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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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Plan a Visit to Indy

As many of you know, Indianapolis was awarded Super Bowl XLVI, which will be played on February 5. This will be the first Super Bowl held in Indianapolis, and the first one held in a cold-weather city since Detroit hosted Super Bowl XL. The game will be held in Lucas Oil Stadium, which seats just over 75,000 people. The Super Bowl Village will transform the heart of downtown Indianapolis into a ten-day interactive festival. From the NFL Experience at the Indiana Convention Center to awe-inspiring performances on Monument Circle, Indy promises to deliver an unforgettable experience. Visitors from across the world will experience the exhilaration of the Super Bowl while being introduced to downtown Indianapolis world-class restaurants, bars, hotels and attractions.

If you are planning to visit that weekend, or any other weekend, there is always something to do in Indianapolis. Check out a few of the Indy happenings going on now:

The Children's Museum

Meet the Bloggers

They’re back…four of our bloggers from last year have returned along with two fresh new faces. Our bloggers hail from Missouri, Indiana, Ohio and Virginia. Several times a week, our six student bloggers will be sharing their experiences so that you can get a taste of what life at Butler University is really like. They each bring a unique perspective to help provide better insight into Butler University’s academic programs, student organization, residential life experiences and more!

In addition to these six student bloggers, Butler Blue 2 will be blogging about his adventures as the official mascot of Butler University. Born 3/27/2004, this 60 lb. English Bulldog is enjoying his 8th year as mascot of the Indy-based, 4,000 student, liberal arts institution. Assistant Director of Admission, Megan O’Rourke, will also be posting her thoughts and insights on the blog. Megan received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a specialization in Public Relations and Advertising in 2006. She loved attending school at Butler so much that she decided to accept an admission counselor position and has been here ever since. Finally, we will be bringing you weekly updates, information and tips on our Admission blog. The Admission blog will feature important dates, helpful financial aid information and so much more.

Our bloggers provide first-hand accounts of their time at Butler and share their experiences, challenges and academic adventures through their words, photos and videos. Take a look and see for yourself…

Your September College Application Timeline

You’ve made it, you’re a senior! Only 8 more months (or 9 for some) until you graduate. It’s an exciting time in your life. It’s also time to get started on the college application process. Before you let senioritis get the best of you, be prepared to put some effort into applying to college.

This month, it is important that you:

  • Start filling out those applications! It’s free to apply online at Butler and we also accept the Common Application.
  • Ask for letters of recommendations. Make sure your recommendations are from current teachers, coaches and supervisors. Provide each person with a resume and let them know the reason you want to attend the universities you are applying to.
  • Begin writing your personal statement. (Butler also accepts graded essays.)
  • Make a list of colleges you want to visit and visit them!
  • Register for the ACT, SAT or SAT subject tests if necessary. Remember, Butler uses superscores so only retake those test areas in which you need the most improvement.
  • Don’t let senioritis get you down! Most colleges and universities require your mid-year and final grades.

Here are also some important dates to remind you about regarding the application process:

Admission Program      Applications Postmarked By
Early Action                         November 1st
Regular Decision                  February 1st
Rolling Admission                After February 1st

Join Us for Open House & See What All the Excitement Is About!

Every fall, Butler University opens its doors to high school students and their families for a visit we call “Open House”. Our Open House provides a wonderful opportunity to tour our campus, speak with faculty and learn more about what Butler University has to offer.

Saturday, September 17: 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Monday, October 10: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
*If you are interested in studying business, please register for Butler Business Days.
Friday, October 28: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29: 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
*If you are interested in studying business, please register for Butler Business Days.

The University Open House is a great way to learn information about the wide variety of resources afforded to students at Butler. Admission representatives will be at the event to answer both general and specific questions about academic programs, admissions requirements, student support services, campus organizations and more.

Several academic departments will conduct information sessions for students and families as well. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will also hold information sessions geared towards the application and financial aid process.

Student-led tours of campus will be conducted throughout the day. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes in order to maximize your tour experience. A sample residence hall room will be available for prospective families.

Click here to register for Open House.

