University of Evansville

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1800 Lincoln Avenue

Evansville, IN 47722

Phone: (812) 488-2000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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Aug. 1
application deadline

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#9 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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University of Evansville is a private institution that was founded in 1854. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,612, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 75 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Evansville's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 9. Its tuition and fees are $30,596 (2013-14).

The University of Evansville is a private liberal arts school located on the Ohio River in southwest Indiana. Although Evansville is just a few hours from St. Louis and Nashville, its secondary campus, Harlaxton College, is in the United Kingdom. For the past 40 years, students have had the opportunity to spend a semester at Evansville’s British campus, where they can study in Victorian mansions and learn about English culture. More than half of Evansville students study at Harlaxton or in another country each year. The Evansville campus offers around 80 different areas of undergraduate study and six graduate programs, including those in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration.

Students can participate in more than 10 fraternities and sororities, around 160 student organizations, or a variety of sports. Most Evansville students play an intramural sport, and more serious athletes can try out for one of the nearly 15 Purple Aces varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference. Notable Evansville alumni include actor Jack McBrayer, who plays Kenneth in the NBC comedy 30 Rock.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The University of Evansville is a private, United Methodist Church-related, comprehensive university that is a member of the New American Colleges and Universities. Its core purpose is to provide life-transforming educational experiences that prepare students to engage the world as informed, ethical and productive citizens. UE's 2,400 full-time undergraduates come from 42 states and 45 countries. Over 80 undergraduate areas of study are offered in the College of Arts and Sciences, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration, College of Engineering and Computer Science, and College of Education and Health Sciences. UE's British campus, Harlaxton College, is located in Grantham, England.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1854
Religious affiliation Methodist
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $74,420,319


When applying to University of Evansville, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at University of Evansville is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 80.1 percent and an early acceptance rate of 85.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 80.1%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Evansville is 13:1, and the school has 61.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Evansville include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Visual and Performing Arts; Engineering; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 56%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 16%
Visual and Performing Arts 11%
Engineering 10%
Health Professions and Related Programs 10%
Social Sciences 9%

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Student Life

University of Evansville has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,612, with a gender distribution of 40.4 percent male students and 59.6 percent female students. At this school, 66 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 34 percent of students live off campus. University of Evansville is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,757
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

University of Evansville offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of Evansville also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Evansville, 57 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Evansville.

Students who have cars on campus 57%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Evansville, 71 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $21,872.

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Tuition and fees $30,596 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,460 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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