Friends University provides a variety of program options for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Wichita, Kansas and operated as a private institution. Approximately 2,800 students are enrolled annually at Friends University.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Liberal Arts And Sciences
To be considered for admissions, you may be required to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then studied by the admissions office. Students may submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores to be considered for admissions at this school. A score between 870 - 1095 on the SAT, or 19 - 25 for the ACT is usually submitted among accepted students. 64% of students that apply are admitted to this school, of which 47% choose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at friends.edu.
The cost of tuition is nearly $23,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and that is why students should visit the school's net price calculator to identify their personalized cost estimate of attendance. On-campus housing is available for students, which costs about $3,000 each year. Students attending Friends University may qualify for aid which is typically scholarships, grants, and loans.
The Friends University Falcons participate in several athletic programs, with competitions managed and overseen by the NAIA. Athletic programs available may include:
- Baseball (NAIA Division II)
- Basketball (NAIA Division II)
- Football (NAIA Division II)
- Golf (NAIA Division II)
- Soccer (NAIA Division II)
Students may visit the Friends University website to get a complete list of academic programs offered, student services, and more.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants Friends University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Friends University is about 1,900. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 9% enrolling as graduate students and 72% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $25,000-$30,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- For part-time students, charges are between $860-$1,000 per unit
- Some programs may have a frozen tuition rate, which means the tuition will stay the same for up to five years.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$14,140|
|Receiving Student Loans||90%||$6,109|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Friends University may provide services including:
- Online classes
- Night and weekend classes available
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
The overall graduation rate of Friends University is approximately 32%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||10%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||16%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1952)
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1954)
Friends University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conf)
- Basketball (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conf)
- Football (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conf)
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Friends University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Friends University for official up-to-date information.