Butler University

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Butler University

  • City , State Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Est. Tution $171,160
  • Deadline 04/01/2022
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Butler University Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: Faculty: 43
Est. Applications: 286 Acceptance Rate: 38% Est. Class Size: 108

Program Description

Butler is a private, comprehensive university with over 5000 full-time students enrolled in six colleges on our 295-acre campus located in Indianapolis which provides access to excellent, highly diverse clinical experiences and other opportunities.

Butler has been creating highly qualified pharmacy practitioners since 1904. Our curriculum prepares students for practice in all professional environments including innovative settings and post-graduate opportunities. Concentrations are available in Medical Spanish, Pharmaceutical Sciences or Patient Care research.

Our mission is to provide innovative, interprofessional experiences with a liberal arts perspective to develop life-long learners serving society as dedicated health professionals, scholars and community leaders. We take pride in:

  • Consistent NAPLEX pass rate significantly above the national average. Our 5-year aggregate pass rate is 98% compared to 90% nationally (2014-2018)
  • 98% job placement (Class of 2018)

We believe in experiential education providing a variety of 4-week pharmacy practice experiences; 2 introductory experiences and 10 advanced practice experiences at excellent sites in Indiana and nationwide.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $500 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • No Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Not Required
  • Letters of Reference are not required
  • No Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

Acceptance Rate for Butler University

38%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 38%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 64% Male: 36% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $42,790 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,310 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.8 Average GPA: 3.0 Minimum PCAT: Optional


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 38
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
CH105 General Chemistry 1 w/lab 5
CH106 General Chemistry 2 w/lab 5
CH351 Organic Chemistry 1 w/lab 5
CH352 Organic Chemistry 2 w/lab 5
PX326 Anatomy and Physiology 1 w/lab 4
PX327 Anatomy and Physiology 2 w/lab 4
BI105 Introduction to Cell Biology w/lab 3
MA106 Calculus & Analytical Geometry 4
BI325 Principles of Pathogenic Microbiology w/lab 3

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED:
Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

Pre-Health Adviser
Advisor must have 2+ years of familiarity with the applicant and have 10 plus years advising experience and limit the number of such LOR’s they deliver to a top specified percent of advisees.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:
Are Committee Letters accepted?
A Committee Letter is:
Does it count as more than one LOR?
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?



Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: As recommended by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, Butler University requires interviews for admission into the Pharmacy Program. The admissions criteria extend beyond academic minimums and include a measurement of these important attributes: verbal and written communication skills, understanding of the profession, commitment to patient care and professionalism. Other activities planned around the interview will include completion of a 30-minute writing exercise.



April 6, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? Yes
Part of an academic health center? No
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
Supplemental application requirement? No
Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

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Contact Information

Website: http://www.butler.edu

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