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Butler University Bulletin

Admission Information and Requirements

Robertson Hall

Admission Contact Information

Office of Admission
Butler University
4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208-3485
local: 317-940-8100
toll-free: 888-940-8100
fax: 317-940-8150

admission@butler.edu
www.butler.edu/admission

CEEB SAT code 1073; ACT code 1180

Visiting Campus

Students and their families are encouraged to visit campus. Students will develop a better understanding of the University through attending an information session, touring the campus, and interacting with current students. Visits are generally scheduled 9:00 AM–4:00 PM on weekdays, with Saturday visit options 10:00 AM–1:00 PM on most Saturdays during the academic year. Student-guided tours of campus are also available at various times throughout each day. In addition, several large visit programs are scheduled throughout the year. For more information and to schedule a visit, visit www.butler.edu/visit.

First-Time Students

Prospective first-year students, regardless of major, are expected to have the following academic preparation:

  • Four years of English
  • Three years of math, including algebra I, algebra II, and geometry
  • Three years of laboratory science
  • Two years of history or social studies
  • Two years of the same foreign language

Butler University strongly urges all prospective students from Indiana to complete the CORE 40 or Indiana Academic Honors Diploma curriculum in high school. Students intending to major in science, engineering, pharmacy and health sciences, or mathematics are strongly encouraged to have additional units in science and math. Students intending to major in business or computer science are also encouraged to have additional units in mathematics.

In evaluating students’ credentials, the Admission Committee strives to determine potential for success in Butler’s rigorous academic programs, taking into account the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement in high school (GPA, class rank, course selection, grade trends, and strength of school)
  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Writing sample, personal statement, or essay
  • A Secondary School Report completed by your guidance office
  • Résumé outlining extracurricular activities, work experience, and academic honors (optional)

All admission credentials must be received by the Office of Admission before the student’s application can be processed. It is the student’s responsibility to see that all required documents are sent. Admission decisions for students applying by the early-action deadline of November 1 will be released by mid-to-late December. Admission decisions for students applying by the regular decision deadline of February 1 will be released on a rolling basis through March 1. Admitted students have until May 1 to decide if they will attend.

All application materials become the property of Butler University and are kept on file for a minimum of one year. Application materials as well as transcripts received from other institutions will not be returned to the student or released to another institution or third party.