Jewell named No. 19 in country for community relationships


According to The Princeton Review, William Jewell College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree. The education services company recommends William Jewell in the 2021 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 386 Colleges. Only about 14% of America’s 2,800 four-year public and private colleges make the list.

Of the 386 top schools across the country, which includes public and private colleges and universities of all sizes, Jewell ranked No. 19 for Great Town-Gown Relations. This honor is 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.

The 2021 Best Midwestern list as described as “academically outstanding and well worth consideration in your college search.” The Princeton Review considered surveys of 143,000 students nationwide on topics related to their college, such as academics, administration, campus life, town life and extracurricular activities.

Jewell was also named among the 200 Best Value Colleges, which was released in February. Editors considered 656 schools, then selected 200. Although not numerically ranked, these top colleges were cited for sharing three exceptional features: stellar academics, affordable cost—either via a comparatively low sticker price or generous financial aid (or both), and strong career prospects for graduates. The Princeton Review editors said, “We strongly recommend and salute the colleges we present here for all that they do to help their students with need afford to attend them while delivering an amazing college experience that's worth every penny.”

For more on how The Princeton Review ranks colleges and universities, visit here. View Jewell’s rankings here.