College Spotlight 6

College: Butler University

Author: Ellen R. from Savoy, IL

Admissions site: https://www.butler.edu/admission

Some obvious thoughts on why Butler is unique may be the fact we’re a small school of 4400 with D1 athletics. Others may think about how our Jordan College of the Arts has a dance program that ranks in the top 5 ballet programs nationally, even though we’re in the heart of the midwest. Or that our placement rate is at an all time high of 97% of students in jobs related to their degree, graduate schools, or taking a gap year to travel or perform acts of services for communities abroad or nearby six months after graduation. These however are not why I chose Butler as my undergraduate institution, though they did help influence my decision. When I first toured Butler in the summer of 2016, there were three things that stood out to me.

The first, utmost important factor in choosing Butler was their commitment to excellent academic instruction. As a psychology major, I have already taken a class from an author of an established textbook used at renowned research institutions around the world! Additionally, the core curriculum and liberal arts basis for undergraduates was a strong influence in my decision because students who have already declared their major still get the opportunity to meet members of the community interested in different fields of study.

Community was the second reason I chose Butler. Because my high school was small, I knew I enjoyed knowing my peers and having more than one class with the same instructor. This intimacy is amplified by our established presence in college basketball and commitment to the arts. The community goes beyond students and faculty and extends throughout the greater Indianapolis area. During our diversity lecture series last spring, we had political satirist and commentarian W. Kamau Bell speak, and it was amazing to see how full Clowes Hall became.

The third reason I chose Butler was the commitment to diversity. Diversity at Butler was one of our founding principles. We have diversity in instruction, and experience across our 6 colleges. We have viewpoint diversity, a commitment to protect freedom of speech among students! We promote and celebrate religious, ethnic, and racial diversity across campus. We support varying abilities of students with physical or intellectual differences. We are inclusive.

If any of these attributes speak to you, seek out more information about Butler! You are now part of our community. Best of luck, and as always, Go Dawgs!

 

“When I was observing a class, a student I didn’t know at the time welcomed me and introduced himself via writing on a paper towel. This small action influenced by decision come to Butler .” -Julia B.

College Representative Meetings

Meetings with college reps have started! We are excited to host an increased number of schools from a large number of states. Please remember our policy:

Bishop Chatard College Representative Meeting Policy

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are eligible to attend college representative meetings when colleges visit Bishop Chatard. The meetings take place throughout the school day. Students must adhere to the following policies:

  • Please sign up for each visit via the online form. (You must access the form from your BCHS email account.) This allows us to make sure we have enough space in the room and allows you to make sure you are aware of all upcoming meetings.
  • You are responsible to make up any work missed.
  • You are not to miss a test, mandatory presentation, important quiz, etc., for a college meeting. If you are not sure what will take place in class on the day of the visit, be proactive and check with the teacher the day before or the morning of the meeting to see if it is acceptable for you to miss class.
  • You will go directly to the meeting room rather than reporting to class first. Attendance will be taken. 
  • You must be in the designated room or area of the meeting prior to the ringing of the bell or you will be marked tardy for that period’s class.
  • College meetings that take place during homeroom take up the entire period. You will not be released from the meeting room for any reason.
  • College meetings that take place during a class period will typically end well in advance of the end of the period; you will be given a pass to return to class promptly.
  •  The Guidance Office reserves the right to remove you from the college meeting if your academic profile does not match the admission standards of the school or if your actions do not meet the desired expectations for our students.

Why do we have college meetings?

  • Many colleges track students’ demonstrated interest. (If a student shows up at the high school meeting, it goes into the application record and can help chances of admission or scholarship. It is a reality of the admissions process these days.)
  •  This is a great chance for you to find out whether schools are a good fit for your academic statistics (GPA and test scores) and desired majors.
  • These meetings help to make you aware of deadlines, special scholarships, and important information regarding your applications to your top choice schools.
  • You will be able to expand your horizons to hear about some schools that you may not have previously considered. 

 

Academy Nominations

Updated materials are available for Academy nominations through the offices of U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly and Congressman André Carson. See the application information for the US Senator Joe Donnelly Nomination and the Congressman Andre Carson Nomination Process. More information is also available on Senator Donnelly’s website and Congressman Carson’s website. Deadline for Senator Donnelly: September 15, Deadline for Congressman Carson: October 15.