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Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, MO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate86%
Acceptance Rate86%

About Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University Overview

Northwest Missouri State University is a public, state school in the small town setting of Maryville, Missouri. Northwest Missouri State University was founded in 1905 and presently has around 7,870 students per year year, which includes 5,306 undergrads. Northwest Missouri State University offers housing for up to 2,414 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 40% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Northwest Missouri State University!

Love music or performing? At Northwest Missouri State University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Northwest Missouri State University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Northwest Missouri State University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Northwest Missouri State University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Northwest Missouri State University on the Student Life page.

2022 Northwest Missouri State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 86%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 4%
In-State Tuition $7,519
Out-of-State $15,102
Percent of Need Met 62%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,537

Is Northwest Missouri State University a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Northwest Missouri State University offers and if the school might be a good fit for you.

Northwest Missouri State University Acceptance Rate 2022

Northwest Missouri State University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Northwest Missouri State University is 86%. Last year, 7,040 students applied to Northwest Missouri State University and 6,024 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Northwest Missouri State University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 75% of students who start at Northwest Missouri State University return the next year. 53% of Northwest Missouri State University undergrads graduate 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 for Northwest Missouri State University Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Northwest Missouri State University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 80% of graduates from Northwest Missouri State University recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

The average starting salary for recent Northwest Missouri State University grads is $42,000 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Northwest Missouri State University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Northwest Missouri State University's endowment was valued at $45.1 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Northwest Missouri State University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

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 average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $38,295 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Northwest Missouri State University.

Based on this information, is Northwest Missouri State University the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school 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?

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

If you are interested in seeing 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

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

Northwest Missouri State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

19 to 24

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Northwest Missouri State University is 21. 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

975 - 1123

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Math SAT Range

483 - 573

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Reading SAT Range

470 - 560

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1123 and Above

Good

975 to 1123

Avg

975 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Northwest Missouri State University students is 1032. Applicants with SAT scores of 1123 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Northwest Missouri State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 975 to 1123 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 975 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Northwest Missouri State University.

Northwest Missouri State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$23,280

In State

$30,863

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,519
$15,102
Fees
$4,359
$4,359
Housing
$11,002
$11,002
Books
$400
$400

Student Life

Wondering what life at Northwest Missouri State University is like? There are approximately 7,870 students enrolled at Northwest Missouri State University, including 5,306 undergraduate students and 2,564 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 69% percent are from MO and 31% percent of students are from other states.

83%

Full Time

17%

Part Time

69%

In State

31%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

7,870

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

86%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,878

Out-of-State

$19,461

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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