University of Evansville Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

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University of Evansville Description:

The University of Evansville is a small, private, comprehensive university affiliated with the Methodist Church. The 70-acre campus is located in Evansville, the third largest city in Indiana. Students come from roughly 40 states and 50 countries, and the university prides itself on the strength of its international efforts. Students at the University of Evansville receive lots of personal attention -- the school has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size o 18. Professional programs such as business, education, exercise science and nursing are popular among undergraduates. In athletics, the UE Purple Aces compete in the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference. The Purple Aces made our list of the 20 strangest Division I team names.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,414 (2,248 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,966
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,690
  • Other Expenses: $2,114
  • Total Cost: $48,970

University of Evansville Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 92%
    • Loans: 62%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $24,256
    • Loans: $6,480

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Accounting, Elementary Education, Exercise Science, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Psychology, Theatre

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 89%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 58%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 69%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Swimming
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, Tennis, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Evansville Mission Statement:

complete mission statement can be found at

"The University of Evansville is dedicated to active learning and scholarship. We are committed to the liberal arts and sciences as a basis for intellectual and personal growth. The University endeavors to prepare women and men for lives of personal and professional service and leadership. The University is aware of the challenges of living in an international community and therefore adopts a global view in its programs and its vision..."

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