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How to Spend 24-48 hours in Indianapolis for your Butler College Visit

Kelsey O’Shaughnessy ’14 - Admission Counselor

You’ve made the great choice to visit Butler University, and while you’re in town, we want you to check out some of our favorites places in the city. You will be able to explore our streets, eat like a local, and maybe spot some Butler students out and about.


Where to Stay

If you’re staying overnight, you’ll want to arrange your hotel accommodations. We don’t have hotel options within walking distance to campus, but you’ll find a handful in close driving distance. We partner with many national brand and boutique hotels to provide our visitors great recommendations and rates that can be viewed here. Hotels downtown will give you plenty of options for exploring within walking distance. The Northside (along 86th street) is where the major mall is located and is accessible by car.

Butler Campus Visit

When you’ve arrived in town, make your way to Butler for your visit. Enjoy your time on campus and make sure to check out our suggestions for things to notice during your tour. Once you’ve wrapped up your visit, it is time to tackle our highlights in Indianapolis.

Broad Ripple

Head to nearby Broad Ripple Village for lunch. This is where many Butler students spend time when they aren’t on campus. Some local favorites include 3 Sisters Cafe (once featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives), La Piedad, Bazbeaux Pizza, or Nicey Treat for a popsicle. The Monon Rail Trail allows you to explore different parts of Broad Ripple at a casual pace. Grab a cup of coffee at Monon Coffee Company and walk along the path to see a bit more of the Broad Ripple neighborhood.

Downtown Indianapolis

If you’re up for an afternoon adventure, make your way downtown and rent a bike from the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare, and ride on the Cultural Trail to see the Indianapolis Canal, NCAA Hall of Champions, and Victory Field. When you’re ready to eat again, stop along Massachusetts Avenue (or Mass Ave. as locals call it). The Eagle, Bakersfield, or Bru Burger are all great lunch or dinner options and will allow you to explore shops along the way.

Other Must-See Destinations

It may be time for you to head home, but if you’re staying in Indy a little longer, spend some time at Newfields, which houses the Indianapolis Museum of Art. This is located just west of Butler’s campus and is easily walkable from campus via the Canal Towpath trail. If it is a beautiful day outside, take a walk through the 100 acres of outdoor space that is free and open to the public.

Your last stop is a fan favorite: Cafe Patachou. Known for their great breakfast and lunch options, this is always a staple on an Indy tour. Located a few blocks east of campus, end your trip here with a side order of cinnamon sourdough toast. You will thank me later.

We think Indianapolis is a great backyard for Butler students to explore. Visiting the surrounding city during your college visits will allow you to determine if it could be a good fit for what you’re looking for in your college experience. We are so glad you included Butler and Indianapolis in your plans!


Kelsey O’Shaughnessy is an Admission Counselor within Butler’s Office of Admission. Kelsey works with students living in Iowa; New York state; “The Region” in Indiana; and the Quad Cities, Peoria, Decatur and Champaign, Illinois.


How to Spend 24-48 hours in Indianapolis for your Butler College Visit

Kelsey O’Shaughnessy ’14 - Admission Counselor

Three Ways to Improve your College Essay

By Tim See - Admission Counselor

Too often, a student submits an essay that recounts an event, step by step, without providing enough of their own voice. Remember—what happened is not nearly as important as your perspective on what happened. How did it make you feel? What did you learn? Did you change? How did this impact you, not just immediately, but in a broader sense?

Not only does writing this way make for more effective and illuminating essays for an admission counselor (because we can learn more about you), it also opens up a world of potential topics. An interesting story does not make for an interesting essay if you have nothing to say about it.


Before even reading a word, the form of your essay can set an expectation for the reader. As someone who reads a thousand essays a year, my heart drops when I scroll to the writing sample section of that Common App and see one long block of text. It is not a welcoming sight, and I become less excited to read its content.

By simply providing a title for your essay, and organizing your thoughts in paragraphs, your essay immediately becomes easier to digest and enjoy. This will also show that you meet a level of writing proficiency a college or university expects from its incoming students.

