Tuition & Fees

$41,120

$41,120

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
50%
500-599
36%
400-499
1%
700-800
12%
600-699
48%
500-599
37%
400-499
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
29%
500-599
52%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
30-36
36%
24-29
45%
18-23
18%
12-17
1%
30-36
20%
24-29
61%
18-23
18%
12-17
1%
30-36
30%
24-29
54%
18-23
16%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,532
Declined + 5,103
Total Received 14,635
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Private (nonprofit)

4,229

undergraduate students

852

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Marketing
  2. Pharmacy
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 1073
ACT 1180

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Fun Facts

  • 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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Location

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 5,081
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Indianapolis, IN

295-acre, suburban campus in Indianapolis (population: 864,771). 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
67%
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 22% of male students
 
8 sororities 36% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
46%
Top 1/4
76%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
50%
500-599
36%
400-499
1%
700-800
12%
600-699
48%
500-599
37%
400-499
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
29%
500-599
52%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
30-36
36%
24-29
45%
18-23
18%
12-17
1%
30-36
20%
24-29
61%
18-23
18%
12-17
1%
30-36
30%
24-29
54%
18-23
16%

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

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,532
Declined + 5,103
Total Received 14,635

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

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

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

Financial Aid

66%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,357

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $40,160
Room $6,800
Board $6,800
Additional fees $960
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $55,720
Average Financial Aid - $25,357
Total with Avg. Aid $30,363

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,041,246
State $3,802,076
Institutional $40,799,061
Other external $4,191,535
Total $51,833,918

Non-need-based

Federal
State $23,180
Institutional $22,908,612
Other external $2,059,276
Total $24,991,068

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 877 940-8200
F: 317 940-8250
finaid@butler.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Melissa Smurdon
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@butler.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Climbing, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian Sports, Karate, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Climbing, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian Sports, Karate, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

5k Race, Basketball, Corn Hole, Dodgeball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Weight Lifting

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Athletic Directors

Barry Collier (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Molly Sullivan (women's)
Associate Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Big East, Pioneer Football League
Mascot
Bulldogs
School colors
blue and white

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
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Marketing
  2. Pharmacy
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy

5,081

total students

45%

in-state

55%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

4,229
students

Female
60%
2,543

Male
40%
1,686

17%

852
students

Female
67%
571

Male
33%
281

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

4,179
students

Female
61%
2,518

Male
39%
1,661

2%

50
students

Female
50%
25

Male
50%
25

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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
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

42%

Transfer applicants accepted

24%

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 1

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
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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