Butler University

4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, United States
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Overview of Butler University

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


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

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Butler University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
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
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
4600 Sunset Avenue
City, State, Zip
Indianapolis, IN  46208-3485
Phone
(317) 940-8100
Fax
(317) 940-8150
Email

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

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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.83
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
616 average |24-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
12%
• Score 600 - 700
48%
• Score 500 - 600
37%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
619 average |580-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
13%
• Score 600 - 700
50%
• Score 500 - 600
36%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |25-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
30%
• Score 24 - 29
54%
• Score 18 - 23
16%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $41,120 (68.92390211196782%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,690 (24.622862889708347%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (1.6761649346295675%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,850 (4.777070063694268%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Butler University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification Date
On or about January 20
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001788
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$40,393
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
7.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
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
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$974

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
566,942

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Butler University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


89.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


62.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


68%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


79.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (54)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Social sciences, Education

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


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

Master's Programs of Study (16)


  • 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

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


843,393

Nearest Metropolitan Area


295 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Indianapolis

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
12 mile(s) from campus in Indianapolis
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 of College Housing


67% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


33%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
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


Butler University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,179

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,229
Women
2,543
Men
1,686

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

Number of Graduate Students


852

Student Resources

Study resources