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
    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

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

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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,978Undergrads
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 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
97%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,400/ 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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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!
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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!
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.