About Butler University
Let’s start with the basics.
At Butler, we believe experiencing is foundational to learning. We believe in providing an innovative, student-centered community that can’t be found elsewhere. We believe in preparing students like you for success after graduation.
So what makes Butler better?
With just over 5,000 students, we’re relatively small as far as universities go. That’s a good thing—it means classes are more personally engaging and professors are always available to help.
But in terms of opportunity, Butler University is about as big as it gets. Indianapolis is one of the largest and most dynamic cities in the Midwest. As residents, Butler students can plug right into the real-world through internships, co-ops, undergraduate research, public performances, and community partnerships. These experiences provide working knowledge and skills that students need to excel after college.
Want proof? Ninety-nine percent of our graduates have a job or enter grad school within six months of graduation.
A Life with Purpose
An Intentional Education
At Butler, you’re preparing for a career—and life—you’ll love. So learning here comes with experience. Every academic program has some type of on-the-job, in-the-lab, from-the-stage, or wherever-you’ll-work component. And our approach works. Ninety-nine percent of our graduates are employed or attending graduate school within a year of graduation.
Experiential By Design
At Butler, we believe experiencing is foundational to learning. So you’ll be applying what you learn right away—in class and out. You’ll be a more adaptive thinker. An expert problem solver. And, in four years, a candidate with more marketable skills than the competition.
Small classes. Huge potential.
Personalized to You
A Butler education will transform you. It will also transform to fit you. Here, you’ll be able to tailor your studies, your activities, your research, and your service-learning to the subjects, ideas, and career fields you’re really interested in. Add the close-knit community of staff, faculty, and friends who will support you, and you’ll be primed to do your very best work.
Leading the Way
Innovative at Our Core
At Butler, we’re game-changers. And we’ve been so since the very beginning. Our forward-thinking philosophy guides us in everything we do—from the development of new academic programs, to strategic community partnerships, and major investments in state-of-the-art educational facilities.