Butler’s liberal arts courses exercise students’ ability to nurture and employ the skills that are essential for a job in any field. The University graduates lifelong learners who are able not only to make a living, but to make a life of purpose.
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At Butler, students receive a well-rounded education that incorporates a liberal arts perspective into professional fields of study. Students have several options to choose from, with 60 academic programs that span over 6 colleges as well as pre-professional programs in the areas of engineering, law, medicine, and veterinary medicine.
Butler has been lauded for such beneficial academic and campus resources as the first-year experience, study abroad, internships, service-learning, and research projects. These resources ensure that every student digs deeply into their education with hands-on approaches to learning.
Butler currently offers students the chance to study abroad through any of over 110 programs, the locations of which span over 40 countries. Students may choose to study for a semester, a full year, or a summer term. All interested students must work with the Center for Global Education to ensure that select the program best fit for their personal goals and academic plan. The Center also helps students navigate the financial and logistical complexities of international travel.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 4%
White, non-Hispanic: 82%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 2%
Butler hires faculty who are actively engaged in their fields of study. Professors are researchers and scholars, practicing and exercising their talents through truly creative inquiry. They create a solid foundation that is grounded in the liberal arts and tied to more focused professional studies. Students learn to integrate the two components into a framework of educational discovery.
The Core Curriculum is the foundation of Butler’s educational experience. Students are taught to consider both their role in the classroom as well as their citizenship within the global society. Ultimately, students should come to appreciate the learning process as an ongoing adventure that continues even after graduation.
Butler professors recognize the importance of Core, not just for its content, but for its potential to engage. Through active involvement, students gain such necessary skills as critical and higher-level thinking, effective communication, and conceptualization.
Butler students have over 150 clubs and organizations at their disposal. Over 94% of the student body participates in some club or group, and nearly 33% are involved in Greek life. There are also plenty of opportunities to give back to the community; Butler connects its students with several organizations, many of which focus on mentoring the community’s youth. Butler even offers service-learning opportunities in conjunction with academic coursework.
PROGRAMS FOR LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE EDUCATION
The Programs for Leadership and Service Education (PULSE) is a resource available to assist any club or group, supporting students with the means to carry out the goals of their organizations. It is also the place to go to seek information regarding upcoming events and activities, serving as a great tool for getting involved. Staff members are happy to help students find their niche in the campus community.
Butler University is located just a few miles from downtown Indianapolis, which has been ranked as one of the best cities for new grads. Broad Ripple Village, near Butler’s campus, is a neighborhood with trendy restaurants, shopping, and nightspots.
Butler has 19 varsity sports that compete in the NCAA Division 1 BIG EAST Conference. Non-student-athletes may participate in athletics by joining an intramural or club sport. There is also the option to exercise at the Health & Recreation Center or join a fitness class.
Butler works hard to provide its students with the tools necessary to succeed after graduation. A recent survey showed a 96% success rate, with 19% such students enrolled in a graduate program. Butler has over 44,000 alumni spread throughout all 50 states and 81 countries.
INTERNSHIP & CAREER SERVICES (ICS)
Internship & Career Services in an incredibly useful tool for students, providing the resources and guidance they need to reach their individual postgraduate goals. Through frequent academic advising and occasional counseling, students are guided through the rigorous process of selecting an area of study and, ultimately, a career path. ICS also offers self-assessments to help students better understand their own talents and professional potential.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 580 | 75th Percentile: 660
25th Percentile: 570 | 75th Percentile: 660
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