Butler University Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
(11 Reviews)
  • Indianapolis (IN)
  • Annual Tuition: $41,120
100% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
82% of 11 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

2.3 out of 5 stars
Christian - 11/17/2020
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2019
"Butler University is a school I would not recommend to anyone. The administration is so poorly run and equipped, that you will face many issues while attending, such as class enrollment, transcript requests, course planning, etc. No one in the admin department, especially their president, has a good understanding of how to enhance student accessibility and experience. Besides administrative issues, the school tries to pride itself on being "inclusive," that is only being inclusive in appearance and not at all in thought. If you have a different opinion than all of the self-entitled and arrogant students that attend, you are in for a rough four years. Even having been a part of a fraternity while I attended, there are many issues with how the student body is ran, or rather I should say, "babysat." With all the issues I have noted with this school, I would not be surprised if they are bankrupt (or close to it) in the next few years, knowing that their school philosophy is not one that is attracting many bright minds across the Midwest (especially with Butler's current price tag). All that being said, there were some good things about the university. The professors there are extremely personal and definitely show that they care about your intellectual growth. In terms of licensing exams that I took post-grad school, they had prepared our class extremely well. At the end of the day, no matter how good the professors were, if I could go back in time, I would not have stepped foot on this campus."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Nellie - 11/30/2018
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2015
"The music department at Butler University was a perfect fit for me. The size, faculty, and performance opportunities were the largest parts of what made it so beneficial for me. I had looked at larger universities with well-known music programs and spoke to many students about their experiences. A common complaint was the focus on the graduate students and lack of focus on the undergrads. Those big schools put all their focus on their graduate students. Luckily, because of its size, Butlers vocal department had only two graduate students in my time, so as an undergraduate I was only competing against other singers my age. Not only the competition aspect, but I was taught by faculty members my entire time there, I did not have any teaching assistants teaching me. Another benefit to the size of Butlers program was the individual attention I was able to receive from my professors. The class sizes made it so that the professors can have a personal relationship with each student. That brings me to the quality of the faculty during my time there. I was learning from working professionals in my field, or professors that had been working. This was a bonus for me because of the insight they could offer me. The performance opportunities at Butler were the biggest draw for me when I was looking for a program. I wanted to be putting my studies into action while I was in undergrad, not just practice. As I mentioned earlier, schools with graduate students often cast them in the roles instead of the undergraduates. I was able to perform in the operas every year I was at Butler. We did big productions like The Tenderland and smaller shows like The Old Maid and The Thief. We also did opera scenes while I was there. This allowed underclassmen to sing selections from roles that they wouldnt be performing yet because of age, but still get that practice in."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Nellie - 11/30/2018
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2015
"The music department at Butler University was a perfect fit for me. The size, faculty, and performance opportunities were the largest parts of what made it so beneficial for me. I had looked at larger universities with well-known music programs and spoke to many students about their experiences. A common complaint was the focus on the graduate students and lack of focus on the undergrads. Those big schools put all their focus on their graduate students. Luckily, because of its size, Butlers vocal department had only two graduate students in my time, so as an undergraduate I was only competing against other singers my age. Not only the competition aspect, but I was taught by faculty members my entire time there, I did not have any teaching assistants teaching me. Another benefit to the size of Butlers program was the individual attention I was able to receive from my professors. The class sizes made it so that the professors can have a personal relationship with each student. That brings me to the quality of the faculty during my time there. I was learning from working professionals in my field, or professors that had been working. This was a bonus for me because of the insight they could offer me. The performance opportunities at Butler were the biggest draw for me when I was looking for a program. I wanted to be putting my studies into action while I was in undergrad, not just practice. As I mentioned earlier, schools with graduate students often cast them in the roles instead of the undergraduates. I was able to perform in the operas every year I was at Butler. We did big productions like The Tenderland and smaller shows like The Old Maid and The Thief. We also did opera scenes while I was there. This allowed underclassmen to sing selections from roles that they wouldnt be performing yet because of age, but still get that practice in."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Chelsea - 10/31/2017
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017
"Butler is a place you have to want to be at or else you will not be happy. As soon as you walk on campus, you will know whether you do or do not want to be there. It is a feeling school. Hinkle magic is real and you can feel it as soon as you walk in."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Ari H - 6/20/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"With just around 4,000 students, Butler University offers both the atmosphere of a small school, and the connections and opportunities of a large institution. This combination vastly benefits its' students, as students develop real relationships with their professors and fellow students, who then help link them to internships, graduate schools, programs and jobs. This proved true for myself, as I was able to obtain a highly competitive internship, part time job, and was accepted into all of my graduate programs with the help and support of Butler University."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Sarah B. - 3/16/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017
"Butler University has offered me amazing opportunities to pursue my dreams. Being accepted into Butler's Physician Assistant program, I will be able to pursue my dream of helping others in the medical field! Butler is truly a community of care, and the professors here are willing to go to any length to help their students."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Ana M ContrerasCharmelo - 3/4/2017
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2014
"Butler is a tight knit community that offers its students an exceptional education. The professors are at the forefront of their field offering students a helpful and honest advice. Although I was only at the university a short time, I found a love of teaching and a number of role models to guide the way."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Taylour Estes - 7/12/2016
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017
"The biology program at Butler Universuty is very rigorous and demanding. Many students interested in medical school or graduate school are biology majors, because the program effectively prepares students for the work load of professional programs. Butler sets its students apart from students from other universities."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Alex B - 8/10/2015
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2008
"The Butler experience was amazing. There core values are a big part of the school and there is a sense of community when you go there. I absolutely love this school."
4.0 out of 5 stars
2013 Graduate - 6/30/2015
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2013
"The campus is medium sized and very well maintained. It's like going to school in a park."