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Maryville, Missouri

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Chances of getting into Northwest Missouri State University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
80%
Admission Difficulty for Northwest Missouri State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Northwest and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Northwest is 80%.  It ranks #28 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Northwest Missouri State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 6,523 out of 8,143 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 59 percent (SAT 990/1180 ACT 19/24). Northwest Missouri State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.45. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Northwest application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jul 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Northwest Missouri State University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 1% of students submitted SAT scores and 97% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Northwest SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
990-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT 
1%
SAT Scores for Northwest Missouri State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Northwest Missouri State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Northwest Missouri State University?

Northwest Missouri State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. Northwest ranks #20 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 1 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Northwest Missouri State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1180 and Above Good >88%
1085 to 1180 Avg + 80%-88%
990 to 1085 Avg - 68%-80%
895 to 990 Reach 53%-68%
Less than 895 Low <53%
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Northwest ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
97%
ACT Scores for Northwest Missouri State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Northwest Missouri State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Northwest?

Admission data indicates that Northwest regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #26 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northwest Missouri State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Northwest Missouri State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >90%
21 to 24 Avg + 80%-90%
19 to 21 Avg - 71%-80%
17 to 19 Reach 59%-71%
Less than 17 Low <59%
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Northwest GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.45
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Northwest Missouri State University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Northwest. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northwest Missouri State University was 3.45 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #22 in Missouri for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.45 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Northwest accepts 80% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Northwest Missouri State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 32.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 23.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 14.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 13.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

78% of Northwest Missouri State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Northwest Missouri State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 78%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Northwest Missouri State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,271 2,872 8,143
Accepted 4,233 2,290 6,523
Acceptance Rate 80% 80% 80%
Enrolled 759 462 1,221
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 20% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jul 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Northwest Missouri State University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northwest Missouri State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Northwest Missouri State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Northwest Missouri State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=178624 IPEDS survey data for Northwest Missouri State University.

FAQs

Does Northwest Missouri State University prefer SAT or ACT?

1% of students submit their SAT scores to Northwest. 97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Northwest Missouri State University?

80% of those who apply are granted admission to Northwest. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Northwest Missouri State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1180. 1% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Northwest Missouri State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.