Wichita, KS
Friends University


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Recent Reviews

Elisabeth
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Friends University offers a wide variety of classes, with educated professors leading the classes; when I graduate I know I w...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Friends University offers a wide variety of classes, with educated professors leading the classes; when I graduate I know I will be ready for the workforce.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I were to go back to talk to my high school senior self, I would tell myself to investigate more college options before jumping into college. At the time I thought I wanted to go in to the teaching field, but then realize that I didn't really want to spend my life teaching. At that point I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, so I dove in to my local community college haphazardly taking classes hoping I would fall into something I loved. Unfortuately, I didn't. After two years I greaduated with a degree in General Studies. It wasn't until I started current job that I realized I wanted to go into the Information Security/Computer Information Systems area. I am so glad where I have ended up, but if I had put myself out there more when I was in high school, I think I would have been able to specialize my classes to fit the degree I am currently seeking.

Trina
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The adult degree programs that my school provides are why I chose the university and I would strongly recommend their program...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The adult degree programs that my school provides are why I chose the university and I would strongly recommend their program to anyone looking for a way to get their bachelor degree while still working a full-time job. Friends applies a realistic course schedule that can be comfortably accomadated by students with a willingness to sacrifice a little to accomplish an educational goal.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell my high school self to go to college right out of high school and apply myself to my studies, earn my degrees prior to being distracted and weighted down by the responsibility of raising my own children. I would stress the importance of not only education but an attitude of life long learning. I would also encourage myself to play more and not jump into adulthood. I would encourage my high school self to enjoy the moments and not rush into taking on responsibility. I would try to instill a mindset of mentorship, encouraging myself to find a mentor and to be a mentor. I would encourage myself to be goal oriented and to approach life with a plan instead of just allowing life to happen and dealing with the results or consequences. Last, I would highly encourage myself to celebrate each achievement! Walk at graduation and throw the cap in the air! Celebrate first then set the next goal and do what it takes to achieve it.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school was that it was located so far from my home...a 4 hour round trip.

Megan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I've opened up a lot more. College has given me the confidence to express myself more. I've meet people who have given me ho...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I've opened up a lot more. College has given me the confidence to express myself more. I've meet people who have given me hope for my future college experiences. By being able to meet and interact with such a wide variety of people is what I think has been the most valuable. I've gotten to learn about different cultures and religions. I've learned to be more patient and understanding with those from a different background, because I dont know what they have been through. By attending college I have been able to share with others some of the things I have learned. I can open up the minds and eyes of people close to me, so that they can become more understanding and have more compassion for the world around them.

Zac
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College has opened my eyes to a whole new world of possiblities, it's gotten my interested in politics, photography, and my c...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College has opened my eyes to a whole new world of possiblities, it's gotten my interested in politics, photography, and my community as a whole. I was once considering of not going because of the financial stress it would put on my family, and while times are tough, we persevere. The college experience has been valuable to me because it gives me an option to be something better in life, to try and optain something in life that i would otherwise not be able to. We all know the statistics, about how college grads earn so much more in their lifetimes than those who do not. For me, however, it transcends that. Even with the economic benefits, college can open so many doors for people like me who don't really know what they want to do in life. My personal college expeirience has given me a chance to figure that out, which would have been incredibly hard to do with these options. The number one positive thing about college for me though is it led me to find the woman I love and who amazingly loves me. I simply coulnd't imagine my life without being in college.

Shawn
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My college experience has given me a sense of accomplishment. My degree has given me the ability to experience things that I would not have had the oppurtunity to without it. I have been able to buy a house and start a family. The greatest thing that I learned in college was the ability and need to learn new things.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Friends University is the down to earth and careing teachers. The teachers are very approachable people who care about their students success.

Joshua
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to follow your dreams and do what you love. Do not waste time doing something you think you should, inst...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to follow your dreams and do what you love. Do not waste time doing something you think you should, instead search out your passion and follow the path that leads to a job in which you are pursuing that passion for the rest of your life. Life is too short to worry about your salary more than the quality of life. Your college years will be more fulfilling and less stressful if you are studying something you enjoy as opposed to forcing youself to take the "prestigious" route which will be filled with hard years trying to make more money. Enjoy your life, do not just endure it.

Drew
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and speak to my former self, I would tell myself two things. First, I would tell myself that time ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and speak to my former self, I would tell myself two things. First, I would tell myself that time management is crucial. With homework, many extracurricular activities and two on-campus jobs, there is only time for fun if you do everything academic before you even think about going out with friends. School comes first, and only after school is there time for anything else. Second, I would tell my former self that money management is just as important. Although you may only spend a few dollars a day, that can add up to almost one hundred dollars in a month and a thousand dollars in a year. The same thousand dollars that you could be putting towards your education.

What's unique about your campus?

Friends University, a private Christian university, offers a vast array of classes one would not expect from this Quaker school. With amazing professors who truely enjoy their career and administrators that empathize with students, Friends University has instated an 'Open Door' policy that allows student to speak with professors any time during office hours. Not only do the professors love what they do, they love helping students.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Friends University is the first university to offer my major- Zoo Science. Currently, Friends University is still one of only a handful of universities in the nation that offer this Zoo Science major. Having this specialized major allows me a step up over the increasingly competative job market, and every bit helps.

Emily
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I were to go back in time I would assure myself that change is good, and that college is not the terrifying environment th...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I were to go back in time I would assure myself that change is good, and that college is not the terrifying environment that I perceived it to be. I would tell myself that partying and permiscuous activity is not the main focus of college life, and that I could easily find friends who share my conservative views and enjoy the same activities as I do. I would tell myself that my experiences in college were going to be some of the best of my life so far. The friends I would make, the artistic community, and the classes I would take will cause me to be very reflective, and change my outlook on life forever. I would help my highschool self to eliminate the fear of change, and to look forward to a community that shares many of my beliefs and helps me to become the dedicated, hard-working, successful, and moral adult that I will eventually be.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school is the difficulty I have getting into some classes required for my major. This occurs because the university keeps the class sizes so small that not every person who needs a particular class may be admitted.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

When I brag about my school I tell my friends about the beautiful campus, the small class sizes, the relationship I have with my professors, the artistic community, and the freedom.

Raylene
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very helpful and kind.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very helpful and kind.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I had the chance to go back in time and talk to myself when I was a high school senior, I would tell myself to go right after I graduate from high school. I would tell myself not to wait on going to college, to start taking at least the basic general courses. To maybe start out at a junoir college to save a little money and then go to a University like Friends. The people there are great and the classes are small just like the campus. You can easily walk to any building on the campus with five minutes. There are many activies you can get involved with if you have the time. I belive if I had went to college right out of high school I would have got to enjoy more of the campus life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who wants to attend a small campus. Anyone who is wanting understanding and helpful teahers.

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  • $26,865
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