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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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!