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

    • Money magazine named Jewell to its Best Colleges in America 2023 list. To find colleges that combine quality and affordability, Money reviewed more than 2,400 four-year public and private nonprofit colleges, then narrowed the list to 736 schools based on those with more than 500 students, that were not in financial distress and had graduation rates above the median. The Best Colleges were assigned a rating out of 5 stars, and Jewell received a 4.5 star rating based on quality (30%), affordability (40%) and outcomes (30%).
    • Jewell was the highest ranked college of any category in the Kansas City area in the U.S. News and World Report 2024 Best Colleges lists. Of the 83 schools in the 12-state Midwest regional category, Jewell ranked as the No. 2 Best Value College determined by academic quality and the net cost of attendance. Jewell tied at No. 8 overall in the Best Midwest Colleges category based on first-generation and Pell graduation rates, peer assessment, first-year retention, financial resources, student-faculty ratio and other factors.
    • The Princeton Review placed Jewell on its 2024 list of The Best 389 Colleges. Only 15% of the country's four-year schools earn this distinction. In addition, Jewell was among the 209 Best Value Colleges for stellar academics, affordability and strong career prospects for graduates, and was named a Best Midwest College. 
    • Washington Monthly ranked Jewell in the top 10% of the country’s 242 Best Bachelor's Colleges, placing at No. 24. The 2023 College Guide rates schools on their contribution to the public good (research, social mobility, public service). Jewell also ranked No. 11 for graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D., No. 14 for student and faculty research, No. 19 for service and No. 27 for graduation rate.
    • The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education named Jewell to its 2022 college rankings. Jewell was 342nd overall and in the top third of more than 200 colleges in the Midwest region.
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  • Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships

    Recent recipients

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

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

    Rhodes Global Scholarship: Thais Quiroga (finalist, 2018)

    Rotary International Scholarship: Jessica Gliserman (2015)

    Teach for America: Sydney Bass (2021), Seki Anderson (2020); Parker Jenkins (2020); Ethan Hawn (2019); Ben Shinogle (2017); Brooklyn Bradley (2016); Kothney-Issa Guillaume Bush (2016); Margaret Perko (2016)

    Truman Scholarship National Finalists: Luke Zahnd (2023); Emily Dema and Zak Carroll (2018)

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  • Recent Employers and Internships

    Burns and McDonnell
    Children's Mercy Hospital
    Environmental Protection Agency
    Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    FORVIS Accounting Firm
    GE Transportation
    J.E. Dunn Construction
    Kansas City Chiefs
    Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
    National Wildlife Federation
    National World War I Museum and Memorial
    North American Language and Culture Assistants Program
    Oracle (Cerner Corporation)
    Peace Corps
    Sporting KC
    Stowers Institute
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    U.S. Department of State
    U.S. Navy
    The White House Historical Association

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  • Graduate School Placements

    Including programs for master's degrees, PhD, JD, MD, DO, DDS, DPT, ODT, OD

    Brandeis University
    Cambridge University
    The College of William and Mary
    Columbia University (N.Y.)
    Cornell University
    Duke University
    Edinburgh University (Scotland)
    George Mason University
    Georgetown University
    George Washington University
    Harvard University
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Kansas City University
    London School of Economics
    Loyola University
    New York University
    Northwestern University
    Notre Dame
    Oxford University
    Pepperdine University
    Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome)
    Princeton University
    Purdue University
    Seton Hall University
    Stanford University
    Texas A&M
    University of California – Santa Barbara
    University of Chicago
    University of Denver
    University of Geneva
    University of Kansas
    University of Missouri
    University of Michigan
    Vanderbilt University
    Wake Forest University
    Washington University (St. Louis)
    William and Mary 
    Yale University

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