Skip to Main Content
  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
    A-
  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 4,928 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Northwest Missouri acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Business, Elementary Education, and Marketing. Graduating 49% of students, Northwest Missouri alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,400.
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468
Work Here? Claim Your College
About Northwest Missouri...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association

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.

NMSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1190
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$12,524/ 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
$7,964/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.83 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses
Do You Work at Northwest Missouri State University? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    25%
  • On Campus
    71%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,928Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
726
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Friend Material
    44%
  • Helpful
    33%
  • Athletic
    9%
  • Optimistic
    7%
  • Similar
    5%
  • Outgoing
    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.86 responses
Poll
85%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.113 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    38%
  • Family
    32%
  • Diverse
    16%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Academically Challenging
    3%
  • Beautiful
    3%
  • Adequate
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
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
Colleges like Northwest Missouri State University
More

Northwest Missouri State University Reviews

1,073 reviews
All Categories
I am currently a college freshmen at this institution so take this as a box of M&Ms. The university is definitely something else. They pose to be a great place with vegetarian options in rural Missouri but it is far from that. There's like 3 vegetarians options in this school.. The food place really is not good at all even for those who dont have a restrictive diet. You'd be better off making your own meals for the price of this place. The whole university is slightly more affordable but a lot of the facilities are less than ideal. The dorms are awful, with mold/mildew in high rises and other issues. There is very little to do in town so there's definitely parties you can go to! Expect to pick up a country accent.

If you're going to pursue music, please practice 48 scales now and learn some higher level music theory! Expect to take 5 years of undergrad. like most universities w/ music or at least come in with 42 core classes or the intent to take classes online during breaks.
Start Your Review of Northwest Missouri State University
Rate It!
Northwest Missouri State University is a very great school. I have enjoyed these past 2 years I have been here. They are very welcoming and supportive with so many resources around. They also have a perfect education program that I am currently in. Northwest has a great opportunities for students to be involved through all sorts of events, such as clubs, organizations, jobs and more! If you got a question there is always some one to be there to answer.
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!