About Butler University

Founded in 1855, Butler University. is a Private college. Located in Indiana, which is a city setting in Indiana, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 4,290 full time undergraduate students, and 805 full time graduate students.

The Butler University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 359 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Butler University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate72%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range1060-1268
ACT Range25-30

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,39% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 81% were in the top quarter, and 53% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Butler University.

3%
“We”re apathetic”
27%
“We know about current events and vote”
68%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
3%
“Sometimes, but not often”
73%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
32%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
68%
“I feel extremely safe”
3%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
16%
“We bought the gear”
81%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
46%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
43%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
38%
“They keep regular office hours”
62%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
3%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
89%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
8%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
24%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
59%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
76%
“There might be people who do”
8%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
3%
“We”re apathetic”
27%
“We know about current events and vote”
68%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
3%
“Sometimes, but not often”
73%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
32%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
68%
“I feel extremely safe”
3%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
16%
“We bought the gear”
81%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
46%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
43%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
38%
“They keep regular office hours”
62%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
3%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
89%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
8%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
24%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
59%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
76%
“There might be people who do”
8%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Butler University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    93 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    72 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    95 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    96 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    96 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    96 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    96 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    96 Students rated academics 4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Butler University?

41 Students rated Butler University

Alexandra - 07/31/2020

THIS SEEMS TO BE AN EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD UNIVERSITY. THE PROFESSORS ARE EASILY ACCESSIBLE (I EMAILED THEM LAST WEEK WITH SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT ACTUARIAL SCIENCE AND THEY SENT ME AN INFORMATION-PACKED REPLY WITHIN DAYS), ACADEMICS ENCOURAGES YOU TO GO BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, AND THE FACILITIES (ESPECIALLY THE BRAND-NEW BUSINESS BUILDING) ARE WELL-ADAPTED FOR THE MODERN WORKING WORLD. I AM DEFINITELY APPLYING.

Victor

It's a private school, be cautious of your money. However, Butler has fulfilled its duty in having many resources, tutors, great professors, nice dormitories (Not Ross) and alright food. Study as much as you can and always seek professor's assistance when they're available. The outcome either positive or negative is mostly determined by you if you're balancing your social, academic and physical(the food may get to you) life well.

Ally

I enjoy the school and am very happy that I am a student here. The class sizes are perfect for me and the professors are more then willing to assist and address any needs that I have. I like the student opportunities but wished there were more on campus things like dining and shopping.

sam

Butler is a great option for someone who is looking for a new home. The campus is beautiful in the spring, and people are very active. It's hard not to make friends because there so few of us. ITs not uncommon to see the same person three times a day. It's not just 4 years, it's for life.

Butler University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Butler University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Butler University is 72%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Look at what suits your needs best: consider social life, cost of attending for four years, range of majors offered, career placement services

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Butler University is a school dedicated to broadening a student's horizons by directing their focus in various areas that their major can be applied through art, literature, science, math, and history.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    It lacks in the amount of racial diversity

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known more about the social environment of the school. Butler University as a whole has a very extroverted personality, and it is harder for those who are more introspective to find their niche. This can be a difficult adjustment and transition especially when it is so easy to sit back and watch all the socializing and not participate yourself.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are all over-achievers. They are all the type of people that don't give up and strive to do well in their major. Mostly they're all genuinely nice people that strive for the same type of education I am. A solid education from a private school that can give them one-on-one attention.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    What's unique about Butler is the stuent to faculty ratio, which is 12:1. This has always been a strength of Butler and has always helped me to excel in my classes. I can make relationships with the professors and they know me by name. Another unique characteristic is that it is a liberal arts school, meaning that I get a well-balanced education that will prepare me for the rest of my life.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Butler is the career opportunities it gives its students during their years of schooling and also once they graduate.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone who is seeking a great education and is typically a very focused individual would love it at my school.

    Read all  15 answers
  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    someone who wants to get lost in the back of a lecture hall. Small class sizes promote participation from ALL students and not doing your work does not fly.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is the cost. Butler University offers one of the greatest educations but when you are majoring in education, the cost does not balance the major. What I mean is, I want to be the best teacher I can be when I get older but being a teacher won't pay for the expensive cost of Butler's education. Therefore I have to decide whether I want to be an amazing teacher or not be in so much debt when I get older. Why can't I do both?

    Read all  14 answers
  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Its basketball team and high class standing

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The intimacy. It is a small school, with small classes and you really get to know everyone. It is near a big city but at the same time has a campus and is oriented aroudn the campus. It is an open and freindly enviorment. It is perfect.

    Read all  10 answers
  14. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Butler offers a variety of clubs, intramural sports, volunteer opportunities, and Greek life. Some of the most popular are Dawg Pound and BU Dance Marathon.

    Read all  8 answers
  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I absolutely love this school and everything about it.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    Class sizes are usually small so you get one-on-one time with professors. They come to know you by name and really care for you. Academics are challenging so a usual sight to see on campus is people out on the mall studying on a blanket or study groups in various rooms in some of the buildings.

    Read all  7 answers
  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype of Butler students is stuck-up, rich, white students. Sometimes the stereotype is true. Butler lacks in diversity, but everyone is exceptionally friendly.

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  18. Describe a day on campus you'll never forget.

    When Butler went to the Final Four, everyone filled the streets on campus while music was playing and everyone was going crazy! Every time we won a game, this would happen and I'll never forget how excited everyone was.

    Read all  1 answers
  19. Describe the best and worst parts of the social scene on campus.

    The best AND worst part of the social scene is that everyone knows everyone. This can be good or bad for someone depending on the type of reputation you make for yourself within the first semester. Fall semester is better for parties usually.

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  20. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    As most people know, our men's basketball team has made it to the National Championship two years in a row, so we're getting a lot of attention. A lot of people support the other sports as well, but as of now everyone makes it to the basketball games primarily.

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  21. What are your classes like?

    Great! Small and professor encourage us to participate! They know me by my name.

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Student Body

Students

60%

female

40%

male

4,290

Total Undergrad Enrollment

805

Total Grad Students

55%

Out-Of-State

42%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

100

Student Organizations

7

Fraternities

7

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

45%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
4%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
81%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

95% of students attending Butler University receive some sort of financial aid. 15% were awarded federal grants. While 54% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$38,405

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$12,947

Room and Board

52,352

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$24,510
$30 - $48K
$25,373
$48 - $75K
$28,740
$75 - $110K
$30,845
$110K & UP
$34,999

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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