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Northwest Missouri State University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Northwest Missouri State University, the fee for the application is $25. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to Northwest Missouri State University?

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

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Northwest Missouri State University Hard To Get Into?

Getting into Northwest Missouri State University is moderately difficult. Northwest Missouri State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Northwest Missouri State University **accepted 80% of students, around 6,524 of the 8,143 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Northwest Missouri State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Northwest Missouri State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Northwest Missouri State University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Northwest Missouri State University 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Northwest Missouri State University must submit the following items. Double check with Northwest Missouri State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Interview
Other Requirements minimum SAT score of 980 or ACT Composite of 21
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Northwest Missouri State University?

Students admitted to Northwest Missouri State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 99% submitted a class rank. At Northwest Missouri State University 17% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42% were in the top 25% and 78% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Northwest Missouri State University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 99%
3.75 and 3.99 32%
3.50 and 3.74 23%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 14%
2.50 and 2.9 13%
2.00 and 2.49 3%
Northwest Missouri State University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2021, 4% of Northwest Missouri State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 96% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Northwest Missouri State University?

To be competitive with other Northwest Missouri State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1020 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Northwest Missouri State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 1020, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Northwest Missouri State University student is 1102.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Northwest Missouri State University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Northwest Missouri State University students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Northwest Missouri State University?

To be most competitive at Northwest Missouri State University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Northwest Missouri State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Northwest Missouri State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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Transferring to Northwest Missouri State University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Northwest Missouri State University.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Northwest Missouri State University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Northwest Missouri State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Northwest Missouri State University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Northwest Missouri State University.

Does Northwest Missouri State University accept transfer credits?

Northwest Missouri State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Northwest Missouri State University accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does Northwest Missouri State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Northwest Missouri State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Northwest Missouri State University?

No, Northwest Missouri State University is test optional, so you can choose whether to include your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

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Northwest Missouri State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

80%

How hard is it to get into Northwest Missouri State University? Northwest Missouri State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Northwest Missouri State University acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.

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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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1200 and Above

Good

1020 to 1200

Avg

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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.45

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Northwest Missouri State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.45. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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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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