Friends University

#2457 / #697
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School

University in Kansas, United States

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About Friends University

According to Wikipedia, Friends University is a private non-denominational Christian university in Wichita, Kansas, United States. It was founded in 1898. The main building was originally built in 1886 for Garfield University, but was donated in 1898 to the Religious Society of Friends by James Davis, a St. Louis business man. In the 1930s the leadership of the school was turned over to an independent Board of Trustees, with some representation of the Mid-America Yearly Meeting of Friends on the board. It operates today with "an amicable but independent relationship with the evangelical branch of the Society of Friends."

Friends University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
1,154 58% 42% 1050 22

How Much Does Friends University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $18,294
30K - 48K $18,725
48K - 75K $19,583
75K - 110K $21,691
110K+ $24,184

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Friends University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Friends University, then you can expect to earn an average of $46,900 per year. You also have a 88% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Friends University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
1,561 1,085 476

Where is Friends University?

Friends University is located at 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita KS 67213

How Safe is Friends University?

Wichita has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Friends University Known For?

Friends University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Friends University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Friends University's Most Influential Alumni?

Friends University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Psychology, Economics, and Biology. Here are some of Friends University's most famous alumni:

Vernon L. Smith
Vernon L. Smith
An American economist.
James F. Crow
James F. Crow
An American geneticist .
George Kelly
George Kelly
An American psychologist and therapist.
Frank Marshall Davis
Frank Marshall Davis
A United States writer, political and labor movement activist.
Page Belcher
An American congressman for Oklahoma.
Rolf Potts
Rolf Potts
An American writer.
Vern Miller
An Attorney general for the US state of Kansas.
Antwan Wilson
Antwan Wilson
An American teacher and school administrator.
Rich Mullins
Rich Mullins
An American Christian Musician.
Aki Kurose
A Teacher and education/affordable housing activist.
Virgil E. Bottom
An American experimental physicist and college professor .
Bruce P. Blake
An American bishop.