Student Profile900 traditional undergraduate students (48% male, 52% female); 33 states, 7 countries.
Faculty Profile51 full-time faculty, 30 FTE part-time faculty. 11:1 student/faculty ratio.
Residence Life40% of students living on campus. Students can choose from six housing options, including residence halls to university-owned houses. Friends University residence halls are among the best in the state and are priced competitively compared to other institutions and local apartment complexes.
School LocationFriends University is located in Kansas’ largest city, Wichita. Wichita has been named an All-American City four times and a Top 10 Best Place to Live by Money magazine.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA); Kansas Collegiate Athletics Conference (KCAC)
15 Varsity sports
Men: Football, soccer, cross country, basketball, baseball, track and field, tennis, golf; Women: Volleyball, soccer, cross country, basketball, softball, track and field, tennis
Mascot: Freddy Falcon. Colors: Crimson and gray
Accounting, Art, Art Education, Ballet, Biology, Biology Education, Business Administration, Business Education, Chemistry, Christian Spiritual Formation (2nd major only), Communications, Computer Science and Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, English, English Language Arts Education, Field Biology, Finance, Forensic Science, Health Management, Health Sciences, Health and Physical Education, History, History and Government Education, Human Services-Psychology, Human Services- Sociology, International Business, Liberal Studies, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Math Education, Mathematics, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Physical Education Teacher Education, Political Science, Radiologic Technology, Religion and Philosophy, Spanish, Spanish Education, Speech/Theatre Education, Theatre, Zoo Science
Friends University was accepted as one of only 12 four-year institutions nationwide in 2013 to participate in the Foundations of Excellence program through the John N. Gardner Institution of Excellence in Undergraduate Education.
Friends University has the highest number of alumni and students named to the Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, compared with other Kansas private universities.
Zoo Science and Fine Arts in Ballet degrees are unique at the national level and draw students from across the nation.
Costs and Aid
2013-14: $30,230 for tuition, fees, room and board. (Tuition only: $23,250.) 98 percent of students receive financial aid. Average financial aid award: $21,345.
A Friends University degree is affordable. Friends University traditional undergraduate students graduate with a lower average debt compared to graduates of national public and private institutions.
For more information about financial aid, visit http://www.friends.edu/traditional-undergraduate-financial-aid.