private university in Evansville, Indiana, United States
The University of Evansville (UE) is a private liberal arts university in Evansville, Indiana. Founded in 1854 as Moores Hill College, the university is focused on liberal arts and science degrees, most with strong cooperative learning opportunities both on and off campus. The university operates a satellite center, Harlaxton College, in Grantham, England. Due in large part to Harlaxton, over 80% of students study abroad at Harlaxton and 200 other study abroad programs and universities during their college experience.
UE offers more than 80 different majors and areas of study, each housed within three colleges and one school within the university: 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. The school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.Total enrollment (including full and part-time, undergraduate, adult, graduate, and UE students at Harlaxton) is 2,443 students, although full-time undergraduate and Doctor of Physical Therapy enrollment is 1,976 students. The student body represents 55 countries and 44 states with international students comprising 16% of the undergraduate student population. The university also hosts more than 155 student organizations and an active Greek community. UE athletic teams participate in Division I of the NCAA and are known as the Purple Aces. Evansville is a member of the Missouri Valley Conference.Notable alumni include many prominent entertainers and sports stars such as actor Rami Malek, producer/writer Matt Williams, and basketball coach Jerry Sloan.
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