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Butler University is a rather moderately sized, private, independent institution located in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, and is home to over 4,000 undergraduate students, and approximately 800 graduate and part-time professional students. The students are able to take courses in the one of the university’s 5 undergraduate schools or 5 graduate schools, which offer academic programs in the areas of the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, fine arts, pharmacy, health sciences as well as education. These academic divisions offer broad majors in the areas of biological science, business, (home to a great program in international business management) communications and the arts, (which includes a unique program in arts administration and management) computer and physical science, education, health professions, as well as the social sciences. Butler University offers its students a diverse and large range of majors in both the liberal arts and sciences as well as preprofessional studies, however, some of the most popular with students include majors in the areas of pharmacy, chemistry, biology, business, as well as education.
Admission to Butler University is moderately competitive, and the number of highly qualified students who apply increases with each passing admissions cycle. Last year, over 4,200 students applied for admission to the school, and approximately 2,300 of those students were accepted; of those, about 1,500 of the admitted students enrolled for the coming Fall semester. The admitted students had an average combined SAT score ranging from 1200 to 1260 and an average comprehensive ACT score ranging from 26 to 33. Additionally, more than 90% of the admitted students were ranked in the top 10% of their high school graduating class with an average high school GPA of about a 3.85.
Butler University has a very manageable student to faculty ratio of 15:1, and while some of the introductory and general education courses are held in lecture halls, they are usually supplemented by a significantly smaller seminar course where students are able to discuss the content of the past lecture. Professors are highly dedicated, and students give them high marks on their accessibility and willingness to assist students.
The Social Scene
The city of Indianapolis is quite exciting, and more culture is constantly springing up for students to enjoy. The performing arts scene is flourishing at the moment, with several opera, theater and ballet companies within the city. The Butler campus itself is situated just about five miles outside of Indianapolis proper (i.e. the city center) but everything is quite within reach. Most students own cars which makes getting around easy, as the public transit system is lacking in the department of deficiency. Greek life is a big part of the on campus life at Butler; the school is home to sixteen national fraternities and sororities, and many students join a Greek organization at some point. Partying is big on the weekends, where kegs rule and drinking is the thing to do.
The dating scene is quite active and vibrant; the surrounding area is home to many other colleges and universities, so if the selection at Butler isn’t enough for you, there’s always hope...
“I think Indianapolis is one of the best kept secrets ever... it’s a remarkable city that no one ever seems to go to!”
“The party scene here is wonderful! There’s always something going on to take your mind off of the stress of the school week.”
“There are a TON of internship opportunities here. You really get a chance to see the working world before confronting it head on.”
“There are a lot of really intelligent people here who get sucked in to partying their life away, and end up not doing so well.”
“Indianapolis has its charms, but it can get pretty same old same old after awhile.”
“The administration is really difficult to talk to. ArgghH!”
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