Tuition & Fees

$38,405

$38,405

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,003
Declined + 2,940
Total Received 9,943
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Private (nonprofit)

4,028

undergraduate students

770

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
50%
400-499
14%
700-800
5%
600-699
36%
500-599
45%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
28%
500-599
48%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
30-36
34%
24-29
44%
18-23
20%
12-17
2%
30-36
21%
24-29
61%
18-23
16%
12-17
2%
30-36
27%
24-29
58%
18-23
15%
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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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School Facts

Butler University, founded in 1855, is a private university. Its 290-acre campus is located in a residential area five miles from downtown Indianapolis, IN.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 4,798
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  APHE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy 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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Indianapolis, IN

295-acre, suburban campus in Indianapolis (population: 852,866). 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
66%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
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

 
5 fraternities 26% of male students
 
9 sororities 40% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
49%
Top 1/4
77%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
50%
400-499
14%
700-800
5%
600-699
36%
500-599
45%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
28%
500-599
48%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
30-36
34%
24-29
44%
18-23
20%
12-17
2%
30-36
21%
24-29
61%
18-23
16%
12-17
2%
30-36
27%
24-29
58%
18-23
15%

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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,003
Declined + 2,940
Total Received 9,943

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

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

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Aimee Scheuermann
Director of Admission
P: 888 940-8100
F: 317 940-8150
admission@butler.edu

Cost

Tuition $37,400
Room $6,317
Board $6,630
Additional fees $1,005
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $52,352
Average Financial Aid - $24,532
Total with Avg. Aid $27,820

Financial Aid

70%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$24,532

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,985,148
State $3,084,384
Institutional $39,014,884
Other external $3,635,935
Total $48,720,351

Non-need-based

Federal
State $7,774
Institutional $17,403,487
Other external $1,757,994
Total $19,169,255

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
rugby
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%

4,028
students

Female
60%
2,406

Male
40%
1,622

Graduate

16%

770
students

Female
57%
441

Male
43%
329

undergraduateFull-time

98%

3,978
students

Female
61%
2,388

Male
39%
1,590

undergraduatePart-time

2%

50
students

Female
36%
18

Male
64%
32

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
81%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

17%

Transfer applicants accepted

36%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 1

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • 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
  • Interest inventory
  • 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
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 44
Countries most often represented Canada
India
Mexico
Nigeria
The Philippines
The United Kingdom
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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