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Butler University
Indianapolis, IN
FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program College preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History 2  
Academic Electives    
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
   
SAT Subject
Tests Only
Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address 4600 Sunset Avenue
City, State, Zip Indianapolis, IN  46208-3485
Phone (317) 940-8100
Fax (317) 940-8150
E-mail admission@butler.edu
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered No
Early Decision Deadline  
Early Decision Notification  
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Action Deadline November 1
Early Action Notification December 20
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Application Fee No fee required
Application Fee Waiver Not reported
Regular Admission Notification Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used Yes
Defer Admission Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
Application Form
Common Application Accepted
Universal College Application Not accepted
Electronic Application Available
 
Other Application Requirements
Interview Not required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
1-3 recommended for all freshmen
Other Audition, interview, portfolio; 4 years of math and science strongly recommended for COPHS majors and natural sciences recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
SELECTION OF STUDENTS
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X      
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Class Rank     X  
Recommendations   X    
Essay   X    
Interview       X
Level of Applicant's Interest   X    
Extracurricular Activities X      
Volunteer Work     X  
Particular Talent/Ability   X    
Character/Personal Qualities X      
First Generation to Attend College     X  
State Residency       X
Geographic Residence     X  
Relation with Alumnus     X  
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment       X
Ethnicity     X  
Work Experience     X  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 73% of 12,937 applicants were admitted
   Women 74% of 7,495 applicants were admitted
   Men 71% of 5,442 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 1,336 (14%) of 9,406 admitted students enrolled
   Women 793 (14%) of 5,544 admitted students enrolled
   Men 543 (14%) of 3,862 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
 
Early Action
Admission Rate
88% of 8378 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List 46
Students Accepting Wait List Position  
Students Admitted From Wait List 15
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 582 average
530-638 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 6%
  Score of 600 - 700 36%
  Score of 500 - 600 46%
  Score of 400 - 500 11%
  Score of 300 - 400 1%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 576 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 5%
  Score of 600 - 700 33%
  Score of 500 - 600 49%
  Score of 400 - 500 12%
  Score of 300 - 400 1%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 561 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 2%
  Score of 600 - 700 29%
  Score of 500 - 600 52%
  Score of 400 - 500 16%
  Score of 300 - 400 1%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA 3.79
3.75 and Above 57%
3.50 - 3.74 20%
3.25 - 3.49 12%
3.00 - 3.24 7%
2.50 - 2.99 4%
2.00 - 2.49  
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 26%
  Score of 24 - 29 59%
  Score of 18 - 23 15%
  Score of 12 - 17 0%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank Top tenth: 49%
Top quarter: 77%
Top half: 96%
Bottom half: 4%
National Merit Scholar 0%
Valedictorian 3%
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported