UE Ranked Number 7 Best College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report
The University of Evansville has been named seventh best college in the Midwest in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges rankings. UE has risen two spots in this year’s overall ranking and was again named as one of the top 10 value colleges in the Midwest.
The University was also recognized as one of the Most Innovative Schools in the Midwest for the first time. Top college officials from across the country made nominations for this list, selecting institutions known for making the most innovative improvements in curriculum, faculty, campus life, technology, or facilities.
In May 2018, UE was designated as a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U for its role as a leader in social innovation and changemaking in higher education. UE is the first Changemaker Campus in Indiana.
The University was listed on several other U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges lists this year. UE’s Schroeder School of Business was named the number three best undergraduate business school in the nation among small private colleges, with its accounting and finance programs coming in at number one and number tworespectively in the same category.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science was named the number 25 best undergraduate engineering school in the nation among small private colleges with no doctorate.
The University was also recognized as the number six Best College for Veterans in the Midwest and a Top Midwest School for International Students and remains a Top 10 Best Value college.
“To be recognized nationally on so many levels speaks volumes about the great programs, great people, and great qualities of this University,” said Shane Davidson, vice president for enrollment and marketing at UE. “We are especially proud of making the most innovative list – innovation and changemaking are at the heart of the UE experience.”
The U.S. News & World Report rankings are designed to help prospective students and their families evaluate college choices. The Best Colleges rankings are available online at www.usnews.com/colleges and will be published in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2019 guidebook, on newsstands later this month.
The myStudentAid Mobile App is Now Available
Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce that students and parents may now download the myStudentAid app from both the Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). The myStudentAid mobile app will provide the following functionalities:
- myFAFSA: complete the FAFSA safely and securely from your mobile device
- Profile: edit/manage an FSA ID
- myFederalLoans: view federal student loan and aid history
- Studentaid.gov: access FSA’s signature source of information on student financial aid products, processes and services
- Contact Us: contact information for FSA’s contact centers
Key features of myFAFSA
The myFAFSA component – which is used to complete the FAFSA form – is currently the myStudentAid app’s featured function. Customers are offered the following features in the initial beta release of myFAFSA:
- The ability to begin, complete, and submit a new FAFSA form for the 2019-20 FAFSA processing cycle (beginning October 1);
- A customized experience based on whether they are a student, parent, or preparer. myFAFSA provides both guidance and assistance on how to answer the FAFSA questions, making the overall process more positive, engaging, and user-friendly; and
- A secure channel with the same data protections as completing the FAFSA form through fafsa.gov.
Making the FAFSA form accessible through a mobile device provides students and their parents with improved options for completing the form. myFAFSA’s ability to customize the experience based on a specific role also makes it easier for students and parents to understand and complete the form. In addition, students and parents will have the ability to complete the FAFSA form on any device that they prefer.
UE’s ACE³ Program Named Semifinalist in National Competition – UPDATE!
It was just announced that UE’s Old National Bank ACE³ Microloan program is now a Pioneer (Final 10 of 140) in Ashoka and BNY Mellon’s Unlocking ₵hange Challenge. They will now be invited to New York (date TBA) to attend the Unlocking ₵hange Challenge event, network, participate in workshops, and leverage media on our ONB ACE³ program. The four winners will be announced on October 3, 2018.
The Unlocking ₵hange Challenge, a collaboration of BNY Mellon and Ashoka, supports the most promising social entrepreneurs in the United States with bold ideas to increase financial wellbeing, ensuring communities can set financial goals, grow their personal savings, and access capital, credit, financial services, and products needed to thrive.
To learn more, visit the ACE³ informational page on the Ashoka Changemakers website.
Easy Ways for Students to Visit
- Individual Visit – Monday through Friday and select Saturdays
- Open House – October 20, January 21, and April 6
- Purple Visit Days - November 2, February 18, and March 22
- Road Trip February 15-17 (Admitted students only)
- Fly-In – We will help with the cost of your flight!
- Online – Visit our virtual tour anytime
An Open House is a great opportunity to learn more about all aspects of becoming a UE student! At an Open House, families will have the chance to meet with UE staff, faculty, and current students. They will also get the opportunity to meet with a variety of academic major representatives and attend specific academic sessions. The day will include a campus tour and a financial aid session.
Check out our visit page on the UE website to help your students plan their trip to campus!
Meet Our Faculty
Yasser Alhenawi, PhD
|Yasser Alhenawi is an associate professor of finance at UE. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Damascus University (1999), a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Emporia State University (2004), a Master of Science in financial economics from the University of New Orleans (2009), and a PhD in financial economics from the University of New Orleans. He is a recipient of several academic awards including the Doctoral Crescent City Scholarship from the University of New Orleans (2007) and Toussaint Hocevar Outstanding Doctoral Student Award from the Business School at University of New Orleans (2010).
He has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in finance since 2005. He has also been active in academic research and professional consulting activities. His current research agenda is focused on the dynamic impact of strategic business transactions on corporation’s value and the characteristics of non-conventional investment themes. His long-term research agenda encompasses several philosophical and strategic topics including: modeling strategic decision-making processes at the individual and collective level; financial institutions and their strategic role in the economy; and the philosophy of borrowing and wealth management.
Meet Our Admission Counselors
Territory: The Region (Indiana), Northwest Indiana; South Bend and Elkhart, Indiana; West Central Indiana; West Indiana; Springfield, Illinois; Decatur and Champaign, Illinois; Peoria, Illinois; Northeast Illinois; Rockford, Illinois; and the Quad Cities, Illinois.
Chad was born in Rockford, Illinois, and he and his brother were the first of their family to go away for college, so he understands what kind of a change, challenge, and opportunity it can be for many families. Chad’s advice to high school seniors is to visit, visit, and visit. He feels that there are a lot of places to get a good education, but they might not all be the best place for you. You have to do your homework. He feels strongly that at UE you won’t just sit in a classroom; you will engage in the community and prepare for a career you’ll love. You’ll get a supportive campus experience that gives you the confidence to head into life after college.