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University of Evansville: Narrative Description


1800 Lincoln Ave.
Evansville, IN 47722-0002
Tel: (812)479-2000
Free: 800-423-8633
Admissions: (812)479-2468
Fax: (812)474-4076
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Methodist Church. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1854. Setting: 75-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $64.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $119,330. Educational spending 2003-04: $7866 per student. Total enrollment: 2,687. Faculty: 229 (169 full-time, 60 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,543 applied, 88% were admitted. 35% from top 10% of their high school class, 69% from top quarter, 91% from top half. 12 National Merit Scholars, 72 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,293 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 339 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 38 other countries, 35% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 5% 25 or older, 67% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual/performing arts; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 3/1, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $26,525 includes full-time tuition ($19,995), mandatory fees ($520), and college room and board ($6010). College room only: $2820. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $550 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $35 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 134 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 30% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Kappa Chi, Admission Ambassadors, Student Activities Board, Phi Eta Sigma, Mortar Board. Major annual events: Fall Homecoming, Musical Madness, Bike Race Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,774 college housing spaces available; 1,512 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Bower Suhrheinrich Library plus 1 other with 281,729 books, 465,300 microform titles, 1,200 serials, 11,230 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.4 million. 312 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Evansville, population 136,000, is the fourth largest city in Indiana, and the largest in Southern Indiana. Cultural activities include a philharmonic orchestra, art museum, planetarium, zoo, civic and repertory theaters, and the remains of early Indian settlement.

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