At Friends University we believe that higher education has a higher purpose. We are a welcoming community that fosters transformational learning through personal growth and achievement, enabling students to live a life of hope as a friend of Jesus.
Throughout our more than 125-year history in Wichita, Friends has built a solid foundation in the heart of the Air Capital.
From the stage to the arena, our students aspire to greatness in all they do. Creative opportunities abound through an exemplary fine arts program, where students find a stage to express their creativity through theatre, dance, choral, instrumental and jazz programs. Athletic endeavors are played out on the many nationally ranked Falcon sports teams, including Wichita’s only collegiate football team and our 22 other competitive men’s and women’s sports.
Strong academic programs honor our students’ quest for knowledge and understanding and emphasize the importance of social responsibility, goodwill and making the world a better place in wherever their journey leads. A contemporary curriculum offers practical, theoretical and experiential instruction; and we are constantly reviewing our curriculum to meet the needs to today’s students and their future employers.
Friends offers bachelor’s and master’s programs for both the traditional student and online learners. Some of our most well-known and unique programs include Christian spiritual formation, mechanical engineering, cyber security, zoo science, a master of science in family therapy, and a doctorate in spiritual formation and soul care to name a few. Friends hopes you’ll visit the beautiful campus and find out what makes Friends University and its students, faculty and staff strive so hard to make the best even better.