About William Jessup University

Founded in 1939, William Jessup University. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 1,165 full time undergraduate students, and 153 full time graduate students.

The William Jessup University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 37 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at William Jessup University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate72%
Application Deadline
Application Fee45
SAT Range900-1140
ACT Range19-25

Admissions at WJU are considered Selective, with ,6% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 27 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

75% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 46% were in the top quarter, and 16% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at William Jessup University.

William Jessup University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    18 Students rated on-campus housing 4.4 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    9 Students rated off-campus housing 3.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    19 Students rated campus food 4.4 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    19 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    19 Students rated class size 4.9 stars. 89 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    18 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    19 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    19 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of William Jessup University?

16 Students rated William Jessup University


Nothing outstanding about this campus, the professors do their jobs, the faculty are helpful when it suits them. Just get your education and get out. In my opinion, Jessup is good for the weight it carries and the opportunities you'll receive after you graduate because of the Jessup name. Other than that, it's about like any other college you could attend. Nothing spectacular.


I think William Jessup is a wonderful institution. The professors are readily available and class sizes make it easier to learn and focus. Jessup has so many incredible aspects going for it that it is growing at a large rate. This brings me to my downside opinion of Jessup. It is growing to fast for what they have planned for. Housing can be a difficult and overcrowded situation and it is nearly impossible to live off campus, especially since they cut your scholarships. While the food is glorious, it also can get repetitive. Another thing, is that tuition has kept rising the past couple years and Jessup does not have a tuition freeze policy in place.


Great school. The teachers really care and are willing to help no matter what. Even willing to sit down for some coffee and just talk. Class size is small, so if that's what you like then it's great. School is nice and small so it's no hassle to walk anywhere.


While not your typical American university, William Jessup is a great learning environment with an even better community. The small class sizes allow for better connection and support between professors and students, there is a good balance or sport; art; and academic priority, and the student body feels like a big extended family. William Jessup is great academically, and even better as an experience.

William Jessup University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at William Jessup University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for William Jessup University is 72%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Attending college has been the most amazing time of my life, its the only thing that keeps me sane. I had a terrible child hood and school was hard on me even in highschool, becasue the outcast or what you would call a loner. When I went to college it gave me something to look foward to, and I loved going to school. just meeting new people that I could actually call friends was thrilling and It made me a better person. It is really hard to afford college even with Student aid, I dont even want to ask my parents for help any more because I know they will say no. My expericenes were wonderful all around, from the help of a single professor to meeting a group of people that can change your lives for the better. Its valuable to me because...it actually saved my life.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    William Jessup is a small, private university with a tiny yet beautiful campus and a limited number of students; this characteristic makes for more chances to learn personally, speak with professors, be comfortable with your campus family (those who live on campus with you) and build important relationships that benefit your spiritual, emotional, mental, academic, and physical awareness and stability.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    My school allows GOD on our campus! He is the center of everything we do. If you seek HIM for direction in your life, everything is much simpler.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are my family, we all know eachother, we all love to know what is going on with one another, the "dream" of knowing everyone on campus is entirely possible.

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The people. William Jessup is such an amazing school because of the staff and the people that go there. Everyone knows eachother, the staff all know each of the students and they all take it upon themselves to help you succeed. The staff all welcome you with open arms into their community and love to help you network, they are all very helpful in finding a career that will help you in the future.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    William Jessup (academically) is best known for it's psychology and public policy majors; Socially, it is known for being an extremely small campus for a university, but that feature being a beneficial one to the majority of students who attend here. And on top of that, we are a Christian university, promoting the idea of students making God the top priority in their life.

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  8. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    What i like about this school is that the system that is in place is one that is supportive and focuses on the student. Everyone in the admissions office is really hands on and personalize your enrollment process. They let you know what exactly you need in order to continue to the next step. The way the classes are set up is a cohort model, which is great because the group of students that you start your educational journey with, are the same group of people that you walk with at graduation. To me having the cohort model is a plus as oppose to other colleges or universities. I just became a student but in talking to those that are in current students or alumni have shared nothing but positive experiences about their time at William Jessup University.

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  9. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    there is no stereotype of any kinds but supportive that i know of.

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  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish that I had known that although small schools are great and I love Jessup, there are some difficulties going to a small, fast-growing school. There are a lot of changes going on at Jessup in order to accomodate the vast amount of new students that will attend. Some of the alterations call for imperfect circumstances. Sometimes it is hard to adjust to the differences, but you just have to trust that the faculty is making the best decisions they know how to do because they truly care about each and every student which you can easily see.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I think that most students will treat others with a lot of respect even if they don't agree on everything. Yes, I attend a Christian university, but everyone is welcoming and encouraging to each other. Students are told about Christ's love for them, but they are not pushed. Also, the faculty treats everyone fairly. If a student is uncomfortable going to a Christian school maybe they shouldn't attend, but if they want to stretch their understanding and be thrust into an inviting, loving community they should attend.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    It has an amazing campus, amazing professors, amazing students and the most amazing softball program! My softball team and the coaches are the greatest!

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending William Jessup University receive some sort of financial aid. 36% were awarded federal grants. While 74% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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