B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
William Jewell College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Address
500 College Hill
Liberty, MO 64068
Website
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William Jewell College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
51%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
980-1285
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$22,782/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,781/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,430/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,126/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,238/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,739/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,026Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
41%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Over-achieving
    50%
  • Committed
    40%
  • Apathetic
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.21 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.23 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses
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William Jewell College is a fantastic school. The academics are very challenging, even for a former high school valedictorian like me, but they are very rewarding. Jewell doesn't just offer a degree, it offers an education. The student life is also very involved in campus activities and organizations, so many opportunities are present to make friends and get to know more people on campus. The campus is small, but it feels bigger with the amount of people you are able to meet when you become involved. Overall, I am having a fantastic college experience here, and I am glad I chose to come to William Jewell College.
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The academics on campus are great! If you get a high enough ACT score, you can apply for the Oxbridge Honors Program, which, if you qualify for, will allow you the chance to study at Oxford for an entire year. Even if you are unable to participate in Oxbridge, you still get an amazing education with small class sizes, meaning an easier time getting to speak to your professors.
William Jewell requires students to live on campus in the dorms all four years for several reasons. The main one being due to the vigorous nature of the academic programs at WJC. The faculty and staff of Jewell want to ensure that all of the students are successful, and therefore, living on campus puts all of the students near campus where they can easily have access to the resources provided for their academic success. Also, students are recommended to live on campus all four years because it allows them to have the true undergraduate experience, which is extremely rewarding! Only those who petition for health, financial, or other extreme reasons are permitted to live away from the campus. But trust me, living in the dormitories is beneficial, as you meet a lot of great people and it is extremely convenient!