• Address: 2100 W. University Ave. Wichita, Kansas 67213

  • Phone Number: 316-295-5000

  • Website: https://www.friends.edu/online-learning/

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About Friends University

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.

It hs 54.5 acres campus with 18 buildings. Freddy Falcon is the university mascot. It has nondenominational, founded by the society of friends(Quakers) religious affiliation.

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 1,676 with a student-faculty ratio is 10:1.

  • Friends University Acceptance Rate is 55%. The graduation rate is 36%.

  • Friends University Address is 2100 W. University Ave. Wichita, Kansas 67213.


Friends University Online

It provides students with various degrees like Bachelors and Masters. The students are given lectures and course material is provided online. The students pursuing online courses are from various states of the U.S.

Friends University Moodle is the unique platform for online students to interact with the faculty, fellow students and staff of the university. The students can access live videos and saved videos from the faculty. 


Friends University Schools

It consists of 2 schools offering online degrees.

  • College of Business, Arts, Sciences and Education

  • College of Adult and Professional Studies.


Friends University Tuition and Programs

It provides Masters and Bachelors programs online. The average tuition offered by the university for this two online degrees are mentioned below

Degree type Tuition
Bachelors $27,965
Masters $20,094

It offers 17 online programs across 5 disciplines which are mentioned below

  • Business Management

  • Information Systems

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Health Science

Some of the online programs offered across different degrees are given below

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems Master of Management Information Systems
Bachelor of Business Administration Master of Education in Teaching and Learning

Friends University Library

It has various literary resources available physically in its libraries such as books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and articles. It has both an online and offline presence for the convenience of students. Students can call library staff for further assistance and they can contact them through their toll-free number. 


Friends University Financial Aid

FAFSA/Federal School code used for applying various financial aid is 001918. Tuition assistance and Post 9/11 GI Bills are the military financial aid available.

  • Pell grant, TEACH grant, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Workstudy, Direct PLUS loans, Direct Subsidized, and unsubsidized loans are the Federal Aid available.

  • Kansas Comprehensive Grant, Minority Scholarship, Teacher scholarship, State scholar scholarship are the State Aid available.

  • Presidential Scholarship, Davis Scholarship, Tower Scholarship, Falcon Award, and Promise award are the Institutional scholarships available.

  • Tuition Assistance Program, Post 9/11 GI Bill are the Military Aid available.

100% students of the university are awarded either Federal, State or Institutional Aids available. $19,644 is the average amount per year awarded to students as grant or scholarship. 


Friends University Accreditation

It is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Programmatic Accreditation

Its teaching programs are programmatically accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. 


Friends University Rankings and Reviews

According to the U.S. News and World Report 

  • It ranked 76 in Best Online Graduate Education Programs

  • It ranked 101 in Best Online Graduate Business Programs

  • It ranked 131 in Best Online Bachelors Programs 

Some of the top reviews provided by the students are as follows

  • It has a diversified culture with students from different states, countries, and belief systems.

  • The professors are knowledgeable, experienced and provide hands-on experience to the students.

  • The students at the university felt that the staff are helpful to apply financial aid and other course-related matters.

  • The infrastructure available in the university is sophisticated and industry relevant courses are being offered.

  • The students felt that university dorms and facilities are best in the state. 


Friends University Campus

It ensures campus and sites will be safe places for students, faculty, staff, and guests. By creating awareness about relevant policies and procedures related to campus security.

Friends University Bookstore

It provides 80 percent discounts to students for renting the books rather than purchasing them. Here students can buy accessories, textbooks, apparels, and gifts. It is available in on campus and online for the easy accessibility to the students.

Friends University Athletics

Its athletics are accredited by NAIA Division II. They participate in Kansas Collegiate  Athletic Conference. It has both men’s and women’s teams playing a variety of sports. They participated and won in various intercollegiate tournaments. Its varsity athletic team is known as Falcons.

Friends University Football

The university football team won many tournaments which were held in the intercollegiate competitions. The athletes concentrate both academics and games. The athletes are awarded various rewards, endorsements, and scholarships.

Friends University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit
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For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Wichita, Kansas

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001918
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What is FAFSA school code?
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Institutional Accreditation

HLC
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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

NCATE

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, Military Friendly, Veterans Friendly , eLibrary

Branches

Topeka (Kansas), Overland Park (Kansas)

Data Source: https://www.friends.edu/online-learning/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Friends University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 55 %
Student Faculty Ratio 10: 1
Total Population 1,676
Student Population Full Time: 1,105 Part Time: 571
Gender Division Male: 44 % Female: 56 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 749 329 420
Total Applicants Admitted - 412 181 231
Applicants Enrolled - 165 79 86
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 163 77 86

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 31 %

The College Monk

Female: 41 %

Total Graduation Rate: 36 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Friends University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Friends University

College of Business, Arts, Sciences and Education

Majors available

Literature Health Science

College of Adult and Professional Studies

Majors available

Education

Friends University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Graduate Application Fee $50

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 15
Number of students submitting ACT scores 143
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 9%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 87%
SAT Math 575 average 490 - 660 range
SAT Critical Reading 535 average 490 - 580 range
ACT Composite 21 average 19 - 24 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


Friends University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,236 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $695 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled atleast half-time June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $695 Undergraduate or Graduate student, enrolled in TEACH Grant Eligible major, Minimum of 3.25 CGPA June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $6,146 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $6,146 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $12,405 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Should not have an adverse credit history June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Presidential Scholarship $12,000 25 ACT and a 3.8 GPA. Varies
Davis Scholarship $11,000 Minimum CGPA of 3.0. Varies
Tower Scholarship $9,000 Minimum CGPA of 2.5. Varies
Falcon Award $7,000 Minimum CGPA of 2.0. Varies
Promise Award $5,000 Satisfactory academic progress. Varies

Data Source: https://www.friends.edu/online-learning/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Tuition Assistance Program Varies Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $13,933 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10th, 2001. Varies

Data Source: https://www.friends.edu/online-learning/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Kansas Comprehensive Grant $3,027 Minimum GPA of 2.0. April 1st, 2019
State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Minority Scholarship $3,027 Minimum GPA of 2.0. April 1st, 2019
Teacher Scholarship $3,027 Undergraduates, satisfactory academic progress. April 1st, 2019
State Scholar Scholarship $3,027 Minimum GPA of 3.0 May 1st, 2019

Data Source: https://www.friends.edu/online-learning/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $17,171
$30,001 - $48,000 $17,081
$48,001 - $75,000 $18,251
$75,001 - $110,000 $17,491
Over $110,000 $21,807

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 40% $3,902
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $14,559
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 39% $4,163
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 95% $11,899
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 75% $5,982
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 75% $5,669
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 19,644
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 8
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $29,128
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $3,641
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.friends.edu/military
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 69 $13,039
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 48 $13,756
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 21 $11,400

Data Source: https://www.friends.edu/online-learning/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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