Hometown: Montenegro, Europe and Evansville, Indiana
Intended Major: Biochemistry
Butler University is excited to welcome an exceptional group of first-year students this coming fall. Read on to get to know Matea Radovic, an international student and one member of the Class of 2024.
What were you involved with during high school?
In high school I was involved in theatre, cheer, Key Club, choir, co-curricular committee, National Honors Society, and tutoring. I truly liked being involved in different activities because it allowed me to be part of them and learn a lot of new things. It was also a great way to spend time with my friends and make endless memories.
What interested you most in attending college in the United States?
Being a foreigner and knowing how the universities work in Europe, I felt like colleges in the U.S. were a better fit for me. The way that I think is that, ‘If I am going to be paying for my education, I better have good relationships with my teachers and others on the campus, and a lot of opportunities that would make me grow into a highly educated person.’ On the other side, I can always go back to Europe, so then why not challenge myself?
What is your favorite part about Butler?
I think the feeling that it is a smaller school, but offers a lot of things that you can be involved in. It seems like it is much bigger than it is, so it’s the best of both worlds.
Why did you choose Butler?
I went through a process of basically grading each college that I considered and Butler had the highest grade, and there was nothing that I didn’t like about it. It really just seems like it has everything you can imagine a college to have–great location, perfect size, beautiful campus, great academics. It checked every box.
What do you hope to major or minor in?
I hope to major in Biochemistry and maybe minor in Spanish or some form of art.
What are you most excited about?
I am mostly excited to finally meet my roommate and make new friends and memories. I am also excited to focus on creating my path of becoming a doctor.