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William Jewell College was established in 1849 in Liberty, Mo., at the edge of the American wilderness. Today, the 200-acre campus sits at the edge of both urban and rural landscapes, with rolling hills and Midwestern countryside in one direction and the Kansas City skyline in another.

The Jewell Journey is rich with opportunities for students to live what they learn. Students can engage in our Center for Justice and Sustainability, collaborate in our new Pryor Learning Commons, design their own Journey Grant anywhere in the world, be a Division II student-athlete, research with a professor, join the 2014 national championship Debate Team or launch an entrepreneurial venture through our Idea Exchange.

We focus on student achievement, emphasizing critical thinking, research, experiential learning and leadership. Consistently ranked among America's best colleges in U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, The Princeton Review, Washington Monthly and Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Jewell is cited for small class sizes, low student debt, high graduation rates, commitment to service and overall value.

Approximately 1,060 full-time students

Jewell allows students to personalize their educational experience to align with their personal interests and passions

Dr. David Sallee, president since 2000

Jewell's Student Activities Office offers students a chance to affiliate with nearly 70 student organizations including Academic Honorary, Discipline-Specific, Greek, Multicultural, Political, Special Interest and Spiritual.

The Cardinals compete in 20 men's and women's sports at the NCAA Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

The Jewell community proudly contributed over 81,700 hours of service in 2014-15.

Honor, Community, Excellence, Courage, Justice, Respect, Faith, Liberty, Diversity & Inclusion

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kansas City, MO 64110 | (816) 235-1000



As a freshman student, you are either currently attending high school or have graduated and not yet attended college.


As a transfer student, you have attempted college credits from another university after high school and would like to attend UMKC.

Graduate and Professional

As a graduate student, you hold a bachelor's degree and/or a master's degree and are interested in attending UMKC to receive a graduate, doctoral, or professional degree.

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As a visiting student, you are a degree seeking student at another institution who would like to take courses at UMKC and transfer the credits back to your home institution.
As a community student, you are a member of the community and are interested in taking a class or classes at UMKC.


We define returning to UMKC as re-admitting or re-enrolling.


As a special admission student, you hold a unique status with academic pursuits outside of UMKC's general student type.


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Schools and Departments

College of Arts and Sciences
Dean Wayne Vaught

302 Scofield Hall
711 E 51st St.
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 235 - 1136

Departments and Academic Programs

Conservatory of Music and Dance
Dean Peter Witte

417 Performing Arts Center
4949 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 235 - 2900


Henry W. Bloch School of Management
Dean Dave Donnelly

227 Bloch School
5110 Cherry St.
Kansas City, Mo 64110
(816) 235 - 2215 | email: bloch@umkc.edu

Honors College

Dean James McKusick

5115 Oak St., Room 348
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 235-2182 | email: honors@umkc.edu

School of Biological Sciences

Dean Theodore White

5007 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 235 - 5246 | email: SBS@umkc.edu


School of Computing and Engineering

Dean Kevin Truman

546 Flarsheim Hall
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 235 - 2399 | email: SCE@umkc.edu


School of Dentistry

Dean Marsha Pyle

650 E. 25th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 235 - 2100 | email: dentistry@umkc.edu


School of Education

Interim Dean Chris Brown

615 E. 52nd St.
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 235 - 2234 | email: education@umkc.edu


School of Law

Dean Ellen Suni

500 E. 52nd St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 235 - 1644

School of Medicine

Dean Steven Kanter

2411 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 235 - 1808 | email: umkcmedweb@umkc.edu


School of Nursing and Health Studies

Dean Ann Cary

Health Sciences Building
2464 Charlotte St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 235 - 1700 | email: nurses@umkc.edu

School of Pharmacy

Dean Russell B. Melchert

Health Sciences Building
2464 Charlotte St.
(816) 235 - 1609


School of Graduate Studies

Dean Denis M. Medeiros

343A Administrative Center
5115 Oak St.
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 235 - 1161

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. participating disciplines

University College

Associate Vice Provost Kim McNeley

228 Student Success Center
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 235 - UNIV | email: umkcucollege@umkc.edu

University Libraries

Dean Bonnie Postlethwaite
email form: https://library.umkc.edu/form/libref

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