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University of Indianapolis

The University of Indianapolis, popularly known as UIndy, is a private, comprehensive and diverse institution of higher education located on nearly 50 acres just minutes from downtown Indianapolis.

Bachelor's programmes

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Law (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)



The story of the University of Indianapolis, which was founded in 1902, is closely tied to its surrounding University Heights neighborhood. The two grew from infancy together, and UIndy's commitment to its neighborhood remains strong to this day.


The University's mission is to prepare its graduates for effective, responsible, and articulate membership in the complex societies in which they live and serve, and for excellence and leadership in their personal and professional lives. The University equips its students to become more capable in thought, judgment, communication, and action; to enhance their imaginations and creative talents; to gain a deeper understanding of the teachings of the Christian faith and an appreciation and respect for other religions; to cultivate rationality and tolerance for ambiguity; and to use their intellect in the process of discovery and synthesis of knowledge.


The Summer Research Institute for 2017 is now accepting applications. The Institute is designed to give students and their faculty mentors the opportunity to work on their scholastic endeavors for three weeks during Spring Term in May. This is an excellent opportunity for students to engage in cutting-edge research that they intend to continue the following academic year, including work for academic credit and Honors theses after completion of the SRI.


With more than 700 faculty and staff, UIndy is one of the largest employers on the south side of Indianapolis. We need people from all backgrounds and career levels to keep our campus running smoothly. See if UIndy is the place for you.

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Student services

The University is governed by a Board of Trustees that includes the resident bishop of the Indiana Area United Methodist Church, the president of the University and the president of the Alumni Association as ex officio members. The Board sets policy and goals, oversees the University’s finances, approves academic programs and authorizes the awarding of degrees.

Housing services

After you've been admitted to UIndy, one of the next steps is to decide where to live.  For many, the best choice is a residence hall. Residence hall life is an experience that you can get nowhere else, and one that you'll remember for years to come. And it has many advantages over off-campus living, including the opportunity to be engaged with a diverse group of fellow students.

Library services

Most items required for a class, from astronomy gear to dissection tools are available at the campus store if they are specified as required or recommended by an instructor. In most cases these items can be found with the other course materials. If you have a question, just ask. 

ICT services

UIndy Information Technology provides leadership, development, and support for UIndy’s technology systems. The departments within Information Technology include the Help Desk; Enterprise Applications and Development; Technology Planning and Acquisitions; Network, Systems and Security; and Telecommunications.

Medical services

The Student Health Center employs two full-time nurse practitioners and one part-time physician. Office visits and medical records in the Student Health Center are always confidential and are protected by professional standards.

Student Life

Campus life

We believe living in a residence hall has certain advantages over off-campus living:

  • It's convenient to other campus facilities.
  • It's generally more safe and secure.
  • There are more opportunities to meet people.
  • There's more opportunity to be involved in campus life.
  • Studies show that students who live on campus get better grades.
  • There's a set cost, including meals.
  • On-campus living develops interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Your room and utilities are furnished.
  • Laundry is free.
  • Living on campus exposes you to a wide range of ideas, cultures, and interests.

Sports facilities

Have fun, stay fit and build lasting friendships by participating in anintramural sport at UIndy. Our structured programs promote teamwork and mutual respect. Participation is open to all current UIndy students.

Student clubs

From common interest groups and service organizations to academic clubs and honor societies, UIndy has plenty of activities to fit your unique interests.


The University of Indianapolis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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