Butler University has been ranked among the best schools in the nation in Forbes’ annual ranking of 650 undergraduate institutions. Butler ranked No. 264 among private colleges, No. 80 in the Midwest, and No. 324 overall.

The rankings are based on five general categories: Post Graduate Success, which evaluates alumni pay and prominence; Student Satisfaction, which includes professor evaluations and freshman-to-sophomore year retention rates; Debt, which penalizes schools for high student debt loads and default rates; Four Year Graduation Rate; and Competitive Awards , which rewards schools whose students win prestigious scholarships and fellowships like the Rhodes, the Marshall and the Fulbright.

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