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  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
Jewell is an above-average private college located in Liberty, Missouri in the Kansas City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 779 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Jewell acceptance rate is 46%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 65% of students, Jewell alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,100.
500 College Hill
Liberty, MO 64068
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference

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.

Jewell Admissions

Acceptance Rate
46%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1030-1270
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$21,594/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,304/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    17%
  • On Campus
    83%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
779Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
24
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
47%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Over-achieving
    50%
  • Committed
    33%
  • Apathetic
    8%
  • Cliquey
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.23 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.25 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Over-acheiving
    30%
  • Progressive
    20%
  • Amazing
    10%
  • Charismatic
    10%
  • Home away from home
    10%
  • Pretentious
    10%
  • Underrated
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
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 Reviews

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I've had such a good experience with William Jewell College if you have any doubts about going to a small college I hope my answer will help. The small class sizes help so much in having an engaging learning experience, the way the Jewell community cares and supports their students and faculty makes the school experience so welcoming and enjoyable, and with all the connections you make with other students and teachers will last a lifetime and will be so fun along the way.
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Love the friends I have made here but there’s is so much thats needs to change. The athletic department sucks (as in the administration and a few of the coaches), non of your classes transfer if you decided to go to another school, it’s ridiculously expensive even after financial aid, there didn’t have a big enough budget to get the teams new uniforms, and I can continue.
If you're interested in a university with a strong academic focus and intimate class sizes then Jewell should be right up your alley. Professors here are overqualified and always have your best interests at heart; they more than capable of forming relationships with their students as a result of the small class sizes. Their CTI courses take the place of gen Ed's so that all four years of here can be focused on accomplishing your major; incentivizing doubles and sometimes even triples. It's large focus in the liberal and performing arts result in a weaker athletic and business base but if these do not interest you there is nothing to worry about. The subpar food is counteracted by many wonderful options throughout the city and the view from The Hill year long is a beautiful one.