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

    • Jewell was among just 15 percent of the U.S. degree-granting postsecondary institutions ranked by Forbes magazine on its 2019 America's Top Colleges list, as well as in the top 350 private colleges, the top 175 liberal arts universities and the top 125 Midwest schools.

    • 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 ninth for Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest in its 2020 Best Colleges rankings. Jewell also placed 13th in the region for Best Value Schools based on academic quality and cost of attendance.

    • The Princeton Review placed Jewell on its 2020 list of the top 385 colleges and universities. Jewell is also on the Best Midwestern Schools list and among 209 colleges to be named to the Best Value Colleges list.

    • Money magazine placed Jewell on the 727 Best Colleges in America for Your Money list in 2018.

    • Jewell was named among the best liberal arts colleges by Washington Monthly in its 2018 College Guide and Rankings. Jewell was also in the top 100 liberal arts schools for the performance of first-generation students and the top 150 of liberal arts schools whose undergraduates go on to earn a Ph.D. in any subject. 

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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); 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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