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  • Writer's pictureAlison Merzel

School Spotlight: Butler University

Updated: May 8, 2023

The admissions office shares that Butler "feels like a big school in the way you want it to and feels like a small school in the way you need it to." Feedback from visitors to campus is that everyone they come across is genuinely kind. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Butler is a small, private university with a strong focus on experiential learning and individualized attention. Here are 5 fun facts about Butler University:

1) Every Butler student completes an Indianapolis Community Requirement Course, fulfilling the service-learning and civic engagement mission of the university. Students can tutor local elementary school students, help refugees in Indianapolis learn English or work with animals at the Humane Society, for example.

2) Butler's Engineering Dual Degree Program (EDDP) is a partnership with Purdue's School of Engineering. In five years, students will receive both a Bachelor's Degree from Butler in one of 12 concentrations as well as an engineering degree from Purdue (on the Indianapolis campus of the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology) in one of 6 areas. Motorsports Engineering is one of the engineering majors, which enables students to engineer, design and build race cars.

3) Students with an interest in health insurance sales can apply for a place in the UnitedHealthcare Academy at Butler. In partnership with UnitedHealthcare, the nation's largest healthcare company, students can participate in this multi-year program that gives them access to work at UnitedHealthcare and learn the business of health insurance.

4) Indiana is a growing hub for e-sports and Butler has responded - the Atherton Esports and Gaming Center opened at the student union in early 2020 and is equipped with the latest technology to facilitate gaming needs. Butler e-sport teams compete in the Big East conference and in a variety of intercollegiate leagues.

5) For students who are looking to save money on tuition and housing and complete their college degree in a shorter amount of time, Butler may be an ideal place. Butler recently launched a three-year-track, giving students the chance to earn a Bachelor's degree in 3 years in more than 30 majors across the College of Communication and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Butler has been recognized over the past 5 years for being the No. 1 Most Innovative School of Midwest Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report, among other impressive accolades.

In the past ten years, the Butler Bulldogs have earned 29 conference championships, so athletes and sports fans will not be disappointed at this school.

Learn more about Butler by visiting in-person or virtually! Butler is fully test-optional for admissions and scholarship consideration.

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