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About Butler

Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Butler University is a nationally recognized university with six academic colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences. We’re known for providing small classes, opportunities to engage directly with faculty, and real-world experience through internships, co-ops, research with faculty mentors, performances, and community engagement offerings. These opportunities give our students the knowledge and skills they need to excel after college—both in the workforce and in life. Butler students have had significant success after graduation, as demonstrated by the University’s 98 percent placement rate within six months of graduation.

In 2020, Butler was ranked as the top regional university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report, the most innovative among Midwest Regional Universities, and received national rankings for first-year experience (No. 13), study abroad opportunities (No. 19), co-ops and internships (No. 21), and service-learning (No. 23).

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Strategic Direction

Butler’s new strategic direction is based on advancing three models of education—the traditional, residential undergraduate model; a lifelong learning model; and Butler’s founding mission model.

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Office of the President

Butler University leaders play an integral role in the fulfillment of the University’s mission. The President of Butler University oversees the University’s operations and strategic initiatives, serving as a representative of the University to constituents both locally and globally. Learn more about the current Butler president, past presidents, and the Executive Council.



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Maps and Directions

Whether you’re here for a performing art or athletic event, a visiting student or returning alum, we hope you enjoy your time exploring our beautiful campus.

Butler's Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of liberal and professional education and to integrate the liberal arts with professional education, by creating and fostering a stimulating intellectual community built upon interactive dialogue and inquiry among students, faculty, and staff.