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 four thousand students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 1580 (25th percentile) - 1900 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 25 (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 3.28 - 3.57. This school has an acceptance rate of 66 percent with 16 percent of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at go.butler.edu.

Overall Butler University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Butler University was reported as 66.1% in Fall 2013 with over 9,360 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

  • SAT Scores: 1580 - 1900
  • ACT Scores: 25 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Butler University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 78.9%
  • 2010-2011: 73.2%
  • 2011-2012: 60.9%
  • 2012-2013: 65.9%
  • 2013-2014: 66.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 66.9%

How Does Butler University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Butler University is nineteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Marian University58.0%
Franklin College60.0%
Anderson University55.5%
DePauw University61.9%
Indiana University-Kokomo73.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Butler University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading530 - 630
Math530 - 640
Writing520 - 630
Total Score1580 - 1900
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 31
Math25 - 29
Composite Score25 - 30
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