Butler University: Narrative Description

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4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208-3485
Tel: (317)940-8000; 888-940-8100
Admissions: (317)940-8100
Fax: (317)940-8150
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.butler.edu/


Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1855. Setting: 290-acre urban campus. Endowment: $125.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $1.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7920 per student. Total enrollment: 4,415. Faculty: 435 (280 full-time, 155 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 4,774 applied, 72% were admitted. 48% from top 10% of their high school class, 77% from top quarter, 95% from top half. 9 National Merit Scholars, 69 valedictorians. Full-time: 3,651 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 71 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 44 other countries, 41% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 4% 25 or older, 57% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 6 members of the Consortium for Urban Education. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: interview, audition. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 8/15, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/14 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $30,264 includes full-time tuition ($22,250), mandatory fees ($234), and college room and board ($7780). College room only: $3400. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $930 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 24% of eligible men and 24% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: University YMCA, Student Government Association, Academic Service Honoraries, Alpha Phi Omega, Mortar Board. Major annual events: Geneva Stunts, Spring Sports Spectacular, Spring Sing. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,400 college housing spaces available; 1,546 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Irwin Library System plus 1 other with 311,429 books, 94,225 microform titles, 1,898 serials, 13,492 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.3 million. 430 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Indianapolis is the capital city, located in the exact center of the state, enjoying a fine climate. All modes of transportation are available. Excellent city facilities include a library with 21 branches, a museum, churches of all denominations, and 17 hospitals. Recreational facilities consist of 32 parks and eight golf courses with additional facilities for auto races, boating, baseball, basketball, football, riding, swimming, roller skating, boxing, wrestling, and ice skating.

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