About William Jewell College

Founded in 1849, William Jewell College. is a Private college. Located in Missouri, which is a city setting in Missouri, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 992 full time undergraduate students, and 5 full time graduate students.

The William Jewell College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 83 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at William Jewell College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate51%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range980-1285
ACT Range22-28

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,11% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

91% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 59% were in the top quarter, and 25% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at William Jewell College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
50%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
17%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
33%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
50%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
50%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
17%
“We bought the gear”
33%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
17%
“They keep regular office hours”
83%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
100%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
17%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
50%
“We only party on weekends”
33%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
83%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
50%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
17%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
33%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
50%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
50%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
17%
“We bought the gear”
33%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
17%
“They keep regular office hours”
83%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
100%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
17%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
50%
“We only party on weekends”
33%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
83%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

William Jewell College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    35 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    26 Students rated off-campus housing 2.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    35 Students rated campus food 2.6 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    36 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    36 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    36 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    36 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    36 Students rated academics 3.5 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of William Jewell College?

6 Students rated William Jewell College

Lauren

William Jewell is a fantastic school. It is more difficult for transfer students to fit in than it is coming in as a freshman. The campus is super small, which is actually a great thing, especially in the crazy Missouri weather. The faculty/student ratio is 16-1 and most of my class sizes are smaller than that, making it easy to access your professors and other students for questions. The academics are above average - they are super difficult but so worth it in the long run. You will gain a lot academically and real world experience wise attending Jewell.

Gavin

William Jewell prides itself on critical thinking. This is something with which the college excels. The academics are rigorous, and the faculty is first rate. There is an incredible greek culture at the school, which retains a small, liberal arts feel. The college provides a great opportunity for athletics, and truly prepares its students for post-undergraduate life. The relationship with Oxford University is also a plus. There are certain headaches associated with the school, like a lack of off-campus housing, tuition costs, and outdated facilities, but the positives far outweigh the negatives.

Timothy

Overall, this school is a good investment, though there are some things that are problematic. It is mandatory to live on campus, which really hurts the budgets of many students since on campus housing is more expensive than off campus housing. The cafeteria services are ok, generally fine, though the hours that they are open are really inconvenient to students, especially on weekends. The professors are almost always available and work hard to make sure you understand, which is easy with the small class sizes. The campus itself is very safe and the campus safety officers work hard to keep it that way.

Bailey

William Jewell College is an exceptional school for driven students who plan on doing anything from rising the corporate ladders of a business to getting their doctorate. The students become extremely close and develop long-lasting relationships since you have to live on campus all our years.

William Jewell College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at William Jewell College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for William Jewell College is 51%. 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?

    Make sure you are very comfortable with the campus and the size of classes.

    Read all  38 answers
  3. What's unique about your campus?

    The small community is great, everyone feels attached to one another in a big family. You feel as though you are able to go to anyone for help whether it be academically, athletically, or socially. You always know that someone is there. The counselors and teachers are also very very helpful in helping you not only attain your goals, but also push yourself farther than you thought you would be able to.

    Read all  11 answers
  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who wants to attend a college that focuses on improving the academic status of the student would fit in well at William Jewell College. Jewell is a place where people who want to live in a community setting can thrive. It is also Christian-based, however, it is more open in its beliefs. A student needs to be willing to work, but they will benefit greatly from what they learn throughout their education.

    Read all  11 answers
  5. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    It is very academically challenging.

    Read all  9 answers
  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish that I had known about the potential for tuition raise. They raised tuition 6.4% this year, but did not raise financial aid at all.

    Read all  8 answers
  7. Describe the students at your school.

    hard-working individuals trying to get through each class at a time

    Read all  7 answers
  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    William Jewell College is aspiring to become the Harvard of the Midwest, but is stuck in "small-town" mode.

    Read all  6 answers
  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    smaller

    Read all  5 answers
  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    cost, the cost is going up way to much

    Read all  4 answers
  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frusturating thing about my school is the style of 'organization' and lack of action people take when problems are brought about.

    Read all  4 answers
  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Very prestigious degrees in all of the programs, beautiful campus, focus on arts

    Read all  3 answers
  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The person who should attend this school must be dedicated to academics. The coursework is challenging and the professors expect a lot from their students, but that is to be expected from a private college. Some other characteristics a a student good for William Jewell College would be hard-working, passionate, serious, and driven to succeed.

    Read all  3 answers

Student Body

Students

58%

female

42%

male

992

Total Undergrad Enrollment

5

Total Grad Students

40%

Out-Of-State

59%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

71

Student Organizations

3

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

95%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
4%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
79%

TUITION & AID

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.

100% of students attending William Jewell College receive some sort of financial aid. 22% were awarded federal grants. While 59% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$32,967

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$800

Books and Supplies

$9,280

Room and Board

43,047

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$19,781
$30 - $48K
$17,430
$48 - $75K
$22,126
$75 - $110K
$23,238
$110K & UP
$24,739

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