Haskell Indian Nations University


Haskell Indian Nations University is a higher education institution located in Lawrence, Kansas that offers post-high school academic programs to American Indian and Alaskan Native people from the United States.

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Overall Score (about) Insufficient Data
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $8,650
Admission Success rate N/A
ACT / SAT 75%ile scores 20 / 1020
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 20 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) N/A / N/A
Enrollment Total (all students) 733


Originally a school for agricultural education aimed at Native American children in grades one to five, trades taught included blacksmithing, farming, cooking, sewing and homemaking. Over 100 years later, the school is an innovative educational institution with students from all 50 United States.

Haskell’s high school curriculum was accredited by the state of Kansas in 1927. Continuing education classes, beyond the high school curriculum, were made available to students and Haskell began to offer a junior college curriculum in 1970. The school officially changed its name to the Haskell Indian Nations University in 1993. The university is the proud home of the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame and its campus has 12 buildings listed as U.S. National Historic Landmarks.


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Students that enroll at Haskell each semester can pursue associate of arts, associate of science, bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degree-granting programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and the School of Education. Major areas of study accredited by the Higher Learning Commission include American Indian Studies, Environmental Science, Business Administration, and Elementary Teacher Education. Resources and amenities for students include the Academic Support Center at the Tommaney Library.

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To be admitted, students must meet all of the application criteria.

Students must first and foremost be an “enrolled or official member of a Federally recognized tribe eligible for education benefits from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) or at least one-fourth total degree Indian blood descendant of an enrolled member of a tribe eligible for BIA education benefits.” Prospective students who are unsure about their status or qualification in regards to this matter should contact the school directly for clarification.

Additionally, all students must have a high school diploma or GED diploma, must submit a qualifying SAT or ACT score, have all current immunizations, submit an entrance essay, submit official transcripts (if transferring), pay an application fee and must meet all application deadlines. Deadlines for the current academic year are available under the Admissions section of the official University website.

Financial Aid

Haskell Indian Nations students pay Student Fees each semester. Financial aid often assists students in paying for these fees, or paying for textbooks or supplies. Some students may elect to take advantage of the Little Nations Childcare Center, or engage in student teaching, for each of which there are extra fees. All students wishing to be granted financial aid must complete the FAFSA.

Available financial aid programs at Haskell include the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal SEOG, Federal Work Study, the Academic Competitiveness Grant, and the National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant. A long list of financial aid scholarship and other sources for American Indians is available on Haskell’s website, including but not limited to the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, the Native American Health Education Fund, the Alumnae Panhellenic Association of Greater Kansas City, the William Randolph Hearst Scholarship for Minority Students, and the National Advisory Council on Indian Education.

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The university has a Campus Activity Association, a part of the Student Governement, which sponsors entertainment and activities for students. Students work together to organize and travel to events like Major League Baseball games, or to Worlds of Fun, with provided transportation and reduced ticket prices. Student clubs include the Haskell Ecology Club and the Dine’ Club. In addition to the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame, you will find the Haskell Cultural Center Indigenous American museum and archive collection.

Many students elect to live on campus in the school’s residential housing. With student safety and security as priorities; offered are Blalock Hall, Osceola & Keokuk Halls (for football players), Pocahontas Hall, Roe Cloud Hall, and Winona Hall (the honors hall).

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Competing in the NAIA’s Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference and Independent Circuit in Football, the Fighting Indians proudly wear purple, gold and white. Men’s sports are basketball, cross country, football, golf and track, while women compete in basketball, cross country, softball, track and volleyball. Students may also elect to compete in club sports baseball and boxing.

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