In the past few years, the growth of the University of Connecticut Stamford campus has been receiving a lot of attention. The university and the city of Stamford have celebrated its impressive growth, often citing the 23 percent growth in applications and the addition of hundreds of student housing units in sought-after downtown Stamford.
As she prepares to leave for a faculty position at the Stamford campus, University of Connecticut president Susan Herbst is pushing for expansions to the satellite, including four new full degree programs, new faculty and increased administrative support.
The city of Stamford is growing, as is interest in the UConn Stamford campus, but the campus itself is not growing at nearly the same rate. There was a reported 23 percent increase in applications to UConn-Stamford for the 2018-2019 academic year and a 1 percent population increase in Stamford’s population. The increase in campus buildings: zero.