Resources › For Students and Parents William Jewell College Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print The Chapel at William Jewell College. Mychal Stanley / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 19, 2017 William Jewell College Description: William Jewell College is a private liberal arts college located in Liberty, Missouri, a town just outside of Kansas City. Founded in 1849, the college was affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention for much of its history. In recent years the college has split from the church while maintaining many of its Christian values. William Jewell has an 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio and ranks well nationally among liberal arts colleges. Business and nursing are the most popular undergraduate majors. In athletics, the William Jewell College Cardinals competed in the NAIA Heart of America Conference until 2010 with a shift to the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) in 2011. Popular sports include football, basketball, track and field, tennis, and cross country. Admissions Data (2016): William Jewell College Acceptance Rate: 51%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 480 / 665SAT Math: 500 / 620SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanTop Missouri colleges SAT score comparisonACT Composite: 22 / 28ACT English: 22 / 30ACT Math: 22 / 27What these ACT numbers meanTop Missouri colleges ACT score comparison Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 997 (992 undergraduate)Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female98% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $32,930Books: $800 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,280Other Expenses: $3,600Total Cost: $46,610 William Jewell College Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 100%Loans: 59%Average Amount of AidGrants: $22,826Loans: $7,152 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Recreation & Sport, Biology, Economics, Speech Communication Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%4-Year Graduation Rate: 60%6-Year Graduation Rate: 63% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Baseball, Swimming, Tennis, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross CountryWomen's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming, Softball, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Golf Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics William Jewell and the Common Application William Jewell College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you: Common Application essay tips and samplesShort answer tips and samplesSupplemental essay tips and samples If You Like William Jewell College, You May Also Like These Schools: Truman State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphRockhurst University: Profile Benedictine College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Kansas: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphDrury University: Profile Park University: Profile Kansas State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNewman University: Profile Washington University in Saint Louis: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Arkansas: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBaylor University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphDrake University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph William Jewell College Mission Statement: mission statement from the http://www.jewell.edu/about-jewell/mission-values "William Jewell College promises students an outstanding liberal arts education that cultivates leadership, service, and spiritual growth within a community inspired by Christian ideals and committed to open, rigorous intellectual pursuits."