Butler University

At Butler University, we create an innovative learning environment that combines a robust liberal arts foundation with a strong focus on experiential learning, community engagement, and international education. A Butler degree provides anexcellent return on investment, with a 97 percent placement rate for our graduates.Hands-on learning and real-world experience are significant components of a Butler education. Examples include immersion of first-year Education majors in K-12 classrooms, business students managing startup companies and a nearly $3 million investment fund, and provision of free pharmaceutical care by pharmacy students to underserved communities in Indianapolis. Roughly 75 percent of Butler students graduate with career-related experiences.Butler is committed to undergraduate research. Our undergraduates present at national conferences and are published in peer-reviewed academic journals--alongside graduate students and faculty from top universities. Butler's annual Undergraduate Research Conference--one of the largest and longest standing of its kind--welcomes more than 700 undergraduate students from nearly 60 universities across the country. Butler students also engage in a wide variety of service learning opportunities that bring value to the University and community alike and inspire students to develop a lifelong commitment to service. Examples include our IndianapolisCommunity Requirement, a component of our core curriculum, which integrates classroom learning with active experiences in the Indianapolis community, and our Bulldogs Into the Streets program, where first-yearstudents join Butler faculty, staff, and alumni for a day of service throughout Indianapolis. Last year, BITS volunteers contributed roughly 2,400 service hours. International experiences run deep at Butler. Through courses in Global and Historical Studies, we help our students understand world issues and the historical trajectories that have brought us to where we are today. Many Butler students choose to participate in short- or long-term study abroad opportunities, giving them a chance to explore cultures around the world. Through the affiliated Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University and other organizations, students can choose from more than 110 programs in over 70 countries. Many students rate study abroad among their top Butler experiences.Our purpose at Butler University is not simply to educate students for a particular profession, but to exemplify excellence in the liberal arts, professional education, and the integration of the two, preparing our graduates for successful careers in a dynamic, global workplace and to make a meaningful impact on their world.

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Private, Coed 1855 N/A Semester $193.8 million + 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 940-8100
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97 100.0 Indiana Indianapolis 183