Monday, March 28, 2011

Butler University - More than Basketball!

I feel compelled to highlight Butler University, since their Basketball team is making national headlines again this year after making it to the final four!
They have done something that many would say is impossible.  They have enabled IU, Purdue, Notre Dame, ISU and Ball State fans to unite in one home, church, bar or sports arena and cheer for the same team!

Butler was founded in 1855 by Ovid Butler, an attorney and abolitionist.  It sits on 290 acres in an Indianapolis near northside neighborhood just 5 miles from downtown and right in the middle of a residential area known as Butler-Tarkington. It is hailed as one of the most attractive campuses in the Midwest for it's park-like setting.
The University offers over 65 majors and in the last 5 years it has enjoyed a 96% job placement rate for it's graduates.  The schools of education and pharmacy have a 100% placement rate.  Student to faculty ratio is 11:1.  The school has 19 varsity sports (not just basketball!) and over 140 official student organizations.

Recent Kudos:
Ranked 2nd best Regional Universities Midwest category for 2011 in US News and World Report and also the #1 Up-And-Coming institution among Regional Universities by the same publication
Named Best in the Midwest by Princeton Review
Ranked 8th in Midwest for it's part-time MBA program by BusinessWeek
Dance program is one of top five in the country
Pharmacy Licensing Exam ranks Butler in top 3 nationally
Their mission is to provide the highest quality of liberal and professional education and to integrate liberal arts with professional education, creating and fostering a stimulating intellectual community built upon dialogue and inquiry between students, faculty and staff.

AND LETS NOT FORGET THOSE DAWGS!!!! What a class act with Brad Stevens at the helm. Get out your Blue and White and cheer them on to victory!


1 comment:

  1. Butler U is one of those schools that people outside of the state haven't heard of, but that people in the state all know as a very good school. I guess it hasn't quite developed the reputation of places like Harvard and Princeton for historical reasons, but if you look at Butler's GPA numbers at graduation, it's pretty impressive, and the campus is gorgeous as well. The cherry on top, of course, is their top-tier basketball program.