 

Open House

Welcome Week: Study Abroad Style

By Kaitlin Canady
Butler University
International Management/Marketing
Class of 2012

 

 

As I begin thinking about Welcome Week commencing on the Butler University campus, I can’t help but think back to the unique Welcome Week experience I encountered while abroad in Germany at Zeppelin University. Welcome Week at any university is the most exciting and exhilarating time. Its a clean slate full of new faces, new opportunities, and tons of potential. But let me just say that I was not quite prepared for the Welcome Week that I was about to experience once I got settled into a week of living in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Welcome Week in Germany

After a few minor activities, students were arranged and split into groups of boys and girls, and all of us were placed into a large empty room in a huge circle. We all soon began to realize that this activity is what we in America like to call “speed dating.” The boys rotated around the circle in order to talk to and get to know each one of us a little better. We had three minutes with each person to talk about the topic that was given to us before each round. Hobbies, family, travel, our future goals…anything was up for discussion! At first everyone was a little worried and nervous, but what felt like a speed dating session was actually a very effective way to put names with the faces you had seen all week during other activities. Next up after being introduced to everyone, we were split into teams of ten and given a series of challenges to complete. Among them were creating a cheer about the University and performing it for everyone, watching a slide show of professors pictures and then putting names with these new faces, and last but not least: running into the freezing cold Bodensee Lake smack dab in the middle of January. Each team got more points depending on how far they ventured into the bitterly cold water. Me, being the wimp that I am, didn’t contribute too much to the team score since I only stuck my feet in.

International Welcome Week

Looking back, even though Butler and Zeppelin varied drastically in the types of activities they required students to participate in during Welcome Week, the goal of both universities was ultimately the same. The first few weeks at a new place with new people can be exciting but also scary at the same time. Bonding activities can really help you form close relationships with the people that may soon become your new found best friends. Even though it might make you uncomfortable or feel unsure of yourself, always open yourself up to new experiences because you never know just where they may take you! Thanks for reading!

Bodensee Lake Challenge

Join the Conversation

Are you interested in Butler University? Will you be applying in the future? Wherever you may be in your search process, we want to connect with you! We have a variety of social media sites to keep you updated on the latest happenings at Butler University.

Facebook
Our Facebook fan page is for prospective students to learn about life at Butler and the admissions process. The site is updated frequently with photos, links to our newest blogs, videos of life on campus and important admissions events and deadlines.

Twitter
Follow us on Twitter @gobutleru. Our Twitter page serves as a resource for prospective students and parents to receive admission and financial aid tips. We also tweet about what is going on at Butler University so you can get a real look at life on campus.

YouTube
Our YouTube page features a wide variety of videos topics including tips for new students, advice from admission counselors, highlights from events on campus and so much more.

Blogs
Our students have a plethora interesting stories to tell so we gave them a platform to do just that. Follow our bloggers through their experiences at Butler University. Through it all, you’ll notice the common themes of hard work, creativity, enthusiasm and perseverance that characterize our students and define our community.

Flickr
They say actions speak louder than words so we have brought your our Flickr page to do just that. Flickr is for those who want to see all that Butler University has to offer through the scope of the camera lens.

Apply Now- Butler’s Online Application is Now Active!

It’s hard to believe that the summer is almost over and today is August 1st!  If you are getting ready to start your senior year this fall, right now is a great time to start completing applications for the colleges and universities you are considering.

At Butler, you have two options to submit applications, Early Action (November 1st) and Regular Decision (February 1st). While applications are still considered for admission during the Regular Decision deadline, we would encourage students to apply by the November 1st Early Action deadline if they are interested in:

-Scholarship Consideration
-Specific Program Admission Consideration
-Priority class registration and housing selection
-The Honors Program

Freshman Application for Admission and Scholarship

The Application for Freshman Admission and Scholarships needs to be completed by November 1st, but we would encourage you to complete your application by early October to ensure that all documents have been submitted in time.   If you submit your completed application by November 1st, we will mail your admission decision on December 15th.

The Admission Process can be confusing so we’ve included below a few brief descriptions of the common deadlines or admission terms you might see below:

-Early Action vs. Early Decision

Early Action: This type of deadline has a completion date in November or early December.  Often times, this deadline brings with it the most opportunity for an academic or merit based scholarship.  In some cases, it can offer you a better chance of admission for specific or more competitive admission programs.  With an Early Action deadline, you do not have to attend a university simply because you are offered admission; rather, you have until May 1st to let the school know whether or not you will be attending.

Early Decision: If a student applies to an Early Decision school, and is offered admission, that is their commitment to that college or University and they must withdraw their application from all other schools they might be considering. Please note that Butler University does not offer early decision.

*Both of these deadlines typically have a set notification date that all admission decisions are mailed to students.

Regular Decision: If you are considering a school with a Regular Decision deadline, the completion date may vary depending on if the school has one of the above application plans.  Some schools might have a fall regular decision deadline while other that have an Early Action deadline might not offer a Regular Decision deadline until after January 1st of your senior year.

Rolling Admission:  Unlike Early Action or Early Decision, schools with a rolling admission policy will notify students of their admission decision on a continuous basis.  There typically is not a deadline for applications.

Again, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and look forward to reading your application!

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