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Maryville, Missouri

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Chances of getting into Northwest Missouri State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.2%
Admission Difficulty for Northwest Missouri State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow
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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.

Test Requirements

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.

Northwest SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
998-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
1%
SAT Scores for Northwest Missouri State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 498
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 998
SAT Scores for Northwest Missouri State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1120

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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for Northwest Missouri State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Northwest Missouri State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
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 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

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 >82%
22 to 25 Avg + 73%-82%
19 to 22 Avg - 61%-73%
16 to 19 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 16 Low <48%
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Northwest GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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.

 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Northwest Missouri State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,762 3,251 9,013
Accepted 4,208 2,393 6,601
Acceptance Rate 73% 74% 73%
Enrolled 836 519 1,355
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 22% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jul 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Northwest Missouri State University is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northwest Missouri State University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Northwest Missouri State University prefer SAT or ACT?

1% of students submit their SAT scores to Northwest. 97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Northwest Missouri State University?

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.

What SAT score is required for Northwest Missouri State University?

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.

What ACT score is required for Northwest Missouri State University?

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.