If you are applying to Butler University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
The following is an overiew of some of Butler University's admissions stats.
|Butler University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.9|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||43%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||39%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||35%|
These are the application deadlines for Butler University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||November 5|
|Regular Decision||Yes||August 15||––|
Butler University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Butler University will release EA admissions decisions no later than November 5.
Butler University accepts approximately 88% of early action applicants and 81% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Butler University admitted 9,147 of the 1,433 who applied early action.
➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2022, Butler University waitlisted 409 students and 87 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 26 eventually were offered a spot.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Butler University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Butler University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Butler University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Butler University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Other Requirements||HS Secondary School Report|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||√|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Butler University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9.
Out of all students that were admitted, 41% submitted a class rank. At Butler University 43% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 76% were in the top 25% and 96% were in the top 50%.
At Butler University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||22.43%|
|3.50 and 3.74||16.3%|
|3.25 and 3.49||10.28%|
|3.00 and 3.24||3.75%|
|2.50 and 2.9||1.88%|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Butler University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Butler University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Butler University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 39% of Butler University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 35% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Butler University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Butler University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Butler University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Butler University.
Does Butler University accept transfer credits?
✅ Butler University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Butler University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Butler University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Butler University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Butler University?
❌ No, Butler University is test optional, so you can decide whether to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Butler University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Butler University is 81%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Butler University?
❌ Butler University does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Butler University?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Butler University was 88% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Butler University? Butler University is a somewhat selective institution. The Butler University acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Butler University is Aug 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Butler University is Aug 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Butler University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.92. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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