UE Recognized for Affordability, Student Benefits, and Innovation on Several Top College Lists

Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018

The University of Evansville was recently named to several top university rankings, including those by Princeton Review, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and Money. These commendations are in addition to those from U.S. News & World Report earlier this month.

Forbes magazine again named UE to its Top College list. The Forbes Top Colleges ranking focuses on direct benefits a college provides students. Student experience is an important criteria and is based on freshman-to-sophomore retention rate and data.

UE was also highly rated by Niche, which uses survey information from current students and recent alumni to rate schools and give them a letter grade. The University was given a grade of A minus overall and an A minus in the areas of academics and student life. UE received an A grade in both diversity and value.

Niche named UE as one of the Top Private Universities in America list and one of Best Colleges in America, Best Colleges in Indiana, and Best Value College in America.

The Princeton Review college rankings listed UE as a Best Midwestern school in its Best Colleges: Region by Region category. Only 159 colleges were on this list of premier colleges. Schools chosen are considered “academically outstanding and well worth consideration.” Rankings are based on what students attending the reviewed colleges say about their experiences at their institutions.

UE has been named one of the Best Colleges for Your Money for 2018 by Money magazine. Money uses research and advice from the nation’s top experts on education quality, financing, and value to create a practical analysis of the nation’s best-performing colleges. Schools were ranked in quality of education, affordability, and outcomes, including graduate earnings.

College Factual listed UE in 11 awards categories, including Best for Your Money, ranking in the top 15 percent of that category. College Factual compares the quality of education at a given college, compared to all others on the list. Factors include student body caliber, educational resources, degree completion, and post-graduation earnings.

UE was also recognized as a top school for hands-on learning. The Wall Street Journal named the University as the number 34 best college for student engagement and U.S. News called UE one of the most innovative schools in the Midwest.

U.S. News & World Report also recently named UE a Best Midwest Value in its annual Best Colleges rankings and as one of the Best Regional Universities: Midwest.

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