Below is detailed information about the requirements for admission to the University of Evansville for different groups of students. Admission works on a rolling basis. Our application opens on August 1 for the following year, so we encourage students to apply early in their senior year to be able to get their admission decision, scholarships, and visa in order.
To allow you enough time to complete the student visa process in a normal year, we recommend that you complete your application by, at the very latest, June 1 for fall start students and November 1 for spring start students. We find it is a far better experience for students to apply early so that the preparation and visa process to get here is not rushed!
Follow the flow chart below to see what is required for your application to the University of Evansville!
All applicants need the following
High school transcript (official document)
Copy of the passport (photo page)
3. Official test scores received through one of our official delivery channels:
Most Majors: (submit ONE of the following)
TOEFL IBT (minimum of 61)
IELTS (minimum of 5.5)
SAT (minimum of 960)
ACT (minimum of 1%)
Duolingo (minimum of 90)
GTEC (minimum of 1080)
Engineering and Computer Science Programs: (Submit proof for each bullet point)
SAT Math (minimum of 560) OR ACT Math (minimum of 25)
SAT Critical Reading and Writing (minimum of 560) OR ACT English (minimum of 23) OR TOEFL IBT (minimum of 70) OR IELTS (minimum of 6.0)
Nursing Major: (Submit proof for one of the following)
SAT (minimum of 1100) OR TOEFL IBT (minimum of 79) OR IELTS (minimum of 6.5)
Test Optional Pathway
3. A personal essay on one of the following topics of your choice: (250-500 words)
Describe an explain a book or movie that has had an influence on you.
Explain your thoughts on how the University of Evansville will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
Share the impact of a significant experience, achievement, or dilemma you have faced.
Share about an individual who has had a significant impact on you and why.
Not required, but highly recommended documents for your application:
Two recommendation letters from different high school teachers.
A personal statement: This is an opportunity for students to set themselves apart. The personal statement is typically encouraged to students who have an outstanding circumstance that is not reflected elsewhere in your application. Students can present additional information that could be relevant to our application review and admission decision.
About University of Evansville
We promote academic and personal integrity to establish a culture of trust. Academic integrity begins with all students pledging to abide by our honor code, and extends to faculty, staff and administration adhering to our code of conduct. It culminates in an expectation of professionalism, transparency, and respect in all interactions. Personal integrity includes practicing informed, ethical decision-making, and respecting the ideas, rights, boundaries, and beliefs of others. Each member of our community is accountable and prepared to act as a responsible citizen of the world.
We recognize the value of interdisciplinary teamwork, creative problem solving, global immersion, and learning experiences at home and abroad. We recognize the value of learning from failure. We have the freedom, flexibility, and motivation to create experiences that help our students think critically and act bravely. Each member of our community is challenged to discover novel solutions to modern problems and to become a catalyst for progress.
We strive to develop lifelong learners. We introduce students to a variety of ideas that sharpen existing interests and awaken latent ones. We challenge students to stretch their minds, while supporting them with strong faculty engagement. Research, experiential learning, and community outreach foster intellectual curiosity while exposure to new ideas and technologies broadens our students’ view of the world and what might be possible.
We value openness and collaboration, and recognize that inclusion leads to personal growth. Our commitment to actively fostering a diverse range of cultures and perspectives reflects the characteristics required to thrive in an increasingly global society. The university demonstrates and benefits from inclusion by welcoming all.
Education for the Whole Person
We cultivate intellectual, moral, social, physical, emotional and spiritual wellness through engagement and discovery. We value the liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs as paths to intellectual and personal growth, and we encourage the integration of knowledge across disciplinary lines. We promote engagement in organizations, programs, and the community as essential to personal development. We equip individuals to examine their world, articulate their values, and develop the character needed to live healthy lives of meaning and purpose.
The University of Evansville – a leading private university in the Midwest – is recognized nationally for developing students' personal and professional competencies, cultivating critical and creative thinkers, and producing ethical, global citizens equipped to thrive in a world of complexity and change. We accomplish this by attracting and retaining talented and motivated students who succeed within a diverse, supportive, and sustainable environment.