Chances of getting into Butler University

Butler University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.8%
Admission Difficulty for Butler University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Butler and can I get accepted? The school has a 68% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,137 out of 16,418 applicants were admitted making Butler a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent. Butler University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Butler SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1170-1330
Applicants Submitting SAT
66%
SAT Scores for Butler University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for Butler University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1330
Average SAT Score 1250

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Butler University?

Butler University typically requires applicants to be in the top 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 66 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Butler University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1330 and Above Good >78%
1250 to 1330 Avg + 68%-78%
1170 to 1250 Avg - 56%-68%
1090 to 1170 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 1090 Low <42%
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Butler ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
72%
ACT Scores for Butler University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Butler University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Butler?

Admission data indicates that Butler regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 72 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Butler University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Butler University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >80%
27 to 30 Avg + 68%-80%
25 to 27 Avg - 58%-68%
23 to 25 Reach 48%-58%
Less than 23 Low <48%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.77
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Butler University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Butler University was 3.77 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Butler accepts 68% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Butler University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 56% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 10% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 9% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

81% of Butler University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Butler University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 49%
Top 25% of class 81%
Top 50% of class 97%
Bottom 50% of class 3%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Butler University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,397 7,021 16,418
Accepted 6,460 4,677 11,137
Acceptance Rate 69% 67% 68%
Enrolled 772 554 1,326
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 12% 12%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Butler University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Butler University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Butler University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

Frequently Asked Questions

66% of students submit their SAT scores to Butler. 72% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

68% of those who apply are granted admission to Butler. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1170 and 1330. 66% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 30. 72% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.