William Jewell exists to educate critical thinkers who pursue lives of meaning. See how Jewell students and recent alumni are impacting their professions and communities.

  • College Accolades

    The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education named Jewell the highest-ranked school in Kansas City and the third-highest ranked college in Missouri in its 2020 college rankings. Jewell was 328th overall and in the top 200 in the category of resources, as well as the top 400 in student engagement.

    U.S. News & World Report placed Jewell No. 8 for Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest in its 2021 Best Colleges rankings. Jewell was No. 6 in Best Value Schools, determined by U.S. News’ top-ranked schools for academic quality, then compared to the net cost of attendance. In both categories, Jewell was the highest placement of any Kansas City-area college. Read more.

    The Princeton Review placed Jewell on its 2021 list of The Best 386 Colleges. Jewell is also on the Best Midwestern Schools list and among 209 colleges to be named to the Best Value Colleges list. Jewell ranked No. 19 for Great Town-Gown Relations, based on how students rate the surrounding area where their school is located and how well they get along with members of the local community. Jewell was also named among the 200 Best Value Colleges for stellar academics, affordable cost and strong career prospects for graduates. Read more.

    Money magazine placed Jewell on the 2020 Best Colleges in America for Your Money. Money selected schools that “successfully combine quality and affordability,” weighing more than 20,000 data points, including tuition fees, family borrowing and career earnings. Researchers looked at colleges with more than 500 students, schools that were not in financial distress and had graduation rates above the median. Read more.

    • Jewell was named to the top 248 Bachelor's Colleges by Washington Monthly in its 2020 College Guide and Rankings. Jewell ranked No. 13 for overall contributions to the public good, No. 2 for spending on student and faculty research; No. 2 for graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D., No. 2 for Peace Corps service, No. 15 for community and national service, No. 19 for student loan repayment, No. 25 for graduation rate and No. 48 for graduation rate of Pell Grant recipients. Read more.

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  • Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships

    Recent recipients

    Fulbright Scholarship: Margo Evilsizor (2020), Ben Shinogle (2019), Paige Bolduc (2013)

    Goldwater Scholarship: Caeley Piittman (2019), Bradley Dice (2015)

    Rhodes Global Scholarship: Thais Quiroga (finalist, 2018)

    Rotary International Scholarship: Jessica Gliserman (2015)

    Teach for America: Parker Jenkins (2020); Ethan Hawn (2019); Ben Shinogle (2017); Brooklyn Bradley (2016); Kothney-Issa Guillaume Bush (2016); Margaret Perko (2016); Brittany Nicklas (2014); Ashley Stees (2014); Tyler White (2013); Anna Mahoney (2013); Meredith Moore (2013)

    Truman Scholarship: Emily Dema (finalist, 2018); Zak Carroll (finalist, 2018)

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  • Employers

    Burns and McDonnell
    Children's Mercy Hospital
    Federal Reserve Bank
    GE Transportation
    J.E. Dunn Construction
    Kansas City Chiefs
    Lyric Theater
    National World War I Museum and Memorial
    Stowers Institute
    U.S. Department of State
    U.S. Navy

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  • Graduate School Placements

    Columbia University
    Duke University
    Edinburgh University
    Georgetown University
    George Washington University
    Harvard Dental School
    Harvard School of Business
    Johns Hopkins University
    London School of Economics
    Oxford University
    Purdue University
    Seton Hall University
    Stanford University
    University of Notre Dame
    University of Michigan
    Vanderbilt University
    Washington University (St. Louis)
    William and Mary 
    Yale University

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