Friends University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Friends University
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Friends University Admissions Overview:

To apply to Friends University, interested students should submit an application (online or on paper), official high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT. With an acceptance rate of 55%, Friends is not a highly selective school; successful students will generally need good grades (at least a "B" average) and above-average standardized test scores.

For more information, students should check out the school's admissions webpages, and should contact the admissions office with any questions or to schedule a campus visit. Visits and tours are not required, but are suggested for any students interested in attending the school. 

Admissions Data (2016):

Friends University Description:

Founded in 1898 by the Quakers, Friends University is a private Christian university with a 54-acre main campus in Wichita, and other campuses in Lenexa and Topeka, Kansas. The university also has several outreach locations. At the heart of the Wichita campus is the Davis Administration Building, a stunning structure that was the largest educational facility west of the Mississippi when it was constructed in the 1880s.

The university has a range of programs for both traditional undergraduates and adults who need to balance school with their other commitments. Several of the university's most heavily enrolled majors such as human resource management and organizational management are offered through the adult education program.

Residential students will find a wide range of opportunities for extracurricular involvement from athletics to the arts. On the intercollegiate front, the Friends University Falcons compete in the NAIA Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference for most sports. The university fields 15 teams and also has dance and cheer programs. Popular sports at Friends include football, tennis, track and field, cross country, soccer, basketball, baseball, and softball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,676 (1,192 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 77% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $26,865
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,590
  • Other Expenses: $4,422
  • Total Cost: $40,377

Friends University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $14,559
    • Loans: $5,982

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Organizational Management, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 63%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 24%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 39%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

    • Men's Sports: Football, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball
    • Women's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Softball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Basketball

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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