University of Evansville
The University of Evansville is a private, comprehensive university that is affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Their mission is to empower each student to think critically, act bravely, serve responsibly, and live meaningfully in a changing world.
UE is ranked as a top Midwest university with over 2,000 students from more than 40 states and nearly 50 countries. Areas of study are offered in the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Engineering, and the College of Education and Health Sciences.
The University also offers seven master’s degree programs (athletic training, engineering, health services administration, innovative leadership in heritage management leadership, physician assistant science, and public health) and two doctorate programs (nurse anesthesia and physical therapy).
UE operates its own study abroad program at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England, which is consistently ranked as one of the best study abroad programs in the United States. Harlaxton is a 100-room Victorian manor house located in the English countryside, approximately an hour north of London by train.
UE is part of the Ashoka U Changemaker Campus Network, which includes leading colleges and universities who set the bar for social innovation and changemaking in higher education. At UE, the changemaking spirit encourages employees and students to find effective ways to solve the challenges they see in their communities and around the world to enact positive change.
Get to know University of Evansville
- Campus Ministries
- Choral groups
- Concert band
- International Student Organization
- Music ensembles
- Musical theatre
- Student government
- Symphony orchestra
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Writing-Intensive Courses
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Undergraduate Research
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning
- Career Services
- Writing Center
- Academic Advisors
- Library Services
- Faculty Mentors
- Disability Services
- Multicultural Engagement Center
- Health Services
- Academic Tutors
- Financial Aid Advisors
- Student Success Initiative
- Veteran Services
- Peer Mentors
- Gender & Sexuality Center
“At UE, science-focused majors get to work in the labs starting freshman year. In one of my classes, we took on a research project involving bacteriophage, or viruses that infect bacteria. Each of us took soil samples throughout the Evansville area, then isolated a unique phage species from the samples to catalog and publish on a national database. Through this project I realized my passion for research. This experience early in my college career allowed me to explore the different avenues of science and choose to become a physician assistant.” – Katie Brown, Pre-Physician Assistant
At UE, students are challenged both inside and outside of the classroom with opportunities to participate in rigorous undergraduate research and hands-on projects with our faculty. Students have the opportunity to study abroad at Harlaxton College and stay on track to graduate in four years.
The core purpose of education is to provide life-transforming educational experiences from changemaking, undergraduate research or study abroad that prepares students to engage the world as informed, ethical, and productive citizens. We strive to be an innovative institution of global reach and reputation whose students develop the knowledge and skills, vision and wisdom to lead and to serve.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 4%
White, non-Hispanic: 70%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 10%
University of Evansville students are welcomed into an atmosphere of higher education unlike any other institution. The University’s mission of ensuring that students are equipped to think critically, act bravely, serve responsibly, and live meaningfully in a changing world is lived out through a personalized and creative approach to learning. Each student has the benefit of dedicated faculty members who work closely to ensure success. Through hands-on learning in the classroom that rivals other institutions, students gain skills and experience that lifts them above the crowd when it’s time to enter the workforce. Undergraduates work alongside faculty members to conduct cutting edge research in a variety of fields – an experience that is unusual at the undergraduate level for most institutions, but is a regular experience for UE students.
“Through research and internship experiences, students are assured to get the hands-on experiences to give them an advantage.” – Lora Becker, PhD, professor of psychology
The University also empowers students to be innovative problem solvers, always approaching challenges with the mindset of “what if?” Through the Center for Innovation and Change, students can join or create a ChangeLab course. ChangeLab is a course where students can earn academic credit while participating on a team that is working to solve a challenge in the community. Examples of recent ChangeLabs include establishing a thriving music program in a local charter school, creating a solution for the unhoused by building tiny homes, funding and installing solar panels on a community center, and many more. Students in ChangeLab courses are changing the world right now, and earning academic credit at the same time.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Teacher certification program
“Anyone who wants to make some serious changes around them can do it, they just don’t have access to the opportunities, and that’s where the university comes in. Never in a million years would I have guessed I would be doing the things I’m doing, having the conversations I’m having, and going to the places I’m going because of my background. Yet here I am, doing all these crazy things, and it was because of one chance meeting in a classroom.” – Robert Lopez, Major: Ethics and Social Change
On a campus like the University of Evansville, you are never more than a few feet away from a good friend. One of the aspects that many students enjoy is knowing that as you walk across campus, you’ll see someone you know. Even as a freshman in a new place, you’ll find community right away.
Through events like PurplePalooza (an annual outdoor party in the spring), Bike Race, weekly movie nights, pop-up food truck events, intramural and Division I sporting events, and much more, students have many ways to get involved with the UE community and make lifelong friendships.
The highly respected Department of Theatre stages four shows each year, to which students have access to free tickets. The UE Music Conservatory also presents weekly recitals of students, faculty, and guest artists that are free to attend as well.
The University of Evansville is located in Southwest Indiana in Evansville on the banks of the Ohio River. Evansville is a welcoming midwest city and the third largest city in the state of Indiana. Whatever your interests, Evansville has something for you.
The mission of the UE athletics department is to provide student-athletes with an opportunity to compete at the Division I level while receiving a quality education consistent with the mission of the University. The athletics experience is an extension of the educational process whereby student-athletes acquire the skill, characteristics and self-confidence that will enable them to reach their full potential, both in athletics and in life.
Evansville currently competes in 17 varsity sports at the Division I level, including:
- Men’s Basketball
- Women’s Basketball
- Men’s Cross Country
- Women’s Cross Country
- Men’s Golf
- Women’s Golf
- Men’s Soccer
- Women’s Soccer
- Men’s Swimming & Diving
- Women’s Swimming & Diving
- Men’s Track and Field: Indoor and Outdoor
- Women’s Track and Field: Indoor and Outdoor
- Women’s Volleyball
Mascot: Purple Ace
Colors: purple, orange, and white
Percent of students living on campus.
Campus housing options.
Apartments for married students
Apartments for single students
University of Evansville graduates truly stand out above the crowd as they prepare to enter the workforce. This is made possible through real-life experiences that can start happening freshman year in many cases. The Center for Career Development works with students to prepare resumes, practice with mock interviews, and network through on-campus job fairs – and that’s just the beginning. Students can get real-world experience unlike anything else through ChangeLab courses as they solve problems for businesses, community challenges, and other projects. Through unparalleled undergraduate research opportunities, students have the skills and experience to research, write, and present, which gives them a leg up on the competition when applying for graduate school or professional positions. Students in every area of study have access to elevated experience-building opportunities to graduate as published, skilled, and confident professionals.
The dedicated, individual attention received from well-connected faculty cannot be understated.
“With the help of my professors and the career center, I get to choose the job I want.” – Rebecca Harwood, Creative Writing Major
Completing the UE application for admission is the first step to becoming an Ace. UE is a test-optional university and applying is free. UE accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. You can apply through the UE application or through the Common App, but applying early will help provide an earlier decision on scholarships. The application process is simple and personalized to provide students and families with the answers they need.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 520 | 75th Percentile: 630
25th Percentile: 530 | 75th Percentile: 620
25th Percentile: 22 | 75th Percentile: 29
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25th Percentile: 21 | 75th Percentile: 30
Tuition & Cost
By visiting the affordability section of the University’s website, students can see the vast number of scholarships available as well as an easy-to-read grid that shows generous merit scholarships automatically applied to each accepted student.