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Academics

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."

Student Body

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.

Campus Life

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."

Overview

Applicants
14,635
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average HS GPA
3.83

GPA Breakdown

60%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
6%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
580 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
570 - 660
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 610

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 30

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
568
with Terminal Degree


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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African Studies.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Actuarial Science.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • Insurance.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Journalism.
  • Organizational Communication, General.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication.
  • Radio and Television.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
  • Sports Communication.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education, General.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Computer Software Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, Other.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Pharmacy.
  • Physician Assistant.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.
  • History, Other.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology.
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
  • Science, Technology and Society.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other.
  • Philosophy, Other.
  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other.
  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.
  • Psychology, Other.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology, Other.
  • Anthropology.
  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, Other.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management.
  • Conducting.
  • Dance, General.
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies.
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Gordon Hayward
Utah Jazz

Rick Berry
Demandforce

Frank Levinson
Small World Group

Sean McGould
Lighthouse Investment Partners

Stan Crooke
Ionis Pharmaceuticals

Shelvin Mack ?12
Orlando Magic

Michael Hole
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Population Health & Public Affairs at University of Texas at Austin; Co-founder and Co-Director of StreetCred; Founder of BeHaiti

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,726

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,935

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,043

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
61%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$40,393

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$16,348

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$40,160
Required Fees
$960
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$900

On-Campus Room and Board
$14,690
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,229
Foreign Countries Represented
39

Demographics

3.34%
Asian
3.93%
African-American
3.74%
Hispanic
82.61%
Caucasian
2.10%
Unknown
1.10%
International

60% female
40% male
53% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
67%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
95%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Michele Atterson

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
160
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
8
Number of Religious Organizations
15

22% join a fraternity
36% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

10% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Bulldogs)
9 Sports

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

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
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 transgender 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 on-campus

Sustainability


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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple and Hewlett-Packard

Campus Visits Contact

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

Transportation

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

Driving Instructions to Campus
https://www.butler.edu/about-butler/maps-directions

Local Accommodations
https://www.butler.edu/alumni/hotel-partners


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