University of Evansville

Evansville, IN

University of Evansville

Evansville, IN

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Students shape powerful and enduring change

The University of Evansville
UE is the first university in Indiana to be designated as an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus,and its change-making culture empowers students to improve the world around them as #UEChangemakers. With over 80 majors and more than 100 areas of study in the arts and sciences and pre-professional programs, UE’s diverse student body represents 45 states and 57 countries.

Freshmen in action
Students in UE’s College of Engineering and Computer Science work one-on-one with professors to make a difference in the world. The following areas of study are all accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET:
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Electrical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering

Beginning their freshman year, UE Engineering students work on teams with juniors and seniors to solve real-world problems through engineering projects. They build cars, moonbuggies, robots, and rockets. Teams raise money, devise plans, and lead and execute the construction of large-scale projects. With close advising from professors, student teams have taken the helm on projects such as:
• Steel bridge
• Firefighting robot
• 3D driving simulator
• Autonomous quadcopter
• Mini Baja vehicle
• ASME moonbuggy
• SAE formula car
• And many more!

Engineering excellence
UE’s Engineering students consistently receive national recognition in prestigious competitions. UE is one of a few private schools that consistently participates in the American Society of Civil Engineers Concrete Canoe National Competition. At this event, Civil Engineering student teams compete using canoes made from concrete that they design and create. UE has advanced to the national competition seven times.

UE students are also regularly named winners of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers national writing competition’s Arthur L. Williston Award. This honor is presented annually for the best paper in the area of civic service submitted by a student engineer or recent graduate. In the past 17 years, nine UE Mechanical Engineering students have placed in this competition.

In 2017, a team of UE Mechanical Engineering students was awarded Rookie of the Year for their performance in the NASA Student Launch Competition. The team built and tested a rocket designed to reach an altitude of exactly one mile while protecting fragile material throughout the flight. The students competed against universities from across the United States, including the University of Alabama; Cornell University; the University of Massachusetts Amherst; Purdue University; the University of California, Berkley; Vanderbilt University; and Northwestern University.

A campus dedicated to difference
Located in Evansville, Indiana, UE’s beautiful campus covers 75 acres. Several facilities, including Ridgway University Center and student townhouses, have received silver certifications as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) buildings. UE has earned several Excellence Awards, the top honor in the Greenovation awards for beautiful and sustainable businesses.

Face the future unafraid
UE graduates are consistently sought by top engineering firms all over the world. You’ll find UE grads working at Bowen Engineering, Master Brand, Toyota, SABIC, and more.

Work hard, play hard
UE students enjoy a rich on-campus experience through Greek life and other student organizations and events, community service opportunities, and leadership development programs. Off campus, the city of Evansville and the surrounding area offer attractions such as locally owned restaurants, museums, zoos, nature preserves, and amusement parks. Evansville is only three hours from St. Louis and Indianapolis and two hours from Nashville and Louisville.



#16 among “best colleges for student engagement” | Wall Street Journal


Ranked as one of the nation's “Best Colleges for Your Money” | Money magazine


Among the top 30 schools in the nation for financial aid | LendEDU


#6 “Best Regional University in the Midwest” | U.S. News & World Report


#4 among “Best Business Programs” at small private universities in the Midwest | U.S. News & World Report

UE Fast Facts

Our history: Founded in 1854; affiliated with the United Methodist Church

Our home: Evansville is the third-largest city in Indiana, with a metro area population of approximately 300,000.

Our students:
• 2,078 total enrollment
• 46 states and 48 countries represented on campus
• Average class size: 16 students

Our strength:
UE’s change-making culture is embedded in the curriculum to empower students to make a difference in the world, whether big or small. 

Our outcomes: After surveying class of 2021 graduates, the University of Evansville (UE) is pleased to report that 95% of graduates were employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduation. The median salary of those employed full-time was $50,000.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “UE offers many valuable opportunities, and the faculty and staff know me by name and genuinely care about my success. This University will push you to grow as a student and an individual.”

    • Emily Armstrong ’20
  • “I’m so thankful to have a university where I can participate in meaningful projects. I’ve grown and learned more about myself during these real-world experiences than I have anywhere else.”

    • Amanda Ackerman ’21
  • “UE has shown me the impact that a small group of people can have—even if we have yet to earn a degree. I’m constantly amazed by what I have accomplished, which only inspires me to do more.”

    • Tyler Wintermute ’19