Butler University

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Butler University can be found in Indianapolis, IN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Butler University has an enrollment of approximately five thousand students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 1150 (25th percentile) - 1330 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 24 (25th percentile) - 30 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants admitted to Butler University. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Butler University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.35 - 3.64. This school has an acceptance rate of 73 percent with 10 percent of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .butler.edu.

Overall Butler University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Butler University was reported as 73.2% in Fall 2020 with over 14,900 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 24 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Butler University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Butler University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Butler University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 72.7%
  • 2017-2018: 65.1%
  • 2018-2019: 67.8%
  • 2019-2020: 73.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 65.2%

How Does Butler University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Butler University is twenty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Marian University61.5%
University of Indianapolis92.8%
Anderson University62.7%
DePauw University64.4%
Indiana University-Kokomo73.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Butler University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading580 - 660
Math570 - 670
Total Score1150 - 1330
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 32
Math24 - 28
Composite Score24 - 30
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