double rooms and expected amenities such as laundry facilities, internet and cable TV, study lounges and games rooms, as well as micro-fridges in each room. There are also a number of special interest living communities from which to choose, such as UB the Change, a community service-orientated group; and the First Year Achievement Program, designed to get freshman on the right track toward academic excellence. There are three traditional dorms for graduate students seeking UB on-campus housing, as well as the University Place Apartments complex, with a limited number of one- and two-bedroom apartments available for 10-month or one-year leases. But even though UB does a good job trying to accommodate all those who request on-campus housing--in fact, it's required of many full-time undergraduates--well over half of student population need University of Bridgeport off-campus housing every year. UB's off-campus housing office offers leads on local apartments as well as handy tips and checklists, but you might want to check out what's on offer at Urban Edge, too.

About The University of Bridgeport

The University of Bridgeport can trace its roots back nearly 90 years, when it was established here in this "Gold Coast" Connecticut city as the Junior College of Connecticut, the first such institution chartered by any legislature in the northeast. Twenty years later, in 1947, the school took on its current name (and the undergraduate and advanced-degree responsibilities implied therein), and moved to the city's picturesque Seaside Park area, taking over the estate of the famed circus impresario and American icon P.T. Barnum, over time securing neighboring properties as well, many of which had been owned by friends of Barnum. And so the 50-acre University of Bridgeport campus, located as it is along the Long Island Sound and filled with all of these lovely old Victorian mansions, many dating back to late 1800s, was primed for a surge in enrollment, as the bucolic setting beckoned students statewide as well as attracting soldiers returning from three wars--World War II, Korea, and, especially, Vietnam in the 1960s--who took advantage of the GI Bill. There have been some ups and downs since enrollment here peaked in 1969, but today the school boasts one of most geographically diverse enrollments in the country, with the nearly 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students hailing from 46 states and some 80 different countries. Undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Bridgeport can pursue more than 100 different programs of study within one of thirteen different schools, colleges, and institutions, including the School of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public and International Affairs, the Trefz School of Business, the College of Chiropractic, the Physician Assistant Institute, the School of Engineering, and the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design. The most popular majors for recent graduating class of undergraduates were Psychology, General Studies, Human Services, Dental Hygiene, and Business/Commerce. Graduate degrees at UB feature such diverse fields of study as Computer Science, Global Media and Communication Study, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Accounting, Elementary Education, Electrical Engineering, and Global Development and Peace. Scroll down for apartments near the University of Bridgeport.