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About Friends University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private



4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




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Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Friends University is a private for-profit university headquartered at Wichita, Kansas. It has 2 more branches in Topeka and Overland Park in the state of Kansas. It was founded in 1898. It is a Christian university which is affiliated to Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Friends University will provide a high quality learning experience with nationally recognized programs and a focus on transformative education that places special value on each individual, shining the light of God’s love to our community and world.

The mission of Friends University, a Christian university of Quaker heritage, is to equip students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.

It has unique programs in the university such as Zoo science and Ballet programs. It is the first university in the state of Kansas providing innovative adult education model. 

  • The number of students currently enrolled in the university is 1,926.

  • The student to faculty ratio of the university is 11:1.
  • University's Acceptance Rate is 47%.

  • The graduation rate is 36%.

  • The accreditation to the university is given by Higher Learning Commission(HLC).
Friends University is a private university located in Wichita, KS. Friends University covers an area of 5 acres. It was in 1898 when the Friends University was founded. Notably, the official colors of the university are scarlet and gray. In addition to over 1,291 undergraduate students, FU also boasts of over 527 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 2,782. The school has a total of 319 academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Around 55% of the students are females and 45% are males. Notably, Friends University is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At FU around 57% are white, 12% belong to an unknown race or ethnicity, and 9% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. Moreover, around 78% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several achievers in its 122 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Rich Mullins, James F. Crow, Vernon L. Smith, and Morris Lolar. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. FU offers a total of 108 undergraduate and graduate programs, including both residential and online. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy), HLC Higher Learning Commission, NASM (National Association of Schools of Music), and NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). Friends University has around 53 million (2019) in endowment.

Location & Contact


2100 W. University Ave.


Email: N/A
Phone: 3162955000
Fax: 3162955060
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Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

920 - 1090

ACT Range

18 - 24

Application Fee




High School GPA


Accept Common App


The university is selective in taking in students. Moreover, admission to FU is moderately difficult. The students are required to submit a fee along with the admission form, in order to be considered for admission at Friends University. It is a non-refundable amount. The SAT score in the range of 950-1150 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. The average ACT score at Friends University is 22. However, those getting an ACT score less than 19 might also be offered admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kansas 67213. To gather more information, they can call them at (316) 295-5000.

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Before applying to FU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $42,874 per year. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($29,394), books and supplies ($1,500), room and boarding ($7,980), and budget for other expenses ($4,000). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


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Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Business Administration, Management...

87 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

25 Graduates

Zoology/Animal Biology

18 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

16 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

15 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

15 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

15 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

14 Graduates

Psychology, General

14 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

12 Graduates


9 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

7 Graduates


7 Graduates

Biology, General

6 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

6 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

6 Graduates


5 Graduates


5 Graduates

International Business

4 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

4 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

3 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

3 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

3 Graduates


3 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

3 Graduates

Communication, Journalism, and Rela...

2 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

1 Graduates


1 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

1 Graduates


1 Graduates

Philosophy and Religious Studies, O...

1 Graduates

Political Science and Government

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




63% White

16% Unknown

9% Black

7% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

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Unknown Location


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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$60,344 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 65% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

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Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,180/year.

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School Colors

scarlet and gray

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Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conf

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Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


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24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $7,980 per year. The students at Friends University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $4,180 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. The number of female and male students at the university are 45% and 55%, respectively.

After Graduation

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Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$267 - 324

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

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< $30K


$30K - $48K


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> $110K


As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at FU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average financial aid at Friends University is around $14,791 and the federal grant is $4,617. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $3,011 and institutional aid worth $14,791.

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