Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, MO, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
5,129
Students Applied
66%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
612
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$25
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
61%
Out-Of-State Students
32%
US States Represented
34
Countries Represented
30
97%
Submitting ACT
3%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1124
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
520
75th
625
Reading
25th
470
75th
555
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
25%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
4%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
14
Top 25%
38
Top 50%
73
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
167
$30k - $48k
110
$48k - $75k
149
$75k - $110k
115
$110k+
141

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-633-1175
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.84 Average Rating
If you are looking at going to Northwest, a big thing to look at is the class size. Here at Northwest, the class size in a normal class is about 25 people unless you are in a lecture hall. It is a lot easier to come to a college where you only have 25 people in your class and your teachers still know your name and you feel important. When you are in a study hall and there are 60+ people in there a professor isn't for sure going to know your name and that is a big thing to some people that they don't realize when they start off looking at colleges. Another main thing that is great about Northwest is that everyone really wants you to succeed here, the teachers have office hours every week. That means that a teacher will be in there office and you can walk in or make an appointment with them to talk about anything you arent understanding in the class. There are so many different resorces on campus, unless you completely didn't try, you would succeed here!
Alisha from Blue Springs, MO
Be prepared for the challenges the teachers will throw at you, and be ready to have fun. I have yet to go a day without there being something interesting and fun to do.
Raymond from Valley Park, MO
Fairly cheap, but definitely a better education than you would get from a community college. If you're looking for somewhere close to home to get your Associate's Degree, you could do a lot worse.
Chris from Maryville, MO
Come visit! As soon as I did, I knew I'd fit in. Also, don't go home a lot until you have a good friend base. You meet so many people on the weekends! Also, although they are not as nice, the high rise dorms allow you to meet so many people, especially when you leave your door open!
Megan from Maryville, MO
A major tip for students considering NWMSU would be to bring a lot of winter gear because it does get cold.
Arianna from Kansas City, MO
Go out and have fun. A lot of people who don't like it here don't go out with friends. You can go to the movies, go bowling, and when its warm you can go to the lake and hang out with friends. Studying is important but every once in a while you need to take a break and let yourself have a little fun.
Whitney from Kansas City, MO
Take your time management very seriously. Incoming freshman have more time on there hands and it would be very helpful is you use them wisely.
Timia from Matteson, IL
get involved. college is a really scary place when you first get there, but i promise it gets better. northwest gives you a homey feeling as soon as you step on campus. enjoy your four years-or less- here. oh, and happy garden is always a good choice. ;)
brittany from emden, mo
This seems to be a great campus for the freshmen, but for transfer students (like myself) it is rather difficult to make friends. I am in numerous clubs, try to talk to people, and even keep my dorm door open and I still have not met anyone. Upper classmen tend to stick to their groups. Also note that this is a small town and there isn't much in it besides the school and the basics (grocery stores and gas stations pretty much). If you are a computer or technology major, many companies say they love Northwest graduates and even come here to recruit multiple times throughout the year!
Accalia from Peculiar, MO
Make sure you use your resources that are available.
Sadie