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Friends University

Wichita, KS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate57%
Acceptance Rate57%

About Friends University

Friends University offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate academic programs for traditional students and working adults. A Christian university of Quaker heritage, we insist that our students learn inside and outside the classroom. We equip students to honor God and serve others while offering programs that open pathways to a profession.

Friends University Overview

Friends University is a private, religious school in the city of Wichita, Kansas. Friends University was founded in 1898 and presently has around 1,694 students a year, which includes 1,192 undergraduate students. Friends University offers housing for up to 450 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Friends University!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Friends University's theater groups.

Friends University does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Friends University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Friends University on the Student Life page.

2022 Friends University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 57%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 0%
Tuition $31,172
Percent of Need Met 18%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $21,423

Is Friends University a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what Friends University offers and if the college seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Friends University

Friends University is moderately difficult to get into. Friends University admitted 57% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 1,138 students applied to Friends University and 652 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Friends University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 62% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Friends Universityare still enrolled their sophomore year. 40% of Friends University undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Friends University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Friends University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Friends University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Friends University's endowment was $62.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Friends University spends about $4,809 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Friends University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Friends University meets 18% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Friends University full-time are awarded $21,423 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $25,834 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Friends University.

Based on this information, does Friends University seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Friends University a good school for you?

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Where is Friends University?

Friends University is located in the city of Wichita, Kansas.

If you would like to see Friends University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 54/Interstate 135 to Wichita, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Friends University and Wichita are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Friends University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Friends University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Friends University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Friends University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

18 to 24

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Friends University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Friends University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Friends University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Friends University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$42,250

In State

$42,250

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$31,172
$31,172
Fees
$640
$640
Housing
$8,938
$8,938
Books
$1,500
$1,500

Student Life

Wondering what life at Friends University is like? There are approximately 1,694 students enrolled at Friends University, including 1,192 undergraduate students and 502 graduate students. 75% percent of students attend school full-time, 65% percent are from KS and 35% percent of students are from other states.

75%

Full Time

25%

Part Time

65%

In State

35%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,694

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

57%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$31,812

Out-of-State

$31,812

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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