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Families tour UE as part of Indiana Private College Week

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Students are coming in from across the country this week checking out local universities as a part of Indiana Private College Week.

Several families took tours of the University of Evansville campus Monday morning, we caught up with the Webbs.

They came in from Lafayette, Indiana about 4 hours away.

UE is just one of six schools their son Austin is considering, and all the schools he's looking at are private and in-state.

"I'm looking for a school to play soccer at so my parents can come watch me and I can stay in touch with them," says Austin Webb.

For his parents, cost is a big selling point.

They tell 14 News, on average they've found private schools are about $25,000 dollars cheaper than public schools.

They also like the idea of smaller class sizes.

"At a larger university we feel like Austin could be one of 200 in a huge class and maybe not even work directly with the professor. He'd work with a TA for most of the semester," says Derrick Webb.

UE offers tours year round, but this concentrated week allows students to see several schools in a short period of time.

Another perk of visiting during private college week--you can enter to win an Amazon Kindle Fire.

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