Program areas at Butler University
Education: Butler University delivers an outstanding education steeped in the liberal arts and coupled with experiential learning opportunites that include internships, study abroad, service projects, and scholarly research. Through this comprehensive approach, we prepare students to step directly into a career or graduate school with confidence. The universitys most recent placement rate was 98 percent, including 22 percent who went on to attend graduate school or participate in a gap-year program. In its rankings for 2021, u.s. news and world report named Butler the no. 1 school among midwest regional universities for the third consecutive year and the most innovative school in the midwest for the sixth consecutive year. The University also was listed among the best for undergraduate teaching, first-year experiences, senior capstone experiences, and study abroad opportunities. Auxiliary: clowes memorial hall Butler University's 2,200-seat clowes memorial hall opened to the public on oct. 18, 1963. This professional performing arts facility is home to Butler arts presents - an annual series of music, theatre, and dance performances - and a k-12 education program. Clowes is also the home of resident companies such as the Butler ballet. Other great organizations such as broadway in indianapolis, music for all(bands of america), and Butler's celebration of diversity distinguished lecture series also use the venue. Health and recreation complex: a health and recreation complex that is equipped with recreation courts, an indoor jogging track, an aquatics area, a weight and fitness space, and lounge opened in fall 2006. Students enrolled in at least 12 credit hours are automatic members. Membership is also available to University faculty, staff, alumni, and a limited number of community members. Athletics: Butler University participates in intercollegiate athletics at the ncaa division i level. Nineteen of Butler's 20 teams compete in the big east, while the football program is a member of the pioneer football league. The bulldogs have a long history of athletic success, including back-to-back trips to the ncaa division i men's basketball national championship game in 2010 and 2011, and the University is home to one of the nation's great intercollegiate basketball facilities, hinkle fieldhouse. For more information about Butler athletics, visit www.butlersports.com. Room and board: Butler students can choose from a number of housing options, including a residential apartment village for juniors and seniors, an apartment-style residence hall, two coeducational residence halls with optional freshman living-learning centers, and 13 fraternities and sororities. A 660-bed modern, suite-style housing facility - predominately for sophomores - opened in fall 2016, and a 647-bed, suite-style residence hall for first-year students opened in fall 2018. All Butler undergraduates are required to live on campus through junior year.