The University of Indianapolis is a private United Methodist Church Affiliated University. Situated in Indianapolis, Indiana, the university was established in 1902 as Indiana Central University. Earlier, it was widely known as Indiana Central College from 1921 to 1975. The university’s name changed to the University of Indianapolis in 1986. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The main campus of the University is located on approximately 65 acres and consists of ten administrative and classroom buildings, seven residence halls, Greyhound Village Apartments, and University Lofts, and the president’s home. 82 percent of freshmen and 52 percent of full-time undergraduates live on campus.
The University offers more than 100 undergraduate degree programs, over 40 master’s degree programs, and five doctoral programs. It has around 5,500 students on the main campus in Indianapolis, including approximately 1,400 graduate students. The University maintains a favorable student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1. Because of its size, the university can offer its students, opportunities to work closely with the faculty. The university is organized into varied colleges and schools, namely Shaheen College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, College of Applied Behavioral Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, and R.B. Annis School of Engineering.
In the National Survey of Student Engagement, the university ranked significantly higher in the student/faculty interaction category than all other Great Lakes private schools. It has more than 600 full- and part-time faculty members. The university’s athletics team is a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) in NCAA Division II.
The University maintains special partnerships with two distinctive universities in the Zhejiang Province of China, delivering joint degree programs at the Zhejiang University Ningbo Institute of Technology and the International College of the Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages. These partnerships provide innumerable opportunities for global engagement, including student exchange, collaborative research, enhanced curriculum development, and strengthened study abroad programs.