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Butler University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
4,887
Total Undergrads
Including 46 Part-time
1,014
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

61% Women
39% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Pioneer Football League

  • Football

Horizon League

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

8
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $242,136)
10
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $52,330)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 27 30 - -
Baseball 43 0 - -
Basketball 14 10 - -
Football 88 - - -
Golf 9 12 - -
Soccer 26 32 - -
Softball 0 20 - -
Swimming - 29 - -
Tennis 9 12 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 18 17 - -
Volleyball - 11 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.8%
Hispanic 1.5%
Non-resident alien 2.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.4%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 84.6%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 5
Liquor Law Violation 36
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 16
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Lauryn from Elkhart, IN
  • 5
  • I had the best dorm experience I could have asked for! Each class gets their own facebook page where you can meet incoming freshmen--that's where I met my roommate. We…

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  • Alyssa from Lafayette, IN
  • 4
  • There are three choices for Freshman; Ross Hall that is co-ed with separate floors for boys and girls, Schwiterz Hall that is all girls, and ResCo that is co-ed and…

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Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Jasmine from Livonia, MI
  • I am a current student here

    The food is gradually improving and they are working to include student feedback more. You have access to many different places on campus, and they are many places around campus that deliver as well. You also get a lot of guest swipes for if any family or friends that go to a different school can come and eat with you.

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  • 4
  • Rachael
  • I am a past student here

    The food is average, but there are always a lot of options.

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  • 4
  • Lauren from IN
  • I am a current student here

    There are two dining halls, Atherton and ResCo. Both are buffet style. First-year students are required to get an all-access meal plan which means you have unlimited meal swipes.

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  • 3
  • Emily from Indianapolis, IN
  • I am a current student here

    The food at Atherton is okay. It's not awful and it's definitely edible, but meals are very repetitive. There aren't a lot of choices if you want to eat healthy, so I find myself eating more salads than I ever have in my life. They're really trying to improve the quality of the food, but it's campus food...by nature it isn't luxurious.

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  • 3
  • Zane from Morgantown, IN
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food was typical, probably the worst part about the camp but they give you at least 6 different main course options.

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  • 3
  • Rainie from Connersville, IN
  • I am a current student here

    I personally do not like the food and dining because I have so many food allergies that I can't eat anything there, so this is a bad question for me.

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  • 4
  • Lucielle from Valparaiso, IN
  • I am a current student here

    We have access to a wide variety of food on campus and the flex dollars included in most meal plans allow students to eat for free at off-campus locations such as Hot Box pizza and Chipotle.

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  • 2
  • Lauryn from Elkhart, IN
  • I am a current student here

    Food isn't great, but don't let that make or break your decision! Butler is working on improving its cafeterias. They have a ways to go yet, but I've definitely been able to see the improvement even over this past year!

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  • 5
  • Miranda from Maple Grove, MN
  • I am a current student here

    There is a lot of variety with the food, and the meal plan allows for three meals a day as well as $400 to use on snacks, Starbucks, and fast food.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Cailin from Grant Park, IL
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Fraternity chapters include Beta Theta Pi, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Chi, and Sigma Nu. Panhellenic sororities include Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Phi, Delta Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Pi Beta Phi.

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  • 0
  • Jasmine from Livonia, MI
  • I am a current student here

    Despite the size of the school, Greek life is a big part of the school, although there is no pressure to be in one. We have social Greek houses that are available to live in, but we also have service or career Greek organizations.

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  • 0
  • Rachael
  • I am a past student here

    The greek life is really prominent at Butler. I would consider it different than the stereotypical greek life. The houses aren't super competitive and they really do work to make the campus a better place.

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  • 0
  • Emily from Indianapolis, IN
  • I am a current student here

    I'd say that Greek life at Butler is different than Greek life at a lot of other schools. All of the different chapters seem to really support each other, and it's very community based.

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  • 0
  • Rainie from Connersville, IN
  • I am a current student here

    There are 7 Pan-Hellenic sororities and 5 fraternities located on campus with houses. One NPHC sorority chapter, the Almighty Alpha Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho, was founded on Butler's campus in 1922. Greek life is prevalent with activities for students, but partying is extremely optional.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Great, very diverse, administration is against it though.

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  • 0
  • Lauryn from Elkhart, IN
  • I am a current student here

    Our slogan around campus is that greek life is prominent, but not dominant. I just pledged to a house on campus and it hasn't altered my relationships with those who aren't greek at all. All of the houses are very supportive of one another. Our greek system is NOT the stereotype at all. If I would have gone to a larger school, I would have never gone through recruitment. After seeing all of the houses really get along, however, I decided to give it a shot, and it was a great decision!

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  • 0
  • Miranda from Maple Grove, MN
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is alive and well at Butler's campus with 35% of students living in greek housing. However, it is unlike traditional greek life due to the small size of the campus, and hazing is strictly prohibited.

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  • 0
  • Sarah from Crest Hill, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is huge on Butler's campus. There are 7 sororities and 6 fraternities. But there are also professional fraternities that one could join. The Greek system is highly involved on campus and many of the campus leaders and top scholars go Greek. But you don't have to be Greek to be on campus. There is also a group called Independent that just get together to participate in things on campus without having to actually join a fraternity.

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  • 0
  • Macy from North Vernon, IN
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life only consists of 30% of campus, but seems more dominant than it is. It is a great way to get even more involved and to create an even more prominent image of yourself on campus! It gives you the opportunity to meet even more people and help in even bigger ways. One sorority helps to raise over $45K for St Jude just from Butler's chapter. A fraternity on campus raises about the same amount for Riley. It helps to make an impact on the lives of those around us, locally and further away.

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