Friends University

Private, Four-years School Located in Wichita, KS

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How much is the Friends tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Friends's tuition & fees is $32,748.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $46,748 when a student lives on-campus.

Friends Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$32,748
Books & Supplies Costs$1,500
On-campus Room & Board$8,326
On-campus Expenses$4,174
Off-campus Room & Board$8,141
Off-campus Expenses$4,174
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$34,747

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Friends for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $140,915 at Friends. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $189,081. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $113,825.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$33,712$46,025$28,022
Sophomore (2024-25)$34,703$46,834$28,301
Junior (2025-26)$35,725$47,674$28,596
Senior (2026-27)$36,776$48,547$28,907
4 Years Total$140,915$189,081$113,825
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$34,703$46,834$28,301
Sophomore (2025-26)$35,725$47,674$28,596
Junior (2026-27)$36,776$48,547$28,907
Senior (2027-28)$37,858$49,454$29,236
4 Years Total$145,061$192,509$115,040
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$35,725$47,674$28,596
Sophomore (2026-27)$36,776$48,547$28,907
Junior (2027-28)$37,858$49,454$29,236
Senior (2028-29)$38,972$50,395$29,583
4 Years Total$149,329$196,071$116,322
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$36,776$48,547$28,907
Sophomore (2027-28)$37,858$49,454$29,236
Junior (2028-29)$38,972$50,395$29,583
Senior (2029-30)$40,118$51,372$29,947
4 Years Total$153,723$199,768$117,673
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$37,858$49,454$29,236
Sophomore (2028-29)$38,972$50,395$29,583
Junior (2029-30)$40,118$51,372$29,947
Senior (2030-31)$41,299$52,384$30,329
4 Years Total$158,246$203,605$119,095

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Friends' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,875. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Kansas, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,986.
In-StateOut-of-State
Friends University$32,748
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Kansas Four-years Colleges$15,957
Public Schools$5,756$8,834
Private Schools$20,986

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Friends and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Friends UniversityWichita, KS$32,748$11,988
Assumption UniversityWorcester, MA$49,414$14,866
Herzing University-MadisonMadison, WI$13,420$9,160
University of PortlandPortland, OR$54,900$26,100
Belhaven UniversityJackson, MS$29,195$11,430
Mount Saint Joseph UniversityCincinnati, OH$36,650$14,495
Hawaii Pacific UniversityHonolulu, HI$33,020$21,533
Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended StudiesFayette, MO$6,960$6,390
Our Lady of the Lake UniversitySan Antonio, TX$31,728$18,498
Anderson UniversityAnderson, SC$33,580$15,483
Southern New Hampshire UniversityManchester, NH$16,450$20,469

Financial Aid and COA

At Friends University, 915 students (77%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $17,489.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Friends is $29,259 for students living on-campus and $29,074 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 280 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $19,570 and the average amount of student loans is $7,683.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$46,748
COA (off-campus)$46,563
Tuition & Fees$32,748
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,000
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$13,815
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$29,259
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$29,074
Average Financial Aid$17,489
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship91577%$17,489
Pell Grants42336%$4,596
Federal Student Loan62452%$7,051
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid280100%-
Grants or Scholarships280100%$19,570
Federal Grants13147%$5,065
Pell Grants13147%$4,698
Other Federal Grants4817%$1,002
State/Local Grants9434%$3,356
Institutional Grants27899%$16,189
Student Loan Aid19469%$7,683
Federal Student Loans19469%$5,817
Other Student Loans2910%$12,483

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Friends's acceptance rate is 57.67%. A total of 1,826 applicants applied to and 1,053 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 283 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 26.88%.
To apply to Friends, 2 items are required - Secondary school GPA and Secondary school record and 2 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,8261,034$792
Admitted1,053630$423
Enrolled283165$118
Acceptance Rate57.67%60.93%53.41%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)26.88%26.19%27.90%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Friends. Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is lower than the national average score of 25.
Average25th75th
SAT Math506473538
ACT Composite211823
National Average25
Kansas Average21
ACT Math201723
ACT English191622

Student Population

Friends University has a total of 1,724 students including 1,278 undergraduate and 446 graduate students. By gender, there are 725 male students and 967 female students attending Friends. The school offers online degree programs and 296 students enrolled online exclusively (17.17% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,692 725967
Undergraduate1,190 564626
Graduate502 161341

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, KS
Phone316-295-5000
WEBwww.friends.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered57 Programs
Online Program Offered9 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered7 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate56.00%
Yield39.06%
Student Population1,724
Graduation Rate45%
Retention Rate62%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate12 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties58 (Full-time), 108 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs205 (Full-time), 170 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$59,952
Average Staff Salary$45,884