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UE Named a Top 10 Midwest University by U.S. News & World Report

Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

U.S. News & World Report has again named the University of Evansville one of the top 10 regional universities in the Midwest – and one of the region’s best values – in its annual Best Colleges rankings.

This year, UE held steady at ninth place in the “Best Regional Universities: Midwest” category, which ranks approximately 150 universities in 12 states. Last year, UE’s ninth-place position marked the highest finish since 1994.

The University also maintained its #3 position on the list of “Great Schools at Great Prices” in the Midwest, and was named an “A-Plus School for B Students” among Midwest regional universities. This unranked list features schools “where nonsuperstars have a decent shot at being accepted and thriving – where spirit and hard work could make all the difference in admissions offices,” according to U.S. News & World Report.

“While we know that numbers alone can’t capture the full University of Evansville experience, we’re pleased to maintain our stature as one of the Midwest’s top universities,” said UE President Thomas A. Kazee. “Particularly noteworthy is our ‘Great Schools at Great Prices’ recognition. Our commitment to offering a high-quality education at an affordable price is evident in our recent announcement of ‘The Big Freeze.’”

“Under this initiative, current students and members of the incoming class of 2013 will see no tuition increases during their four years of undergraduate study at UE,” Kazee added. “Our U.S. News & World Report rankings further demonstrate that UE is a smart investment – a place where motivated students will thrive in a challenging yet supportive academic community.”

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on measures of academic quality such as assessments by administrators at peer institutions, student graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, and alumni giving. The rankings include 1,600 colleges and universities nationwide, and are designed to help prospective students and parent evaluate college choices.

The Best Colleges rankings are available online today at USNews.com, and will be published in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2013 edition, on newsstands September 18. 

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