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Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, MO, USA
3.84 Average Rating

Northwest Missouri State University is a state-funded institution based in the rural town of Maryville, Missouri. The tree-filled campus is designated as the official Missouri State Arboretum. Business, elementary education, and communications are popular programs. Northwest is home to the Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area, a horticulture complex, an experimental farm, and the Black Box theater.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
74%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
61%
Out-Of-State Students
32%
97%
Submitting ACT
3%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1124
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
6,338
Total Number of Undergrads
5,474
Academic Calendar

Trimester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
42%
20-39 Students
48%
40-99 Students
8%
0
100
26%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
47%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
21:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$11,502
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,839
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$13,162
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,932
Books and Supplies
$400

Aid & Grants

0
100
72%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,998
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,356
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,785

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
64%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,928
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$13,827
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$250
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
192
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
33%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bearcats
School Colors
White/Forest Green
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Kansas City
Saint Joseph
Omaha
Des Moines
Saint Louis
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
71%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.84 Average Rating
Northwest Missouri state university is a very helpful school. The staff on campus are very friendly. The teachers are also very helpful and flexibly with your studies.
Timia from Matteson, IL
northwest is definately my home away from home. when you're a bearcat, all of the other bearcats become your family. i couldn't imagine going anywhere else.
brittany from emden, mo
It is a beautiful campus with lots of nature. The professors care about the student's success. The school seems to try hard to make sure student's are able to pay their way through school and graduate.
Accalia from Peculiar, MO
Northwest is a small town with people that are very nice and considerate. The classes are small and the campus is a great size with only 10 minutes to walk from one side of the campus to the other in all directions.
Sadie
Not a bad school for someone wanting a cheap yet quality education. I was always told not to base a college on it's campus but Northwest really does have a beautiful campus - trees and squirrels galore, bell tower, majestic-looking Administration building. The town of Maryville is not exactly a metropolis - it's got a Wal-Mart and a McDonald's but you've about a half hour drive to anywhere worth going to.
Chris from Maryville, MO