2100 W. University Street Wichita, KS 67213 316-295-5100
http://www.friends.edu learn@friends.edu
About Friends University
  • Year of Foundation 1898
  • Size of Campus 45 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,240
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 13% out-of-state
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $11,050
  • Room and Board $3,420
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $15
  • Enrollment No.
For more than 100 years, Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, has been providing a Christian-based, liberal arts education to students of all ages and denominations. The University remains committed to its core curriculum: the arts and sciences. A broad-based education-one that truly expands the horizons and frees the mind-is our goal for every student. This is also expressed in our commitment to teaching and to the personal growth of each Friends University student. As a nondenominational Christian university, Friends University incorporates learning within the context of the Christian faith. In recent years, Friends University has developed a unique blend of strong traditional programs and strong nontraditional undergraduate and graduate programs for busy adults. The foundation of Friends University has been and continues to be the traditional undergraduate program. More than 1,000 students enroll in this program and take courses on a semester basis for several years. These students are actively involved in the life of the institution and live in the residence halls, provide leadership through student government, plan student events, and participate in athletic and fine arts activities.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Homecoming, Cherry Carnival, Diversity Week, Send Off for Summer, Junior Senior Sneak, Walkout, Week of Welcome.
  • Percent students who are frat members 10%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi, Sigma Tau Delta, Psi Chi, Sigma Delta Pi
  • Number of students in fraternities 1
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Acts of Faith, Campus Ministries
  • Other on-campus organizations 21%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Multicultural Student Assembly
  • Setting Urban
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 1
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other
  • Distance to nearest bus Wichita, Kansas (5)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Wichita, Kansas (6), Kansas City (212)
  • Distance to nearest train Newton, Kansas (35)
Student Housing
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 12%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 50%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 32%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 29%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 80%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 0%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 26
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 21%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (54%), apartments for married students (0%), apartment for single students (29%), special housing for disabled students (0%), other housing options (17%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 0%
Campus Services
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Library Facilities None
  • Number Of Microforms 19
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 350
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 0
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 68,782
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 192
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 4,577
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing, study skills
  • Counseling Services career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, religious, other
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Museums None
  • Number Of Subscriptions 352
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Computer Courses Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Unified School District 259 (Wichita), CCH Incorporated, Engenio, Enterprise Rent A Car, Boeing Aircraft Systems, Cessna, Spirit, Raytheon, Bombardier, City of Wichita, Cintas, Fidelity Bank, Intrust Bank, Armstrong Shank, Wichita Business Journal
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,040
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year 66%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 30%
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities N/A