Butler University

Indianapolis, IN

Butler University

Indianapolis, IN

Tuition & Fees

$43,400

$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
58%
500-599
30%
400-499
2%
700-800
15%
600-699
45%
500-599
38%
400-499
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
29%
500-599
52%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
30-36
37%
24-29
41%
18-23
21%
12-17
1%
30-36
19%
24-29
60%
18-23
20%
12-17
1%
30-36
30%
24-29
53%
18-23
17%
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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 (nonprofit)

4,685

undergraduate students

830

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Marketing
  2. Finance
  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 301-acre campus is located in a residential area five miles from downtown Indianapolis, IN.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,515
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)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  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

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.

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
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 23% of male students
 
7 sororities 33% of female students
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
58%
500-599
30%
400-499
2%
700-800
15%
600-699
45%
500-599
38%
400-499
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
29%
500-599
52%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
30-36
37%
24-29
41%
18-23
21%
12-17
1%
30-36
19%
24-29
60%
18-23
20%
12-17
1%
30-36
30%
24-29
53%
18-23
17%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
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
SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

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

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

65%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,549.00

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 - $25,549
Total with Avg. Aid $33,231

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

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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
Anthropology/Psychology
Anthropology/Religion
Art/Design
Arts Administration
Astronomy/Astrophysics
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business Management
Chemistry
Chinese
Classical Studies
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Computer Science
Creative Media/Entertainment
Creative Writing
Criminology
Criminology/Psychology
Critical Communication/Media
Dance/Arts Administration
Dance/Pedagogy
Dance/Performance
Digital Media Production
Economics
Education Effective Teaching
Educational Administration
Elementary Education
English
Entrepreneurship/Innovation
Environmental Studies
Finance
French
French/Business
Gender/Women/Sexuality Studies
General Program
German
German/Business
Health Sciences
Healthcare/Business
History
History/Anthropology
History/Political Science
Human Communication/Organizational Leadership
Individualized Program
Interactive Media
International Business
International Studies
Jazz Studies
Journalism
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Sciences
Middle/Secondary Education
Multilingual
Music
Music Composition
Music Conducting
Music Education
Music History
Music Industry Studies
Music Performance
Music Theory/Composition
Musical Arts
Musicology
Peace/Conflict Studies
Performance/Music Education
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Philosophy/Psychology
Philosophy/Religion
Physician Assistant
Physics
Piano Pedagogy
Political Science
Psychology
Psychology/Political Science
Reading Education
Recording Industry Studies
Religion
Risk Management/Insurance
Risk/Insurance
School Counseling
Science/Technology/Society
Sociology
Sociology/Criminology
Sociology/Psychology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Sports Media
Statistics
Strategic Communication
Theatre
Web Design/Development
Youth/Community Development
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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

5,515

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 Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

37%

Transfer applicants accepted

37%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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 Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: January 1

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 34
Countries most often represented China
India
Ireland
South Korea
Spain
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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