A
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
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Butler University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
Address
4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Website

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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Butler University

Cost

Net Price
$32,742/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,902/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,149/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,164/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,028/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,091/ year

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.79 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,980Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Friendly and driven
    34%
  • Privileged
    20%
  • Friendly
    17%
  • Driven
    11%
  • High-achieving
    11%
  • Stuck up
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.90 responses
Poll
80%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.115 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • The Butler Way
    55%
  • The Butler Bubble
    32%
  • Community of CARE
    6%
  • Graduate Doubt-Free
    3%
  • Ruined for life
    3%

After Butler University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
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

1,225 reviews
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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!
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My experience at Butler University was indescribable. Butler is a small university, with a big school connection. Having attended Butler for 4 years, the liberal arts education has provided me with a sense of preparedness if my field of interest. I took an interdisciplinary social science major that allowed me to explore different facets of the field. My workload consisted of public health classes, pharmacy elective, psychology and environmental classes. Butler provides a sense of togetherness. Because it is a small university, the one-to-one interaction with professors and administration made my experience more personal. I was more of a name, rather than a number. With a small university, networking with faculty and staff was easy to do. Networking is crucial in order to become successful in one's future professional career. Professors worked around the student's schedule rather the other way around. This speaks volume as the care and effort the university has in students.
-STEM education is severely lacking in career prep
-Advising is extremely poor - all are professors that don't have good advice or guidance to help students who are unsure of direction
-Administration is terrible. The Butler that I was admitted to and the Butler that exists now are in direct opposition. Their original value set was very student-oriented and now students are literally the university's last priority.
-Financial aid program: riddled with inconsistencies and lies. Tell different people different information on the "maximum amount" one can receive in combined academic and financial aid.
-Student culture and the Butler community: if you do not fit into the stereotypical white and upperclass community or are in any way "alternative", you will be miserable. Greek life completely dominates campus. That said, if that's something you're looking for, you will likely be very happy here.

+ Professors are great and genuinely care about the students.