William Jewell College campus

Overview

Applicants
1,391
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average HS GPA
3.79

GPA Breakdown

57%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

Deadlines


Regular
August 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
141
with Terminal Degree
76

72
Women
69
Men
4
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
57%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years
60%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Molecular Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

  • Education

  • Education, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Religious/Sacred Music

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General


Students Say

The minute students step onto campus at William Jewell, they are welcomed into an “amazing community” replete with “top-notch academics.” As one senior gushes, “Everyone on campus makes you feel at home and the faculty and staff are some of the most genuine people you will ever meet.” Moreover, as small liberal arts college, William Jewell “provides a superb education” that many undergrads here feel is “unmatched in the Midwest.” After all, the college endeavors to transform undergrads into “critical thinkers” who are bound to achieve “success and find [their] passion.” This is no doubt due in large part to the fact that “William Jewell provides a well-rounded education for its students and challenges them to step outside of their own perspectives.” Though the college has many fantastic majors from which to choose, undergrads are especially quick to highlight “the strong science and pre-med program” along with the “well established” non-profit program. The nursing program also has a “great reputation.” On the whole, undergrads speak very highly of their “amazingly dedicated” professors. Impressively, teachers here tend to be “great lecturers…who [also] excel in discussion formatted classes.” Another senior adds, “The professors at William Jewell are very personable and willing to go the extra step to build a connection with each and every student. They are always finding the best way to reach out to their students and provide each student with the best chance of success.” Overall, William Jewell offers a “rigorous set of programs that push you to the limits of your ability.”

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Bill Snyder '62
Head football coach, Kansas State Univ.

David Israelite '90
former deputy chief of staff to US Attorney General

Richard Harriman '53
founder/director, Harriman Arts Program, WJC

John Clizbe '62
director of disaster services, American Red Cross

Homer Drew '66
basketball coach, Valparaiso University

Terry Teachout '79
writer/biographer

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
57%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years
60%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Median Starting Salary
$45,700

Median Mid-Career Salary
$85,100

Alumni with High Job Meaning
59%

Return on Education (ROE) rating
88

Students Say

According to Payscale.com, the average starting salary for a Jewell graduate is roughly $45,700. Fifty-nine percent of Jewell graduates state that their careers are beneficial to making the world a better place. According to the school’s website, 98.9 percent of Jewell graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. On the school’s Outcomes and Career Services pages, students are able to search a database of alumni in order to facilitate networking connections for potential jobs and internships. The school’s proximity to Kansas City allows students to gain career experience in a variety of internship settings. One Psychology major notes that “if you’re not in class, you’re at an internship.” Jewell offers seven-week, one-credit sessions for career planning multiple times throughout the year, as well as giving students the opportunity to apply to the Career Mentor Program, which matches them up with a professional in their chosen field.

Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 10

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bottom Line

A year at Jewell costs roughly $31,190: $30,200 for tuition, $7,790 for room and board, and $1,200 for books and supplies. The average need-based financial aid package for undergraduates is $19,100, while the average freshman receives roughly $20,700 in need-based gift aid. Sixty-eight percent of undergraduates have borrowed from one of the various loan programs; financial assistance is not available to international students. The typical Jewell student graduates with roughly $29,178 of debt.

Bang For Your Buck

Though some students note the economic equality imbalance— “there’s not a lot of middle ground between the rich science majors and the inner city kids who are here on football scholarships”— others praise the school for its “substantial” financial aid and scholarships. The school meets an average of 67 percent of its students’ demonstrated need and 99 percent of freshmen (and 96 percent of other undergraduates) receive some form of financial assistance; according the school’s website, Jewell awards more than $14 million annually. Every student who applies to Jewell is automatically considered for academic, merit-based scholarships, says the school’s website. Sports scholarships are common among the large number of student-athletes at Jewell and several students cite the generous sports-related financial aid offers as key motivators in choosing the school. The school’s website also provides, in an easily searchable list separated by major, outside scholarships for current and prospective Jewell students.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,517

