Founded in 1898, Friends University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Wichita (population range: 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Kansas. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Topeka, Lenexa. Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Friends University is a small (enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Friends University offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 118 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Friends University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.