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Your chances of getting into University of Evansville

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for University of Evansville
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at UE is 75%.  Its admission rate is the 18th lowest in Indiana.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into UE and can you get accepted?

UE is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 2,744 out of the 3,661 who applied were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 44 percent on standardized admission tests. University of Evansville typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.71. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into UE?

75% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of Evansville you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.71 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1150 on the SAT
  • Score 25 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class


GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into University of Evansville?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into UE are to have around a 3.71 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UE accepts 75% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at UE is 3.71 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #10 in Indiana for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since UE is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.7 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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UE SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Evansville. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 51% of students submitted SAT scores and 26% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for University of Evansville
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 520
Math 25th Percentile 530
Composite 25th Percentile 1050
SAT Scores for University of Evansville
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 630
Math 75th Percentile 620
Composite 75th Percentile 1250
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to University of Evansville?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at UE is 1150 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1050-1250. Students who get into University of Evansville score in the top 51 percent of all SAT test takers..  UE ranks #13 in the state of Indiana for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1150 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. UE regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1050, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 950, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

University of Evansville is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1150 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1150, you have around a 75% chance of being admitted. A 1250 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 85% chance of getting in.

University of Evansville admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1250 and Above Good >85%
1150 to 1250 Avg + 75%-85%
1050 to 1150 Avg - 61%-75%
950 to 1050 Reach 45%-61%
Less than 950 Low <45%
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UE ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for University of Evansville
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 21
Math 25th Percentile 22
Composite 25th Percentile 22
ACT Scores for University of Evansville
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 30
Math 75th Percentile 27
Composite 75th Percentile 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into UE?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to UE is 25, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 22 and 29.  The school ranks #13 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 25. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 22 and score in the score in the top 37 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

26 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Evansville.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as University of Evansville is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into UE for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 25 score has around 75% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 86% with a 29 ACT score.

University of Evansville admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >86%
25 to 29 Avg + 75%-86%
22 to 25 Avg - 63%-75%
19 to 22 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 19 Low <50%
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High School Class Rank

67% of University of Evansville freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 37% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Evansville students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 37%
Top 25% of class 67%
Top 50% of class 92%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

University of Evansville admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,310 1,351 3,661
Accepted 1,740 1,004 2,744
Acceptance Rate 75% 74% 75%
Enrolled 204 123 327
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 12% 12%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Evansville is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Evansville and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Evansville Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Evansville
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because UE is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.71 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1150 on the SAT and 25 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=150534 IPEDS survey data for University of Evansville.


Does University of Evansville prefer SAT or ACT?

51% of students submit their SAT scores to UE. 26% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Evansville?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to UE. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Evansville?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1250. The average SAT score is 1150. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Evansville?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. The average ACT score is 25. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.