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About Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University is a public, state school in an small town setting in Maryville, Missouri. Northwest Missouri State University was founded in 1905 and now enrolls around 7,267 students a year, including 5,482 undergrads.

Northwest Missouri State University offers housing for up to 2,963 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of Northwest Missouri State University's endowment was $27.339 million Northwest Missouri State University employs one full-time professor for every 20 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Northwest Missouri State University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Trimester
Overall Acceptance Rate 80%
Average GPA 3.4
Mean ACT score 22
Mean SAT score 1102
In-State Tuition $6,383
Out-of-State $13,830

2022 Northwest Missouri State University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University does not offer early decision or early action.

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Northwest Missouri State University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Northwest Missouri State University. Northwest Missouri State University admitted 80% of all applicants in 2021. In 2021, 6,524 out of 8,143 total applicants were accepted.

Northwest Missouri State University Waitlist

Northwest Missouri State University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Northwest Missouri State University?

Northwest Missouri State University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Northwest Missouri State University, applicants must submit the following items.

Northwest Missouri State University Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
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Other Requirements minimum SAT score of 980 or ACT Composite of 21
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Northwest Missouri State University Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.4 /4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1102. The mean ACT score for Northwest Missouri State University students is 22.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Northwest Missouri State University.

Does Northwest Missouri State University Require the ACT or SAT?

Northwest Missouri State University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 4% submitted the SAT. 96% submitted the ACT.


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Does Northwest Missouri State University Have On-Campus Housing?

Yes! Northwest Missouri State University provides on-campus housing for up to 2,963 students.

Northwest Missouri State University students are active in the school's National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Society and Indian Student Association. Homecoming, Family Day, and and Northwest Week are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Northwest Missouri State University.

Financial Aid at Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University meets 62% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,537 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Northwest Missouri State University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Northwest Missouri State University

About 76% of students who start at Northwest Missouri State University return the next year. Out of the 1,287 students who started at Northwest Missouri State University as first-time freshman, 448 graduate within four years.

Around 53% of students who started at Northwest Missouri State University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Northwest Missouri State University Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 80% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $42,000 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $38,295 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Northwest Missouri State University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Northwest Missouri State University a good school for you?

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Where is Northwest Missouri State University Located?

Northwest Missouri State University is located in the small town setting of Maryville, Missouri, less than an hour from Kansas City.

If you want to see Northwest Missouri State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 71 to Maryville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Kansas City International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Northwest Missouri State University and Maryville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

800 University Drive Maryville, MO 64468-6001

Campus Setting: Small Town

Northwest Missouri State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Northwest Missouri State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Northwest Missouri State University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Northwest Missouri State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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19 to 24

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Northwest Missouri State University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Northwest Missouri State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Northwest Missouri State University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1020 - 1200

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Math SAT Range

510 - 600

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 580

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1200 and Above

Good

1020 to 1200

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1020 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Northwest Missouri State University students is 1102. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Northwest Missouri State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1020 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1020 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Northwest Missouri State University.

Northwest Missouri State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$20,295

In State

$27,742

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$6,383
$13,830
Fees
$4,242
$4,242
Housing
$9,270
$9,270
Books
$400
$400

Student Life

Wondering what life at Northwest Missouri State University is like? There are approximately 7,267 students enrolled at Northwest Missouri State University, including 5,482 undergraduate students and 1,785 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 69% percent are from MO and 31% percent of students are from other states.

88%

Full Time

12%

Part Time

69%

In State

31%

Out-of-State

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

7,267

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

80%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,625

Out-of-State

$18,072

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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