What do you know about University of Indianapolis?

<p>Does anyone know anything about University of Indianapolis? If D and I visit Butler, I wonder if we should visit U of Indianapolis? It doesn't appear to be selective but it's a USNR Tier 1 school.</p>

<p>Anybody know anything about the school?</p>

<p>I think you are referring to what is now IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis) The tech programs are connected to Purdue and the Liberal Arts are connected to Indiana U. Depending on your program, your degree comes from either Purdue or IU. They also have a law school and med school both connected to IU. It's location in Indianapolis, the capital, offers a lot of employment opportunities. It's essentially a bit of a commuter college but it has a convenient location. You could do worse. Grad programs in law and medicine are considered better than the undergrad.</p>

<p>University</a> of Indianapolis: Inspiring Excellence</p>

<p>Different school, I think. 3800 student LAC, loosely tied to the United Methodist Church, I believe.</p>

<p>Sorry-my mistake. I knew the law school had been absorbed by the IU system so I assumed the rest of the school was as well. Here is a little history below:</p>

<p>IU School of Law-Indianapolis traces its origins to the late nineteenth century when the first of its private predecessor schools, the Indiana Law School, began operating in 1894. A full-time day school, the Indiana Law School was part of a newly formed University of Indianapolis that also included Butler University, the Medical College of Indiana and the Indiana Dental School. All three professional schools later became part of Indiana University. Among the first trustees of the school were former United States President, Benjamin Harrison, and Indiana industrialist, Eli Lilly.
In 1898 a second predecessor school, the Indianapolis College of Law, was founded, offering a two-year evening program. This school, located in the Pythian Building in downtown Indianapolis, was advertised in 1906 as “known everywhere for its successful graduates,” and boasted a tuition of $10 per term. A few years later, another evening school, the American Central Law School, was established. In 1914, these two evening schools merged to become Benjamin Harrison Law School, and in 1936 this school and the Indiana Law School merged, taking the name of the latter, and offering both day and evening programs.
In 1944, the Indiana Law School became affiliated with Indiana University, becoming the Indianapolis Division of the IU School of Law. Beginning the following year, the school was housed in the Maennerchor Building, an architectural landmark in Indianapolis. The school gained autonomy in 1968, becoming the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, the largest law school in Indiana and the only law school in the state to offer both full- and part-time programs. It moved into a new building at 735 West New York Street in 1970. The school was housed in that facility until its move to Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, located at 530 West New York Street, in May 2001.</p>

<p>I think the thing to remember with a school like that is that your employment prospects are likely to be tied to the Indianapolis area (which is a nice enough area). If that's cool with the student, then it's all good.</p>

<p>Friend of my S will be attending this fall. I believe it has excellent physical therapy programs and nursing. </p>

<p>I don't know what your D plans for a major, but if you might want to look at Depauw since it is close by, and IUPUI and IU.</p>

<p>Umm...missypie, the link you posted is to the public U the other posters have described. It's NOT a LAC. Just read the stuff on the link yourself and it will be self-evident. </p>

<p>I THINK you may be thinking of the University of Evansville, which is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. See <a href="http://www.evansville.edu%5B/url%5D"&gt;www.evansville.edu&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p>

<p>Okay, then I am seriously confused. The Princeton Review web site says:</p>

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Key Statistics</p>

<p>At A Glance
Year Founded:1902
School Type:Private
Religious Affiliation:Methodist
Campus Environment:Metropolis
Enrollment:3,792Average HS GPA:3.36
Student Faculty Ratio:13:1

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<p>Then it provides that link.</p>

<p>Here is what another website that I can't identify says about it:</p>

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Location: Indianapolis, IN
Setting: Large city
Control: Private
Religious Affiliation: Protestant
Academic Calendar: Four-one-four plan
Tuition: $20,500
Room & Board: $7,790
FT Undergraduates: 2,727
Admission Difficulty: Easy

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<p>^^ I was talking about the U of Indianapolis. Just looking at the website, and it offers a scholarship for members of the Methodist church, so that fits.
Missypie. I know the school offered my friend good merit aid (almost full tuition).</p>

<p>USNWR identifies it as United Methodist and says
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The University of Indianapolis is a private residential institution of higher learning. Established in 1902 and now an integral part of the educational and cultural life of Indianapolis, the University maintains a moderate size and a diverse student body, and it provides a comprehensive set of general, pre-professional, and professional programs, grounded in liberal arts. Students indicate that they choose the University because of its challenging, yet supportive, atmosphere and relatively small size. As a result, there is a great sense of community and pride on the campus. The University helps students determine and achieve their individual academic goals.

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<p>LOL, I think what this thread shows is that it's certainly not a well known school, perhaps not even locally!</p>

<p>missyie, D2 is a sophomore at University of Indianapolis. She is a psych major with direct admit into the graduate OT program. She loves UIndy. There is a real emphasis on service in the surrounding community (D2 very involved with College Mentors for Kids and Circle K). I see you will be looking at Butler. Butler was also a school we looked at with D1 and D2. University of Indianapolis will appear "plain" after seeing Butler. Butler’s campus is very pretty. Both schools have their strengths. Merit aid is easier to get at UIndy. I base this statement on what I’ve observed having had 2 D’s apply to both schools. UIndy’s physical therapy program is very well respected. Also their graduate psychology programs. D2 just returned from an 11 day spring term trip to China. It was for 3 credits, included airfare, room, board and travel between 5 major cities in China for $2800! And $1100 of that was paid for from 2 grants she applied for from the school. The Methodist affiliation is loose. Several Christian organizations are on campus, I don’t know about other religions. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.</p>

<p>I was wrong. What threw me was that missypie described it as a LAC. It has master's and doctoral programs. </p>

<p>It's the old Indiana Central. The name was changed in 1986. (I know that's a long time ago, but back when I was in high school and college, it was Indiana Central.) </p>

<p>Wikipedia has a good article about it, which is how I straightened out my own confusion.</p>

<p>Mizzbee suggested a few other schools to look at if you have time while you are in Indianapolis. I second looking at Indiana University in Bloomington (45 miles SW of Indy) if your D is at all interested in a large school. D3 jus finished a wonderful freshman year there.</p>

<p>IU was on the list for a while, then she nixed all the ginormous schools (over 30,000).</p>

<p>We need a Fiske or Princeton Review type book for these many smaller schools. Loren Pope gave it a start with his "Colleges That Change Lives" but there are too many schools in the US that do not have the narrative descriptions that the most selective schools have.</p>

<p>Oh, that's too bad about eliminating the big schools. D3 looked at 7 LAC's and IU. Due to an extended time of unemployment for my husband, she had to go to IU. (Believe me we both cried when that decision was made.) A week into the school year, she called me to thank me for insisting she apply there. It is an amazing school, gorgeous campus, and she has really taken advantage of every opportunity that she can possibly obtain. Scholarships are generous, honors college and good advising have really helped her feel like she's in a small school. And the academics have been very strong. Can you tell I am now a huge IU fan?</p>

<p>D wants to go out of state, somewhere north of home. Had already ruled out the under 2500 students type of school. We had a list of about 40 schools...we've narrowed it down, based on such non-academic reasons as "over 30,000", "too hard to get to", and of course, "too expensive." I'm sure we've ruled out some terrific schools but a person can't focus on 40 schools. (Actually, IU was in the "expensive" category because her scores aren't high enough to get much merit aid and OOS for Indiana is pretty steep.)</p>

<p>The list is now down to 19 schools and I think we'll be able to visit 12 of them over the summer.</p>

<p>Happy searching! That's great to be able to see so many and fun too.</p>