Recognition of Excellence

Friends University sits proudly among some of the nation's top colleges and universities as a College of Distinction and a member of Foundations of Excellence – two programs that recognize the University's unique academic programs, student-centered approach and the expertise of its faculty.

Colleges of Distinction is an elite list of top educational entities that honor institutions for their innovative curriculum, variety of learning experiences, campus engagement and post-graduation opportunities. As a College of Distinction, Friends University offers many opportunities for students to be successful not just in the classroom, but throughout their entire college experience.

Friends University was one of only 12 colleges and universities nationwide to be selected to participate in Foundations of Excellence. This program seeks to improve the experience for first-year and transfer students through strategic plans to welcome and orient students.