At a Glance

Butler University is a private, nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Approximately 4,400 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate and doctoral students are enrolled at Butler, representing 48 states and 31 countries.

School Type: Private, Coed
Year Founded: 1855
Religious Affiliation: None


Butler University, founded on ideals of equity and academic excellence, creates and fosters a collaborative, stimulating intellectual learning environment. We are inspired to boldly innovate and broadly educate, enriching communities and preparing all learners to lead meaningful lives.


Total Enrollment5,525
Undergraduate Enrollment4,427
Graduate Enrollment1,098
In-State Students46%
Out-of-State Students54%
Students of Color and International19%
First-Year Students Who Receive Gift Aid96%


Full-time Faculty371
Student/Faculty Ratio11:1

Student Experience

Average Class Size22
Undergraduates Engaged in Student-led Campus Activities95%
Students Who Study Abroad While at Butler40%
Students Who Complete at Least One Internship While at Butler75%


First-Year to Second-Year Student Retention88%
Career or Graduate School Placement Within Six Months of Graduation98%
Median Starting Salary$59,000