Admission & Aid

Start your Butler journey today.

A Butler education will transform you. It will also transform to fit you. Here, you’ll be able to tailor your studies and activities to 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.

Do you have what it takes
to be a Bulldog?

With more than 85 majors and our focus on small class sizes and experiential learning opportunities, Butler University is listed among the top schools in the country for undergraduate education—in and out of the classroom. Bulldogs are hardworking, ambitious, and graduate prepared to step immediately into a career or graduate school and make an impact in their communities.

If this sounds like the type of college experience you’re looking for—the kind that can help you land your dream career, the kind to help you get more out of life—you’re in the right place.

Apply by November 1

Our 2023 first-year and transfer applications for admission opened on August 1. Butler University is now a Common App-exclusive institution. Take the first step toward join our incoming class today by starting an applicationNovember 1 is our Early Action deadline. Apply before then for maximum scholarship consideration.

Ready to apply?
Let’s do this.

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, when you graduate, a candidate with more marketable skills than the competition.

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First-Year Admission

Butler is listed within the top-25 schools in the country for our first-year experience. Want to find out why? Apply today to join our incoming first-year class of 2023.

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Transfer Admission

Still looking for the right college fit? We welcome new transfer students to campus year-round. Many find that our small class sizes and approach to student-centered education are just the pieces they were missing.

International Admission

International students thrive at Butler, due in large part to our location in Indianapolis, the 17th-largest city in the US. Students have access to hands-on learning opportunities like internships, and our proximity to downtown means festivals, NBA and NFL games, and plenty of exploring could all be part of your college experience.

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Graduate & Professional Students

Whether you’re interested in taking your career to the next level with a master’s or doctoral degree or want to expand your skillset through a certificate, we have a program for you. With on-campus, online, and hybrid options, we offer degrees and certificates that meet the needs—and schedules—of today’s adult student.

Campus Visits

Take a look around.

With more than 300 park-like acres, proximity to downtown Indianapolis, and two new state-of-the-art housing facilities, our campus has it all.

of 2021-2022 students received Butler gift aid
Median starting salary for 2021 Graduates
of 2021 graduates started a career and/or enrolled in graduate school within six months

Featured Story

Make the most of your experience at Butler

Whether you’ve read all those books about what to expect in college, you’ve already experienced life at a college campus to some degree, or you’re waiting to see for yourself. Here’s five quick tips on how to make the most of your experience at Butler.

Featured Student

“My favorite part about Butler is the contagious school spirit and enthusiastic student body.”

“The academic offerings, beautiful campus, and phenomenal faculty make Butler feel like home and provide a warm learning and living environment in which I can thrive.”


-Cora Hart, Music Education major in the Jordan College of the Arts

DEI Efforts in Enrollment Management

The Enrollment Management Division supports the outreach, recruitment, and retention of prospective and current students, ensuring that these efforts are supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion—and the founding mission of the University.

Need support?

All prospective students have a personal Butler admission counselor, here to help answer questions about the admission and financial aid process. Reach out—it’s what we’re here for.