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Tuition & Fees

$35,652

$35,652

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,185
Declined + 3,172
Total Received 9,357
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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1  :  12

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Pharmacy
  2. Pharmacy Assistant/direct Entry Program
  3. Business
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School Facts

Butler University, founded in 1855, is a private university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences; the Jordan College of Fine Arts; and the College of Communication. Its 290-acre campus is located in a residential area five miles from downtown Indianapolis, IN.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 4,902
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Codes

SAT 1073
ACT 1180

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

4,126

undergraduate students

776

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
37%
500-599
44%
400-499
14%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
42%
500-599
40%
400-499
11%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
33%
500-599
45%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
34%
24-29
46%
18-23
19%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
21%
24-29
62%
18-23
16%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
30%
24-29
56%
18-23
14%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Indianapolis, IN

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Fun Facts

  • Bestselling author Kurt Vonnegut dropped out of Butler University in 1942 after being told by a professor that his writing wasn't good enough.
  • Butler University claims to have started the infamous Blue Books for exams. Professors requested covered booklets with lined paper for students, and since the school's colors are blue and white, they had blue covers.

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Indianapolis, IN

290-acre suburban campus in Indianapolis (population: 844,220). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to local shopping centers. Public transportation serves campus.

Butler University
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
67%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
6 fraternities 29% of male students
 
7 sororities 33% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
49%
Top 1/4
81%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
37%
500-599
44%
400-499
14%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
42%
500-599
40%
400-499
11%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
33%
500-599
45%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
34%
24-29
46%
18-23
19%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
21%
24-29
62%
18-23
16%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
30%
24-29
56%
18-23
14%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,185
Declined + 3,172
Total Received 9,357

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Scott Ham
Dean of Admission
P: 888 940-8100
F: 317 940-8150
admission@butler.edu

Cost

Tuition $34,750
Room & board $11,620
Additional fees $902
Total $47,272
Average Financial Aid - $22,443
Total with Avg. Aid $24,829

Financial Aid

69%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$22,443

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,980,991
State $3,064,067
Institutional $39,341,371
Other external $3,807,776
Total $49,194,205

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $11,598
Institutional $11,823,934
Other external $2,242,611
Total $14,078,143

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Big East (Division I), Pioneer Football League (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Bulldogs
School colors
blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
All Grade Education
Anthropology
Art/Design
Arts Administration
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminology
Dance
Dance/Arts Administration
Dance/Pedagogy
Dance/Performance
Digital Media Production
Early/Middle Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Education Effective Teaching
Educational Administration
Electronic Media
Elementary Education
English
Exploratory Studies/Undecided
Finance
French
French/Business
Gender/Women/Sexuality Studies
General Program
German
German/Business
Health Sciences
History
History/Political Science
Individualized Program
Integrated Communications
International Business
International Management
International Studies
Journalism
Management Information Science
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Media/Rhetoric/Culture
Middle/Secondary Education
Music
Music Composition
Music Conducting
Music Education
Music History
Music Performance
Music Theory
Music Theory/Composition
Music/Piano Pedagogy
Organizational Communication/Leadership
Peace/Conflict Studies
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Philosophy/Religion
Physician Assistant
Physics
Piano Pedagogy
Political Science
Psychology
Public Relations
Public Relations/Advertising
Public/Corporate Communication
Reading Education
Recording Industry Studies
Religion
Risk Management/Insurance
School Counseling
Science/Technology/Society
Secondary Education
Sociology
Sociology/Criminology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Spanish/Business
Special Education
Theatre
Theatre/Arts Administration
Urban Affairs
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Undergraduate

84%

4,126
students

Female
61%
2,510

Male
39%
1,616

Graduate

16%

776
students

Female
56%
436

Male
44%
340

undergraduateFull-time

98%

4,049
students

Female
62%
2,479

Male
38%
1,570

undergraduatePart-time

2%

77
students

Female
41%
31

Male
59%
46

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

15%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling; December 1 for physician assistant; February 1 for pharmacy

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

98

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 51
Countries most often represented Canada
Great Britian
India
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Special services offered for international applicants International student center

International Student Contact

Jerry Dueweke
Associate Director of Admissions
317 940-8103
jdueweke@butler.edu

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