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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
660
25th
580
75th
660
25th
570
75th
31
25th
24
75th
29
25th
24
75th
30
25th
25
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,045
Declined 3,547
Total Received 14,592
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Private

4,808

undergraduate students

1,147

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 5,955
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

Butler University
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN
46208

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
70%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
660
25th
580
75th
660
25th
570
75th
31
25th
24
75th
29
25th
24
75th
30
25th
25

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,045
Declined 3,547
Total Received 14,592

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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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Financial Aid

93%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$20,798

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $42,410
Room $6,950
Board $7,430
Additional fees $990
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $58,780
Average Financial Aid - $20,798
Total with Avg. Aid $37,982

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,010,124
State $3,465,049
Institutional $39,447,977
Other external $4,485,976
Total $50,409,126

Non-need-based

Federal
State $57,161
Institutional $33,269,566
Other external $2,760,658
Total $36,087,385

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Big East, Pioneer Football League

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Actuarial Science.
Anthropology, General.
Anthropology, Other.
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, 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.
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
Computer Software Engineering.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Conducting.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
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.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Education, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
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/Health Care Administration/Management.
History, General.
History, Other.
Insurance.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
Journalism.
Keyboard Instruments.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Management Information Systems, General.
Management Science.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics, General.
Music Management.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music Therapy/Therapist.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
Organizational Communication, General.
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design.
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other.
Philosophy, Other.
Philosophy.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Psychology, Other.
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other.
Recording Arts Technology/Technician.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Science, Technology and Society.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Sciences, Other.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Sports Communication.
Statistics, General.
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.
Women's Studies.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Marketing
  2. Finance
  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

5,955

total students

44%

in-state

56%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

4,808
students

Female
60%
2,896

Male
40%
1,912

19%

1,147
students

Female
65%
749

Male
35%
398

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

4,561
students

Female
60%
2,739

Male
40%
1,822

5%

247
students

Female
64%
157

Male
36%
90

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
81%
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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 1

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 34
Countries most often represented China
India
Ireland
South Korea
Spain
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
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