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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
Northwest Missouri is an above-average public university located in Maryville, Missouri. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,806 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Northwest Missouri acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Elementary Education, Communications, and Business. Graduating 50% of students, Northwest Missouri alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,400.
About Northwest Missouri State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Address
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468
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Northwest Missouri State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1180
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$11,778/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,998/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.79 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,806Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
668
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Friend Material
    44%
  • Helpful
    35%
  • Athletic
    10%
  • Optimistic
    6%
  • Similar
    4%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.82 responses
Poll
85%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.109 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    41%
  • Family
    33%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Academically Challenging
    3%
  • Adequate
    2%
  • Beautiful
    2%
  • Expensive
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.56 responses
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This university is an excellent place to learn and grow. Every professor and staff member is interested in your success. The student to teacher ratio is a small amount, which allows them more time to help when needed. Life on campus is also great. There are many services that are available to the all students. Everyone on campus is so friendly and welcoming. The campus itself is also beautiful. The community in Maryville is very proud of their Bearcats. It shows at sporting events, music events, Greek Life events, and more. Northwest is an amazing place to be!
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Northwest has an inclusive, friendly, welcoming atmosphere where professors really know and care about their students. Student life is full of diverse activities and events, so there is something for everyone!
Northwest Missouri State is such a welcoming and comfortable place to be! Every time I have been there, the people have been so helpful and have really made sure I received answers to all my questions.