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About Butler

At A Glance

The Basics of Butler

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.

Accreditation

Location

  • 295-acre campus with park-like setting
  • Historic Butler-Tarkington neighborhood
  • About 5 miles from downtown Indianapolis
  • Three miles from Broad Ripple
  • Less than 20 miles from Indianapolis International Airport

Academics

  • Six academic colleges
  • More than 65 major academic fields of study
  • 18 master’s degree programs
  • Doctor of Pharmacy program
  • 200 study abroad programs in 60 countries
  • 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio

Student Life

Athletics

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Butler University is authorized by name by the State of Indiana: student complaints may be filed with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

Outcomes

Butler is dedicated to doing things the right way. 

Experiential Learning

We believe that shaping our world is an ongoing mission.

Recent Accolades

Butler is ranked among the best.

Sustainability

From recycling to new construction, Butler is going green.