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Why Butler

Living in Indianapolis


Welcome to the 14th Largest Classroom in the US.

When you come to Butler, you’re getting more than just a collaborative and engaging learning experience. You’re joining the community of Indianapolis. We’re just five miles north of downtown, which gives you unfettered access to the bustling heart of the 14th largest city in the country. There’s no shortage of fun here. Art festivals, Colts games, outdoor concerts, the Indianapolis 500, and plenty of space for exploring—these could all be part of your college experience at Butler.

Recently ranked the “Number 1 City for College Graduates” by, Indianapolis is filled with opportunities for you to advance your career and get involved with the community. And since we feature so many opportunities for experiential learning, you’ll be able to make a huge impact on the community that you’ll call home for the next four years. 

Planning to spend some time exploring the city while visiting campus? Our Indianapolis guide can help you plan your day. 

Broad Ripple Village

Located just 5 minutes from campus, Broad Ripple Village is a unique neighborhood featuring a vibrant nightlife, eclectic restaurant scene, art galleries, cafés, and parks. You can enjoy a stroll or a bike ride along the Broad Ripple canal, head down for local festivals, or take advantage of the many student discounts offered in the area. Because nothing beats enjoying something cool like saving money on it.