The University of Evansville (UE) is a small, private university in Evansville, Indiana, with approximately 2,500 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.
UE operates a satellite campus, Harlaxton College, in Grantham, England. Due in large part to Harlaxton, known as “The British Campus of the University of Evansville”, nearly half of UE’s students study abroad as part of their UE experience. The school is nationally renowned for its Theatre department, with alumni frequently starring in television and film roles. The University is also known as a leader in the area of New Formalism poetry as the home of The Formalist and its successor journal, Measure. The University of Evansville Press also publishes exclusively books and anthologies on formal poetry, including an annual winner of its Richard Wilbur Award.
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. The university is home to an extensive student life, with more than 155 student organizations and an active Greek community.