Beyond the basics, though, form can also be a way to grab a reader’s attention immediately. If you feel comfortable doing so, get creative with how your writing sample is formatted and presented. Lists, dialogue, lyrics, and poetry—if used effectively—can all pay off by differentiating an essay from the rest.


Play to Your Strengths
A college essay can have personality: Just make sure that it is yours. Do you love to make people laugh? Go ahead and add some humor. If not, steer clear of the knock-knock jokes because they will feel out of place. Does your extensive vocabulary allow you to beautifully wax-poetic about a given topic? Then wax on (a Karate Kid reference too old for anyone reading this, I know!). However, if you have relied heavily on the thesaurus to ensure that your essay sounds smart, those big words will probably stick out like a sore thumb, distract the reader, and lower the overall quality of your writing.

Basically, don’t write about what you think we want you to write about, and don’t write the way you think we want you to write (without ignoring basic rules of grammar). Play to your strengths, and let them work for you.


Tim See is an Admission Counselor within Butler’s Office of Admission. Tim works with students living in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, and West Central Indiana.


Three Ways to Improve your College Essay

By Tim See - Admission Counselor

Eight Things to Know Before your Official College Visit to Butler University

By Katie Pfaff ’19 - Admission Counselor

The first time stepping on a college campus for an official visit can bring unexpected nerves and excitement as you imagine what the future could look like. Make the most of your upcoming campus visit to Butler by knowing these eight things.

1. Arrive Early

Give yourself plenty of time to make it to campus the day of your visit. Once you find a parking spot, you’ll want to make your way to Robertson Hall, where you will have a chance to mingle with current students and look over your schedule for the day.

2. Meet your Admission Counselor

Your first visit to campus provides a great opportunity to meet your admission counselor. Take the time to introduce yourself to and become familiar with this person, as they play an important role in visiting your hometown and reviewing your application.

3. Ask Questions

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, as finding the right college fit is important. Your questions and concerns are valid, and Butler students, staff, and faculty are eager to share their experience with you.

4. Visit Butler Blue IV

Perhaps one of the most memorable highlights of visiting is seeing the Official Mascot, Butler Blue IV. Keep your eyes open—you never know where you might see Blue exploring campus.

5. Take the Campus Tour

Dress for the weather, and put on your sneakers because you won’t want to miss the tour of campus! Butler Student Ambassadors are eager to give you the inside look of campus from Irvington House to Hinkle Fieldhouse.

6. Peek at your Surroundings

Notice the way people greet one another with a “Go Dawgs!” Or, get a glimpse of the action of someone who stops to hold the door for the person trailing behind them. Catch a conversation between students and professors between classes. This culture you witness is often referred to as The Butler Way, and it is what makes this campus community different from anything else you’ll see.

7. Snap a Picture

Capture your visit with a memorable picture with the stone Bulldog, the BU sign, or any other memorable spot on campus. Don’t forget to share it with us by tagging @butleru on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

8. Visit Again!

Know that your first visit to campus doesn’t have to be your last. Keep a look out for the many different visits and events available to dive deeper into campus and specific programs. You are always welcome at Butler!


Katie Pfaff is an Admission Counselor within Butler’s Office of Admission. Katie works with students living in Alabama; Texas; West and East Indiana; and North West, North Central, West Central, and Central Ohio. 


Meet the Class of 2024 - Matea Radovic

Matea Radovic
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.

test optional

Butler Adopts Test-Optional Admission Policy


PUBLISHED ON Apr 15 2020

INDIANAPOLIS—In a commitment to provide support and improve access for prospective students during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, Butler University will no longer require applicants to submit standardized test scores. This applies to high school seniors in the Class of 2021, as well as to all incoming classes thereafter.

Beginning with first-year and transfer undergraduate applicants for the fall 2021 semester, the Butler Office of Admission will not require ACT and/or SAT scores for admission to the University. Some graduate programs will also waive requirements for GMAT and/or GRE scores. This change reflects Butler’s commitment to a holistic admission review process, offering flexibility as test-taking opportunities are canceled and future testing dates remain uncertain.

Applicants who still prefer to provide their test scores will be able to do so, and those scores will be considered alongside other application materials. Select undergraduate programs may still require or encourage the submission of test scores.

