See what students say:


The minute students step onto campus at William Jewell, they are welcomed into an “amazing community” replete with “top-notch academics.” As one senior gushes, “Everyone on campus makes you feel at home and the faculty and staff are some of the most genuine people you will ever meet.” Moreover, as a small liberal arts college, William Jewell “provides a superb education” that many undergrads here feel is “unmatched in the Midwest.” After all, the college endeavors to transform undergrads into “critical thinkers” who are bound to achieve “success and find [their] passion.” This is no doubt due in large part to the fact that “William Jewell provides a well-rounded education for its students and challenges them to step outside of their own perspectives.” Though the college has many fantastic majors from which to choose, undergrads are especially quick to highlight “the strong science and pre-med program” along with the “well established” non-profit program. The nursing program also has a “great reputation.” On the whole, undergrads speak very highly of their “amazingly dedicated” professors. Impressively, teachers here tend to be “great lecturers…who [also] excel in discussion formatted classes.” Another senior adds, “The professors at William Jewell are very personable and willing to go the extra step to build a connection with each and every student. They are always finding the best way to reach out to their students and provide each student with the best chance of success.” Overall, William Jewell offers a “rigorous set of programs that push you to the limits of your ability.”

Student Body

Undergrads at William Jewell are a “laid back but focused” lot. Indeed, students are quick to define their peers as “driven” and “intelligent” people who are “committed to their education and community.” Of course, some see the typical Jewell student as “a white, Protestant, upper-middle class, girl who loves Pinterest.” Although a junior cautions that, “the population isn’t as diverse as other schools I have been to,” he also counters that, “everyone is pretty open and accepting of just about anyone.” Fortunately, many find that “students fit in very easily.” Overall, “no one really is ever left out of anything as long as they’re putting the effort in to have friends and be a part of an organization as well as the Jewell community as a whole.” Another junior adds that, “While most [undergrads] attend college straight out of high school, there is a growing number of non-traditional students especially in the nursing program.” Finally, as one satisfied political science student succinctly states, “We have a high retention rate, which tells me that students fit in well.”

Campus Life

Students here agree that “life at Jewell is a busy one.” As one knowledgeable senior happily shares, “There are always campus activities going on whether that be sporting events or resident hall gatherings or even the occasional fraternity/sorority party.” A junior specifies, “Student organizations often sponsor events like CU-At-the-Movies, Skate Night, [and] Bowling Night where we get discounted prices to go out and have fun. Additionally, “a number of students…are active in Greek life.” Fortunately, we’re assured that there’s no pressure to join, and independent students still feel included. Undergrads here also love to take advantage of the “Harriman-Jewell series, [which] offers free tickets to students, and brings world-class arts and culture such as pianists (Emanuel Ax) and dance (Mark Morris Dance Group) to Kansas City.” Speaking of KC, William Jewell is only a “twenty-minute drive away” from the heart of the city. As another senior brags, “Once downtown, you can do just about anything. There is the Power & Light District with the T-Mobile Center, the Kaufman Center and just a few miles south you get into Westport where you can find numerous college/young adult students at any given time.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

William Palmer
Director of Student Recruitment

Campus Box 1002
500 College Hill
Liberty, MO 64068



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Pryor Learning Commons - intellectual and innovative technology center
Mabee Center - athletic facility
The Quad - central campus quadrangle
Yates-Gill College Union - student union
First-year residence hall commons
@thebeak - coffee shop Jewell Hall - historic academic building White Science Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Power and Light District - Kansas City
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts - Kansas City
Nelson-Atkins Art Museum - Kansas City
Royals baseball and Chiefs football stadium - Kansas City
Zona Rosa Shopping Center - Kansas City

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: MWF: 10:00 a.m./2:00 p.m.; TTH: 9:30 a.m.
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Kansas City International Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the intersection of I-35 and Highway 152 in Liberty, Missouri, take Highway 152 east. Highway 152 becomes Kansas Street as you enter the City of Liberty. Travel east on Kansas to Lightburne; turn right and go one block to Mill Street. Turn left on Mill and go one block to the campus entrance at Mill and R.E. Bowles Drive.

Local Accommodations
Best Western Premier Liberty Inn & Suites Comfort Suites - Kansas City Holiday Inn Express - Kansas City Days Inn - Liberty Hampton Inn - Kansas City Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham - Liberty Fairfield Inn - Kansas City Sleep Inn & Suites Indoor Water Park - Liberty Super 8 Motel - LIberty Stone-Yancey House (B&B)


Applicants: 1,539
Acceptance Rate: 47%
Average HS GPA: 3.61



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