Applying as a First-Year Student

We won’t sugar coat it—applying to college can be stressful. But hey, take a deep breath. You’ve got this!

We’ve done our best to keep our first-year admission process straightforward. Our team is here to help every step of the way, so don’t feel like you have to wait until our application opens (August 1, by the way) to ask a question.

What We’re Looking For

We want to get to know the whole you through the application process, but stats are a good way of knowing where you stand. These figures represent the first-year class that entered in fall 2024:

Applicants: 9,444
Enrolling first year students: 1,063
GPA (middle 50%): 3.56-4.17
ACT (middle 50%): 25–31*
SAT (middle 50%): 1170–1330*
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 590-680; SAT Math: 570-670
*Test scores are for those who did not apply test-optional.
Data reflective of June 2024.

Preparing to Apply

First-Year Application Checklist

Here’s a summary of what you’ll need to complete your application:

First-Year Admission Deadlines

Butler offers Early Action, Early Decision, and Regular Decision deadlines for first-year fall applicants. We strongly encourage students to apply before November 1 to maximize their scholarship and admission consideration.

Additional Application Requirements

If you’re applying to one of these programs or identify with a population listed below, you may need to take a few extra steps to complete your application.