Storrs Stories: UConn enrollment stays steady despite national decline


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Enrollment numbers at UConn stayed consistent in 1974 despite a decline across the nation.

Then Director of Admissions John W. Vlandis said the only decrease the university was facing was a decrease in out-of-state applicants due to increasing admission costs.

The enrollment at UConn was “tending to hold steady,” Vlandis said.

David RePass, then associate professor of political science at UConn, said UConn was not affected by the problems faced by other universities.

“[UConn] boasts more applicants for the freshman class than any other public institution in the country,” RePass said.

RePass said that because of this there was no need for UConn to cut faculty members at that time.

Ashley Anglisano is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached by email at

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