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BUTLER UNIVERSITY - [BU], INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Indianapolis, IndianaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1855Established Year
  5145Enrollment

Butler University Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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Established in 1885 and named after its founder Ovid Butler, the Butler University is a private institution based in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. It has been ranked #1 among the regional universities in Midwest by US News and World Report, 2019.

Highlights

College TypePrivate
Campus SettingUrban
Endowment174.0 million USD
Student Retention Rate93%
Work-study programyes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part time; online
Housing Capacity67%
Annual cost of Attendance59,660 USD
Admission Helpdeskadmission@butler.edu | 317 940-8100

Programs, Campus and Residence

  • Butler University incorporates six academic colleges that provide more than 65 fields of study for undergraduates, 18 master’s degree programs and a Doctor of Pharmacy program. Popular majors at Butler University include Management, Marketing, Business; Communication, Journalism and related programs; Social Sciences; Visual and Performing Arts.
  • Spread over 295 acres, Butler is a picturesque landscape situated at a distance of about 5 miles from downtown Indianapolis. It is popular for its park-like lush green fields and antique architecture.
  • Butler University owns 7 residential facilities for students. Irvington house (a state-of-the-art, 647-bed, suite-style residential facility) is the latest addition to Butler’s on-campus residential housing.

 Admission Process

Students can apply to Butler University through the Common App or directly on the university’s official website.

RequirementsOfficial secondary/high school transcripts Essay, Personal Statement or Writing Sample (not more than 650 words)
Test ScoresSAT/ACT/GMAT/GRE
English Proficiency TestIELTS/TOEFL/GCE
Additional RequirementsApplication for Form I-20 A-B and sponsor financial evidence
Application Deadlines

February 1 (fall admission)

December 14 (spring admission)

Early Action Deadline: November 1

Cost and Scholarship

Tuition & Fees$41,120
Accommodation$13,830
Books$1000
Transportation and Miscellaneous$2850
Total$58,800

The table above shows the costs incurred by first year undergraduate students at Butler. The costs may vary in accordance with the program, nature of degree (masters or undergraduate) and type of accommodation.

Financial Aid

  • At Butler University, Financial aid is available on the basis of merit and need.
  • Academic scholarship worth $10,000 to $20,000 is available to students with a good academic background and favorable test scores.
  • Payment Plant, Federal Direct PLUS Loan and Private Education Loans can be availed by students in need.

Various scholarships and grants are provided to the deserving candidates at Butler University. More than 80% of students at Butler receive financial aid and the university spends $3.8 million to make this possible.

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Butler University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population5163
FAFSA Code001788
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$40,160 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score123511501320 55%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing620580660-
Mathematics615570660-
ACTCheck Detailed Score282530 77%
English282431-
Mathematics272429-

Butler University Acceptance Rate

65.1%

Acceptance Rate

14635

Total Applicants

5163

Total Enrolled

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Female

40.7%

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Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program65.1%
Total Applicants6619
Total Enrolled4311
Graduate
Graduate Programs65.1%
Total Applicants1309
Total Enrolled852

Butler University Enrollment

Enrollment
Butler University Enrollment5163
Undergraduate Enrollment4311
Graduate Enrollment852
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate63.3%

Attendance Cost

$40,160

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$40,160 / Year
Post Graduate Program$17,400 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,000 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$13,030 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,850 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$13,030 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,850 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$6,500 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,850 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Pharmacy ProgramsAccreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Dance
ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Theatre
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
5350527278-
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    RANKED  #216

    Overall (National)

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    Book Store

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    Half Price Books7.96 Km
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    Keystone Plaza3.95 Km
    Broad Ripple Station4.1 Km
    Westlane Shopping Center4.28 Km
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    Shops at Avondale Meadows5.24 Km
    Jale En La 385.33 Km
    Guion Creek Retail Center5.35 Km
    Keystone Shops5.38 Km
    Centro Comercial5.42 Km
    Discount Mall5.45 Km
    Eagledale Plaza Shopping Center5.67 Km
    28Boutique5.74 Km
    Glenlake Plaza5.78 Km
    International Jewelry and Repair5.79 Km
    Georgetown Plaza6.4 Km
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    Meridian Restaurant & Bar2.09 Km
    Yats2.43 Km
    The Jazz Kitchen2.43 Km
    Mama Carolla's2.8 Km
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    Kilroy's3.94 Km
    Bazbeaux3.96 Km
    Brugge Brasserie4.15 Km
    Broad Ripple Brewpub4.34 Km
    Goose The Market4.51 Km
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    The Fresh Market2.47 Km
    Save A Lot5.19 Km
    Indiana Discount Mall5.45 Km
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    Walmart Supercenter6.29 Km
    Meijer7.02 Km
    Needler's Fresh Market7.84 Km
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    Methodist Hospital Nr 2 Heliport5.87 Km
    Larez NDB FV 3496.45 Km
    Channel 13 Heliport6.66 Km
    Medical Center Heliport6.96 Km
    Helipad at Riley Hospital for Children7.07 Km
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