Chances of getting into Northwest Missouri State University

Acceptance Rate

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

How hard is it to get into Northwest and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #29 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. 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.

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Northwest SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
3%
SAT Scores for Northwest Missouri State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Northwest Missouri State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1160

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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. The school ranks #22 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Northwest Missouri State University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Northwest ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for Northwest Missouri State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
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
Average ACT Score 22

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. The school ranks #28 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.

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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. The school ranks #19 in Missouri for highest average GPA. 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 Competitiveness
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

High School Class Rank

77% 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 14%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 77%
Bottom 50% of class 23%
Bottom 25% of class 4%

Admission Statistics

Northwest Missouri State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,992 2,137 5,129
Accepted 2,246 1,555 3,801
Acceptance Rate 75% 73% 74%
Enrolled 677 539 1,216
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 35% 32%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

3% of students submit their SAT scores to Northwest. 97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

74% of those who apply are granted admission to Northwest. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1250. 3% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 25. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.