College Freshman 2013-11-03T19:39:34Z
I think that being a music major is tiring, but it is what I want to do. There are plenty of music professors on campus. Being that we only have about 1,100 students, it is easier to get one on one attention if you are struggling. There is always a challenge.
College Freshman 2013-11-03T19:39:34Z
The study abroad is fantastic. I haven't even gotten to get my application yet, but Jewell does something called the Journey Grant. This is a (minimum) $2,000 grant which you can use to study abroad or do something pointed in the direction of your major. You apply halfway through your sophomore year.
Professors are friendly and willing/ready to help, and it's easier for that because of the small school size.
College Freshman 2013-11-03T19:35:24Z
The ONLY thing I truly dislike about this school is that it is $40,000 a year. Coming from a middle class family means that we have money, but not extra money lying around. This means I am on my own paying for school. I have $18,000 I had to take out in loans, which is terrifying. It makes me rethink it, but I am still trying my hardest to get more scholarships because I truly do not want to leave Jewell. There are a few opportunities I still have now, so if I do not at least try it will mean I have to leave.
College Freshman 2013-11-03T19:32:22Z
There are things to do off campus if you know where to go. There's a bowling alley, plenty of places to shop, and local cities you can drive to if you want to go to neighboring shopping malls/centers.
College Freshman 2013-11-03T19:30:25Z
The parking is interesting for the freshman. We park in what is called the Sahara Parking Lot. The name suggests the vast space. The freshman have to climb up a mountain load of stairs to get to the dorms at the top of the hill. There are always spots for us. Those who are not parked correctly or in the wrong space are ticketed.
College Freshman 2013-11-03T19:28:15Z
There are a variety of frats/sororities to join. While they do throw the typical parties on campus, they also do great things for the community! Each is dedicated to a certain cause, and they're always raising money to support/donate to the cause.
College Freshman 2013-11-03T19:26:29Z
Being in the Midwest, the weather is always interesting. There are hot summers and cold winters. Jewell is literally nicknamed "the hill," so it's always a little windy up there, which makes it colder. However, being from Kansas City, I'm already used to it.
College Freshman 2013-11-03T19:23:28Z
The main road off the highway is so jam packed with fun things to do and a multitude of places to eat that range from quick and inexpensive to fancier/pricier. There is a vast amount of ethnic options as well, from sushi, to indian, to Hispanic food, to Asian food.
College Freshman 2013-11-03T19:21:04Z
I love Jewell. The only regret I have is a financial regret. Jewell is about $40,000 a year, which means you'd either be from a financially gifted family or you'd better have scholarships. I myself only have about half of what I need, so it's hard. Jewell is a wonderful school that will provide a wonderful experience. You are required to live on campus, which automatically gets you involved in student life and a new experience of being by yourself. I'm involved in the Liberty Symphony Orchestra, which is a mixture of student and local professionals. We put on a concert four times a year. It's amazing to be a part of it because you can gain experiencing and knowledge from professionals who have been at the game longer than you have. The ONLY PROBLEM I see is the financial standpoint! I love Jewell so much but I may have to leave to keep myself out of Debt for the rest of my life.
College Freshman 2013-11-03T19:16:17Z
Some students choose to (illegally) partake in the alcohol scene. It does note present a problem to anyone else. There are stories of the drug use, but it's only been with marijuana. Students do not generally pressure others to try what they do not wish to try. If one is caught with any of these items, it breaks the honor code, and strict action is taken.
College Freshman 2013-11-03T19:03:09Z
Health & Safety:
The campus safety dept. try to keep everything in order. They make sure that people aren't' parked in the wrong place or a ticket will be there. They are quick to respond to emergency situations and are extremely helpful and nice. If a building is locked, they will come to unlock it for you. They also have emergency buttons in the parking lots so that if there is an emergency, they can be there fast and possibly scare off any trouble makers before a crime happens (aka, a person alone in the parking lot pushing the button could scare off possible offenders).
