Christian-based learning thrives at Friends University, located just west of downtown Wichita. This non-denominational private college was founded in 1898. Though the first semester only saw 52 students, enrollment grew by nearly 50 percent by the end of the first year. Today, the college is home to more than 2,000 students and continues to grow. Friends University has four campus options in Wichita, Lenexa, Topeka and online.
So you want to be a Falcon? With Quaker values and encouraging curriculum, Friends University pushes students to reach their maximum potential through dozens of degree options. From healthcare, leadership and education to science, theatre and dance, Friends University advisors guide students on their journey to their ideal career.
Even though college means studying and homework, Friends University encourages students to get out, socialize and give back to the community through campus ministries, student organizations and club sports. The college offers opportunities for students beyond the classroom, including more than 30 organizations, fraternities and sororities focused on an individual’s interest. Connect with other students through sports, fine arts or societal ministries, or find new interests through campus traditions.
School spirit is never in short supply at Friends University. There are several school traditions celebrated annually, bringing high energy and reverence for the university’s unique history.
Friends University is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and competes in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC). For the longest time, the school’s mascot was the Fighting Quakers, but in 1960, students showed interested in developing a new mascot. Freddy Falcon was soon after introduced as the new symbol of the school.
Learn more about Friends University and how to enroll here.