#5 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

Butler University

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Butler University overview
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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Butler University, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, offers a diverse educational experience within an urban environment, just a short distance from downtown Indianapolis. Established in 1855, this private institution carries a rich history and an extensive academic portfolio that caters to a variety of interests, including its well-recognized College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, as well as programs in business and arts. Butler's campus showcases a blend of traditional and modern architecture and provides residential facilities to foster an inclusive on-campus living experience for students. While this university maintains a selective admissions process, it attracts a wide range of applicants interested in both its scholastic offerings and vibrant campus life. Known for the Bulldogs athletics, Butler has gained recognition for its men's basketball program, which competes in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference.

In the most recent statistical year 13,386 prospective students applied, and 10,985 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,200 enrolled in the school.  4,696 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 829 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $43,470 plus fees of $990. Butler is ranked 210 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Butler is rated within the top 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Butler University overview
SAT 1110/1320
ACT 24/30
GPA 3.92

Applications Accepted

Butler University overview
Applications Due Aug 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Butler University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$990
Room and Board $15,260
Budget for Other Expenses$3,360
Total One Year Cost$64,180

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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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