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Butler University

Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Butler University is a nationally recognized university with six academic colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

About

History

Butler University is a liberal arts school with a history of doing things differently. In 1855, attorney and abolitionist Ovid Butler opened a school founded on the principle that everyone deserves an excellent education, regardless of race or gender—a bold idea in pre-Civil-War America. 

Education

A Butler education will transform you. It will also transform to fit you. Here, you’ll be able to tailor your studies, your activities, your research, and your service-learning to the subjects, ideas, and career fields you’re really interested in. Add the close-knit community of staff, faculty, and friends who will support you, and you’ll be primed to do your very best work.

Research

Butler University is responsible for the integrity of research conducted at the University. As a community of scholars, in which truth and integrity are fundamental, the University must establish procedures for the investigation of allegations of misconduct of research with due care to protect the rights of those accused, those making the allegations, and Butler University. Furthermore, federal regulations require the University to have explicit procedures for addressing incidents in which there are allegations of misconduct in research.

Career

The Career and Professional Success (CaPS) office is committed to the safety of students, faculty, staff, employers, and recruiters. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

The Help Desk provides a single point of contact for the technology needs of Butler students, faculty, and staff. The Help Desk provides self service, phone, email, and walk-in support for a variety of technology services. The Help Desk does not support faculty or staff personal or home computers.

The Help Desk aims to provide excellent service to each and every user. This can cause hold times on the phone to be lengthy. Using self service or email for non urgent requests and issues will prevent users from having to wait on the phone.

Housing services

  • Moving into your first place away from home is a liberating, exciting time. And at Butler, you’ll share the experience with new roommates and neighbors, all part of a campus community that make residence halls feel more like homes. Some of your best relationships will begin right here. Nearly all incoming first-year students, and most sophomores and juniors, live on campus
  • The Residence Life Office is responsible for promoting and maintaining an environment on campus where students are free to develop academically and socially. Developing a sense of personal and communal responsibility and respecting the rights of others also is an important part of this program. 

Library services

The combined holdings of the Butler Libraries include access to approximately 500,000 e-books, 200 databases, 35,000 electronic journal subscriptions, 225,000 print materials, 16,000 audiovisual materials, and more than 17,000 musical scores.

ICT services

All residence hall computer labs are maintained by IT and are available 24 hours for hall residents. Both Windows and Mac computers are available. Paper and toner for these lab printers are available from each hall's front desk.

Irwin Library has 36 Windows computers and seven Macs.

Medical services

At Butler University, we believe having a strong sense of balance and personal well-being leads to student success in the classroom and in life; both during their time at Butler, and post-graduation. We take a holistic and dynamic approach in offering a comprehensive suite of services and programs. 

Student Life

Campus life

Located on 295 acres on the north side of Indianapolis, the nation’s 14th-largest city, Butler is home to both historic buildings and park-like settings. Whether you’re here for a performing art or athletic event, a visiting student or returning alum, we hope you enjoy your time exploring our beautiful campus.

Moving into your first place away from home is a liberating, exciting time. And at Butler, you’ll share the experience with new roommates and neighbors, all part of a campus community that make residence halls feel more like homes. Some of your best relationships will begin right here. Nearly all incoming first-year students, and most sophomores and juniors, live on campus.

Sports facilities

Right now, though, we should probably mentions some of the key features of our facility:

  • Two-court gymnasium that can accommodate basketball, volleyball, and badminton
  • Six lane, lap-swimming pool and separate leisure pool (water basketball, volleyball, bubble benches, or lazy river)
  • Hot tub and sauna
  • Men's, women's, and family locker rooms
  • Two multipurpose rooms for use with group exercise classes or club sport practices
  • Free-weight room with Hammer Strength equipment
  • Cardio and selectorized weight machine area (over 60 pieces in all)
  • 1/10 mile jogging track
  • Student lounge (aka "Living Room") with study areas, large TV, pool table, and table tennis

Student clubs

We highly value the work you do with student organizations, and are here to serve as a resource and guide to you.

All recognized student organizations must have an advisor who is a full-time faculty/staff member at Butler University.

We Provide
  • Leadership workshops
  • Student organization support
  • Flyer approval & campus posting information
  • Fundraiser approval
  • Event planning consultation
  • Over 100 free sponsored events per year.
  • Opportunities to start new activities and organizations
  • Assistance with student organization financial management
  • New student orientation programs
  • Service learning opportunities/consultations
  • New student organization recognition 

Accreditation

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission  
  • Continuously accredited since 1915

Student Reviews

Butler University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall, Butler is a great place to study and I'm thankful I ended up here. I love the small school atmosphere- all my profs know my name and information about me with a week of starting class. Classes are usually around 20 students and very interactive/ discussion based. Double or even triple majoring is very doable. To be completely honest, Butler has so many study...

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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