Butler University
Indianapolis, IN, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
65%
Acceptance Rate
14,635
Students Applied
27%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
223
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
42%
Out-Of-State Students
55%
US States Represented
48
Countries Represented
42
77%
Submitting ACT
55%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1279
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
570
75th
660
Reading
25th
580
75th
660
3.90
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
63%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
45
Top 25%
76
Top 50%
96

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 888-940-8100
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.76 Average Rating
Take advantage of the early orientation programs such as Ambassadors of Change. They are truly a great way to get to know other students before the school year even starts. Also, do not be scared off by the cost of tuition - Butler offers many scholarships that are need-based, merit-based, and departmental.
Miranda from Maple Grove, MN
Just get involved, but not with too many clubs or activities. It is a great way to meet even more people and really create an image for yourself on campus! I would also advise students to make sure and not be afraid to ask questions! Butler is a small campus with so many teachers and staff willing to help with whatever you need!
Macy from North Vernon, IN
If you are looking for the family feel, Butler is definitely the place for you. However, if you are not very social, keep in mind that you must also make the effort to create new connections. Here making friends is very easy, but don't always expect others to approach you first.
Alyssa from Lafayette, IN
If you know what you want to major in, I would suggest taking AP classes in other areas. Since Butler is a Liberal Arts college, they are looking to make well-rounded students. That means that there are courses you have to take that aren't related to your major. Also, keep an open mind. I was looking at larger schools like IU, and I thought Butler would be too small. It's really a perfect size. I see new faces everyday, but I run into my friends a lot on campus as well. The atmosphere is very friendly!
Lauryn from Elkhart, IN
Come to Indianapolis! I had never been to Indy before I went on my first tour of Butler. Talking to students, professors, and deans helped me decide that Butler was right for me.
Anonymous
Make sure that you don't come into college looking to just have fun and get away from your parents. You need to always put education first no matter which university you go to. Remember to know your limits for everything because one may come into college thinking about greek life and then go to parties and skip class, which is not good. You are spending a lot of money to go to this university, so you should make the best out of it.
Jacob from Indianapolis, IN
Visit campus! It's the best way to know if Butler is a good fit for you. Don't be afraid to ask questions on tours either, most people are happy to help!
Emily from Indianapolis, IN
The best way to leave an impression on Butler University is to show that you are well rounded, have a solid academic history, and that you have activities outside of school.
Anonymous
Visit campus! When you step onto the right campus, you will know it. Also, talk to current students and get their feedback on how they enjoy Butler.
Karina from Carmel, IN
One thing that I learned to late is that prospective students need to focus a lot on volunteer work and giving back to the community. Leadership and community involvement are used heavily in choosing scholarship winners. Always keep your options open, and if you choose Butler make sure to participate in the early registration so that you can take the classes that you want to take the most.
Brian from LaPorte, IN