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William Jewell College
Liberty, MO
William Jewell, founded in 1849, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 149-acre campus is located in Liberty, 15 miles from downtown Kansas City.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 992
   Women 571 (57.6%)
   Men 421 (42.4%)
Graduate Students 5
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 51% of 2,081 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.73 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 557 average
500-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 557 average
480-665 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $46,610
  Tuition and Fees $32,930
  Room and Board $9,280
Average Percent of Need Met 83%
Average Freshman Award $31,216
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 80
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 34% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Liberty Population 30,096
Nearest Metropolitan Area Kansas City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 84% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Cardinal
Sororities 40% of women participate
Fraternities 40% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
4.2% Black/African-American
4.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.7% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students 4.9% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning 79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 59.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 67%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 28.0%