Living in Indy


Crossroads of you.

When students come to Butler, they’re getting more than just a world-class education. They’re joining the bustling community of Indianapolis, nicknamed the Crossroads of America and home to five professional sports teams, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and many major businesses and corporations.

We partner with local businesses large and small, so students have incredible opportunities to explore their future careers before graduation through internships and hands-on learning. And our strong relationship with the community gives students plenty of chances for service learning and volunteering.

Our campus is only five miles from downtown, so Bulldogs really get the best of both worlds: a close-knit campus community with easy access to all that Indy has to offer.

students riding bikes together

…more than 850,000 residents

—making it the 14th largest city in the United States. In Indianapolis, we welcome all. We are a place that celebrates diverse cultures and shared histories through festivals, arts, and cultural events.

…a diverse and vibrant metropolitan area

Named by Condé Nast as “the most underrated food city in America,” we also claim the world’s largest single-day sporting event (Indianapolis 500) and North America’s top-rated airport for eight years in a row.

Lucas Oil Stadium

…internationally renowned professional and amateur sports

In addition to the Colts, Pacers, Fever, Indy Eleven, Indians, and Fuel, we are home base for the NCAA and numerous collegiate and Olympic Sports organizations.

…risk takers and barrier breakers

From jazz to motorsports to the world’s fastest bicycle wheels, Kurt Vonnegut and John Green to Salesforce and Eli Lilly and Co., our spirited social, cultural, and business entrepreneurs form collaborative partnerships and move big ideas into action.