William Jewell College

500 College Hill, Liberty, MO 64068-1896
Tel: (816)415-5979
Private not-for-profit | 1,052 students
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William Jewell College Photo #1 - Jewell Hall: Built in 1851, Jewell Hall bears the College’s namesake, civil war history, and is listed on the National Historic Register.
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William Jewell College Photo #1 - Jewell Hall: Built in 1851, Jewell Hall bears the College’s namesake, civil war history, and is listed on the National Historic Register.
William Jewell College Photo #2 - Jewell’s location is second to none. You’ll experience the community of a residential campus and easy access to professional and fun opportunities in our backyard… the Kansas City metropolitan area.
William Jewell College Photo #3 - You’ll study with talented students at Jewell and by doing so, find yourself doing more than you ever imagined.
William Jewell College Photo #4 - Jewell is filled with students intent on doing their own thing. You’ll dream, you’ll study…you’ll devise your own path. And it’s highly likely you’ll enjoy yourself along the way.
William Jewell College Photo #5 - Jewell students are intent on making a difference in the lives of others. It’s part of our campus culture. Are you interested in contributing to the lives of others while preparing for your own?
William Jewell College Photo #6 - Picture yourself here? Rather than wondering what it’s like, come for a visit! Register at www.jewell.edu/visit/
William Jewell College Photo #7 - Jewell athletes are student-athletes. They work hard in the classroom, on the field and in the community. For more information about becoming a student-athlete, visit www.jewell.edu/athletics/
William Jewell College Photo #8 - Research is expected of our science majors at Jewell. Trisha Stan, ’09 Oxbridge Honors Program molecular biology graduate now studies at Stanford. Approximately one-third of Jewell graduates go on to graduate school…some of the best schools in the country.
William Jewell College Photo #9 - At Jewell, you can do all of the things you love to do. Major in music and be on the debate team. Major in political science and participate in the orchestra. Sing in a choir, play the tuba, be an artist and an athlete. If you can dream it, you can do it!
William Jewell College Photo #10 - Jewell is one of few schools in the country to offer a four-year graduation guarantee. In four short years, you’ll build life-long friendships, experience a life-altering education and then be off to the next thing. We guarantee it!
Founded in 1849, William Jewell College continues to earn a solid reputation as one of mid-America’s most consistently honored and academically challenging private colleges. With its rigorous academic culture and focus on student achievement, the college offers students an outstanding education grounded in the liberal arts with a unique focus on cultivating leadership, intellectual and spiritual growth.

School Overview:

William Jewell College
CountyClay County, MO
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
94 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,052 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,011 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
41 students137 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%1%
% Asian
5%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
3%3%
% Black
4%6%
% White
85%84%
% Two or more races
3%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$30,200$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$30,200$24,744
 
Percent Admitted61%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)510-610450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)510-610460-573
ACT English (25-75%)22-2919-25
ACT Math (25-75%)22-2718-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)22-2820-25

School Notes:

  • William Jewell College is a campus of achievement that promises to offer students an outstanding liberal arts education with a focus on cultivating leadership, service and spiritual growth within a community inspired by rigorous intellectual challenges and Christian ideals.
  • Founded in 1849, William Jewell College is a campus of achievement, offering students an outstanding liberal arts education with a unique focus on cultivating leadership within an environment that values intellectual challenge and personal and spiritual growth. Jewell offers students all the amenities of a beautiful liberal arts campus setting, with exceptional recreational and athletic facilities. Just 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City, the campus is perched above the historic town of Liberty, among the beautiful rolling hills of western Missouri.
  • U.S. News & World Report included William Jewell among the top 200 liberal arts colleges nationally in its 2007 edition of “America’s Best Colleges,” and cited its orientation and assimilation activities for first-year students among its “Programs to Look For” in 2006. Jewell was named by The Princeton Review as one of America’s “Top Ten Best Values” among all private colleges and universities in 2006.
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