Northwest Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Northwest? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,754 out of 5,009 applicants or 75% were admitted making Northwest a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores. Only 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,996 2,013 5,009
Accepted 2,257 1,497 3,754
Acceptance Rate 75% 74% 75%
Enrolled 879 620 1,499
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 41% 40%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Northwest Missouri State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Northwest regularly accepts students with ACTs of 20 and above. 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 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northwest Missouri State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 930 1170
SAT Reading 420 520
SAT Math 510 650
ACT Composite 20 25
ACT English 18 24
ACT Math 17 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >85%
22 to 25 Avg + 75%-85%
20 to 22 Avg - 66%-75%
18 to 20 Reach 56%-66%
Less than 18 Low <56%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >84%
1050 to 1170 Avg + 75%-84%
930 to 1050 Avg - 64%-75%
810 to 930 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 810 Low <51%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Northwest Missouri State University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.