Founded in 1849, William Jewell College is a campus of achievement, offering students an outstanding liberal arts education. Jewell offers students all the amenities of a beautiful liberal arts campus setting, with exceptional recreational and athletic facilities. Just 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City, the campus is perched above the historic town of Liberty, among the beautiful rolling hills of western Missouri.
Jewell has always stood for creative problem solving, individual expression and the need to challenge assumptions and engage with original ideas. Every day, people who possess the unique ability to analyze and adapt to change become more relevant, more valuable and more important, influencing everything from the global economy to their local community. We call these people critical thinkers. And the world needs them now more than ever.
We educate our community to ask reflective questions, apply critical thought and act with purpose.