The University of Evansville is a liberal arts and sciences institution located in Evansville, Indiana. UE provides a challenging atmosphere with hands-on projects, high-quality teaching, and an academically rigorous curriculum.
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.
• 2,002 total enrollment
• 45 states, 57 countries represented on campus
• Average class size: 17 students
Our strength: Academically challenging liberal arts and sciences–based curriculum; consistently rated as a top midwestern university by U.S. News & World Report
Our outcomes: 94% of the Class of 2017 were employed or in graduate school within months of graduation. The median income for those employed was $47,750.
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University of Evansville
While the University is contained in only two city blocks, its reach is worldwide. More than half of UE students study abroad at countries around the globe—many of them at Harlaxton College, UE’s living-learning center in Grantham, England.
UE’s curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, thereby affording students a broad education that prepares them to enter the workforce with more experiences and knowledge than many of their peers.
UE’s core purpose is to provide life-transforming educational experiences that prepare students to engage the world as informed, ethical, and productive citizens. UE is committed to supporting students so they can afford a quality education that will lead to a quality life. To back this commitment, UE guarantees the following:
1. Four-year graduation, or the fifth year is paid for by UE
2. Mentorship by faculty fully committed to student success
3. Scholarships to 100% of all full-time freshmen
4. Access for every student to at least one internship and the opportunity for more
5. The opportunity for every student to study abroad
* Some restrictions apply. Find more information about the UE Guarantee at evansville.edu/guarantee.
Pursue your passion
Students at the University of Evansville can choose from among more than 80 majors and 100+ areas of study, and they will find some of the most progressive departments in the nation, especially when paired with a relatively small campus.
One of the best examples of this is UE’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. In this college, students gain real-world engineering experience by working one-on-one with professors and through hands-on projects.
Areas of study include:
• Civil Engineering*
• Computer Engineering*
• Computer Science*
• Electrical Engineering*
• Mechanical Engineering*
• Software Engineering
* Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc.
Beginning their freshman year, students work on teams with juniors and seniors to build cars, moonbuggies, robots, and rockets. Teams raise money, devise the plans, and finally lead and execute the construction of large-scale projects. With close advising from professors, student teams take the helm on projects like these:
• Steel Bridge
• Firefighting Robot
• 3D Driving Simulator
• Autonomous Quadcopter
• Mini Baja Vehicle
• ASME Moonbuggy
• SAE Formula Car
• And many more!
Consistent national recognition
At the University of Evansville, Engineering students consistently receive national recognition by participating in prestigious competitions and projects involving real-life challenges.
UE is one of a few private schools that regularly participates in the American Society of Civil Engineers Concrete Canoe National Competition. At this event, Civil Engineering student teams compete using concrete canoes that they have designed and created. UE has advanced to this national competition seven times.
UE students are regularly named winners of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Arthur L. Williston Award national writing competition. 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 16 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 and protect fragile material throughout the flight. The students competed against universities from across the US, including the University of Alabama; Cornell University; University of Massachusetts Amherst; Purdue University; the University of California, Berkeley; Vanderbilt University; and Northwestern University.
Study abroad and make a difference in the real world
Students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science have the opportunity to travel with other students and faculty to use what they have learned to help people in other countries. In the past, students have traveled to countries like Mongolia and the Dominican Republic to help plan and build facilities, including a church, a sports complex, and a solar water heater.
Other options for study abroad include Harlaxton College, UE’s living-learning center in Grantham, England. Harlaxton is the hallmark of a robust study abroad program that was recently ranked #1 in the country by BestCollegeReviews.org. Since Harlaxton is owned by UE, students’ financial aid and academic credits are transferrable, making it an affordable option as well as a practical one. Students can still stay on track to graduate in four years while also having a life-transforming experience abroad.
At Harlaxton, students take advantage of four-day school weeks to travel on the long weekends. They can travel independently or join school-organized trips to London, Paris, and Ireland.
Many Engineering students can find it difficult to study abroad at other schools and still earn credits toward their degree, which can mean delaying graduation. The University of Evansville has made sure to develop curriculum and courses in the Engineering field of study that students can take at Harlaxton, helping ensure on-time graduation.
Students graduate into success
The hands-on, real-world education that students at UE obtain is highly desirable to businesses all over the world. Graduates are consistently sought by top engineering firms like Bowen Engineering, MasterBrand, Toyota, and SABIC.