• Rank: # 146th-187th US News
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University of Bridgeport

The University of Bridgeport is a private, coeducational university located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The University of Bridgeport offers career-oriented undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees and programs for people seeking personal and professional growth. 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.The University maintains its primary commitments and holds fast to its values. 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.


# 146th-187th

US News 2018

# 800th

Times Higher 2017

Admission Criteria & Eligibility

  1. Proof of completion of level 6 at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI)
  2. Attainment of a satisfactory score on the University of Bridgeport’s English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB)
  3. A minimum TOEFL score of 75 (IBT) for undergraduates and a minimum score of 80 (IBT) for graduates (post-graduates)
  4. A minimum IELTS Band score of 6.0 for undergraduates and a minimum IELTS Band score of 6.5 for graduates (post-graduates)
  5. A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 53 for undergraduates and a minimum PTE Academic score of 58 for graduates (post-graduates)
  6. A grade of “C” or better from an accredited American university for one semester of college English Composition
  7. Critical Reading SAT score of 400 or above or ACT English score of 19 or above
  8. An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Service) Level 112
  9. An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English
  10. An EIKEN score of Grade 2A or above for undergraduates and a score of Grade Pre-1 or above for graduates
  11. A score of 4 or better on the “English A” Higher Level examination in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program
  12. WAEC, WASSE, CXC, etc. – Score of “C” or better on English Language exam
The ELAB test is given at the University of Bridgeport to new students who arrive without proof of English language proficiency.  The ELAB is the Versant English Placement Test, a computer based test.  Here is a link to an explanation of the test: ELAB Test Question Descriptions  You may view the video demo here.
The ELAB is given on several dates before the start of the fall and spring semesters and by request at other times to students wishing to transfer from other schools into academic programs at the University of Bridgeport.
The ELAB is not the same thing as the ELI Placement Test, which is given to students wishing to start their studies in English language at the English Language Institute at the University of Bridgeport.

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University of Bridgeport

126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America, 06604

Phone: + 1- 203- 576-4552
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