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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
    A-
  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 is a highly rated private university located in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,182 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Butler acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Marketing, Finance, and Accounting. Graduating 79% of students, Butler alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,200.
About Butler University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
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
65%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1150-1320
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
$38,051/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$16,348/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

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.87 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,182Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
111
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
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  • Friendly and driven
    40%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Privileged
    16%
  • High-achieving
    12%
  • Driven
    9%
  • Stuck up
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.98 responses
Poll
80%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.123 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • The Butler Way
    56%
  • The Butler Bubble
    28%
  • Community of CARE
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Graduate Doubt-Free
    3%
  • Ruined for life
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
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 an amazing school that gives all its students the best programs, opportunities to be involved on campus, and many study abroad chances. They are very friendly and helpful in figuring out financial aid, paying for college, programs to go into, and more. Indianapolis is also an amazing city! Lots of opportunities for work too!