Many of us already knew the University of Evansville was a great school, but now it's getting its due as one of the best in the region by the annual Best College Rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

UE was named the eighth best university overall in the Midwest beating out schools such as the University of Northern Iowa, Indiana Wesleyan, and the University of Indianapolis.

According to the University of Evansville website, rankings are "based on measures of academic excellence such as student graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, and class sizes."

UE also listed as one of the Best Value's in the Region, as well as one of the Best Colleges for Veterans, a top 10 Best Undergraduate Business Program among small private colleges, and Best Undergraduate Engineering Program.

[Source: Evansville.edu]