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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

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