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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
2100 W. University Ave.
Wichita, KS 67213
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
From Friends University

Founded in 1898, Friends University provides a high-quality education for students of all ages and denominations. A Christian university of Quaker heritage, Friends offers remarkable undergraduate and graduate academic programs for traditional students and working adults. Students learn inside and outside the classroom, and we value diversity of experience. As a community, we accept our responsibility to care for one another in our learning and working relationships. We take care of the future as if we already are there. We equip students to honor God and serve others while offering programs that open pathways to a profession.

Friends University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
47%
SAT Range
920-1090
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$18,780/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,719/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Music Theatre

The music theatre degree is committed to preparing our students to be the triple threat necessary to succeed in today’s world of music theatre performance. As an interdisciplinary degree, equal attention is given to vocal training, dance and acting.

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    20%
  • On Campus
    67%
  • Online
    14%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
886Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
470
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
52%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Outgoing
    77%
  • Friendly
    15%
  • Athlete
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
62%
Poll
73%
of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
Poll
40%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Love, but expensive
    32%
  • Comforting
    21%
  • Great
    21%
  • Extravagant
    11%
  • Boring
    5%
  • Finacially confused
    5%
  • Strict
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $41,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    39%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    91%
    National
    83%
    85%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

    Friends University Reviews

    291 reviews
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    I love Friends University! The classes offer flexible schedules, which is essential for student athletes like myself! They are taught my caring staff who personally get to know each student. The campus is beautiful, and the facilities are great!
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    Friends University is a small and comfortable campus where students are highly encouraged to grow academically, socially, mentally, and spiritually. There are many resources for students to succeed long before they complete their degree, and your advisors especially ensure this. My experience has been very well-rounded, and I believe I have come to know the dynamics of the school fairly well. I have appreciated having an on campus job because it allowed me to interact with my peers and feel even more familiar with my environment. I would love to see more academic options for my degree (psychology), more renovated spaces throughout campus, and exceptionally better food in the cafeteria.
    Friends is an amazing college. It’s very diverse, there are a lot of activities on campus to keep you busy! The athletic teams are really fun to go and watch. The housing is #1 in Kansas and one of the best in the nation! The food is really good. You get a buffet with different options to choose from! The professors are very nice and hands on with students! The other students are very nice and friendly. I would highly recommend spending 4 years at Friends to get your degree!