Butler University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Butler University's Clowes Memorial Hall
Butler University's Clowes Memorial Hall. KimManleyOrt / Flickr

Butler University admits just over two-thirds of those who apply and admitted students generally have test scores and grades above average. Students must submit scores from the SAT or ACT as part of the application. In addition to the application form, applicants must submit high school transcripts, a writing sample, and a resume that outlines extracurricular activities, work experience, and/or academic honors.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Butler University Description:

Butler University is a private university located on a 290-acre campus in Indianapolis, Indiana. The school was founded in 1855 by the attorney and abolitionist Ovid Butler. Undergraduates can choose from 55 undergraduate programs, and the university has an impressive 11 to 1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 20. Student life at Butler is active with over 140 student organizations.

The diverse student body comes from 43 states and 52 countries. Butler is one of the highest ranked universities in the Midwest and made the list of top Indiana colleges. On the athletic front, the Butler University Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference and the Pioneer Football League.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 5,095 (4,290 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $38,360
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,947
  • Other Expenses: $2,550
  • Total Cost: $54,857

Butler University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 54%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,926
    • Loans: $8,908

Academic Programs

Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 93%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 20%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 57%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 74%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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