U.S. News Rankings
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Friends University is a private institution that was founded in 1898. It has a city setting and the campus size is 40 acres. It utilizes a other-based academic calendar. Friends University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $21,030 (2011-12).
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
Friends University has developed a unique blend of a strong traditional program with that of strong adult and graduate programs. The University was the first in the region to offer adults an innovative way to complete their degrees while maintaining their employment. Friends University makes personal attention to students a priority whether inside or outside the classroom by using a coordinated approach that places student issues and concerns at the forefront. This personal attention is expressed in the institution's commitment to teaching and to the personal growth of each of its students.
When applying to Friends University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 29. The application fee at Friends University is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||64.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 29|
The student-faculty ratio at Friends University is 10:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||N/A|
|Five most popular majors for 2011 graduates|
Friends University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
|Student gender distribution||N/A|
|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Friends University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Friends University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Friends University, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Friends University.
|Students who have cars on campus||95%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$21,030 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$5,966 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data