“As admission officers, we are very aware that the college application process may be stressful in any given year,” says Lori Greene, Butler’s Vice President for Enrollment Management. “Add the complexity of the COVID-19 crisis, and that process can be simply overwhelming. Our goal is to provide some clarity and reassurance to prospective students who are interested in the Butler experience, so they don’t need to worry about when and/or if standardized tests will be offered.”

More details about this change to the application process will be communicated to prospective students in the coming weeks through the Butler admission website. Students are encouraged to contact their admission counselors at any time to receive personalized support. Counselor information can be found here.

Butler’s test-optional admission policy will go into effect starting with the August 1, 2020, application opening for the 2021-2022 academic year and remain in effect for future admission cycles.


Learn more here.


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Katie Grieze
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test optional

Butler Adopts Test-Optional Admission Policy

Beginning with the fall 2021 incoming class, Butler will no longer require standardized test scores on applications

Apr 15 2020 Read more

A Student’s Guide to Indy

By Kennedy Broadwell

Kennedy Broadwell is a senior from Toledo, Ohio, with a major in Sports Media and a minor in Sports and Recreation.


When coming to Indianapolis for the first time, I was both excited and nervous. Back home in the Toledo area, I had my favorite restaurants, places to go with friends, and hubs for studying, and I would have to start fresh in getting to know a new city. But after a few years here, I’ve discovered so many things to do around town.

One thing you’ll hear about all the time is the “Butler Bubble”—the term for when you get stuck on campus, or in the very close surrounding areas, and never venture out into the city. But Indy is full of great places to explore, so I encourage you to get a group of friends together and visit some of these spots on your nights out.


Royal Pin

With three locations around the city, Royal Pin is the place to be if you love bowling. They also have laser tag, arcade games, and seriously awesome food for a bowling alley.

Punch Bowl Social

Exploring downtown Indy is a blast, and Punch Bowl Social is one of the most popular spots due to its unique setup. Located on S. Meridian Street, the place is more than just a restaurant. The food is great, but you can also play all types of games—from skeeball to bowling to giant Connect 4. Looking to get an Instagrammable pic on your night out? The “I love you so much” wall is no stranger to a Butler student’s Instagram feed!



Studio Movie Grill

For a more relaxing outing, Studio Movie Grill serves full meals, snacks, and refreshments in a click of a button while you kick back in a luxury recliner to watch the big screen. What’s better than dinner and a show with some of your closest college pals?

Indy Fuel Hockey

The Indy Fuel hockey team represents the city in the ECHL. Tickets are fairly inexpensive, and the games are exciting—don’t miss the flame-filled pregame show.



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Though nights out on the town are fun, at some point you will need to study. Make studying relaxing and grab a great cup of coffee at one of my favorite local spots.


Monon Coffee Company

This shop in the heart of Broad Ripple is almost always packed, but if you can snag a table to study at, do so. Their lattes never disappoint—the Flaming Mocha is my personal favorite—and they sometimes have fun seasonal flavors!

Nine Lives Cat Cafe

If you’re an animal lover like I am, then Fountain Square’s Nine Lives Cat Cafe is your spot! Not only can you watch adorable kittens play and nap while you sip and study, but for a $5.00 cover fee, you can visit the Cat Lounge to play with the adoptable cats. The fee helps cover the cost of caring for the animals until they find forever homes, and you can also choose to make a donation to IndyHumane—a favorite non-profit of mine.

Bovaconti Coffee

If you like to get adventurous with your coffee, this is the place for you! After trying a Spanish Latte at this beautiful shop that opened just last fall in a restored historic building, I never want to go back to a normal latte again. Along with my favorite latte, they have possibly the cutest interior ever, from the turquoise ceiling to the patterned tile floor. You’ll definitely have a new favorite study spot!


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When it comes to my favorite eats in Indy, I could go on for hours. But for this list, I decided to include restaurants with the most college-friendly prices. With the help of my friends, I’ve narrowed it down to these top spots.


