Located in Indianapolis, Butler University offers both small class sizes and big-city perks. We offer six academic colleges and 85+ majors, compete in the BIG EAST athletics conference, and are among the top schools in the country for undergraduate education—in and out of the classroom. In fact, Butler was named the No. 1 Regional University in the Midwest for the fifth consecutive year in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings.

Our beautiful 300+ acre campus will feel like home and our lovable live mascot has a national following, but it's our students who will really impress you. Bulldogs are the hardworking, ambitious type. The Butler community’s commitment to student well-being means you will never face problems alone. And our innovative focus on learning by doing—whether in the lab, the boardroom, the community, or across the globe—translates into graduates who are more than prepared to tackle life after college. Within six months of graduation, 98 percent of Butler students receive job offers or start grad school.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Pharmacy
  • Kinesiology
  • Sports Media

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines



  • Common App
  • Writing sample, personal statement, or essay (650 words or less)
  • Official high school transcript showing coursework completed through junior year
  • A School Report completed by your counseling office


  • SAT (code 1073) or ACT (code 1180) scores
  • Résumé outlining activities and honors
  • 1-2 Letter(s) of Recommendation

Test Scores
Students can apply with or without standardized test scores. If applying with test scores, self-reported scores are accepted. More information can be found here.


Butler transfer applicants should have completed 12 or more credit hours of college coursework after high school graduation, or be seeking a second bachelor's degree.


  • Common App
  • Official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Final high school transcript* (if fewer than 20 college credits)


  • SAT (code 1073) or ACT (code 1180) scores

Test Scores
Students can apply with or without standardized test scores. If applying with test scores, self-reported scores are accepted. More information can be found here.  

*Butler also accepts the GED or HSE document to fulfill the high school transcript requirement.

Additional Information

If you have the drive and desire to become a Bulldog, we’re here to help you and your family make the investment.

Butler University is the largest provider of financial aid to our students. More than 96 percent of undergraduate students received Butler git aid in the 2022–2023 academic year (that’s money you don’t need to pay back), and awards for first-year students ranged from $15,000–$24,000.

First-year students should apply by our November 1 Early Action application deadline for full consideration for academic scholarships

Visit us

Experience The Butler Effect for yourself by scheduling a visit. With two state-of-the-art housing facilities, a brand new Sciences Complex, and close proximity to downtown Indianapolis, our campus has it all.

Whether you want a quick tour, a virtual look around, or an all-day open house, we have options to fit your interest and schedule. Who knows—you may even get to meet Butler Blue while you’re here!

Schedule your tour at butler.edu/visit

Can't wait? Our virtual tour is available 24/7. 

Butler truly values real life experience, and constantly reminds us that we are people before we are students. I was encouraged to learn from those that think differently than I do, and to get off campus to experience the world around me.

Katelyn Soards, Arts Administration graduate, Class of 2023
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4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208, United States of America

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