Jewell Critical Thinkers
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Jewell Critical Thinkers
Daniel Virga, '17
Completed extensive undergraduate research on Parkinson's Disease, Ph.D. student in neurobiology at Columbia University.
Ashlee Halstead, '17
Three-year nursing program graduate, Cardiac Progressive Care Unit RN at Mayo Clinic, #1 ranked hospital in the nation.
Composer and singer; 2nd place in Choral Project Composition Competition; studied abroad at The University of Oxford.
Conner Hazelrigg, '15
Inventor of the Sunshine Box, a portable solar charging station that provides safe and reliable electricity in developing nations.
Pursuing artificial tissue manufacturing to help the thousands of people awaiting organ donations.
Freja Ingelstam, '17
Working in Amman with the Jordan National Women's Commission on peace and security projects.
Trevor Nicks, '17
Co-founder of Spira, a biotech start-up focused on solutions to malnutrition and food insecurity.
A Community of Thinkers and Doers
At Jewell, we believe in mindset over major. Beyond learning a skillset for a specific job, you will learn how to think and how to ask the tough questions. Our caring faculty will challenge you, research alongside you, connect you with alumni mentors, and even give you their cell phone number.
Your acceptance to Jewell places you directly into our nursing program, with clinicals starting your sophomore year.Learn More
Our environmental focus prepares you to solve important issues like renewable energy, water purification, public health and pollution.Learn More
Explore business administration, economics, accounting and nonprofit leadership, or help launch your entrepreneurial venture in Jewell’s Idea Xchange lab.Learn More
Join our vocal, instrumental and choral programs, as a music major or an enthusiast. We tour regionally and nationally, and sing in England and Scotland’s cathedrals every three years.Learn More
Glassdoor named data science the No. 1 job in America. At Jewell, data science majors focus on business Intelligence, bioinformatics, molecular design, math and modeling, or economic analysis.Learn More
The Oxbridge Honors Program is the only honors program in the U.S. offering majors with a full curriculum of tutorial-based instruction and a full year of study in Oxford, England.
Defined By People, Not Boundaries
We live and learn in circles, not rows. We step outside of job titles and comfort zones to make people — and their ideas — feel welcome. It creates a dynamic that supports personalized learning, empowers critical thinking and fosters a sense of belonging — on campus and beyond.
Top Impact School
99% of Jewell Alumni are Employed or in Graduate School Within Six Months of Graduation
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In Kansas City
Just 15 minutes from downtown Kansas City, Jewell has connections with successful alumni, entrepreneurs, business leaders and nonprofit organizations among the metro's 82,000 employers.Internships
All students are given the freedom and funding to pursue their passions in far-flung places where transformative experiences, academic endeavors and journeys of self-discovery await.Journey Grants
As soon as I got here, my first reaction was ‘Why does this seem like a different planet?’ The people who work here go out of their way to learn who you are as a student and help you to succeed if you want to.”Tavarus Pennington, communication major, University Innovation Fellow, Debate Team, Student Senate
Using Our Powers For Good
We believe in being responsible stewards of our resources and affecting change for social justice. Through our core curriculum, you can raise awareness and create solutions for complex issues. Last year, we contributed 57,000 hours of service worldwide.Jewell's Core