Northwest Missouri State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Northwest Missouri State University
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Northwest Missouri State University Admissions Overview:

In 2016, Northwest Missouri State University admitted three-quarters of those who applied. Students with good grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted. To apply, interested students will need to submit an application form, SAT or ACT scores, and official high school transcripts. Check out the school's website for complete guidelines and instructions.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Northwest Missouri State University Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Northwest Missouri State University Description:

Founded in 1905, Northwest Missouri State University is a public, four-year university with an average class size of 27 and a student / faculty ratio of 24 to 1. Its attractive 70-acre campus in Maryville, Missouri is the designated Missouri Arboretum and features over 130 tree species. Each of the 7,000 students at Northwest receives a laptop computer for school use. Northwest offers a total of 135 undergraduate and 36 master's programs over a variety of majors. Campus life is active, and Northwest has 150 student clubs and organizations, an active Greek life, and a lot of interesting intramurals, including Tug-O-War, Bean Bag Toss, and Rock, Paper, Scissors.

When it comes to intercollegiate athletics, the Northwest Bearcats have a formidable reputation. They participate in the NCAA Division II Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) and have won national championships in football, cheerleading, and wrestling. The college has many traditions including "Walkout Day," “The Bell of 1948,” the “Hickory Stick,” and “The Stroller.”

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,530 (5,628 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 87% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,343 (in-state); $12,513 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $400 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,558
  • Other Expenses: $2,575
  • Total Cost: $18,876 (in-state); $24,046 (out-of-state)

Northwest Missouri State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 93%
    • Loans: 61%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,893
    • Loans: $5,826

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Agricultural Business, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Finance, Psychology, Recreation

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 71%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 33%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 27%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 49%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, tennis, track & field
  • Women's Sports: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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