Facts and Traditions

Quick 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.

  • UE's British campus, Harlaxton College, is located in a 100-room Victorian manor in Grantham, England.

  • Full-time traditional undergraduate and Doctor of Physical Therapy enrollment is 2,232 students.

  • Total enrollment (including full and part-time, undergraduate, adult, graduate, and UE students at Harlaxton) is 2,486 students.

  • Average class size is 18 students.

  • 94 percent of the class of 2013 were employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.

  • Campus covers 75 acres and includes 31 major buildings. Olmsted Administration Hall is the oldest building on campus.

  • 42 states and 55 countries are represented on campus.

  • 86 percent of our faculty hold their doctorate or terminal degree.

  • Student to faculty ratio is 13.5:1.

  • International students represent 14 percent of the undergraduate student population. African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Native Americans, and multi-racial students represent 10 percent of the undergraduate student population.

  • 28 percent of the student body is socially Greek affiliated.

  • Of students indicating a religious preference, approximately 61 percent are Protestant (15 percent United Methodist), 33 percent Roman Catholic and 5 percent other.

  • The male-female ratio is approximately 45 percent male to 55 percent female.

  • 85 percent of students return to UE following their freshman year, 64 percent of freshmen graduate from UE in six years.

  • UE offers more than 80 different majors and areas of study.

  • 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.

  • 94 percent of full-time students receive financial aid and scholarships, with an average package of $26,641 per year. The Director of Financial Aid is Cathleen Wright.

  • Students can cash checks up to $25.00 per day in the Student Accounts Office from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • 90 percent of the students live on or within walking distance of campus.

  • The parking fee is $50.00 per year and freshman can have cars on campus.

  • 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 122,000 and is the third largest city in the state of Indiana behind Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne.

  • Evansville is only 3 hours from St. Louis, 3 hours from Indianapolis, 2 hours from Nashville, 2 hours from Louisville, and 4 hours from Cincinnati.

  • Major employers in Evansville include Mead-Johnson, Alcoa, Toyota, Mission Health Systems, T.J. Maxx, Deaconess Hospital, St. Mary's Medical Center, and SABIC.

  • Undergraduate research, professional practicum, and internships are just a few things UE students can participate in academically.

  • UE offers four graduate programs- Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Health Services Administration, and Public Service Administration.

  • 150 student groups on campus.