Butler University Reviews

  • 23 Reviews
  • Indianapolis (IN)
  • Annual Tuition: $41,120
100% of 23 students said this degree improved their career prospects
87% of 23 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Christian
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2020
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
Nellie
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2018
  • Degree: Music
"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."
Nellie
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2018
  • Degree: Music
"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."
R Buckley
  • Reviewed: 10/2/2018
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"I do not know how did you rank Butler Pharmacy as # 4 on the top school list. The College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences has zero research program. Professors have no originality. Most of them are very incompetent. I studied hard and obtained help from my brother who graduated from pharmacy school at Purdue. Moreover, it is a very expensive school. I obtained 100%ile in NAPLEX exam but the credit does not go to Butler, it is my hard work outside Butler."
Chelsea
  • Reviewed: 10/31/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"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."
Ari H
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
Sarah B.
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
Ana M ContrerasCharmelo
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2017
  • Degree: English
"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."
Taylour Estes
  • Reviewed: 7/12/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
Alexandra Kotter
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2016
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Butler University is a great place to be... when you stay on campus. If you go anywhere south of campus, you might find yourself concerned for your safety. However, the campus is lovely and everything is in great condition. The tuition is quite expensive, but the professors, other faculty, and the valuable internships your participate in make Butler's pharmacy program more valuable than any other pharmacy program nearby."
Alex B
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"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."
Breanna Butler
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: School Counseling
"Easy access to faculty, rigorous coursework and support from your cohort make butler the optimal educational choice for me."
Bailey Merlin
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2015
  • Degree: Creative Writing
"I'm currently pursuing my Creative Writing degree in Fiction. The program itself is not very financially supported by the college, so there is very little financial aid; however, the tuition itself is reasonable. Your second year will be more affordable as you will have access to working opportunities. The professors are wonderful, driven, and talented. The relatively small size of the program makes for an intimate space and lively conversations that help make you into a much better writer."
2013 Graduate
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Marketing
"The campus is medium sized and very well maintained. It's like going to school in a park."
IndyBulldawg
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2015
  • Degree: Public Relations
"The school is way too obsessed with Greek life and if you're not in a Greek house, your social life is, without a doubt SCREWED. It's very very segregated. Personally I don't think the degree was worth the price. Campus is nice and there are good professors but still, too overpriced. The food is horrible. There is a fake fa̤cade that students are supportive of the basketball team - this is not the case. I'm thankful for the opportunity to have been able to go to school in Indianapolis, but I wish I would have gone elsewhere."
Kelly Kyle
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2014
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"Butler University's Physician Assistant Program is a top-notch graduate program with an outstanding level of faculty support. The faculty are what make this program superior to others in the state of Indiana by putting in so much enthusiasm, time, and energy into helping their students succeed and be the best healthcare practitioners as possible. The school and program are expensive; however, the major and career choice will help pay off the school expenses in just a few short years. I would recommend this program and this career choice to anyone interested in a healthcare field."
Michelle Riley
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2014
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Butler really knows how to prepare their graduates for real work experience. There are many hands on activities and training. They offer support for students both with classes and with life in general."
Michelle Riley
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2014
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Pros: Great faculty that are really invested in seeing you succeed. Program really prepares you for work in the real world Cons: Private school resulting in a higher cost for education."
Farrah Bastin
  • Reviewed: 7/5/2013
  • Degree: Accounting
"Butler University is great because the internship and career services office is very successful at helping students get jobs before they even complete their degrees. The prestige of the university is also appealing to employers. The cost of tuition is relatively low compared to similar graduate programs. The only con I have found is that some advisors are not very good at helping you schedule the appropriate courses."
Adam Parsons
  • Reviewed: 7/3/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"Butler realizes that students in the part-time MBA program have lives outside of class, and are extremely flexible when planning around that. The professors are very good at both explaining the book material and relating it to the real world, both past and present. While the network isn't exactly what you would get at Harvard Business School, you also won't have to pay $150,000 for your degree."