Butler University

9/20/19
Indianapolis, IN
 
Indianapolis is the 14th largest city in the U.S., campus is 15 minute drive to heart of city
 
close to 80% of students participate in at least 1 internships
2,000 internship partners
business school requires 2 internships
 
6 colleges -
Business - second larges, new building
Communication
Education
Liberal Arts/Sciences - largest and offers the most majors - new science building with updated labs
Jordan College of Arts - visual art, music (many options), theater, dance (ballet program is ranked 3rd in country)
Pharmacy & Health Sciences - 2nd accredited pharmacy school in the country - 6 year program, automatic admit to PA program, 100 places each year
 
College of Arts - requires audition and/or portfolio
 
4,800 undergrads, 300-500 grad students
 
 
Admissions - 1260 SAT, 26 ACT, 4 years of math required
Business and Pharmacy colleges are slightly more competitive 
 
National Priority recruiting college for Big 4 accounting firms, excellent accounting program 
 
Firms that recruit = Price Waterhouse Coopers, Chase, JP Morgan
 
Firms come to recruit at least once a year
 
Students - hard working, collaborative environment
 
Big East Conference - D1, basketball is huge - final 4 in 2010 and 2011
 
Founded as a religious school but dropped the religion 10 years ago
 
Overlaps = Gonzaga (similar size, strengths, campus life), Creighton, Marquette, Xavier 
 
Indianapolis is a great city, modern, easy to get around, friendly
 
20 minutes to airport
 
Indiana U, Notre Dame, Purdue, Chicago - 3 hours drive away
U of Illinois - 2 hours drive away
 
Housing - guaranteed and required first 3 years, freshman dorms, sophomore dorms, junior/senior dorms
 
3+2 program with Purdue - get a Purdue engineering degree & Butler liberal arts degree
 
IUPUI - Indiana U, Purdue U, Indianapolis (city) — shared campus with 30,000 undergrads (nearby to Butler)
 
Common App - supplemental app for Jordan College of Arts
Rolling admissions - release decisions every Friday starting in October
 
Net Price Calculator tool is accurate, average gift package = $20k
 
95% of students are in at least one student organization, involved students will fit in well, community service requirement for all 1st year students (partner with local community organizations)
 
Study abroad - quality programs, almost 40% participate, research and hands-on experiences
 
1/3 participate in Greek Life - 5 frats and 9 sororities
 
safe campus, good public transportation, lots of bikes