Butler University

Indianapolis, IN

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
4,229
Undergraduate
Students
(60.1%) 2,543 Women
(39.9%) 1,686 Men
852
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
65% of 14,635 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.83
SAT Math
616 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
619 average
580-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$59,660
Tuition and Fees
$41,120
Room and Board
$14,690
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Freshman Award
$25,981
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$40,393
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
363
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
36% of women participate
Fraternities
22% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.4% Asian
4.0% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.5% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students
1.1% from 39 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
69%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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 Not Reported
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 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

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 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


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
65% of 14,635 applicants were admitted
Women
67% of 8,406 applicants were admitted
Men
63% of 6,229 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,164 (12%) of 9,532 admitted students enrolled
Women
704 (13%) of 5,601 admitted students enrolled
Men
460 (12%) of 3,931 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
85% of 11149 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
640
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
49

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.83
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
616 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
12%
Score of 600 - 700
48%
Score of 500 - 600
37%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
619 average
580-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
13%
Score of 600 - 700
50%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

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
16%
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: 46%
Top quarter: 76%
Top half: 94%
National Merit Scholar
1%
Valedictorian
2%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$59,660
Tuition and Fees
$41,120
Room and Board
$14,690
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,850
Payment Plans
Installment plan

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 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,029 (97.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
644 (62.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
644 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
79 (12.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$25,981
Need-Based Gift
Received by 639 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,726
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 455 (70.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,658
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 122 (18.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
378 (35.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,614

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,205 (95.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,611 (62.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,611 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
298 (11.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$25,357
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,559 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,935
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,970 (75.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,831
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 343 (13.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,567 (35.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,312

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$40,393
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
7.0%

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
$974
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Anthropology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • 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
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Greek Language and Literature
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Radio and Television
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Voice and Opera
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Social sciences, 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
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
363
Part-Time Faculty
205
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
566,942
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 Fine Arts, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • Finance and Banking
  • History
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician Assistant Studies

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 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 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
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
crew, equestrian sports, 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
36% of women participate
Fraternities
22% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,229
Women
2,543 (60.1%)
Men
1,686 (39.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,179
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.4% Asian
4.0% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.5% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students.
1.1% from 39 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
852

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
68%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
79.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
69%
Average Starting Salary
69%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Law 3%
Arts and Sciences 13%
Medicine 3%
Education 1%
Other 4%

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