- 4 Year
- INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Butler University Reviews
Rating 3.63 out of 5 1,403 reviews
I loved BU until I didn't. MAKE GOOD CHOICES when it comes to who you live with. I for one did not recognize the red flags of the people I shared a room and bathroom with. Things did NOT go very well and I had to take the semester off. Also, I experienced a lot of bullying through this stupid app called YikYak that connects to the students. Lastly, I do want to come back for the spring but I certainly do not feel supported by the student body because of the things I have experienced there. The support is great but some of the students are really mean.
Attending Butler University with a full-ride scholarship as a violin major and biology minor, aiming for genetic counseling, offered financial freedom and musical excellence. The biology minor enhanced my skills for genetic counseling but came with academic pressure. Navigating both fields demanded exceptional time management and self-care. Success on this unique path depended on dedication, passion, and maintaining a balance between musical and scientific pursuits - all of which Butler University helped me accomplish. Not only did it provide a great education, but it offered me wonderful social experiences as well. I met amazing friends and worked with enlightening teachers. I had the opportunity to be concertmaster of my orchestra, which I would not have been able to do at a bigger institution. The proximity to Indianapolis offered a wealth of culture and activities, and the food scene in Indy is amazing!
Butler is a great school with a very strong community. Students are very motivated and faculty genuinely want to help. They do a good job of teaching you classes and life skills.
Everyone are connected, and help each other. They have small class sizes, but students are able to connect with the professors. There are a lot of minorities groups, but everyone embrace each other.
My experience at Butler was alright. I like the Professors and they always genuinely cared about the students. I would however like to see change in rules surrounding the general requirements.
Some of the things that I have absolutely loved about Butler University is the community and sense of belonging that is present the moment you step foot on campus. I've made numerous friends and formed bonds with many of my professors, some of which I feel like I wouldn't get at a community college. This is also something that I looked forward to with Butler: the class sizes. I wanted something on the smaller side so I could get to know my professors and the people around me. I wanted my professors to know my name and I've found that Butler was the perfect environment for this. Something I would like to see change is the food options at the dining halls. There have already been changes during my second year, where we would get surveys and food request submissions so I think this is something that should continue. Not every student on campus is able to go grocery shopping or obtain the most resourceful meal plan, so continuing these endeavors means a lot to students, including me.
Being a minority and BIPOC at a primarily white institute or university isn’t always easy. But, Butler University, at times, goes out of their way to make sure you are heard and included. They have so many different options in terms of majors with professors who can help with internships or jobs.
I’m an upcoming freshman so I look forward to my future of being a Butler student, I received an academic scholarship of 72k to go to Butler but I still need funds to proceed with my life at Butler. Butler has good opportunities for me to express myself as a musician and a gamer.
Butler requires you to take many obscure gen eds. To many students these feel like a huge waste of time because they are so specific and do not relate to their major in any way. These classes are also often the most time consuming which is very frustrating. The professors are good for the most part and typically want you to do well. The student disability office is very good and friendly.
I enjoyed 2 out of the 9 Professors I had during my first year. Food was terrible the first semester but the second semester it improved drastically. Diversity is a huge problem here
I appreciate that the class sized is small enough that the professors know you but large enough to have diversity of thought.
Butler is a great school if you want a close knit community of fellow students who share your want to excel academically. Butler may be on the smaller side, but it is a well known university that means a lot in the Indianapolis area. Not only will you feel like you have learned a great deal by the end of your experience, but you will have had every opportunity to get away from the books and enjoy everything from a fun night life, active greek life, and a big little city that has something for everyone. Yes, there are some drawbacks such as the limited food options, high cost, and smaller student body; but I can assure you that if you can find something here that makes it worth it, you will enjoy yourself.
I think that my overall experience in classes and with teachers was phenomenal due to the small class sizes. I didn't typically have too much to do in each class, but all my classes tended to amp up around the same time which could be a problem if you aren't good at managing your time. I thought the housing options for freshmen were all very good, my only gripes are the terrible food and the cost - particularly the fact they just raised tuition even further without good reason.
Butler University academics focus entirely too much on politics and almost no emphasis is placed on academic education in the core requirements. The housing situation and meal plan are horribly overpriced, exceedingly limited, and required for the first three years of student life to those who do not live within thirty miles of campus. That being said, the dance department is fantastic if somewhat preferential to certain students. It is the only reason I have chosen to attend Butler University; should I change my mind concerning dance, I will leave the school immediately.
A very beautiful campus with a very large Greek population. High levels of involvement in sports and large interest in academics.
For me, the major appeal to attend Butler was the class sizes and their study abroad opportunities. I've not been disappointed on either account, but such a small campus comes with its natural limits.
Butler University is an elite college that offers a prestigious education to students of all demographics. However, the reason I have given a 3/5 star rating is because I feel the university could improve significantly concerning minority population community building and commuter student belonging. Something I love about Butler, despite its flaws like any university, is the challenging and thought-provoking curriculum.