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Northwest Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

74.1%
Admission Difficulty for Northwest Missouri State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Northwest? The school has a 74% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,986 out of 5,382 applicants were admitted making Northwest a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. Northwest Missouri State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
960-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT
5%
SAT Scores for Northwest Missouri State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Northwest Missouri State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1180
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 requires applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. 5 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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 >83%
1070 to 1180 Avg + 74%-83%
960 to 1070 Avg - 63%-74%
850 to 960 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 850 Low <50%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
93%
ACT Scores for Northwest Missouri State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Northwest Missouri State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 25 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northwest Missouri State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Northwest Missouri State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >84%
22 to 25 Avg + 74%-84%
20 to 22 Avg - 65%-74%
18 to 20 Reach 55%-65%
Less than 18 Low <55%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.36
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Northwest Missouri State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northwest Missouri State University was 3.36 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Northwest accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Northwest Missouri State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 26% Good
3.50 to 3.75 22% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 18% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

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Admission Statistics

Northwest Missouri State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,182 2,200 5,382
Accepted 2,404 1,582 3,986
Acceptance Rate 76% 72% 74%
Enrolled 836 569 1,405
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 36% 35%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northwest Missouri State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Northwest Missouri State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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.