Butler University will welcome 974 first-year students on move-in day Saturday, August 23. Classes begin Wednesday, August 27.

Butler University's move in day August 24, 2013Butler’s class of 2018 continues the University’s track record of attracting high-quality, academically prepared students. Here’s a look at some numbers.

– Average GPA, 3.52.

– Average ACT, 27.

– Average SAT, 1190 (without writing), 1750 (with writing).

– 11 Lilly Scholars.

– 3 National Merit Semifinalists.

– 1 National Achievement Semifinalist.

The Class of 2018 comes from 37 states and six countries. Forty-six percent are from Indiana, and 54 percent are from out of state. Approximately 22 percent of the class comes from nearby Illinois.

In addition to being the most geographically diverse, this year’s incoming class is also the most ethnically diverse, with minority students representing 14.7 percent of the class.

Butler’s largest area of study for new students is pre-pharmacy (123), followed by exploratory business (121), exploratory studies (or undecided, 78), and biology.


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