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University of Evansville

University of Evansville


At UE, we shape powerful and enduring change.

University’s history began as the dream of one man – John C. Moore – a resident of Moores Hill, Indiana (a small town west of Cincinnati). Moore was the original #UEChangemaker. He wanted a college for his community, and he made it a reality on February 10, 1854, when the original charter for Moores Hill Male and Female Collegiate Institute was drafted. The college was the fifth co-educational college in the United States. Classes began September 9, 1856.

The college’s name was officially changed to Moores Hill College on September 20, 1887. In 1917 George Clifford, a prominent Evansville businessman who later became a University trustee, convinced the Indiana Conference of the Methodist Church that Moores Hill College should be moved to Evansville since it was the only city in Indiana without an accredited college within a 50-mile radius. Residents of the city raised $500,000 in one week in 1917 to move the college to Evansville. It reopened in 1919 as Evansville College, and in 1967 the college was renamed and incorporated by the Indiana legislature as the University of Evansville.

Today, the University is a private, United Methodist Church-related, comprehensive university with a mission 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 by U.S. News & World Report with approximately 1,976 undergraduates from 44 states and 55 countries. Areas of study are offered in the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration, College of Education and Health Sciences, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The University also offers six master’s degree programs (health services administration, public service administration, public health, leadership, physician assistant science, and athletic training) and a doctoral degree program (physical therapy).

UE also ranks as one of the top master’s degree granting institutions for the percentage of undergraduate students who study abroad. UE operates our own study abroad programs at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.

At UE, there’s a difference between an idea and an idea made real. It begins with the choice to step in. A decision to stand out. A determination to reimagine everything. And every day, we strive to be a little more fearless than the day before. Because at UE, we shape powerful and enduring change.

Fast Facts

The University of Evansville was founded in 1854. It was first known as Moores Hill Male and Female Collegiate Institute. In 1919, the University was moved to Evansville and became Evansville College. It became the University of Evansville in 1967.

  • UE is a fully-accredited, private, liberal arts and sciences based university affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
  • Harlaxton College is located in a 100-room Victorian manor in Grantham, England.
  • Total Fall 2020 enrollment (including full and part-time, undergraduate, adult, graduate, and UE students at Harlaxton) is 2,312 students.
  • Average class size is 16 students and the student-to-faculty ratio is 9.5.
  • 91 percent of the class of 2020 were either employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • Campus covers 75 acres and includes 31 major buildings. Olmsted Administration Hall is the oldest building on campus.
  • 50 countries and 42 states are represented on campus.
  • 85 percent of our full-time faculty hold their doctorate or terminal degree.
  • International students represent 8 percent of the undergraduate student population. African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Native Americans, and multi-racial students represent 14 percent of the undergraduate student population.
  • 24 percent of the student body is socially Greek affiliated.
  • Of students indicating a religious preference, approximately 45 percent are Protestant (12 percent United Methodist), 37 percent Roman Catholic and 18 percent other.
  • The male-female ratio is approximately 41 percent male to 59 percent female.
  • UE has three colleges and one school within the University. They are the Schroeder School of Business, the College of Education and Health Sciences, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences.
  • UE does not have graduate assistants teaching any classes.
  • The average financial aid and scholarship package is $29,727.
  • Students can cash checks up to $30.00 per day in the Office of Student Financial Services from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • A service offered by security is the jump starting of vehicles for students free of charge, 24 hours per day.
  • The City of Evansville has a population of 118,000 and is the third largest city in the state of Indiana behind Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne.
  • Evansville is only three hours from St. Louis, three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from Nashville, two hours from Louisville, and four hours from Cincinnati.
  • Major employers in Evansville include Major employers in Evansville Economic Development Area: Deaconess Hospital, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, St. Vincent Health System, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, Berry Global, Koch Enterprises, SKANSKA, Alcoa Warrick Operations, T.J. Maxx Distribution, Vectren, One Main Financial, SABIC, and Toyota Boshoku of Indiana.
  • Undergraduate research, professional practicum, and internships are just a few things UE students can participate in academically.
  • UE offers seven graduate programs - Athletic Training, Health Services Administration, Leadership, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Science, Public Health in Health Policy, and Public Service Administration.
  • 120+ student groups on campus.

The University has a rich tradition of academic excellence and has been recognized across the country and globe. In addition to our commitment of strong academics, we embrace our responsibility to help make our communities a better place. This is evident through our designation as an Ashoka Changemaker campus, one of fewer than 50 universities in the world recognized for making social innovation and changemaking in higher education a priority and representing a vision of what education and universities can be. In short, our students are truly making a difference, both locally and abroad. At the University of Evansville, you can use gifts and talents to be a changemaker – to make an impact.



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