Butler University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Indiana


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. Students come from 43 states and 52 countries. Butler is one of the highest ranked universities in the Midwest. On the athletic front, the Butler University Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division I Horizon League and the Pioneer Football League.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary Education, Finance, Journalism, Marketing, Physician Assistant, Secondary Education

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 4438
Total Grad Students: 577
Undergraduate Students: 3861
Faculty: 307

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Percent Male: 41%
Percent Female: 59%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 73%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis Indiana 46208

Website: http://www.butler.edu

Main Email: smarsala@butler.edu

Main Phone: 317-940-8000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Susan Marsala
Transfer Admission Coordinator, Office of Admission
888-940-8100 #8119

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Jerry Dueweke
Coordinator of International Admission, Office of Admission

Athletics Contact:
Barry Collier
Athletic Director, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A minimum college grade point average of 2.00 is required of transfer applicants.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
A transfer applicant must have a minimum number of 12 credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year institution is 64 and from a four-year institution is 98.

Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores are required for admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
$35 application fee (waived for students who apply online and for students who meet our legacy requirements). Your enrollment form and $300 admission deposit must be postmarked by May 1 to guarantee your place in the transfer class

Other Requirements:
Some programs have different requirements: Pharmacy requires PCAT; Health Science requires interview; Fine Arts requires audition

Fall Deadline:
August 5 - Rolling Admission

Spring Deadline:
December 15 - Rolling Admission

Summer Deadline:
May 5 - Rolling Admission

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 25 30
English 24 31
Math 25 30
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 530 620
Math 540 640
Writing 520 620

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 1211

Transfers Accepted: 233

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 19%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 61%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -42%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2008


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 2200

Room and Board: 10600

Tuition and Fees: 31948

Total Cost: 45748

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
For consideration from all sources, BU encourages families to complete the FAFSA. Scholarships are available to students majoring in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education and Business Administration

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 8494

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 92%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 90%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 65%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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