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Butler University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 46 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

61% Women
39% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Horizon League

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Pioneer Football League

  • Football

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $242,136)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $52,330)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 72 53 - -
Baseball 40 - - -
Basketball 14 14 - -
Football 101 - - -
Golf 9 9 - -
Soccer 29 24 - -
Softball - 20 - -
Swimming - 15 - -
Tennis 9 12 - -
Volleyball - 13 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.8%
Hispanic 1.5%
Non-resident alien 2.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 84.4%
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 5
Liquor Law Violation 36
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 16
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Alyssa from Lafayette, IN
  • 4
  • There are three choices for Freshman; Ross Hall that is co-ed with separate floors for boys and girls, Schwiterz Hall that is all girls, and ResCo that is co-ed and…

  • Mar-23-2012 Read More
  • Kaitlin from Milan, IN
  • 5
  • My dorm unit was simply amazing. They have a ton of different events for you to meet new people and do things that you would never think of. It was…

  • Jun-26-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Lucielle from Valparaiso, IN
  • Jan-07-2015 I am a current student here

    We have access to a wide variety of food on campus and the flex dollars included in most meal plans allow students to eat for free at off-campus locations such as Hot Box pizza and Chipotle.

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  • 2
  • Lauryn from Elkhart, IN
  • May-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Food isn't great, but don't let that make or break your decision! Butler is working on improving its cafeterias. They have a ways to go yet, but I've definitely been able to see the improvement even over this past year!

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  • 5
  • Miranda from Maple Grove, MN
  • Feb-11-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a lot of variety with the food, and the meal plan allows for three meals a day as well as $400 to use on snacks, Starbucks, and fast food.

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  • 4
  • Mallory from Danville, IN
  • Jan-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Atherton Dining Hall is the most common place to eat on campus. Atherton, or A-Town for short, offers a number of options each day, including a made to order stir fry grill. Below Atherton in the basement of the Union is C Club. C Club offers grab and go foods, snacks, and favorites like Papa Johns pizza and sushi.There is also a cafeteria in ResCo, the sophomore dorm, that offers breakfast and lunch. One of the lesser known food locations is found in the Recreation Center. This is a juice bar that offers shakes, smoothies, and healthy grab and go foods.

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  • 4
  • Sarah from Crest Hill, IL
  • Jan-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Basically be prepared for college food. Its not always great and it gets repetitive but there are a lot of choices. We have Papa Johns, a wrap station, and a burger station that are always available. Then there are 2 dining halls that rotate their menus about every 2 to 2 and a half weeks. There is also a smoothie station at the gym. Luckily there are many places around campus that you can order from if you get bored.

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  • 4
  • Macy from North Vernon, IN
  • Jan-03-2014 I am a current student here

    There are two places to dine on campus- Atherton and CClub. Atherton is the cafeteria-style place. It had renovations after my freshmen year and now there is an ice-cream machine and a habachi grill! There are also many other choices like a sandwich and salad bar, and also desserts! CClub is downstairs from Atherton and consists of Papa Johns, A hot sandwich place, salads and soups, and snacks for just a quick lunch. The workers are all really friendly! There is also a Starbucks right in the middle of campus!

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  • 3
  • Devon from Middletown, OH
  • Nov-22-2013 I am a current student here

    This is the one thing Butler needs to work on, but they are working on it. The food isn't bad...usually. And it's not that it ever really tastes bad, it's that there are some days where there aren't many options that MOST kids would eat. If you aren't a picky eater then you should be totally fine.

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  • 4
  • Sydney from Roann, IN
  • Nov-12-2013 I am a current student here

    Well, it's college food. No more of Mom's home-cooking! However, Butler has a great selection which includes a stir-fry station, Mediterranean station, and plenty of vegetarian options. Although the food does get repetitive, it's much better than most other universities offer!

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  • 3
  • Stephen Garrelts from Spring Grove, IL
  • Oct-30-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is healthier than most colleges and the meal plans are manageable. There are plenty of places other than the cafeteria to eat so there are always variety in your meals.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Apr-07-2015 I am a current student here

    Great, very diverse, administration is against it though.

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  • 0
  • Lauryn from Elkhart, IN
  • May-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Our slogan around campus is that greek life is prominent, but not dominant. I just pledged to a house on campus and it hasn't altered my relationships with those who aren't greek at all. All of the houses are very supportive of one another. Our greek system is NOT the stereotype at all. If I would have gone to a larger school, I would have never gone through recruitment. After seeing all of the houses really get along, however, I decided to give it a shot, and it was a great decision!

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  • 0
  • Miranda from Maple Grove, MN
  • Feb-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is alive and well at Butler's campus with 35% of students living in greek housing. However, it is unlike traditional greek life due to the small size of the campus, and hazing is strictly prohibited.

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  • 0
  • Sarah from Crest Hill, IL
  • Jan-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is huge on Butler's campus. There are 7 sororities and 6 fraternities. But there are also professional fraternities that one could join. The Greek system is highly involved on campus and many of the campus leaders and top scholars go Greek. But you don't have to be Greek to be on campus. There is also a group called Independent that just get together to participate in things on campus without having to actually join a fraternity.

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  • 0
  • Macy from North Vernon, IN
  • Jan-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life only consists of 30% of campus, but seems more dominant than it is. It is a great way to get even more involved and to create an even more prominent image of yourself on campus! It gives you the opportunity to meet even more people and help in even bigger ways. One sorority helps to raise over $45K for St Jude just from Butler's chapter. A fraternity on campus raises about the same amount for Riley. It helps to make an impact on the lives of those around us, locally and further away.

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  • 0
  • Teresa from Michigan City, IN
  • Oct-22-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is big at Butler. If you want to be involved in Greek life it's very easy to get involved and it's a wonderful (very panhelinic) community, but it's also very possible to get along at Butler without being Greek. Although it's a large part of the Butler community it isn't the entire community, Greek life at Butler does a good job of balancing Greek but also including independents if they want to be included in campus wide events.

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  • 0
  • Sarah from Plainfield, IL
  • Jul-24-2013 I am a current student here

    We have delayed recruitment which means we do not rush until second semester, this is GREAT. You get to know the houses and the people in them so you can decide whether or not greek life is for you. Greek life is prominent on campus however it is not dominant.

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