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Welcome to the Office of Admission. This blogs purpose is to give you helpful tips and details for your college search. We will update you with important dates you need to know, special information about the admission process and so much more. If you have questions at anytime, please feel free to contact us at admission@butler.edu.

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Archive: July 2011

Uniquely Butler

When describing Butler University to those who are unfamiliar with our campus, students and programs, we like to say that we are a medium-sized school with all the benefits of a large university. The question we hear most often is, “What makes you so different from all the other colleges and universities out there?” Our reply, “Where do we start?”

  • Butler is one university with six academic colleges and over 60 majors, so there’s plenty to choose from.
  • Butler University has a 93% success rate upon graduation. (99% in the College of Education and 97% in the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.)
  • You may have heard that we have a basketball team. In fact, the Butler men’s basketball team is one of only ten teams to compete in back-to-back national championship games.
  • Historic Hinkle Fieldhouse is an Indiana landmark. Built in 1928 and featured in the movie Hoosiers, it is the sixth-oldest college basketball arena still in use.
  • We are located in Indianapolis, the 12th largest city in the nation. Indy, is home to professional and amateur sports, shopping, museums, world-class restaurants and so much more.
  • With over 140 student organizations and clubs on campus, there is something for everyone.
  • Butler was ranked as the 2nd best university in the Regional Universities Midwest category of the 2011 U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges.
  • Butler was ranked as the No. 1 “Up-and-Coming” institution among Regional Universities Midwest, and one of 68 nationwide.
  • We offer small classes with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.
  • There are no teaching assistants (TA’s) used at Butler.

We know that we can’t capture all of our unique characteristics in just one post, so if you have more to add please feel free to comment below!

Hinkle Fieldhouse

What to Do When Visiting Campus

The Observatory

Visiting colleges is something in which every high school student should do. Whether you are a junior or a senior, it is imperative to visit the schools in which you are applying to. After all, it can make all the difference in the world when you’re deciding whether or not a particular college is a good fit for you.

If you’re starting to plan a few college visits, we have some helpful tips before you head out. Always remember, it is important to schedule your visit before arriving on campus so that you can make the most out of your trip.

Things to do:

• Arrive on-campus and walk around to learn layout of campus
• Take the campus guided tour
• Attend an information session
• Have lunch in the dining hall
• Interview with admission officer
• Interview with professor or attend a class (if possible)
• Walk around campus to investigate unseen areas and to talk with students
• Drive through areas surrounding campus, check out stores and restaurants
• When visiting Butler, make sure that you get to spend sometime in Broad Ripple and downtown Indianapolis
• Meet with Financial Aid
• Talk with students

Places to see:

• Classrooms & Labs (Science)
• Your major’s department building
• Computer labs
• Large lecture halls
Residence halls (Schwitzer, Ross and ResCo)
• Dining halls
• Library
• Diversity Center
• Atherton Union
• The bookstore
• The mall (the main quad)
• HRC (Health and Recreation Complex)

What to look out for:

• Scan bulletin boards to see what day-to-day student life is like
• Go to the career center and learn what services it offers

Click here to plan your visit today!

5 Things to Do Before Welcome Week

With Welcome Week just around the corner, there are a few things you might want to consider before arriving on campus. All of these important tasks can be completed through your my.butler.edu account.

Still not sure how to use my.butler.edu? Get all the answers on our website at www.butler.edu/it.

Your checklist:

1. The “Academic Tools” section of my.butler.edu allows you to access Blackboard and library documents directly from the site. Blackboard is a site that houses all of the information you need for each class including notes, PowerPoint presentations, grades, assignments, discussion boards and so much more. You might want to familiarize yourself with Blackboard before arriving to your first class so that you can be fully prepared.

Access Blackboard from your my.butler.edu account.

2. The “Campus Services” portion of my.butler.edu houses the Butler Connection and the Butler Collegian for students. The Butler Connection gives updates about what is happening around campus on a daily basis. The Collegian is our award-winning student newspaper which provides the Butler community with coverage of newsworthy events.

Access the BUConnection for students through your my.butler.edu account

3. Thinking about getting a job at Butler University? Look no further than the “Employment” section of my.butler.edu. It lists everything from internship opportunities to job search tools to on-campus job openings.

Find a job on my.butler.edu

4. Are you bringing a car to campus? If so, you need to register your vehicle to receive your parking permit. The cost is only $60 for the entire year.

Register your vehicle through my.butler.edu

5. Finally, it is important that you review your class schedule and purchase your textbooks before arriving to class the first week of school. To print out a schedule or see which text books your professors require, click on “Self Service” then “Student Center”.

Review your schedule

Have questions? Let us know by emailing admission@butler.edu.

*Please note that your my.butler.edu account may look a little different than what is presented on this blog.