Friends University Reviews

  • 18 Reviews
  • Wichita (KS)
  • Annual Tuition: $31,812
86% of 18 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 18 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Carmen Wathen
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2023
  • Degree: Christian Studies
"This college is unprofessional. I had to drop 3 classes in Spring of 2023 because they were taught by a woman who wouldn't teach. No one explained the tuition to me and I got in trouble. Two professors were deep into Existentialism and cannot see how that does not go along with Christianity and it did affect my grade in their classes. I was put on Financial Aid Probation for dropping the three classes with a W and took courses over the summer. I got an A and a B, but they recorded my A as a C and when I complain about these things, they treat me like I'm the problem. Now I have to fight to get my A on my transcript and get my Financial Aid back if I get to attend at all. I contacted many people at this University including the Trustees about my issues with Friends. I am a 49 year old woman and I'm paying cash for my portion of the 17,000.00 per semester and everything is just an oopsy. Very unprofessional. Send your kid to WSU. Never had problems with them and they aren't this expensive."
Malayia Decker
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"Friends University was a wonderful school to attend for my undergraduate studies. The professors were like family by the end of my four years. I had to take a semester break as a Sophomore, and the teachers and dean worked with me, so that I could graduate on time. The school was concerned for the students' spiritual wellbeing along with their academic careers. They challenged my thinking, but also gave me space to develop my own beliefs. They had a cap on financial aide, but it was enough for me to attend college and come out practically debt free. If I had to do it all over again, I would. The campus was beautiful. They staff was helpful. My degree program is one of the top in the state. And the class size is small enough that each student can have individualized attention if they so choose."
Alexus Cossell
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Friends University was a fantastic fit for me. As a student athlete and a dedicated student, I found that the university accommodated to my needs. With the small student to professor ratio, I received fantastic instruction and individual attention. Friends provided numerous avenues to get involved with both the university and the community. While in a small university in a big city, I was able to experience the best of both worlds. Friends not only developed and shaped my education, but did an excellent job preparing me for my career as well. As a graduate of Friends University, I can say with full certainty if I had to make the college decision I had to make 4 years ago again, I would choose Friends University again, no question."
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"The Friends MFT Program was an amazing, life-changing experience. Faculty and cohort members are incredibly knowledgable and supportive, and they genuinely strive to improve the (already stellar) program every year. The program is also pretty friendly to adult learners returning to school - many of the people in my cohort worked full-time throughout the 2-year program while juggling kids and family obligations, and were still able to make it work. It's difficult, but it can work if you're willing to put in the time."
Jeff soukup
  • Reviewed: 9/16/2016
  • Degree: Non-Profit Management
"Good school with caring staff. The school acted in the best interest of the students and created a program that was diverted and made it able for us non traditional students to be successful and able to work to support our families while furthering our education."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Education
"Friends is a great small community that offers so many opportunities. The faculty is incredible, the campus easy to get around and updated, and the classes relevant, fun and engaging."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"Friends university is an awesome campus with great teachers. Small classroom ratio to teachers helps students prepare and learn from professors ."
Nicole Blomberg
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2016
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"I worked for six years in the field of Human Services before choosing a degree and this program is the best for my career goals. I look forward to having therapy experience as part of the program and having a practice centered education rather than a theory centered one. I look forward to being able to move forward in my career and have seen several others in my field of work progress after going through this program specifically."
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"I absolutely love Friends University. It's a little in the expensive, but worth the extra money. The professors really care about you as an individual."
Judith Chitambo
  • Reviewed: 5/27/2015
  • Degree: Business
"Friends University is a place to study. Social life for graduate students especially international students should be looked at."
Elizabeth DiNitto
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2015
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"I am currently working towards my Master's of Marriage and Family Therapy Degree at the Lenexa, KS location. My cohort is not on the main campus in Wichita, but I have never experienced a higher quality of education than what I have gotten from the Lenexa Friends location. The professors are absolutely incredible, the classes are intriguing and immediately applicable to the career, and the bonds you build between your cohort are lifelong and familial. You remain in the same cohort of around 25-30 for the entire program, and take all of your classes together. Also, you begin a clinical internship at the site of your choosing around halfway through the program. The only con I would have for the program is that the amount of coursework coupled with the clinical internship can become very overwhelming if you struggle with prioritization or do not have a flexible and open schedule to accommodate the time commitment this program requires."
Judith Chitambo
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2015
  • Degree: Business
"It is an expensive University, the living expenses is high, there is no social life for graduate students, the university does not have transportation system for the students, the University does not offer the Financial Aid for graduate international students. Otherwise it is a good place for studies."
Alyssa Carter
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2014
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Professors are kind of a big deal in their fields and students can learn a great deal from them. They invest in and keeps tabs on their students so they know they are ready to be competent before seeing clients. They also make sure students have the most experience possible before graduation into the real world. The cost is high and there is very little financial aid. So you pay for what you get."
Alyssa Carter
  • Reviewed: 12/26/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"Great professors that really care and excellent opportunities for gathering experience. They skillfully develop a tightknit learning community. I am not a fan of the city though, and the cost is super high. But it is a graduate program."
marina warkentien
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"It is a great program with an inspiring faculty and wonderful classmates!"
Erica Davis
  • Reviewed: 10/14/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"Program is uses a cohort model. Convenient and staff are easy to work with."
Catherine Dyck
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"Friends University has created top-notch Graduate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy. The professors and staff work diligently to provide the best education, resources, and environment."
Janet Andrews
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2013
  • Degree: Business
"I think the school offers good flexibility for non traditional students. I like the ability to work full time and be able to work my education around this. I think the cost of the program is a little costly."