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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  12. Safety
    C
Butler University is ...
Private not-for-profit
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

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
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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.84 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.84 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 40 responses
Report
  • Friendly and driven
    38%
  • Friendly
    18%
  • Privileged
    18%
  • High-achieving
    13%
  • Driven
    10%
  • Stuck up
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.95 responses
Poll
80%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.120 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • The Butler Way
    58%
  • The Butler Bubble
    31%
  • Community of CARE
    6%
  • Graduate Doubt-Free
    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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Butler University Reviews

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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.
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Choosing to go to Butler was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. It is a great school academically and provides all of the opportunities a student could want in terms of good professors, real life experience and a supportive culture. Looking at the social aspect of the school, Butler has a very-tight knit group of student that share similar values ("The Butler Way"). Also, it is great to be so close to Broad Ripple and Downtown as this is obviously a big advantage both professionally and socially. Diversity on campus is not great, but I do think it is getting better. All in all, I would 100% recommend Butler if you are still deciding. The BU degree is only becoming more valuable!
My experience at Butler has been nothing less than phenomenal. With going away for the first time, from a small town, my academic advisor saw my sadness. He emailed me and had me come to his office on several occasions during the first couple weeks. His words, "Chelsea, you are not going home." He was my second dad, mentor and an actual professor my first semester. I am forever grateful to him! I majoring in Sports Media and have already made huge strides in my field. The professors and athletic department are so welcoming and accommodating to their students! I now know what they mean when you hear, "The Butler Way!" Everything is absolutely top notch here at this incredible institution!