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University of Evansville

University of Evansville
University information
NameUniversity of Evansville
MottoCivic Mission…Sacred Trust
Established1854 (details)
Typeprivate coeducational
Endowment$59.6 million
PresidentThomas A. Kazee
Under graduates2900
Post graduates150
CampusUrban; 100 acres (0.32 km2)
Athletics ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
ColorsPurple and White
MascotAce Purple
Athletics14 Division I NCAA teams,
called Purple Aces
AffiliationsUnited Methodist Church

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The University of Evansville (UE) is a small, private university with approximately 3,050 students located in Evansville, Indiana. Founded in 1854 as Moores Hill College, it is located near the interchange of the Lloyd Expressway and U.S. Route 41. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The University features liberal arts and sciences degrees, most with strong cooperative learning opportunities both on and off campus.

UE operates a satellite campus, Harlaxton College, in Grantham, England. UE athletic teams participate in NCAA Division I athletics as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference. The teams are known as the Purple Aces. The University of Evansville is nationally renowned for its Theatre and Physical Therapy departments. The University is 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.

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