So…Where are you going to college next year?
This is a question you will soon here from teachers, friends and family over the next year (If you haven’t already). The question you might be thinking to your self is ‘How do I pick the perfect school for me, with so many choices out there?’ A good starting point might be to make a list of the ‘factors’ that are most important to you with each school you are considering applying to or visiting in the near future. Below you will find a list of common college or university attributes that are good things to consider when looking at different schools.
Butler is considered to be a small to medium sized private institution with just over 4000 undergraduate students. The academic experience at Butler provides students with small class sizes and personal attention from faculty members. On the other side of things, the fact that Butler has over 140 student organizations, 19 NCAA Division 1 Sports and is located in Indianapolis gives the campus lends to Butler feeling like a much larger place than 4000 students.
Butler is located in Indianapolis, which was “#1 Best City for College Graduates” by Career Builder. The campus is conveniently located just 5 miles north of the Downtown Indianapolis area and 2 miles west of Broad Ripple Village. The city is full of concert venues, malls, professional sports teams, museums and amazing restaurants.
Butler’s campus is located in a residential area, 5 miles north of the middle of the city. This gives our students all the benefits of being in a major city, without being right in the middle of downtown. To see how the campus map and location, check out this link: http://www.butler.edu/campus-map/
Major Area of Study
For some of you, this might be the top deciding factor about where you are choosing to attend college. At Butler, you can start taking classes in your Butler major from day one, or, you can start in our Exploratory Studies program to learn more about your options before committing to a program.
Average Class Size/Student to Teacher Ratio
Do you prefer a large class room setting, based typically in a lecture hall, or class size that is smaller, where discussion and participation are expected? At Butler, it is the latter with an average class size of 20 students and a student-teacher ratio of 11-1 and no teaching assistants. Additionally, every student has an academic advisor who is a faculty member from their major area of study.
Keep an eye out for our next blog, which will cover the rest of this list and hopefully aid in helping you when making your final decision.