Butler University welcomes nearly 1,000 new students

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Saturday was move-in day for students at Butler University.

The school is welcoming 974 freshmen this year which means Butler will have it’s highest-ever undergraduate enrollment.

The competition was tough. President Jim Danco says they had 10,000 applications this year — that means for every 10 who applied, one was accepted.

Lisa Duco spent the morning moving her daughter in. She said she’d say goodbye with mixed emotions.

“She’s a good person and has a good head on her shoulders so I feel comfortable with that,” Duco said. “It’s just, we’re going to be three hours away so that’s just a little hard.”

Butler says this year, 55-percent of students are from out of state.

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