Butler University: Statistics

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#1560 of 14,134 In the World
#451 of 2,597 In North America
#406 of 2,496 In the United States
#8 of 55 In Indiana
#2 of 9 In Indianapolis
#202 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
Top50% For 15 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
76%
Average SAT
1235
Average ACT
28
Avg. cost to attend
$42,627 /y
Aid receiving
96%
Undergraduates
4,492
Graduates
1,052
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
butler.edu

Butler University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 76% 76% 75%
Applicants 14,592 6,164 8,428
Admissions 11,045 4,712 6,333
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,102 437 665
Freshmen enrolled part time 2 1 1

252 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

179 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
773 or 70%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1150
or below

75% of them
had 1320
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Butler University are 1150-1320 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
662 or 60%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 25
or below

75% of them
had 30
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Butler University are 25-30 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 4592 (83%)
Hispanic 302 (5%)
Black or African American 189 (3%)
Asian 184 (3%)
Two or more races 168 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 52 (0.9%)
Nonresident Alien 47 (0.8%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$42,627/year
Average aid awarded
$19,344
Students receiving aid
96%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $30,117
$30-48K $31,796
$48-75K $36,315
$75-110K $39,754
$110K+ $43,211

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $42,410$13,716
Tuition in-state $42,410$13,716
Tuition out-of-state $42,410$13,716
Fee in-district $990
Fee in-state $990
Fee out-of-state $990

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,784
Combined charge for room and board $14,380
Room charge $6,950
Meal charge $7,430

Butler University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 99
Pharmacy 98
Physician Assistant 76
Finance, General 74
Accounting 45 23
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 60
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 56
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other 48
Business Administration and Management, General 48
Elementary Education and Teaching 46
Psychology, General 37
Secondary Education and Teaching 35
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 34
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 24
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 21
Chemistry, General 20
Sports Communication 20
Political Science and Government, General 20
Organizational Communication, General 19
Music Performance, General 10 6
Criminology 16
Insurance 15
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General 15
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 14
Music, General 14
Actuarial Science 13
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 13
Economics, General 13
Fine and Studio Arts Management 12
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 12
International Business & Trade & Commerce 11
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 11
Computer and Information Sciences, General 10
Environmental Studies 10
International Relations and Affairs 9
English Language and Literature, General 8 1
History, Other 8
Music Teacher Education 8
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 8
Management Information Systems, General 8
Creative Writing 8
Sociology, General 8
Education, General 8
Dance, General 7
Science, Technology and Society 7
Spanish Language and Literature 7
Mathematics, General 6
Social Sciences, Other 6
Conducting 6
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 2 3
Physics, General 5
Biochemistry 5
Computer Software Engineering 4
Journalism 4
Communication and Media Studies, Other 4
Design and Applied Arts, Other 4
Music Theory and Composition 3
Statistics, General 3
History, General 3
Recording Arts Technology & Technician 3
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 3
Anthropology, General 3
Philosophy 3
Religion & Religious Studies 2
Music Management 2
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other 2
Women's Studies 2
Anthropology, Other 2
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 2
Music, Other 1
Web Page, Digital & Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1
Philosophy, Other 1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 1
French Language and Literature 1
Jazz & Jazz Studies 1
Grand Total 2 955 226 98
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 82% 76% 87%
  • Full-time retention rate - 86%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,695
Citations
36,129

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,162 / 6,514
Medicine
502 / 7,314
Art & Design
355 / 1,554
Psychology
350 / 11,012
Business
286 / 9,542
Sociology
275 / 1,367
Biology
257 / 4,835
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
198 / 232
Political Science
197 / 1,105
History
191 / 302
Computer Science
188 / 3,511
Chemistry
183 / 1,906
Economics
168 / 2,277
Philosophy
154 / 205
Environmental Science
152 / 3,957
Literature
136 / 109
Health Science
130 / 1,401
Education Majors
121 / 1,484
Art History
115 / 225
Mathematics
113 / 1,475
Physics
107 / 1,216
Social Psychology
100 / 7,131
Pharmacy
92 / 1,108
Creative Writing
87 / 338
Gender Studies
72 / 228
Math Teachers
71 / 639
Engineering
70 / 417
Ecology
69 / 3,070
Classics and Ancient History
69 / 30
Law
64 / 151
Geography and Cartography
61 / 1,439
Demography
60 / 1,867
Communications and Public Relations
60 / 609
Media Studies
56 / 112
Family medicine
55 / 664
Anthropology
47 / 57
Political Economy
46 / 418
Investment Banking and Stock trading
46 / 244
Finance
45 / 720
Healthcare Management (MHA)
44 / 421

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 31 142
1992 28 142
1993 35 149
1994 37 205
1995 33 183
1996 50 213
1997 53 234
1998 62 278
1999 36 337
2000 46 474
2001 49 454
2002 62 590
2003 49 652
2004 52 844
2005 57 1108
2006 71 1034
2007 94 1157
2008 99 1472
2009 139 1708
2010 162 1783
2011 161 2058
2012 153 2381
2013 169 2568
2014 172 2802
2015 151 2623
2016 169 2617
2017 109 2734
2018 128 2623
2019 132 3140
2020 125 3382
2021 143 3905

Butler University alumni

  1. Gordon Hayward

    Gordon Hayward
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    basketball playerprofessional athlete
    Biography

    Gordon Daniel Hayward is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Hayward has previously played for the Utah Jazz and the Boston Celtics.

  2. Karen Pence

    Karen Pence
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in Butler University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in primary education
    Occupations
    primary school teacherpainterpolitician
    Biography

    Karen Sue Pence is an American schoolteacher, painter, and was the second lady of the United States from 2017 to 2021. She is married to the 48th vice president of the United States, Mike Pence. She was the first lady of Indiana from January 14, 2013, to January 9, 2017.

  3. Peter Lupus

    Peter Lupus
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    actorAmerican football playertelevision actorbodybuilder
    Biography

    Peter Nash Lupus Jr. is an American bodybuilder and actor. He is best known for his role as Willy Armitage on the television series Mission: Impossible (1966–1973).

  4. Scott Drew

    Scott Drew
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    basketball coach
    Biography

    Scott Homer Drew is an American college basketball coach who is the head coach of the Baylor Bears.

General info

Founded 1855
Motto Education, Research, Service
Colors blue, white
Academic Calendar September to May. Also 2 Summer Sessions (June - August)
Total FTE staff 1,067
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46208
United States
City population 863,000
Phone 3179408000
Fax +1 (317) 940 9930

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