University of Evansville

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United Methodist

110 miles west of Louisville KY is a bend in the Ohio River. It is here, in Evansville, IN that the University of Evansville is located. Originally founded in 1854 in Moores Hill, IN as Moores Hill Male and Female Collegiate Institute, in Moores Hill, IN, it was renamed to the University of Evansville and moved to Evansville in 1919. The 100 acre campus features traditional collegiate Gothic architecture with modern styled buildings mixed in. The campus also has much green space and many trees; the academic campus is focused around the Sesquicentennial Oval on the southern side of the site. This private, 4-year school, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, maintains a satellite campus in Grantham, England called Harlaxton College.

Academic Programs

The University of Evansville is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission and offers Bachelor’s Degrees, Master’s Degrees and Doctorates in over 50 fields of study. Noted for Healthcare fields, Engineering, Business and Performing Arts, the largest programs on campus are in Business and Healthcare fields. The University is comprised of three colleges and a school: William L. Ridgway College of Arts & Sciences, College of Education & Health Sciences, College of Engineering & Computer Science, and The Schroeder School of Business. There are also two specialized centers: the Institute for Global Enterprise and Center for Adult Education. Over 80% of the students spend some time abroad, mostly at Harlaxton College. Per the Mission Statement, “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.”

Student Life

There are over 2400 undergraduate students enrolled in the University of Evansville, most of whom live on campus in one of several residence halls, theme houses, apartments or duplexes available. There is also a significant Greek culture on campus. The University sponsors over 150 clubs and organizations, including intramurals. For the varsity athlete, the Purple Aces, led by Ace Purple, field teams in 9 sports and participate in NCAA Division I competition. “Additionally, the University adheres to the identity, vision, and core purpose to build a solid foundation for today’s leaders, and direction towards a strong future- Identity: The University of Evansville is an independent, academically selective, internationally committed University affiliated with the United Methodist Church that integrates distinctive liberal arts education and dynamic professional programs. Vision: To be an innovative institution of global reach and reputation whose students develop the knowledge and skills, vision and wisdom to lead and to serve. Core Purpose: To provide students with life transforming educational experiences that prepare them to engage the world as informed, ethical, and productive citizens.”

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