School Profile

Friends University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Wichita, KS

$30,264

Avg tuition

BestColleges.com is an advertising-supported site. Featured or trusted partner programs and all school search, finder, or match results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other editorially-independent information published on this site.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Discover programs by subject area to find the best college for your future.

Search All Programs

About Friends University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Friends University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Wichita, Kansas. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,190, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 58%. The university offers 50 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 40%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for students are $30,264.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

58% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

62% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

40% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Recommended

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-23

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

Learn more about how we determine school awards

2k

Students enrolled

48%

Online student enrollment

12:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold

Demographics

White

59%

Black

12%

Two or more races

10%

Unknown

7%

Hispanic

5%

Asian

4%

American Indian/Alaska Native

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

Information not available

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

57%

Socio-economic diversity

46% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Explore Similar Schools

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

59

Total Online Enrollment

820

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

0% On-campus

100% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 100% online

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 100% online

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 100% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $30,264 $30,264
Graduate $11,448 $11,448

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,500
On-campus room and board $7,494
On-campus other expenses $5,195
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $7,792
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $5,195
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $5,195

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $44,453 $44,453
Off-campus without family $44,751 $44,751
Off-campus with family $36,959 $36,959

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

46%

State Grant Aid

42%

Institution Grant Aid

98%

Pell Grant

46%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,619
State Grant Aid $2,889
Institution Grant Aid $15,675
Pell Grant Aid $4,615

Financial Outlook

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

$42k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NAIA Division I

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Other Sports
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting
  • Wrestling
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

2

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

3

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

4

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

5

Education

BA

MA

DOC

6

Engineering

BA

MA

DOC

7

English Language And Literature/Letters

BA

MA

DOC

8

Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics

BA

MA

DOC

9

Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC