Students Say

As soon as I walked onto the campus of Butler University, I knew it was the place I would attend for college. That's the kind of thing you hear from Butler students a lot. Butler's small, "absolutely beautiful" campus is just the right size, big enough that students "don't feel like [they're] still in high school," but small enough that they "generally know someone in every class." Butler has a number of strong academic and art programs. The "amazing" pharmacy program attracts a lot of top students, many of who participate in an accelerated six-year program. The dance, theater, education, and business majors are also get a lot of love from students.

Overview

Applicants
10,103
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average HS GPA
3.81

GPA Breakdown

61%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
530 - 630
SAT Math
530 - 650
ACT Composite
25 - 30

Deadlines


Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities
Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities

Overall

Students Say

As soon as I walked onto the campus of Butler University, I knew it was the place I would attend for college. That's the kind of thing you hear from Butler students a lot. Butler's small, "absolutely beautiful" campus is just the right size, big enough that students "don't feel like [they're] still in high school," but small enough that they "generally know someone in every class." Butler has a number of strong academic and art programs. The "amazing" pharmacy program attracts a lot of top students, many of who participate in an accelerated six-year program. The dance, theater, education, and business majors are also get a lot of love from students. The professors at Butler "truly care about you as a student and make sure that you understand the material and are interested in what is going on." They are "very knowledgeable…and they will go above and beyond trying to help you succeed." "The class sizes are smaller so there is more one-on-one interaction with your professors and classmates." "As with any university, various majors have various levels of difficulty and time commitment." An English writing/Spanish major says, "Butler provides a rigorous course load. I am always working on homework, but I love it." Another student adds, "Butler overall is very academically challenging." Beyond the classroom, "internships are huge no matter what major you are, and there are great opportunities to get out and have hands-on, real-world experiences." Butler students are very happy with their experience, and they gush, " I can't imagine myself anywhere else."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
557
with Terminal Degree

294
Men
263
Women
48
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
80%
Graduate in 5 years
90%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Richard Roudebush
Former U.S. Congressman

Thomas Elrod
VP of Marketing, Walt Disney Attractions

Byron Reed
CEO Munsingwear Corp.

Elaine Bauer
Principal Dancer, Boson Ballet

Stephen Briganti
President of the Statue of Liberty Foundation

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
69
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,143

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,704

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,192

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,797

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
67%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$6,160
Transportation for Commuters
$850

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Students at Butler are "smart, open-minded individuals who are strong both academically and socially." Students are "full of school spirit," and they "are open and friendly to everyone." About 35 percent of the college is involved with Greek life, and some students think that if you're not in a fraternity or a sorority it "can be difficult to find things to do." A student who is in a fraternity says that though the Greek system, "definitely seems exclusive from the outside," but in reality "Greeks maintain great friendships" with non-Greek students. Another student says, "If you don't rush, there are still many ways to get involved." Between clubs, activities and sports, "it is very easy to find your niche on campus." Butler is not very diverse, and "minority groups tend to stick with just each other," possibly as "a result of mutual awkwardness." That said, students happily report that diversity is increasing, and there is a growing LGBT population.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,062
Out of State
51%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
56

Demographics

2.65%
Asian
3.75%
African-American
3.42%
Hispanic
84.81%
Caucasian
3.01%
Unknown
2.88%
International

60% female
40% male
51% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Butler's "beautiful campus" is a hive of activity. The school's "many clubs," opportunities for service work, and active social scene keeps students busy. Sporting events, particularly basketball games, are very popular, and other teams, such as the men's and women's soccer teams, are drawing crowds as they get better. Again, Greek life is prominent, and fraternities and sororities host many events on campus, causing some to feel that "not a lot is offered for non-Greek students." However, a student in a sorority says, "All of the student body is welcome to participate," in Greek events. Students at Butler "like to party," but most of them refrain for doing it during they week. People sometimes refer to living in the "Butler Bubble" because many students are happy to stay on campus and "don't want to leave their comfort zone" by venturing into Indianapolis. If they do leave, they find "plenty to do."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
68%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
85
First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
65

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
140
Number of Honor Societies
8

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
6

29% join a fraternity
37% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Bulldogs)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lady Bulldogs)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: The Butler Alliance promotes campus awareness and understanding of topics and issues related to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community and to provide a supportive, comfortable atmosphere for GLBT students, faculty, staff and straight allies of the Butler community.

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Indiana University, Bloomington

Sustainability

Green Rating
66

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
20

Average Number of PC's per Lab
16

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple and Hewlett-Packard

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
TBD
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admission
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Phone
317-940-8121

Email
visit@butler.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Starbucks in the Union
Carillon on Lake Road
Holcomb Gardens
Hinkle Fieldhouse
Atherton Union

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Broad Ripple Village
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
NCAA Hall of Champions
Circle Center Mall

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
317-940-8121

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
www.butlersports.com/information

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
City buses come to campus Indianapolis Airport Train Station Bus Station Taxis Shuttle service

Driving Instructions to Campus
http://www.butler.edu/admission/visits/travel/

Local Accommodations
http://www.butler.edu/admission/visits/travel/
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Key Stats

10,103
Applicants
4,062
Size
68%
Acceptance Rate
1170
SAT Scores

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