Nestled among historical neighborhoods, the University of Evansville is a 75-acre campus with open green spaces and beautiful architecture. Our diverse group of students from 42 states and 55 countries find a world-class liberal arts education at UE with more than 80 majors in engineering and computer science, arts and sciences, business, education, and nursing and health sciences.
Growing in regional and national prominence, UE was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as “Best Regional University: Midwest” out of 150 universities in 12 states, and our British campus, Harlaxton College in Grantham, England, was recently ranked #1 study abroad program in America by Bestcollegereviews.org.
In the fine arts, UE consistently produces artists of national and international recognition. For 50 years, UE theatre productions have garnered local, regional, and national awards. Each season they present classical and contemporary plays in May Studio and Shanklin Theatres. Contact the Shanklin Theatre Ticket Office to purchase theatre tickets, season subscription tickets, or join the UE Theatre Society.
The Department of Music serves as a focal point of artistic activity and a source of education for developing musicians in the greater Evansville community. Among the many outreach programs are the Suzuki Violin program and the UE Summer Music Camp. Our commitment to a strong tradition of performing excellence and outstanding musicianship is evidenced by the more than 90 concerts presented each year by faculty members, music majors, non-music students, and guest artists. The concert calendar is available online.
UE’s permanent art collection includes several thousand pieces of art representing student work and a number of distinctive collections. Changing exhibits by local and regional artists, alumni, and students are featured in Krannert Gallery, located in lobby of the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts, and the Melvin Peterson Gallery, the University’s newest exhibit space at 1935 Lincoln Avenue. Art students organize a Holiday Art Sale every December and a Spring Fair every April. The annual Chili Bowl Sale has become an autumn ritual on the UE campus. Each fall, the ceramics students create nearly 500 bowls from which visitors may select on the day of the sale.