Admission & Aid

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A Butler education will transform you. It will also transform to fit you. Here, you’ll be able to tailor your studies and activities to 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.

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Do you have what it takes to be a Bulldog?

With more than 85 majors and our focus on small class sizes and experiential learning opportunities, Butler University is listed among the top schools in the country for undergraduate education—in and out of the classroom. Bulldogs are hardworking, ambitious, and graduate prepared to step immediately into a career or graduate school and make an impact in their communities.

If this sounds like the type of college experience you’re looking for—the kind that can help you land your dream career, the kind to help you get more out of life—you’re in the right place.

2024–2025 FAFSA Updates

Update as of 2/6/24: The U.S. Department of Education has delayed FAFSA applicant data release to colleges until mid-March 2024. As soon as we are able to access the data, we will work quickly to extend financial aid offers. We now anticipate Butler offers will be sent to incoming students within 3–4 weeks of our office receiving the data.

Our Priority FAFSA Filing Deadline is extended to April 15, 2024. Students will be notified upon receipt of their FAFSA data.

Butler will accept enrollment deposits after May 1, 2024, and will be generous in offering refunds after that date.

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At Butler, we believe experiencing is foundational to learning. So you’ll be applying what you learn right away—in class and out. You’ll be a more adaptive thinker. An expert problem solver. And, when you graduate, a candidate with more marketable skills than the competition.

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First-Year Admission

Butler is listed within the top-25 schools in the country for our first-year experience. Want to find out why? Our 2024 application for admission is now open.

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Transfer Admission

Still looking for the right college fit? We welcome new transfer students to campus year-round. Many find that our small class sizes and approach to student-centered education are just the pieces they were missing.

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International Admission

International students thrive at Butler, due in large part to our location in Indianapolis, the 14th-largest city in the US. Students have access to hands-on learning opportunities like internships, and our proximity to downtown means festivals, NBA and NFL games, and plenty of exploring could all be part of your college experience.

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Graduate & Professional Students

Whether you’re interested in taking your career to the next level with a master’s or doctoral degree or want to expand your skillset through a certificate, we have a program for you. With on-campus, online, and hybrid options, we offer degrees and certificates that meet the needs—and schedules—of today’s adult student.

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Campus Visits

Take a look around.

With more than 300 park-like acres, proximity to downtown Indianapolis, and two new state-of-the-art housing facilities, our campus has it all.

of 2022-2023 first-year students received Butler gift aid
Median starting salary for 2022 Graduates
of 2022 graduates started a career and/or enrolled in graduate school within six months

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Need support?

All prospective students have a personal Butler admission counselor, here to help answer questions about the admission and financial aid process. Reach out—it’s what we’re here for.

Incoming Student

Meet Sahar, an incoming first-year student from Zionsville, Indiana studying Biology and Spanish.

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Featured Story

Applying for college can be stressful. Wondering what you can do to make your application to Butler stand out from all the rest?

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