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|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||80%|
|Mean ACT score||22|
|Mean SAT score||1102|
Northwest Missouri State University does not offer early decision or early action.
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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 reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.
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.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Other Requirements||√||minimum SAT score of 980 or ACT Composite of 21|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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.
First-Year Applications are Due
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.
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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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1200 and Above
1020 to 1200
1020 and Less
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.
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.
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