Butler University is a private, liberal arts institution located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Butler’s 300-acre campus houses six academic colleges: Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Communication, Education, and the Arts. Butler offers state-of-the-art campus facilities, student-faculty mentoring, and hands-on learning opportunities. Butler’s curriculum puts an emphasis on global education, study abroad, and undergraduate research. Outside of academia, Bulldogs can cheer on their NCAA Division I athletic teams in the BIG EAST conference. Students can also participate in more than 130 student organizations, join a fraternity or sorority, or explore nearby downtown Indianapolis
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Butler University is a small school with all of the benefits of a large school. The professors know me by name, the students truly care about each other, and the university makes it easy to feel at home. It is perfectly located close enough to downtown Indianapolis without being in the heart of the city.
Miranda from Maple Grove, MN
Butler University is definitely the home away from home that anyone could ever want from a university. Butler allows students to be themselves, always recognize a familiar face, and make friends to last a lifetime. Butler University was and still is the best choice I could have made in a university!
Macy from North Vernon, IN
Butler was a last minute decision. I signed up for the last campus tours and absolutely feel in love with the environment. Although coming to Butler meant I was turning down a full ride scholarship to another university and having to actually pay tuition and books, I did not care because I could not imagine myself anywhere else.
Alyssa from Lafayette, IN
Butler has a community that truly cares about each and every one of its students. The faculty really get involved in their student's academic journeys, and the opportunities that Butler has to offer are very accessible for any student looking to get involved. In terms of size, it's not too small, yet small enough to create a sense of unity and safety.
Lauryn from Elkhart, IN
I think the best quality of Butler University is its community. People genuinely care about each other and want to see each other succeed. This goes for both the academic and social communities.