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Butler University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Butler University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Butler University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Butler University was awarded 25 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Butler as #221 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Butler is also ranked #9 out of 44 schools in Indiana.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Butler?

Acceptance Rate

Butler University has an acceptance rate of 65%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Butler.

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

The student to faculty ratio at Butler is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus 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 89% 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  89 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Butler for first-time, full-time students is 54%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  54 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Butler

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,293 undergraduates at Butler with 4,182 being full-time and 111 being part-time.

Butler Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Butler is 77.03 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  77.03 out of 100
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How Much Does Butler University Cost?

The overall average net price of Butler is $35,488. 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 +
$25,854 $27,622 $33,303 $36,573 $39,622

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 2.8%. 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. That's great news for Butler students 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 situated in Indianapolis, Indiana. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Butler University

Contact details for Butler are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: 317-940-8000

Butler University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 68 majors graduated from Butler University. Of these students, 1,065 received undergraduate degrees and 342 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 107 $32,800
Finance & Financial Management 95 $31,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 59 NA
Public Relations & Advertising 57 NA
Romance Languages 49 NA
General Biology 47 NA
General Psychology 43 NA
Accounting 42 NA
Health Sciences & Services 35 NA
Chemistry 33 NA

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

This is a decrease from the 4 students who took online classes the previous year.

Learn more about online learning at Butler University.

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