Butler University

Indianapolis, IN

Butler University

Indianapolis, IN

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Tuition & Fees

$43,400

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
57%
500-599
30%
400-499
1%
700-800
14%
600-699
44%
500-599
38%
400-499
1%
30-36
29%
24-29
52%
18-23
17%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,896
Declined 3,995
Total Received 14,891
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Private

4,685

undergraduate students

830

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Butler University, founded in 1855, is a private university. Its 301-acre campus is located in a residential area five miles from downtown Indianapolis, IN.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 5,515
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

301-acre, suburban campus in Indianapolis (population: 872,680). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to local shopping centers. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Indianapolis
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Indianapolis International

Butler University
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis
46208

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
67%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Pre-Pharmacy Club
  • American Chemical Society Students Affiliate
  • Answers for Autism (Butler University Chapter)
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Butler University Dance Marathon
  • Spring Sports Spectacular

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
45%
Top 1/4
77%
Top 1/2
96%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
57%
500-599
30%
400-499
1%
700-800
14%
600-699
44%
500-599
38%
400-499
1%
30-36
29%
24-29
52%
18-23
17%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.86

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,896
Declined 3,995
Total Received 14,891

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
application essay
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

interview
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $42,410
Room & board $14,380
Additional fees $990
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $2,100
Total $60,880

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Bowling, Table tennis, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Bowling, Table tennis, Weight lifting

Club Sports Men

Cheerleading

Club Sports Women

Cheerleading

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Anthropology
Anthropology, Other
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Creative Writing
Criminology
Dance, General
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Studies
Finance, General
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
History, Other
Insurance
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Journalism
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Music Management
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Organizational Communication, General
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Philosophy, Other
Physician Assistant
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Radio and Television
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
Religion/Religious Studies
Science, Technology and Society
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, Other
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Sports Communication
Statistics, General
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

5,515

total students

45%

in-state

55%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

4,685
students

Female
60%
2,833

Male
40%
1,852

15%

830
students

Female
63%
519

Male
37%
311

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

4,509
students

Female
61%
2,712

Male
39%
1,797

4%

176
students

Female
69%
121

Male
31%
55

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 88%
Student 4 year graduation rate 75%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

83

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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