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William Jewell College

Liberty, MO 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate47%
Acceptance Rate47%

About William Jewell College

William Jewell College Overview

William Jewell College is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Liberty, Missouri. William Jewell College was founded in 1849 and the school now enrolls around 805 students a year, which includes 779 undergraduate students. William Jewell College ensures housing for up to 1,009 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 70% of students spend their weekends on campus.

There are many ways for students to get involved at William Jewell College!

Interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? William Jewell College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? William Jewell College has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? William Jewell College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at William Jewell College on the Student Life page.

2022 William Jewell College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 47%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 5%
Tuition $18,360
Percent of Need Met 60%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $22,187

Is William Jewell College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what William Jewell College offers and if the college might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for William Jewell College

William Jewell College is moderately difficult to get into. Around 47% of applicants get into William Jewell College each year. Last year, 1,398 students applied to William Jewell College and 659 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at William Jewell College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at William Jewell College, around 74% are still enrolled the next year. Around 65% of students who started at William Jewell College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook William Jewell College Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from William Jewell College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 75% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent William Jewell College grads have an average starting salary of $51,485 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

William Jewell College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

William Jewell College's endowment was valued at $59.5 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, William Jewell College spends about $13,434 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at William Jewell College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

William Jewell College meets 60% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend William Jewell College full-time are awarded $22,187 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $36,045 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at William Jewell College.

Based on this information, does William Jewell College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is William Jewell College a good school for you?

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Where is William Jewell College?

William Jewell College is located in the suburban setting of Liberty, Missouri, less than an hour from Kansas City.

If you are interested in seeing William Jewell College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35 to Liberty, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Kansas City International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what William Jewell College and Liberty are like without leaving home.

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College Info

500 College Hill Liberty, MO 64068-1843

Campus Setting: Suburban

William Jewell College Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to William Jewell College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to William Jewell College is Continuous processing.

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William Jewell College ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 27

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to William Jewell College is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into William Jewell College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

William Jewell College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1090 - 1290


Math SAT Range

530 - 620


Reading SAT Range

560 - 650

William Jewell College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at William Jewell College is like? There are approximately 805 students enrolled at William Jewell College, including 779 undergraduate students and 26 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 59% percent are from MO and 41% percent of students are from other states.


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