William Jewell College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Missouri


William Jewell College is a private liberal arts college located in Liberty, Missouri, a town just outside of Kansas City. Founded in 1849, the college was affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention for much of its history. In recent years the college has split from the church while maintaining many of its Christian values. William Jewell has an 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio and ranks well nationally among liberal arts colleges. Business and nursing are the most popular undergraduate majors. In athletics, the William Jewell College Cardinals competed in the NAIA Heart of America Conference until 2010 with a shift to the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) in 2011.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Recreation & Sport

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1210
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 1210
Faculty: 89

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Percent Male: 40%
Percent Female: 60%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 56%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

500 College Hill
Liberty Missouri 64068


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Main Phone: 816-781-7700

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 23 29
English 23 30
Math 23 27
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 510 700
Math 500 620

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 50%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -50%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1100

Other Expenses: 4140

Room and Board: 7200

Tuition and Fees: 28450

Total Cost: 40890

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7011

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 64%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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