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Butler University

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Butler University

Private 4 Year

About Butler University

Butler University is a private university in Indianapolis, Indiana. Founded in 1855 and named after founder Ovid Butler, the university has over 60 major academic fields of study in six colleges: Lacy School of Business, College of Communication, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Jordan College of the Arts. It comprises a 295-acre (119 ha) campus located approximately five miles (8.0 km) from downtown Indianapolis.


Located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, IN, 46208, Marion County

Butler University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2021 Best Colleges in America

#355 of 6828

2021 Best Colleges in Indiana

#10 of 117

2021 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

#5 of 102

Most Popular Majors

Out of 20 majors categories at Butler University, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Butler University within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 6 years

Notable Alumni