#4 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

Butler University

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Student Population
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Location Indianapolis, Indiana
Online butler.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Butler University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Butler University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 14,891 prospective students applied, and 10,896 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,116 enrolled in the school.  4,955 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 540 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $41,370 plus fees of $990. Butler is ranked 159 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Butler is rated within the top 28% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1150/1330
ACT 24/30
GPA 3.77
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Butler University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$990
Room and Board $15,540
Budget for Other Expenses$3,050
Total One Year Cost$61,950

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$68,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
72% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Butler University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 17%
Education 12%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%
Health Professions 9%
Communication 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=150163 IPEDS survey data for Butler University.

Current students may use the Butler University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.