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
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Northwest Missouri State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
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

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
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 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?
Based on 46 responses
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  • Friend Material
    43%
  • Helpful
    37%
  • Athletic
    11%
  • Optimistic
    7%
  • Similar
    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.76 responses
Poll
85%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.103 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    40%
  • Family
    34%
  • Diverse
    19%
  • Academically Challenging
    3%
  • 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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I am currently attending Northwest Missouri State University and I enjoy being here. The faculty and staff are all very nice, the professors are helpful and very knowledgeable in their fields, and the students are helpful and fun to be around. The classes are challenging but I enjoy going to them, my animal sciences classes the most. The food could be improved, but it is easy to make smart eating choices while in the cafeteria. I love the library. It is very roomy and has a Starbucks coffee shop in the heart of it which makes everything better! Overall, I do enjoy attending NWMSU and would recommend anyone to come to school here in Maryville.
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NWMSU is an amazing place. Just the right size of smaller universities. The student and faculty atmosphere here is unlike any other. Also, when compared to other schools, we rank up with high-end Division I schools in terms of our academic departments and athletics. Our music program is one of the most recognized in Missouri. Our athletics have a rich history of being diverse and successful. Education is easily the biggest department next to agriculture and business. All three of which, are very strong, in addition to music. I love being a Bearcat here. It's a wonderful experience and the perfect college fit.
Northwest Missouri State University is so diverse: Greek Life, sports, have a club that will fit your interest. They have recycling places all over campus so it is definitely an Earth friendly campus. They have different religion clubs where you can express your faith. They offer 126 undergraduate majors, 73 minors, 18 pre-professional programs, 40 graduate programs, and five graduate certificate programs. Laptops and textbooks are included in tuition at Northwest, ensuring all students have access to the tools they need to be successful in the classroom. 97% of undergraduates and 99% of graduates find employment or continue their education within six months of graduation. They want you to succeed and have a great college experience. They are among the most affordable public universities in the state of Missouri. The only thing they could work on is having more languages for students to major/minor in. All we have currently is English or Spanish.