What began as a modest art school in 1877, has blossomed into a full-fledged university that is spread across 350 acres (141.6 hectares) in Connecticut. And it's not just the size that makes it a renowned university worldwide. The degree programs conducted by the university in Engineering and Technology, Business Administration and for other Higher Education program, hold the top most accreditation in the country. With more than 7000 students enrolled in various courses conducted by the colleges, the campus is abuzz with various activities. The university has several spaces like The Village Lawn, Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center and University Commons, where events like concerts and cultural activities take place regularly.