About Butler University
On Campus Housing
There is a private university in Indianapolis, IN called Butler University. Butler University occupies a total area of about 295 acres. It was in 1855 when the Butler University was founded. Butler University believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Education, Research, Service and its official colors are butler blue and white. In addition to over 4,887 undergraduate students, BU also boasts of over 602 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 5,489. The school has a total of 328 academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Butler University is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At BU around 82% are white, 5% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 4% are Black or African American. Further, around 99% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 60% of the students are females and 40% are males. In its 165 years of existence, BU has produced several known personalities like Kurt Vonnegut (Novelist, Screenwriter), Janet Langhart (Journalist, Model), David Starr Jordan (Science writer), and Sarah Fisher (Race car driver). Butler University's sporting teams are affiliated to NCAA Division I Big East, and Pioneer League (football). BU offers a total of 275 undergraduate and graduate programs, including both residential and online. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), APHE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education), ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant), and CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs). The total endowment of the Butler University is around $213 million (2018).
Forbes and US News provide rankings to the universities, which are trusted everywhere. But this is applicable only if the universities are located in the US. Butler University has been ranked at the 216th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the university based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to BU. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $61,950. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($42,360), books and supplies ($1,000), room and boarding ($15,540), and budget for other expenses ($3,050). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$71,968 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $15,540 per year for living on campus. Butler University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at BU costs around $7,030 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 40% male and 60% female students.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The financial aid department of Butler University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at Butler University is around $18,129 and the federal grant is $5,375. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $7,065, while the institutional aid is $18,129. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at BU based on students' financial needs add up to $3,368,818 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $31,756,945.