First-Year Admission

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Make your next four years your best four years.

Maybe your start-up starts here.

Or your journey to the big stage.

Or your career caring for the sick, or changing lives with your journalism, or helping young students discover what they do best.

With more than 85 majors to choose from, you’ll have the chance to do an amazing amount of amazing things with a Butler education. And we can’t wait to see what you can do. 

Applying as a

We offer both non-binding Early Action and Regular Decision deadlines for first-year fall applicants. Early Action applicants receive full consideration for academic scholarships.

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Meet Your Admission Counselor

College is challenging—but applying shouldn’t be. Whatever you need, we’re here to help. Talk to your personal admission counselor if you need a hand, or just want to introduce yourself.

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Visit Campus

The best way to get a feel for what life here at Butler is like is to experience it firsthand. We offer a number of visit options, both on-campus and virtual, for prospective high school students.

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Join Our Mailing List

Like what you see, but not quite ready to start an application yet? We get it! Join our high school student mailing list to receive admission updates, special event invites, and the occasional puppy pic from Blue IV.

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Find Your Major

You’ll have more than 85 academic majors to choose from at Butler, and plenty of minors to consider, too. (Don’t know exactly what you want to major in yet? Check out the Exploratory Studies pathway!)

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Invest in Yourself

Financial Aid & Scholarships

If you have the drive and desire to study at Butler University, we’re here to help you and your family make the investment. In 2022-23, 96 percent of our first-year students received gift aid (that’s money they don’t need to pay back).

Advanced course placement

If you’ve earned Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credits while in high school, you may be eligible for advanced course placement.

Admitted First-Year Students

You’re in! Congratulations! Now what?

There’s lots to do: Pay your deposit, meet your new classmates, prepare for New Student Registration—let’s do this!