Butler University

Butler University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Butler University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Butler University Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Butler University was awarded 143 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is allied health professions.

Overall Quality

Butler is ranked #234 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Butler also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Indiana ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Butler?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Butler University is a competitive 65%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 55% of students accepted to Butler submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 660. Math scores were between 570 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Butler University  ( 580 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Butler University  ( 570 to 660 )
Butler received ACT scores from 77% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Butler University  ( 25 to 30 )

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Butler University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Butler, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Butler University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Butler University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 88% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Butler University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  88 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Butler the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 54%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  54 out of 100

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Butler University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,685 undergraduates at Butler with 4,509 being full-time and 176 being part-time.

How Much Does Butler University Cost?

The overall average net price of Butler is $37,645. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Butler

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$28,783 $32,661 $35,778 $39,897 $40,633

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Butler, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Butler, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $9,509 a year. That adds up to $38,036 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Butler is 2.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Butler Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Butler make about $56,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Butler graduates since it is 42% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Butler University make the most money.

Location of Butler University

Butler University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The location of Butler is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for Butler are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: 317-940-8000
Website: www.butler.edu/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/butleru

Butler University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 67 majors graduated from Butler University. Of these students, 1,177 received undergraduate degrees and 325 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Marketing 113 $32,800
Finance & Financial Management 107 $31,600
Public Relations & Advertising 92 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 86 NA
General Biology 64 NA
Health Sciences & Services 56 NA
Romance Languages 55 NA
Accounting 48 NA
General Psychology 42 NA
Communication Sciences 34 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Butler University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Butler

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 118 students took at least one online class at Butler University. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 118 17
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 4 4
2015-2016 0 0
2013-2014 58 0

Learn more about online learning at Butler University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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