Butler Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Butler University
|Admission Standards||Very High|
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
Applicants Submitting SAT66%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||580|
|SAT Composite 25th||1170|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1330|
|Average SAT Score||1250|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
Butler ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT72%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.77
Typical High School GradesA-
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
81% of Butler University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||12%||12%||12%|
Applications were DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Butler University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.