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How hard is it to get into Northwest and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,601 out of 9,013 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 average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Northwest Missouri State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Northwest Missouri State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||498|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||998|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1120|
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 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 998 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #18 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 1 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1240 and Above||Good||>82%|
|1119 to 1240||Avg +||73%-82%|
|998 to 1119||Avg -||61%-73%|
|877 to 998||Reach||48%-61%|
|Less than 877||Low||<48%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||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 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 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #21 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 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>82%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||73%-82%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||61%-73%|
|16 to 19||Reach||48%-61%|
|Less than 16||Low||<48%|
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 3.36 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 73% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
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)||20%||22%||21%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Northwest Missouri State University is $0.
What are the requirements for admission to Northwest Missouri State University and what student information is used for 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.
1% of students submit their SAT scores to Northwest. 97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
73% of those who apply are granted admission to Northwest. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 998 and 1240. 1% 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 19 and 25. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.