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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C
Butler is a highly rated private university located in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,199 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Butler acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Marketing, Finance, and Accounting. Graduating 74% of students, Butler alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,400.
About Butler University...
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
Address
4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Website
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Butler University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1060-1268
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$33,290/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,510/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,373/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,740/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,845/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,999/ year
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Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.79 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.86 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.86 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,199Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
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  • Friendly and driven
    38%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Privileged
    17%
  • High-achieving
    12%
  • Driven
    10%
  • Stuck up
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.97 responses
Poll
80%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.122 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • The Butler Way
    58%
  • The Butler Bubble
    29%
  • Community of CARE
    5%
  • Graduate Doubt-Free
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Ruined for life
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.40 responses
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I love Butler! The campus is beautiful and the classes are small, so you really get to know other students and professors. The professors are also very helpful when it comes to course work. We have our own police station that only works for the campus, not the city. We have a high ropes course and other activities that different organizations put on such as cookies and canvas and philanthropy events put on by the social Greek houses. Having access to the canal and downtown is also a very nice perk. There is a lot of construction and updates being made as part of the "2020 Vision" so tuition has increased, which is the only downfall.
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I love Butler! They just built the new dorm Irvington which I live in as a freshman which is extremely nice and often compared to a high end hotel. Everyone I've met here has been so incredibly friendly, everyone holds doors open and smiles to you. My experience here has been nothing but positive, I love my professors and have already made close connections with the people in my classes through the small class size that allows for in-depth discussions. I love everything here and couldn't have asked for a better university!
Butler is a great school academically! I've never had a professor that wasn't invested in their students success. Excellence is the standard here. I only wish there was more diversity. As a person of color, constantly being surrounded by people that don't look like you and haven't been through the same struggles as you can be mentally draining and lonely.