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William Jewell College Overview

William Jewell College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Liberty, Missouri. The suburban atmosphere of Liberty makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is William Jewell College Known For?

323 Undergraduate Awards
$26,026 Avg Cost After Aid
48% Acceptance Rate
  • William Jewell has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.
  • The highest award offered at William Jewell is the master's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 56% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from William Jewell with a bachelor's degree make about $45,700 a year. That's 12% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average William Jewell student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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William Jewell College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at William Jewell.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#17 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards William Jewell has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities College Factual
#6 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts General Studies College Factual
#27 Best Value Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#29 Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities College Factual
#30 Best Colleges for Liberal Arts General Studies College Factual
#60 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual

Where Is William Jewell College?

Location of William Jewell College

Contact details for William Jewell are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 500 College Hill, Liberty, MO 64068-1896
Phone: 816-415-5979

How Do I Get Into William Jewell?

You can apply to William Jewell online at:

Admission Requirements for William Jewell

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into William Jewell?

48% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
4% Submit SAT Scores
William Jewell has a fairly low acceptance rate of 48%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 48%, and the acceptance rate for women is 47%.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to William Jewell submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 630. Math scores were between 550 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for William Jewell College  ( 440 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for William Jewell College  ( 550 to 610 )
William Jewell received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 28. Math scores were between 21 and 26. Composite scores were between 23 and 28.

ACT English Scores for William Jewell College  ( 22 to 28 )
ACT Math Scores for William Jewell College  ( 21 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for William Jewell College  ( 23 to 28 )

Can I Afford William Jewell College?

$26,026 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
6.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of William Jewell is $26,026. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At William Jewell, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $8,163 a year. That adds up to $32,652 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at William Jewell is 6.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

William Jewell College Undergraduate Student Diversity

724 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 734 undergraduate students at William Jewell, with 724 being full-time and 10 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  William Jewell

There are also 5 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 724 full-time undergraduates at William Jewell, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  William Jewell

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of William Jewell College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of William Jewell Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 39
Hispanic or Latino 52
White 560
International Students 17
Other Races/Ethnicities 48

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at William Jewell College. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 20 countries are represented at William Jewell. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Australia, and Spain.

Online Learning at William Jewell College

0 Took All Classes Online
138 Took At Least One Class Online
-27.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 138 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at William Jewell has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of William Jewell

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at William Jewell College was -27.5%. This is the #2,711 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at William Jewell regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

William Jewell College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Nursing 73 73
Business Administration & Management 62 62
General Psychology 28 28
Liberal Arts General Studies 19 19
Accounting 12 12
International Relations & National Security 12 12
Economics 11 11
Communication & Media Studies 10 10
Teacher Education Grade Specific 10 10
General English Literature 9 9
Romance Languages 9 9
Mathematics 8 8
History 7 7
Physics 7 7
Political Science & Government 7 7
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 6 6
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 5 5
Music 5 5
General Biology 3 3
Public Relations & Advertising 3 3
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3 3
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 3 3
Religious Studies 3 3
Computer Software & Applications 2 2
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2 2
Chemistry 2 2
Fine & Studio Arts 2 2
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0
International Business 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0
Other Statistics 0 0
Philosophy 0 0
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 0
Sacred Music 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0
TOTAL 323 323


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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