William Jewell College

314 reviews
  1. Liberty, MO
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  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
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
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

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
63%
SAT Range
1010-1190
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$21,173/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,433/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,779/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,450/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,590/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,251/ 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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,019Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
39%
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
98%
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
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Over-acheiving
    38%
  • Progressive
    25%
  • Amazing
    13%
  • Charismatic
    13%
  • Pretentious
    13%

After William Jewell College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
47%
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

Reviews

314 reviews
  • Excellent
    51
  • Very Good
    93
  • Average
    130
  • Poor
    22
  • Terrible
    18
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!
  • College Senior
  • Apr 29 2015
There are a few really good places around campus. First you have your major food chains--steak and shake (a great place to go in the wee hours when you're still up working on an assignment), sonic (fun to go there for a happy hour route 44), and chili's and the like. Then you have more ethnic places. The Taj Mahal is an indian place on 291. It is absolutely delicious and the owner is super nice. They have an awesome lunch buffet special that ends around 2pm. Then you have Hunan Garden, a chinese restaurant that is super close to school. They also have an awesome lunch special for 6$ max and you get three entrees! Tasty Thai serves amazing pad thai and they have a pad thai tuesday special--buy one (10$ get one for 1$). I recently discovered Liberty Nutrition (across the street from Hunan)--they serve meal replacement shakes in various flavors. The shakes are super delicious and jewell students get a 1$ discount, making a shake + tea + shot of aloe amount to 5.50$. The owners are also really nice and eager to help. Mi Hacienda is a really good Mexican restuarant that is relatively cheap--about 8$ for a regular plate. Rico's Tacos is a delicious taco joint in Kansas City--they do 1$ tacos on Tuesdays!
  • College Junior
  • Oct 15 2013
I love Jewell. The only regret I have is a financial regret. Jewell is about $40,000 a year, which means you'd either be from a financially gifted family or you'd better have scholarships. I myself only have about half of what I need, so it's hard. Jewell is a wonderful school that will provide a wonderful experience. You are required to live on campus, which automatically gets you involved in student life and a new experience of being by yourself. I'm involved in the Liberty Symphony Orchestra, which is a mixture of student and local professionals. We put on a concert four times a year. It's amazing to be a part of it because you can gain experiencing and knowledge from professionals who have been at the game longer than you have. The ONLY PROBLEM I see is the financial standpoint! I love Jewell so much but I may have to leave to keep myself out of Debt for the rest of my life.
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 3 2013