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Our Mission

Butler's 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.

Our Students

4,675 students
4,270 undergraduates
113 transfer students
53% percent from out of state/out of country (44 states and 49 foreign countries)

2013 First-year Class Profile (Middle 50%)

GPA: 3.51-4.03 (on a 4.0 scale)
SAT: 1580-1900
        Critical Reading: 530-630
        Math: 530-640
        Writing: 520-630
ACT: 25-30

Our Faculty

Full-time faculty: 341
Teaching assistants: 0

Student-Faculty Ratio

12:1 with an average university-wide class size of 20

Retention Rate

91% of first-year students re-enrolled for sophomore year in 2012-2013 (well above the national average)

Undergraduate Studies

Six colleges
More than 60 programs of study

Post-Graduate Placement Rate

96% of Butler students have a full-time job, volunteer/service corps position, or are enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. For PharmD and PA program graduates, the rate is 96 percent and for College of Education graduates the placement rate is 100 percent.

2014-2015 Costs

For first-year students (in-state and out-of-state):
Tuition: $34,750
Room and board: $11,620
Fees: $902

Our Campus and Location

The Butler University campus is 290 acres in a residential neighborhood of Indianapolis, the 13th largest city in the U.S. Our campus is hailed as one of the most attractive in the Midwest for our park-like setting.


19 NCAA Division I sports
13 Club sports
14 Intramural sports

Rankings and Recognitions

  • Butler University has been named a "Best Buy" school in the 2013 revised and updated edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges - one of only 21 private schools and 41 nationwide to receive that designation this year.
  • Ranked 2nd best university in the Regional Universities Midwest category in the 2011 and 2012 U.S. News & World Report of America's Best Colleges. This same publication ranked Butler as the No. 1 "Up-and-Coming" institution among Regional Universities Midwest, and one of 68 nationwide.
  • 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.