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About Butler

When you start at Butler, you’ll find a community of classmates and faculty that are committed to your success. In fact, the U.S. News & World Report named Butler among the top schools in the country when it comes to enriched undergraduate offerings that lead to student success. They concluded that Butler is committed to providing all undergrads with “the best possible educational experience.”

At A Glance

Check out some key facts you should know about Butler, including our most recent accolades. 

Maps & Directions

Come see us, just minutes from downtown Indianapolis! Access directions to campus, parking, and campus maps, and schedule a visit. 

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History & Traditions

Butler University is a liberal arts school with a history of doing things differently. In 1855, attorney and abolitionist Ovid Butler opened a school founded on the principle that everyone deserves an excellent education, regardless of race or gender—a bold idea in pre-Civil-War America.



Your success is important to us here at Butler. That is why our students and alumni have access to the resources they need to explore career options, get hands-on experience, and begin a successful career. Our faculty and staff have the opportunity to grow through a variety of professional development opportunities.

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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.