Butler University

Indianapolis, Indiana
4-year Private university


Butler University is a private institution established in 1855 with suburban setting located at Indianapolis. It is ranked 2 in Regional Universities Midwest in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. It practices semester-based academic calendar. Freshmen live in one of two residence halls, while upperclassmen can choose to live in a residential college or university apartment. Greek life is prominent at Butler, involving more than a third of the student body. Other organizations include The Collegian student newspaper and the Butler Chorale. Butler is made up of six schools and colleges. Its graduate offerings include those in the College of Business and College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Undergraduates can choose from more than 60 majors, and there is also an honors program for highly motivated students.

#2 in Regional Universities Midwest
Location Indianapolis, Indiana
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1855
Selectivity Very Low
Size Small
4,293 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $41,120
Outstate Tuition Fee $41,120
Room and Board Fees $13,830
$54,700 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


73% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.77 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

79 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, PTE, MELAB Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

Sufficient scores on SAT or ACT or, a grade of A or B in English in London/Cambridge General Certificate Of Education (GCE)/General Certificate Of Secondary Education (GCSE) or, score of 5-7 or grade of A or B on HL English in IB

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$25,981 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$21,726 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $58,800
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
66% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline : December 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Academic Scholarship Program
Total Worth $11,000 to $20,000
Eligibility first year applicants
Minimum Criteria based on the student's academic record and test scores
Requirement for maintenance Renewal criteria outlined in the scholarship offer
Separate application needed No
Application deadline November 1

Other Scholarships

Dr. Morton-Finney Leadership Award
Total Worth $5,000 to full tuition
Details Students must be admitted Early Action. In addition to academic strength, applicants must demonstrate commitment and actions to promote diversity and inclusion through high school and community activities. complete the Dr. John Morton-Finney Leadership Award application form by November 15.
Buttler Tuition Guarantee
Total Worth full tuition
Details Apply to the University by November 1 and be admitted Early Action. Complete the FAFSA by December 1 (Recommended FAFSA Filing Date).This award is based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA and the Student must be enrolled in and anticipate graduating from a Marion County high school.; Solid academic record in high school.; Participation in high school extracurricular activities and community service projects. ; Enroll the fall immediately following high school graduation.


4,293 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
89% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
76% Students graduate within 6 years