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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  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 4,918 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 $30,300.
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
880-1110
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
$11,262/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,440/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,725/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,981/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,136/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,918/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,918Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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  • Friend Material
    45%
  • Helpful
    33%
  • Athletic
    10%
  • Optimistic
    6%
  • Similar
    4%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.81 responses
Poll
85%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 63 responses
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  • Friendly
    41%
  • Family
    32%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Academically Challenging
    3%
  • Adequate
    2%
  • Beautiful
    2%
  • Expensive
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.56 responses
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The environment here is so diverse that you can find individuals with a common interest almost anywhere. The academic programs are cutting edge and highly regarded, like the computer science programs and the education programs. We are one of the few, if not the only, universities with a fully functioning laboratory school. This school is also very affordable for both in-state and out-of-state students, thanks to the Bearcat Advantage scholarship which covers the difference of in-state tuition for out-of-state students. Another great thing about this university is that laptops and textbooks are included in tuition. Aside from the academic and campus culture, the community culture is also amazing. This small town community provides you with warmth and comfort as everyone is treated like family. If you don't mind being in a relatively small and semi-rural town, I highly recommend Northwest because the environment is simply encouraging. Everyone here wants you to truly do your best.
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Northwest has the total college experience while maintaining a very safe campus, which is a real concern these days. Secondly, their counselors are educated and devoted to keeping you from acquiring debt. Another huge plus in this day and age. I love my decision to become a Bearcat!
It is a very nice university! Being relatively small has its good and bad side. For the good side, it is easier to have a relationship with your professors. The bad side is that bigger universities have more structure, money and technology.