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Known affectionately by its residents as 'Indy', the city of Indianapolis is the capital of the state of Indiana and is the 12th largest city in the U.S. Indianapolis is best known for its Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500, the oldest car race in the world, which, along with Formula One and NASCAR, attracts millions of visitors to the city each year.

Founded in 1821, Indianapolis contains many interesting and historic districts, which are well worth exploring, with Victorian architecture, cobblestone streets, interesting local shops and popular restaurants. IUPUI is adjacent to the Indiana Avenue and Canal districts, with access to the city's government center, state musuem, zoo, and beautiful canal walkway.

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