Within the Butler-Tarkington residential district of Indianapolis, Indiana, and only five minutes from downtown Indianapolis, Butler University occupies a sprawling 290 acres of well planned and nicely landscaped grounds. A stellar fixture in Indianapolis education, the school goes back to 1855 and now offers a good blend of vocational and liberal arts programs.
Theirs is a well-rounded curriculum, and they have a comprehensive selection of Bachelors and Masters degrees. On average, Butler University‘s student body will number about 4,500, with approximately 500 of that number being graduate students. Over time, this university in Indianapolis has proven to be a fitting rival to the others, Indiana University/ Purdue University and Indianapolis University.
Room and board are available on the grounds for a reasonable fee. Tuition is well within range of the nation’s average, but financial aid is given to about 85% of Butler University’s students every year.
Butler’s athletics program includes a full-spectrum range of NCAA division sports, as well as various sports clubs. Butler University football, Butler University baseball, Butler’s women’s basketball, Butler’s men’s basketball, and numerous other programs have secured a permanent place for the college among the many great Indianapolis sports programs.
Of the many Indianapolis colleges and universities, Butler U is somewhat unique, in that, along with the usual educational offerings, it has created an Office of Diversity Programs, which encompasses a huge number of services and multicultural programs made available to Butler students and the community.
The idea is to give students the opportunity to delve into the differences between cultures and increase awareness and therefore unity of spirit in celebration of, rather than resistance to, diversity.
Butler also offers other opportunities for extra-curricular learning, including:
Academic and Career Development Programs, comprised of a peer mentoring big brother/big sister program; the Career Challenges Enrichment Program, a series of career planning workshops; and the Black Student Union FAST Program, created to streamline and “fast-track” the whole educational experience.
Student organizations at Butler include various cultural groups such as the Asian Students Intercultural Alliance, the Black Student Union and Amnesty International and Fraternities and Sororities.
Inside its halls, Butler also offers a full-scale theater arts program which presents plays and special events, and the Center for Faith and Vocation Series which mounts free lectures open to the public.
Butler University is a major force for Indianapolis education and beyond.
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