Ripple Bagel & Deli

I cannot put into words the love that Butler students have for this place. I don’t know a single person who dislikes Ripple Bagel & Deli—seriously, it’s impossible. With every kind of bagel, spread, cheese, vegetable, and meat you could imagine, your sandwich options are countless.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill

This spot inside Ironworks Hotel is a personal favorite for my friends and me. Their sushi is divine, if you're into that sort of thing. Even if you’re not, you’re sure to find something you love. For my fellow vegans: This place has perfected the craft of vegan sushi, with ingredients like vegan “salmon” made of tomato. No more boring cucumber rolls for you!

Canal Bistro

Broad Ripple’s Canal Bistro has the best Mediterranean food around. Their lunch and dinner are amazing, including complimentary fresh bread and oil, but they really hit it out of the park with brunch. As a brunch enthusiast, I am hard to impress. However, Canal Bistro has cracked the brunch code with favorite dishes like the garden hummus sandwich, stuffed French toast, and the best breakfast potatoes. The thing is, no one knows it yet! Indy loves brunch, and all the other top spots in the city have hour(s)-long waits on weekends, but not Canal Bistro. (Shhh—this can be our secret!)

Gallery Pastry Shop

Speaking of brunch, that mid-morning meal doesn’t get any cuter than at this stylish bakery nestled in a row of cozy shops along the Monon Trail. I love watching chefs create their food art, so I head straight for the bar, where I can watch the magic happen. Who knew crepes could be so beautiful?


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Thrifting has become my all-time favorite weekend festivity. If you’re into sustainable fashion, these are the places for you.


Naptown Thrift

If you’re looking for comfy vintage threads, Naptown Thrift is the spot. All of my favorite oversized sweatshirts, tees, and high-waisted jeans are probably from here.

Hot House Market

This is a hidden gem within the Fashion Mall at Keystone. Seriously, I’ve had to introduce all of my friends to it. Hot House Market curates classic 1970s, 80s, and 90s pieces that are high-quality: No more settling for stained thrifted clothes! Their store also features home goods, vintage tech, and a record collection.

Chief Indigo Vintage

If you’re looking for awesome band tees or vintage Guess, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, and so on, look no further than Chief Indigo! With items from every brand you can think of, you’re sure to find your next favorite piece to add to your closet.


Learn more about living in Indy here.


A Student’s Guide to Indy

In addition to providing rich hands-on learning opportunities for Butler students, Indianapolis is home to plenty of places where Bulldogs can have a little fun


A Student’s Guide to Indy

By Kennedy Broadwell

Meet the Class of 2024 - Nathan Barney

Nathan Barney
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Intended Major: Sports Media


Butler University is excited to welcome an exceptional group of first-year students this coming fall. Read on to get to know Nathan Barney, one member of the Class of 2024.  


What were you involved with during high school?

I played baseball through sophomore year and then discovered crew. After my team won gold at Midwest Rowing Championships, I was chosen to row for the Olympic Development program last summer. I was also a retreat leader for freshmen and seniors this past year and have been a volunteer coach for the Chicago Blackhawks’ Special Hockey team for the past five years.

What drew you to Butler?

I went on a campus visit as a sophomore, and I felt early on that this might be the place for me. From that very first time I set foot on campus, I felt like I belonged at Butler. Everyone has been so welcoming. Smaller class sizes mean your professors will know your name, but there are still a ton of opportunities you would typically only see at bigger schools.

What is your favorite part about Butler?

I love that Butler is a smaller school with really big school spirit.

What do you hope to major or minor in?

I am currently enrolled in the College of Communication as a Sports Media major. I’m also thinking about minoring in Strategic Communication.

What are you most excited about?

I’m most excited to meet new people, explore internship opportunities, and go to basketball games at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Meet the Class of 2024 - Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan
Hometown: Columbus, IN
Intended Major: Finance


Butler University is excited to welcome an exceptional group of first-year students this coming fall. Read on to get to know Tom Sullivan, one member of the Class of 2024.   


What were you involved with during high school?

In high school, I was involved in Key Club, Student Assembly, National Honor Society, and I played hockey and lacrosse. I was a captain on my hockey team, and I absolutely loved the relationships that I built over all four years. We actually won the 2A state championship in 2018, and it was one of my favorite days of high school.

