William Jewell College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (3)
William Jewell College is a great place to feel noticed by your peers and professors. There are many ways to get involved around the very small campus. However, if you plan to have a stem major, know that you need more than just a degree from this college to get to the next step after college.
William Jewell College is a great school with a warm and inviting community. The school is rigorous, but the teachers want nothing more than to see you succeed. They are always helpful and full of guidance. The curriculum is different from most school. There is a large emphasis on being a well-rounded person and being aware of the world around us.
I transfered out of Jewell before my junior year to pursue a different major, but this school is one of the best for humanities. Their best programs by far are English, Philosophy, Relgion, Political Science, and Music. The instructors are engaged and the education and work put into it is always rigorous, challenging, and fulfilling. You will get your moneys worth in any of these areas. The community on campus is also one of the best (I found some of the best friends I've ever had here). However, I unfortunately have to warn against a few things. Their financial aid is not always helpful, especially if you decide to transfer. The school is expensive, and if you can't afford it, they will often tell you just to get more loans. If you decide to transfer, they suck with sending out transcripts and doing generally anything they can to make it a smooth process. Furthermore, their sciences are terrible. If you want to study science, go to a big school or a state school with big research facilities, because small schools have small, underused, understocked labs. Their theatre program also sucks, because they don't have master classes or ways to network with other, bigger theatres for postgrad use. Their oxbridge program is only useful if you're rich. They tell you it's about as expensive as Jewell, but that's a lie. You don't get any governmental financial aid--only scholarships from Jewell--to pay for a $40,000-$60,000 school. Please be conscious of these things, and only attend if it will really be worth it for your major.