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Colleges / Friends University

Friends University

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

Friends University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Friends University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Friends University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Friends University's admissions stats.

Friends University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 10.1%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 0%
Waitlist No

Friends University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Friends University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to Friends University?

Friends University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Friends University Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Friends University?

Friends University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Friends University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Friends University accepted 57% of all applicants, about 652 from 1,138 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Friends University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Friends University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Friends University

Friends University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Friends University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Friends University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Friends University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Friends University for more information on admission factors.

Friends University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Friends University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Friends University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Other Requirements audition for music, dance and theater programs; portfolio for art program
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Friends University?

Students admitted to Friends University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 75.3% submitted a class rank. At Friends University 10.1% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 20.3% were in the top 25% and 33% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Friends University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 10.3%
3.75 and 3.99 20.8%
3.50 and 3.74 15.5%
3.25 and 3.49 14.1%
3.00 and 3.24 15.5%
2.50 and 2.9 14.5%
2.00 and 2.49 1.8%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Friends University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Friends University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Friends University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 0% of Friends University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application.

What is a Good SAT Score for Friends University?

What is a Good ACT Score for Friends University?

To be most competitive at Friends University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Friends University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Friends University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Friends University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Friends University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Friends University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Friends University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Friends University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Friends University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Friends University accept transfer credits?

✅ Friends University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Friends University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Friends University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Friends University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Friends University?

❌ No, Friends University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Friends University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Friends University is 57%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Friends University?

❌ Friends University does not offer early decision.

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Friends University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Friends University? Friends University is a somewhat selective institution. The Friends University acceptance rate is 57%. This means that the institution accepts 57 out of every 100 applicants.


Friends University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Friends University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Friends University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.4. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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