How did you initially hear about Butler?

I heard about Butler when I was in middle school, but what interested me in Butler was when one of my neighbors decided to go there because of all the good things she had said. A few of my friends’ parents also attended Butler, and they all had wonderful things to say, as well. After hearing so many good things, I thought, 'why not visit?'

What is your favorite part about Butler?

I love the small school aspect the most because I feel like I can get to know both my professors and my fellow classmates. I also love its location in Indianapolis and all the opportunities that it brings.

Why did you choose Butler?

I chose Butler because of the internship opportunities in the Lacy School of Business, and just the overall feel of the school.

What do you hope to major or minor in?

I hope to major in Finance.

What are you most excited about?

I am very excited to start classes, begin learning, and to just be on campus.

Meet the Class of 2024 - Paulina (Isa) Sanchez

Paulina (Isa) Sanchez
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Intended Major: International Business and Strategic Communication


Butler University is excited to welcome an exceptional group of first-year students this coming fall. Read on to get to know Paulina Sanchez, one member of the Class of 2024.


What were you involved with during high school?

I was a member of my high school’s pre-professional dance company, where I choreographed multiple works and learned from many professional choreographers. I was also heavily involved with an international organization called Best Buddies, which fosters friendships with students with disabilities within our school community. I founded the Habitat for Humanity Club at my school and led a trip to Punta Gorda, Florida, to build a house. I also participated in Dance Marathon for Lurie Children’s Hospital, worked part-time during the school year at Altitude Trampoline Park, and worked as a Gymnastics Coach with the Chicago Park District during the summer.

What drew you to Butler?

I initially heard about Butler in regards to the dance program. When I was younger, I was training to become a professional ballerina, and a teacher told me to look into their program. After I started high school, I decided I wanted to focus more on my academics and change my career path. I later became interested in economics and business. When I was researching schools, I came across an ad for the new Lacy School of Business building. I decided to go take a tour, and I immediately fell in love with the program!

What is your favorite part about Butler?

My favorite part about Butler is the school pride that the student community takes on. I am a member of Butler University’s Dance Team for the 2020-2021 season, and I am so excited to perform, bring spirit to sports games, and represent Butler University.

Why did you choose Butler?

I chose Butler because it was clear that out of all of my school choices, Butler wanted me to attend. The staff reached out to me constantly with information, surveys, and invitations to apply to the Honors Program and scholarships. I wanted to make sure that I would get the most out of my investment in my education, and I realized that Butler would provide exactly that with the Honors Program, scholarship opportunities, smaller class sizes and a more personal learning environment, a promising placement rate for post-graduation, and the community that makes Butler feel like home.

What do you hope to major or minor in?

I hope to double major in either International Business or Marketing and Strategic Communication with a focus on Public Relations.

What do you hope to get involved with at Butler?
I hope to get involved with Best Buddies, Dance Marathon for Riley Children’s Hospital, possibly Greek Life, and continue with the Butler University Dance Team, Honors Program, and Lacy Scholars.

What are you most excited about?

I am most excited about diving deep into the business curriculum at Lacy and game days at Hinkle!

Meet the Class of 2024 - Anisa Cobb

Anisa Cobb
Hometown: Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Intended Major: Dance Performance


Butler University is excited to welcome an exceptional group of first-year students this coming fall. Read on to get to know Anisa Cobb, one member of the Class of 2024.


What were you involved with in high school?

In high school, I was a member of the National Honor Society, an English and math tutor, and a member of the Mitchellville Drifters Coral Mentoring Program, where we participated in various community service projects. I was also really active in dance and was part of the Baltimore School for the Arts, where I performed in The Nutcracker each year in addition to various other spring performances.

How did you initially hear about Butler, and what interested you in the University?

In August, I visited a friend who attends Butler and toured the school. I also attended Butler Blue Scholars’ Day and toured the school again. Each time I was on campus, the friendliness and openness of all the students and faculty was wonderful. Also, the dance department is top-rated, and I really wanted to attend a strong program in order to enhance and expand my dancing abilities.

What do you hope to major or minor in?

