Universal is a town in Clinton Township, Vermillion County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 362 at the 2010 census.
Universal was founded in 1911 as a mining community. The town took its name from the nearby Universal Mines. A post office has been in operation at Universal since 1912.
Universal is located in the far southern part of the county, just to the west of Indiana State Road 63.
According to the 2010 census, Universal has a total area of 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 362 people, 151 households, and 103 families living in the town. The population density was 1,005.6 inhabitants per square mile (388.3/km2). There were 176 housing units at an average density of 488.9 per square mile (188.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.4% White, 0.3% African American, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.