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,646

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,298

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,885

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
64%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$21,064

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$31,730
Required Fees
$600
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,080
Transportation for Commuters
$2,160

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,043
Out of State
37%

International
5%
Foreign Countries Represented
22

Demographics

1.00%
Asian
5.92%
African-American
3.61%
Hispanic
80.34%
Caucasian
2.51%
Unknown
4.61%
International

60% female
40% male
37% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Students Say

Undergrads at William Jewell are a “laid back but focused” lot. Indeed, students are quick to define their peers as “driven” and “intelligent” people who are “committed to their education and community.” Of course, some see the typical Jewell student as “a white, Protestant, upper-middle class, girl who loves Pinterest.” Although a junior cautions that, “the population isn’t as diverse as other schools I have been to,” he also counters that, “everyone is pretty open and accepting of just about anyone.” Fortunately, many find that “students fit in very easily.” Overall, “no one really is ever left out of anything as long as they’re putting the effort in to have friends and be a part of an organization as well as the Jewell community as a whole.” Another junior adds that, “While most [undergrads] attend college straight out of high school, there is a growing number of non-traditional students especially in the nursing program.” Finally, as one satisfied political science student succinctly states, “We have a high retention rate which tells me that students fit in well.”

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
84%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other
Wellness Housing

Students Say

Students here agree that “life at Jewell is a busy one.” As one knowledgeable senior happily shares, “There are always campus activities going on whether that be sporting events or resident hall gatherings or even the occasional fraternity/sorority party.” A junior specifies, “Student organizations often sponsors events like CU-At-the-Movies, Skate Night [and] Bowling Night where we get discounted prices to go out and have fun. We also play ‘Gotcha!’ (an assassin game), on campus every year and Browning Hall is playing Humans vs. Zombies this year.” Additionally, “a number of students…are active in Greek life.” Fortunately, we’re assured that there’s no pressure to join and independent students still feel included. Undergrads here also love to take advantage of the “Harriman-Jewell series [which] offers free tickets to students, and brings world-class arts and culture such as pianists (Emanuel Ax) and dance (Mark Morris Dance Group) to Kansas City.” Speaking of KC, William Jewell is only a “twenty-minute drive away” from the heart of the city. As another senior brags, “Once downtown you can do just about anything. There is the Power & Light District with the Sprint Center, the Kaufman Center and just a few miles south you get into Westport where you can find numerous college/ young adult students at any given time.”

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
68
Number of Honor Societies
14

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
6

42% join a fraternity
39% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

29% participate in intramural sports
44% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Cardinals)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Cardinals)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Student PEACE Allies, http://www.jewell.edu/gen/william_and_jewell_generated_pages/Multicultural_Department_Peace_Allies_p6165.html

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Missouri Western

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
7

Average Number of PC's per Lab
8

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kayle Buscher
Visit Coordinator

Address
Campus Box 1002
500 College Hill
Liberty, MO 64068

Phone
1-888-2-JEWELL

Email
admission@william.jewell.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Pryor Learning Commons - intellectual and innovative technology center
Mabee Center - athletic facility
The Quad - central campus quadrangle
Yates College Union - student union buil
Ely Triangle - first-year residence hall
@thebeak - coffe shop Fitness Center The Perch--campus coffee shop

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Country Club Plaza - Kansas City
Westport - KC
Nelson-Atkins Art Museum - KC
Kauffman Stadium - Royals baseball
Zona Rosa Shopping Center - Kansas City

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:45 am and 12:15 pm MWF; 9:20 am and 12:45 pm on Tu/Th
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
morganl@william.jewell.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Senior applicants only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Kansas City International Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the intersection of I-35 and Highway 152 in Liberty, Missouri, take Highway 152 east. Highway 152 becomes Kansas Street as you enter the City of Liberty. Travel east on Kansas to Lightburne; turn right and go one block to Mill Street. Turn left on Mill and go one block to the campus entrance at Mill and R.E. Bowles Drive.

Local Accommodations
Hampton Inn Fairfield Inn