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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Butler University

An integral part of deciding which college you want to attend is to see if it is a good fit. Going on a college visit can help you determine if a school is the right place for you. We understand that visiting colleges may not be possible for everyone, but it can be extremely helpful when making your final selection. With Explore Butler visits happening every Monday through Saturday and Junior Preview Days just around the corner, we’ve complied a list of the “Top 10 Reasons to Visit Butler University”:

  1. You get to actually see our beautiful campus firsthand. Pictures and videos are cool, but there’s nothing quite like experiencing it for yourself.
  2. Butler is home to historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. The fieldhouse has reigned as one of the nation’s great sports arenas for more than six decades. This classic facility was constructed in 1928 and was the nation’s largest basketball arena at that time. The legendary building has stood the test of time, maintaining the splendor, character, and atmosphere that made it one of the nation’s most famous basketball arenas nearly a century ago. Hinkle Fieldhouse is also home to the Milan Miracle, the memorable 1954 victory of tiny Milan High School over the much larger Muncie Central. The film Hoosiers, loosely based on that event, used Hinkle Fieldhouse when filming the climactic game of the popular movie.
  3. Indianapolis is just minutes from downtown Indianapolis, the 12th largest city in the nation. The Colts and Pacers play just a few miles from campus. Downtown Indy also boasts rock concerts, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Broadway shows, art galleries, shopping, museums, and every kind of restaurant imaginable!
  4. Current students will guide you around campus. Chances are you will get to know your tour guide pretty well, which gives you the opportunity to build a network of friends almost instantly!
  5. Butler is home to one of the largest public observatories in the world. Holcomb Observatory houses a 38-inch Cassegrain reflectors, which makes it the largest observatory in Indiana.
  6. Butler University houses a Starbucks in the student union. Need we say more?
  7. You can experience Broad Ripple Village. This popular, eclectic section of the city is located just five minutes from campus and features boutiques, cafés, galleries, dozens of restaurants, and an exciting nightlife.
  8. We have the cutest mascots ever. Butler University has a long tradition of live mascots. Blue II and Blue III, often referred to as “Trip”, currently reign over the school. Visit the Doggie Bag to learn more about these adorable pooches.
  9. The Butler men’s basketball team is currently ranked No. 1 in the Atlantic 10 and No. 11 in the AP Poll. While there is more to Butler University than basketball (for example: 60+ majors, 140+ student clubs and activities, etc.), it’s still exciting to be a part of such a successful season.
  10. The Health and Recreation Complex has a lazy river. While you may not be able to try it out during your visit, you can enjoy all the perks of this amazing facility when you become a Butler student.

There you have it; our list of reasons you should visit Butler University. What are you waiting for? Schedule a visit today!

 

Butler at a Glance

As you begin your college search process, it is important to know the ins and outs of a school before you apply. Here’s a brief introduction to Butler University for those of you that may be unfamiliar with us:

Who We Are
Founded in 1855, Butler is a nationally recognized comprehensive university that blends the liberal arts with first-rate pre-professional programs. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of liberal and professional education and to integrate the liberal arts with professional education, by creating and fostering a stimulating intellectual community built upon interactive dialogue and inquiry among students, faculty and staff.

National Recognition

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  • Ranked 2nd best university in the Regional Universities Midwest category of the 2011 U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges.
  • Ranked No. 1 “Up-and-Coming” institution among Regional Universities Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review.
  • Butler’s part-time MBA program was ranked 8th in the Midwest and 36th in the nation by BusinessWeek magazine.
  • Butler’s dance program is one of the top five programs in the country.
  • North American Pharmacy Licensing Exam ranks Butler in the top three schools nationally.

Activities
Butler offers more than 140 student organizations with activities ranging from religious and spiritual to service-oriented and political. Over 94% of students are involved in campus activities and 69% participate in community service.

Campus
Butler University’s 290-acre campus is located just five miles from downtown Indianapolis, the 12th largest city in the United States.

Areas of Study
Over 60 areas of study are offered in six academic colleges: Business, Communication, Education, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Enrollment
Our 4,051 full-time undergraduate students hail from 46 states and 50 countries.

In the Classroom
Full-time faculty: 339
Teaching assistants: 0
Student to faculty ratio: 11:1
Average class size: 20

Placement Rates
Overall placement rate averages 94% including 33% of graduates who go on to graduate or professional school. Pharmacy, physician assistant and education graduates have a 100% placement rate.

Athletics
You may have heard about our men’s basketball team in the past year or two, but did you know that Butler has 19 varsity sports? Except for football, all compete in the NCAA Division I Horizon League. Football participates in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

Like what you hear so far? We are giving our prospective families the chance to find out even more about our unique university. Take advantage of one of our many visit opportunities including Discover Butler, Explore Butler and more.

Explore Butler
Sit in on a group presentation with an admission counselor followed by a student led tour. Register for Explore Butler.
Offered Monday – Friday and select Saturdays

Open House
Learn more about financial aid and the admission process. Campus tours will also be available. (Registration for Open House will open in late August.)
Saturday, September 17
Monday, October 10
Saturday, October 29

Counselor Fall Travel 2011
Meet Butler University admission counselors at one of our many stops. Our representatives will be traveling from city to city talking to you about Butler and how to get in. We will announce this fall’s travel dates on our website and blogs shortly so keep an eye out!