College Freshman 2013-11-03T18:58:43Z
They try to have new things everyday. They have salad all the time, a sandwich bar, an innovations area, a healthy area, a sort of 'home cooking' area, and they always have pizza and pasta. There are a variety of things to drink, from Pepsi products, chocolate milk, skim/2%, milk for lactose intolerance, juices, coffee, hot chocolate, lattes, (etc). They also always have a toaster with bagels, breads, English muffins, and such. They carry gluten free items, especially in the breads and desserts area. There's an ice cream machine for students and always desserts. They really do have a good variety and mix of everything. They always have a cultural food thing going on from all over.
College Freshman 2013-11-03T18:54:24Z
They try not to invade on your life and decisions. People will talk to you if they see a problem. Withholding the honor code is probably the most important thing. If people break it, they are required to pay a fee. For example, if one is caught drinking, they are supposed to take an alcohol course and pay a fee.
College Freshman 2013-11-03T18:51:28Z
Jewell has opened a new building this year (Pryor Learning Center) where students can go to hang out, study, or work in high tech labs for certain areas of interest (green room for video editing, music studio to make music, and a 3d printer are amongst the things they allow us to use). The athletic center is huge and has a swimming pool. There are many intramural sports available for students to join. There are always events and parties going on.
College Senior 2013-10-18T16:42:22Z
Very cheap but parking availability is pretty poor
College Senior 2013-10-18T16:41:24Z
they are really good and fast but there are not a lot of them unfortunately.
College Senior 2013-10-18T16:40:13Z
It is pretty much never visible. Its a clean school with a great image.
College Junior 2013-10-15T17:37:15Z
There are a few really good places around campus. First you have your major food chains--steak and shake (a great place to go in the wee hours when you're still up working on an assignment), sonic (fun to go there for a happy hour route 44), and chili's and the like. Then you have more ethnic places. The Taj Mahal is an indian place on 291. It is absolutely delicious and the owner is super nice. They have an awesome lunch buffet special that ends around 2pm. Then you have Hunan Garden, a chinese restaurant that is super close to school. They also have an awesome lunch special for 6$ max and you get three entrees! Tasty Thai serves amazing pad thai and they have a pad thai tuesday special--buy one (10$ get one for 1$). I recently discovered Liberty Nutrition (across the street from Hunan)--they serve meal replacement shakes in various flavors. The shakes are super delicious and jewell students get a 1$ discount, making a shake + tea + shot of aloe amount to 5.50$. The owners are also really nice and eager to help. Mi Hacienda is a really good Mexican restuarant that is relatively cheap--about 8$ for a regular plate. Rico's Tacos is a delicious taco joint in Kansas City--they do 1$ tacos on Tuesdays!
College Junior 2013-10-15T17:29:52Z
We just got a bunch of new computers on campus as an addition to our new campus building, The Pryor Learning Commons. We have computers that are used only for printing and general work--those are normal desktop computers. It's easy to print from these. Then we have higher tech Apple computers used for video and sound editing. You can also print wirelessly from your own laptop to any of the printers on campus--it's super useful and easy to do. We have two other computer labs on campus--one under our administrative building and one in our science building. These two labs have way slower working computers that are really iffy. I would recommend sticking to the PLC. There's really no reason to use the other computers, unless perhaps you need the special programs on the computers in the biochem library (in the science building).
College Junior 2013-10-15T17:26:23Z
Really all you have to do is apply your senior year (when you are applying for the school) and wait to be notified if you received any. Everyone gets awards based on academics, and we have a lot of athletes who also receive athletic awards. The school gives out a lot of money to its students.
College Junior 2013-10-15T17:24:50Z
There's basically no school spirit on campus. The football team especially is not very good, so it's hard to get excited about those games. The soccer teams are good and fun to watch. Each event has at most, probably 20 attendees.
College Junior 2013-10-09T02:04:25Z
Guys & Girls:
Most of the students that go to Jewell are sensible and smart and typically are well-groomed and friendly.
College Junior 2013-10-09T02:02:19Z
There isn't a hardcore drug scene, mostly kids just use marijuana or alcohol but the peer pressure is very low.
College Junior 2013-10-09T02:01:14Z
Food is prepared in an unhealthy way, mostly fried or with lots of butter and oil.
College Junior 2013-10-09T02:00:25Z
Athletics are widely supported but our teams are not well known for winning games.
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