In-state Tuition: $29,740.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $29,740.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1652 / 26 / 3.74
Male/Female Ratio: 45:55
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Methodist Church
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 82%
The University of Evansville (UE) is a small, private university in Evansville, Indiana, with approximately 3,050 students. Founded in 1854 as Moores Hill College, the University features liberal arts and science degrees, most with strong cooperative learning opportunities both on and off campus. The school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
The University of Evansville began in 1854 when Moores Hill Male and Female Collegiate Institute was founded by John Moore in the small town of Moores Hill in southeastern Indiana. The first college building at Moores Hill, Moore Hall, was completed on December 1, 1856, although the opening day of classes for the new college were held in the unfinished building on September 9. The institution struggled financially during its time in Moores Hill, and a fire destroyed Moore Hall in 1915. The institution continued to operate in a second building, Carnegie Hall, until the move to Evansville. The former campus in Moores Hill continued operation as an elementary and high school. Carnegie Hall is now maintained as a museum. On March 21, 1917, George S. Clifford made a presentation at a special session of the Indiana Conference of the Methodist Church. He suggested moving the college to Evansville, Indiana. Clifford produced a map that indicated a lack of colleges in the Evansville area - there were none within 50 miles of the city within Indiana. After deliberation, the school was relocated to Evansville in 1919 and renamed Evansville College. It operated in temporary quarters in downtown Evansville until Administration Hall (now Olmsted Hall) was completed in 1922. This is the only building remaining on campus from before World War II. In the period from World War II to 1960, Evansville College grew significantly. Enrollment grew from about 400 during the Great Depression to 1,500 in 1946. Also following the war, the Science and Engineering Building and Alumni Memorial Union were commissioned. The Clifford Memorial Library was completed in 1957. Five residence halls were built between 1958 and 1967, along with a fitness center, dining hall, and an art building. In 1967, due to the institution's growth and organizational changes, the name was changed to the University of Evansville with the approval of the Indiana State General Assembly. Also in 1967, a new theater building, Hyde Hall, housing Shanklin Theater was finished. In 2010 The University of Evansville completed early its Endowment Campaign to raise $80 million after having raised an additional $60 million five years previous to the new campaign. On April 9, 2010, the Board of Trustees selected Thomas A. Kazee, former Executive Vice President and Provost at Furman University, as the University of Evansville's 23rd president. Former president Stephen G. Jennings began retiring in May 2010. Kazee assumed Presidential duties on June 1, 2010.
Alumni include numerous prominent entertainers, sports stars, and others. Among them are Matt Williams, producer and writer of The Cosby Show, Home Improvement, and Roseanne; Jack McBrayer, actor on 30 Rock; and Jerry Sloan, NBA player and Hall of Fame head coach. Joe Fiorentino United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame, President`s Volunteer Service Award and Ellis Island Medal of Honor.