Butler, founded in 1855, is a private university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Pharmacy; the Jordan College of Fine Arts; and the University College. Its 290-acre campus is located in a residential area five miles from downtown Indianapolis.

Website: www.butler.edu/

Private
Co-ed
4,698
Undergraduate
Students
(59.7%) 2,804 Women
(40.3%) 1,894 Men
808
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 16,418 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 3

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.86
SAT Math
580-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
622 average
590-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$61,950
Tuition and Fees
$42,360
Room and Board
$15,540
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Freshman Award
$26,289
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$38,191
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
377
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 38% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Indianapolis Population
843,393
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Indianapolis
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
67% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldog
Sororities
28% of women participate
Fraternities
12% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.4% Asian
3.7% Black/African-American
4.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.1% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students
1.0% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
73.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
68%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
23.0%
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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

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

Examinations
Exam Required Units 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
ACT Writing Test Policy 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

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 3
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

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


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

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
68% of 16,418 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 9,397 applicants were admitted
Men
66% of 7,021 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,164 (10%) of 11,127 admitted students enrolled
Women
808 (13%) of 6,460 admitted students enrolled
Men
596 (13%) of 4,667 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
86% of 11,149 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
313
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
3

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.86
3.75 and Above
56%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
580-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
15%
Score of 600 - 700
48%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
622 average
590-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
60%
Score of 500 - 600
30%
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
30%
Score of 24 - 29
54%
Score of 18 - 23
15%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 45%
Top quarter: 76%
Top half: 96%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
7%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$61,950
Tuition and Fees
$42,360
Room and Board
$15,540
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$3,050
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification
On or about January 20
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001788
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,300 (97.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
794 (62.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
794 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
109 (12.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$26,289
Need-Based Gift
Received by 785 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,869
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 505 (70.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,643
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 174 (18.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
500 (35.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,181

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,525 (95.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,743 (60.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,743 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
320 (11.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$26,085
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,689 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,842
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,911 (75.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,390
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 436 (13.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,756 (35.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,937

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
58%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$38,191
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
8.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$782
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology, Other
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • 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 Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • 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 Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sports Communication
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
377
Part-Time Faculty
218
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
52%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 38% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 37% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 42% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,129,998
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
490
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Professional Accounting

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Banking
  • History
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Indianapolis Population
843,393
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Indianapolis
Campus Size
295 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.2 average low in January, 82.7 average high in September
Rain
126 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Indianapolis
Nearest Train Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Indianapolis

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
67% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
33%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldog
School Colors
Navy and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x  
Golf   x x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x      
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf   x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x  
Golf x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
crew, equestrian sports, golf, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
crew, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, swimming and diving, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, football, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, pre-pharmacy club, american chemical society students affiliate, answers for autism (butler university chapter), delta delta delta, kappa psi pharmaceutical fraternity
Sororities
28% of women participate
Fraternities
12% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,698
Women
2,804 (59.7%)
Men
1,894 (40.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,520
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.4% Asian
3.7% Black/African-American
4.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.1% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students.
1.0% from 42 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
808

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
73.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
81.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
79.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
68%
Average Starting Salary
68%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
23.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Law 3%
Arts and Sciences 13%
Medicine 3%
Education 1%
Other 4%

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