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Friends University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Wichita, Kansas. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

$34,208 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
58% Acceptance Rate

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Friends University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Friends University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#80 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#96 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Friends University?


Contact details for Friends University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, KS 67213
Phone: 316-295-5000

How Do I Get Into Friends University?

You can apply to Friends University online at:

Admission Requirements for Friends University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Friends University?

58% Acceptance Rate
42% Of Accepted Are Women
9% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 58%, Friends University does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 58% of accepted students are men and 42% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 56%.

Average Test Scores

About 9% of students accepted to Friends University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 560. Math scores were between 460 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Friends University  ( 500 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Friends University  ( 460 to 580 )
Friends University received ACT scores from 71% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Friends University  ( 19 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for Friends University  ( 18 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Friends University  ( 18 to 24 )

Can I Afford Friends University?

$34,208 Net Price
68% Take Out Loans
8.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Friends University is $34,208. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Friends University, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $6,699 a year. That adds up to $26,796 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Friends University is 8.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Friends University Undergraduate Student Diversity

850 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,089 undergraduate students at Friends University, with 850 being full-time and 239 being part-time.


There are also 582 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 850 full-time undergraduates at Friends University, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Friends University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 21
Black or African American 117
Hispanic or Latino 135
White 473
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 104

Geographic Diversity

Kansas students aren't the only ones who study at Friends University. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 34 countries are represented at Friends University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, India, and Spain.

Online Learning at Friends University

275 Took All Classes Online
868 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 11 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Friends University. In 2019-2020, 868 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Friends University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 8th most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Friends University

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Friends University was $29,394 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Friends University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Teacher Education #61 #58

Online Growth Rankings of Friends University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Friends University was -4.4%. This is the #1,332 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Friends University regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Friends University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Friends University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Teacher Education #77
General Special Education #283
Special Education #423

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Friends University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

General Special Education 0
Art Education 0
Biology Education 0
English & Language Arts Education 0
History Education 0
Mathematics Education 0
Music Education 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0
Spanish Education 0
Elementary Education 0
Teacher Education 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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