William Jewell College was established in 1849 in Liberty, Mo., at the edge of the American wilderness. Today, the 200-acre campus sits at the edge of both urban and rural landscapes, with rolling hills and Midwestern countryside in one direction and the Kansas City skyline in another.
The Jewell Journey is rich with opportunities for students to live what they learn. Students can engage in our Center for Justice and Sustainability, collaborate in our new Pryor Learning Commons, design their own Journey Grant anywhere in the world, be a Division II student-athlete, research with a professor, join the 2014 national championship Debate Team or launch an entrepreneurial venture through our Idea Exchange.
We focus on student achievement, emphasizing critical thinking, research, experiential learning and leadership. Consistently ranked among America's best colleges in U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, The Princeton Review, Washington Monthly and Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Jewell is cited for small class sizes, low student debt, high graduation rates, commitment to service and overall value.
Approximately 1,060 full-time students
Jewell allows students to personalize their educational experience to align with their personal interests and passions
- 11:1 student-faculty ratio
- 65 percent of classes contain fewer than 20 students
- More than 40 majors
- Graduate Program (M.S.Ed. in Differential Education)
- Pre-Professional Programs
- Dual-Degree Programs
Dr. David Sallee, president since 2000
Jewell's Student Activities Office offers students a chance to affiliate with nearly 70 student organizations including Academic Honorary, Discipline-Specific, Greek, Multicultural, Political, Special Interest and Spiritual.
The Cardinals compete in 20 men's and women's sports at the NCAA Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
The Jewell community proudly contributed over 81,700 hours of service in 2014-15.
Honor, Community, Excellence, Courage, Justice, Respect, Faith, Liberty, Diversity & Inclusion
Kansas City, MO 64110 | (816) 235-1000
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As a freshman student, you are either currently attending high school or have graduated and not yet attended college.
As a transfer student, you have attempted college credits from another university after high school and would like to attend UMKC.
Graduate and Professional
As a graduate student, you hold a bachelor's degree and/or a master's degree and are interested in attending UMKC to receive a graduate, doctoral, or professional degree.
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As a visiting student, you are a degree seeking student at another institution who would like to take courses at UMKC and transfer the credits back to your home institution.
As a community student, you are a member of the community and are interested in taking a class or classes at UMKC.
We define returning to UMKC as re-admitting or re-enrolling.
As a special admission student, you hold a unique status with academic pursuits outside of UMKC's general student type.
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