Butler University

Private, Four-years School Located in Indianapolis, IN

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How much is the Butler tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Butler's tuition & fees is $45,980.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $65,700 when a student lives on-campus.

Butler Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$45,980
Books & Supplies Costs$1,100
On-campus Room & Board$15,260
On-campus Expenses$3,360
Off-campus Room & Board$15,260
Off-campus Expenses$3,360
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$44,460

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Butler for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $200,186 at Butler. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $278,954. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $180,106.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$47,552$66,591$43,111
Sophomore (2024-25)$49,178$68,646$44,363
Junior (2025-26)$50,859$70,765$45,652
Senior (2026-27)$52,598$72,952$46,980
4 Years Total$200,186$278,954$180,106
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$49,178$68,646$44,363
Sophomore (2025-26)$50,859$70,765$45,652
Junior (2026-27)$52,598$72,952$46,980
Senior (2027-28)$54,396$75,209$48,349
4 Years Total$207,030$287,572$185,344
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$50,859$70,765$45,652
Sophomore (2026-27)$52,598$72,952$46,980
Junior (2027-28)$54,396$75,209$48,349
Senior (2028-29)$56,256$77,537$49,759
4 Years Total$214,108$296,463$190,741
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$52,598$72,952$46,980
Sophomore (2027-28)$54,396$75,209$48,349
Junior (2028-29)$56,256$77,537$49,759
Senior (2029-30)$58,179$79,939$51,212
4 Years Total$221,428$305,637$196,300
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$54,396$75,209$48,349
Sophomore (2028-29)$56,256$77,537$49,759
Junior (2029-30)$58,179$79,939$51,212
Senior (2030-31)$60,168$82,418$52,709
4 Years Total$228,998$315,103$202,028

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Butler' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Indiana, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $22,120.
In-StateOut-of-State
Butler University$45,980
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Indiana Four-years Colleges$20,112
Public Schools$6,847$15,112
Private Schools$22,120

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Butler and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Butler UniversityIndianapolis, IN$45,980$14,225
Drury UniversitySpringfield, MO$35,235$8,115
Simpson UniversityRedding, CA$38,522$20,090
Nebraska Wesleyan UniversityLincoln, NE$41,658$9,483
Lynn UniversityBoca Raton, FL$42,950$13,700
Quincy UniversityQuincy, IL$35,740$11,475
Hope International UniversityFullerton, CA$36,250$17,650
Albertus Magnus CollegeNew Haven, CT$39,924$23,472
Notre Dame CollegeCleveland, OH$32,606-
International Technological UniversitySanta Clara, CA-$18,471
Mount Saint Mary CollegeNewburgh, NY$41,370$19,400

Financial Aid and COA

At Butler University, 4,212 students (93%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $22,704.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Butler is $42,996 for students living on-campus and $42,996 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,112 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $25,728 and the average amount of student loans is $11,152.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$65,700
COA (off-campus)$65,700
Tuition & Fees$45,980
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$19,720
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$19,720
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$42,996
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$42,996
Average Financial Aid$22,704
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,21293%$22,704
Pell Grants61213%$4,856
Federal Student Loan1,81440%$7,134
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,11298%-
Grants or Scholarships1,10398%$25,728
Federal Grants18116%$6,035
Pell Grants18016%$5,176
Other Federal Grants847%$1,914
State/Local Grants918%$7,125
Institutional Grants1,10298%$24,172
Student Loan Aid55549%$11,152
Federal Student Loans54448%$5,575
Other Student Loans13712%$23,040

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Butler's acceptance rate is 80.55%. A total of 15,340 applicants applied to and 12,356 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,132 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 9.16%.
To apply to Butler, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Recommendations and Formal demonstration of competencies. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants15,3406,334$9,006
Admitted12,3565,051$7,305
Enrolled1,132455$677
Acceptance Rate80.55%79.74%81.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)9.16%9.01%9.27%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Butler. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,245 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 28.
Its SAT score is slightly higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is slightly higher than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,2451,1501,340
National Average1,168
Indiana Average1,154
SAT EBRW625580670
SAT Math620570670
ACT Composite282531
National Average24
Indiana Average25
ACT Math282530
ACT English282432

Student Population

Butler University has a total of 5,525 students including 4,427 undergraduate and 1,098 graduate students. By gender, there are 2,158 male students and 3,401 female students attending Butler. The school offers online degree programs and 435 students enrolled online exclusively (7.87% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,559 2,1583,401
Undergraduate4,537 1,8152,722
Graduate1,022 343679

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, IN
Phone317-940-8000
WEBwww.butler.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered107 Programs
Online Program Offered15 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered24 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate82.06%
Yield10.92%
Student Population5,525
Graduation Rate80%
Transfer-out Rate16%
Retention Rate89% (Full-time), 100% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties368 (Full-time), 85 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs967 (Full-time), 305 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$81,151
Average Staff Salary$65,892