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Butler University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1855
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,652
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $132,758,000
Admissions Address

4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Website

http://www.butler.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@butler.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Scott McIntyre
Admissions office telephone: (888) 940-8100
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: N/A
Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies N/A N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives 2 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 74%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 79%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 64%
Total applicants: 5,052
Total acceptances: 3,735
Total freshman enrollment: 965
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 75%
Male applicants: 1,999
Male acceptances: 1,393
Male freshman enrollment: 361
 
Female applicants: 3,053
Female acceptances: 2,342
Female freshman enrollment: 604
Out-of-state freshmen: 41%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 49%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 78%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 95%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 82%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 97%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 59%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 530 – 630
Math: 540 – 650
Combined: 1070 – 1280

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 6.9% 9.7%
600-699 33.0% 42.7%
500-599 46.9% 38.1%
400-499 13.0% 9.5%
300-399 0.2% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 41%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 24 – 30
Math: 24 – 29
Composite: 25 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 23.8% 30.7% 16.5%
24-29 59.3% 48.8% 62.2%
18-23 16.9% 20.0% 20.0%
12-17 0.0% 0.5% 1.3%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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