As one of the most ethnically and racially diverse institutions of higher education in the U.S., the University of Bridgeport (UB) in Connecticut is home to a student population that is 29 percent international. More impressive is the School of Engineering’s international student population, with 1,135 currently enrolled from 35 countries.
With 12 degree programs in six concentration areas, UB’s engineering school offers opportunities for students from all over the world to work on creating solutions to the most pressing global issues of the day, in areas such as biomedicine and renewable energy.
Students in the school’s Grand Challenge Scholars Program, for instance, have the opportunity to conduct innovative research on solar energy and the reverse engineering of the human brain. Eighty-five percent of program participants are international students, which helps ensure that research is approached from diverse perspectives. Similarly, the school boasts an engineering faculty that is predominantly international and 36 percent female.