I plan to double major in Dance and Health Sciences. If not a double major, I hope to minor in Health Sciences. The great thing about Butler is that there are so many options that it’s possible to be involved in so many different things.

What do you hope to get involved with or be a part of at Butler?

I am really looking forward to being a part of the Butler Dance department. I am also looking forward to being a Morton Finney Scholar. And, of course I can't wait to attend the Butler basketball games!

Meet the Class of 2024 - Ashton Franklin

Ashton Franklin
Hometown: Canton, Michigan
Intended Major: Strategic Communication


Butler University is excited to welcome an exceptional group of first-year students this coming fall. Read on to get to know Ashton Franklin, one member of the Class of 2024.


What was your first impression of Butler?

I’m a huge sports fan, especially the NBA, so I first heard of Butler through Gordon Hayward, basketball, and the University’s history of competing in the NCAA. Although that’s how I first heard of Butler, what really caught my attention was the positive testimonies from faculty and staff. Everyone I talked with on campus seemed like they really wanted me to be here, which meant a lot.

What made you choose Butler?

I felt so welcomed whenever I would come for campus visits. My first visit was at the end of a long string of college visits in Indiana. Once I stepped foot on Butler’s campus, I knew if I was going to go to school in Indiana, it would have to be at Butler. The campus is so serene, but also so full of life. I love how the campus is surrounded by nature, and the size is perfect.

What are your plans once you start classes?

I’m planning to major in Strategic Communication, and I hope to get involved in a bunch of clubs and intramural sports. I’m also really interested in community service, studying abroad, and completing internships, which is perfect because I know Butler really places an emphasis on that type of learning.

What do you hope you’ll get out of your college experience?

During my time at Butler, I hope that I am able to give others the opportunity to express themselves and to help tell their stories. I really believe that the world can become a brighter place if we all try to understand one another. And by the time I graduate, I’m confident that I’ll be the very best version of myself because of the opportunities that Butler has given to me.

Meet the Class of 2024 - Maggie Conlon

Maggie Conlon
Hometown: Brookfield, Wisconsin
Intended Major: Marketing


Butler University is excited to welcome an exceptional group of first-year students this coming fall. Read on to get to know Maggie Conlon, one member of the Class of 2024.


Tell us a little bit about your high school experience.

In high school, I participated in lots of extracurriculars. I played tennis for three years, I led Best Buddies and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and I also loved being a part of DECA and volunteering clubs!

How did you initially hear about Butler, and what interested you in the University?

I first heard about Butler from my sister because she attends the University. What really interested me in Butler was when Trip came to our house and surprised my sister after she was admitted! It wasn’t only Trip’s cuteness that intrigued me, but also how personable Butler was to surprise my sister with a visit!

Then, I first visited Butler in August 2017 on the day that my sister moved into her residence hall. It was such an amazing atmosphere to be in because everyone was so excited to be at college. What really impressed me was how helpful the University was with the move-in process and the activities and events for families to attend over the move-in weekend.

What is your favorite part about Butler?
What I love most about Butler is the Lacy School of Business. Not only is the brand-new building incredible, but also the opportunities for students are unique. I am so excited to take the First Year Business Experience and Real Business Experience classes because instead of just listening to a lecture, I’ll be able to be hands-on in class and run a business.

Why did you choose to attend college here?
When I was going through the college search process, I would look at key features that each school had, such as the location, class sizes, opportunities for my major, and the friendliness of students and staff. When I would talk to my parents about the schools I was looking at, they would all fall short of something in one of those categories except for Butler. I compared every school to Butler, and no other school had what Butler had: a campus located near a big city, small class sizes allowing for connections with professors, an incredible business program, and a place where students would hold the door open for me as I explored the campus.

What do you hope to major or minor in?
I am planning on majoring in Marketing and minoring in Creative Media and Entertainment.

What are you most excited about?
I look forward to joining a faith-based organization, Special Olympics or Best Buddies, Greek Life, and some other extracurriculars. I am also excited to join the caring Butler community on campus with the new friends I make and with the professors I have for class. And of course, I am also excited to see Butler Blue IV around campus!