Can I get into Northwest? The school has a 74% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,801 out of 5,129 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 48 percent. Northwest Missouri State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1250|
|Estimated Average SAT||1160|
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 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. 3 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1250 and Above||Good||>83%|
|1160 to 1250||Avg +||74%-83%|
|1070 to 1160||Avg -||63%-74%|
|980 to 1070||Reach||50%-63%|
|Less than 980||Low||<50%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Estimated Average ACT||22|
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 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northwest Missouri State University.
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
77% of Northwest Missouri State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||14%|
|Top 25% of class||40%|
|Top 50% of class||77%|
|Bottom 50% of class||23%|
|Bottom 25% of class||4%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||30%||35%||32%|
What are the requirements for admission to Northwest Missouri State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.