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We’re Coming to Your High School!

Our logo is blue, team jerseys are blue, even our bulldog mascot is named Blue (well, Blue II actually) — and we’re bringing the blue to you. During the fall, our admission counselors are traveling to your area. Meeting with one of our staff will give you the chance to ask questions about everything from majors to athletics, from financial aid to career services. If we’ve already met, we’d welcome the chance to see you again, so feel free to stop by.

Visit adm.butler.edu/register to see when we’ll be in your area. Sign up, and bring a friend or a parent along to see us, too. Also, don’t forget to ask your school counselor for more information about these visits.

What These Butler Freshmen Wished They Would Have Known During the Application Process

Between the college application process (which is different for every college or university you apply to) and the day you move into your dorm, people will tell you a lot of things about what college is really like. Every school is unique and is experienced differently by each individual. That’s why some of our current freshmen wanted to share a few application tips and what they wished they would have known about the application process with you:

  • Ask a teacher to read over your essays, in my experience they were more then willing to do this and extremely helpful! – Abby
  • Maintain your grades during senior year. It is not a time to slack off. I know of a few people who decided to coast during their senior year and weren’t able to get into the college of their choice. -Justin
  • Get your applications done early and keep track of important dates! This made senior year so much better because I had free time and everyone else was worrying about essays and applications. -Brandon
  • Don’t wait until April to start looking for outside scholarships. There is so much money to be had out there, and you can’t wait for it to come to you.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Parents and Teachers can be very helpful, especially when it comes essay time. -Laura
  • Visit every campus you might be interested in attending. After all, you’ll be there for four years so you want to make sure that you like it! -Katie

5 Ways to Make Your Summer Count

Summer is a great time for rising juniors and seniors to get ahead of the game when it comes to the college search process. Make your summer count rather than sitting around an playing video games all day. Here’s a few ideas to make your summer as productive as possible:

  1. Get a job. Having a job is a great resume booster. It showcases your maturity, work ethic and dedication. Moreover, it gives you the chance to articulate what knowledge you have gained and the lessons learned on your college application.
  2. Prepare to retake the SAT and/or ACT. Register for the SAT or ACT as soon as possible. At Butler, we take your highest sub score from each exam and add those together for your final score. That way we review you at your best.
  3. Start working on your college application essay. We have posted the Butler University Application for Freshman Admission and Scholarships essay prompts on our website so you can get a head start this summer. This way you can edit and perfect your essay before you even fill out the application.
  4. Volunteer. Summer is not the time to sit around and catch up on episodes of Game of Thrones or Glee, rather it is the time to volunteer your services to help others. While you certainly deserve some downtime, don’t miss the opportunity to get involved outside of your home, explore your interests and build on your college resume.
  5. Visit colleges and universities. Summer is the perfect time for rising juniors and seniors to visit the schools that they are interested in. While the ideal time to visit a college is when classes are in session, the summer months are a convenient time for families to travel. Plus, it can be a good way to get a first look at a school and schedule a more individualized visit at a later date.

Visit Campus This Summer at Butler 101

This is the time of year when high school juniors (and even sophomores) need to start thinking about college visits. We encourage students to visit colleges and universities early on in their search process. By doing so, you can get a better understanding of what you are looking for in a higher education institution. Furthermore, this can help you save time. We often see that students start visiting schools after they’ve already applied. Visiting colleges and universities before you apply can help you narrow down your choices. It might even help you eliminate a few, ultimately, saving you time applying to schools you wouldn’t see yourself at.

We have Butler 101 events that rising juniors and seniors can attend this summer. Butler 101 is a great way to learn more about all that Butler University has to offer. At Butler 101, you will get to experience an admission and financial aid presentation, student-led campus tour and cookout with current students, faculty and admission counselors. Register now for this unique opportunity to visit Butler.

Butler 101 Visit Days:

9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Friday, May 25
Friday, June 22
Friday, July 27
Friday, August 10

We hope to see you on campus this summer. Have questions? Contact your admission counselor or reach out to us on Facebook.

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

You Got In! Now What?

Congratulations! We’re excited to welcome you to the Class of 2016! Now that you’re in, you might be wondering, “What am I supposed to do next?” Here’s a list to get you started on what steps you should take next to become part of the Butler community:

1. Mail back your enrollment form. This will allow you to get registered for New Student Registration beginning in March. You can find more information about the event on our website.
2. Send in your enrollment deposit. Deposits made prior to May 1 are refundable with written request until that date. After May 1, deposits are non-refundable.
3. Visit Butler. You can view a complete list of admitted student events on www.butler.edu/admitted-students.
4. Join the Class of 2016 Facebook page. This page is a great way to connect with other admitted students and even find a roommate.
5. Consider your housing options. Speaking of roommates. You will be receiving your housing form inside the New Student Registration packet. It is a questionnaire you can fill out to ensure you get matched up with a roommate of your choosing or one that shares similar interests and living habits.
6. Send in your Transcripts. We do require that you send in your final transcripts upon graduation. For Indiana high school students, we also need your diploma type posted.
7. Tell everyone you know that you are a part of the Bulldog family!

BU Admission Counselors are Coming to You

Every year, Butler University admission counselors travel around the U.S. to visit with prospective applicants and their families. Admission representatives visit high schools and attend college fairs where they meet with students and guidance counselors. During these sessions, they describe all that Butler University has to offer including academics, student involvement and campus life while sharing insight into the application process and financial aid.

Butler University travels to places such as Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Michigan, to name a few. If you want to meet with a Butler representative, check out the fall travel schedule on www.butler.edu/admission/visits/road.

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

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

The Carillon

  • 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!

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!