NWMSU, NW Missouri

Northwest Missouri State University

800 University Dr, Maryville, United States
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  • Total Documents
    163
  • Class Notes
    54
  • Textbook Notes
    71
  • Study Guides
    38
  • Currently Enrolled
    35
  • Previously Enrolled
    41

Overview of Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU, NW Missouri)

About this school

Northwest Missouri State, founded in 1905, is a public university. Its 240-acre campus is located in Maryville, 95 miles north of Kansas City.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,474
    • Men:2,341 Men (42.8%)
    • Women:3,133 Women (57.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (NWMSU, NW Missouri)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Northwest Missouri State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
-
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
800 University Drive
City, State, Zip
Maryville, MO 64468-6001
Phone
(660) 562-1148
Fax
(660) 562-1121
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Minimum SAT score of 980 or ACT Composite of 21 required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 5,129 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 2,992 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 2,137 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,511 (40%) of 3,801 admitted students enrolled
Women
823 (37%) of 2,246 admitted students enrolled
Men
688 (44%) of 1,555 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.39
375 And Above
26%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
5%
• Score 24 - 29
34%
• Score 18 - 23
55%
• Score 12 - 17
7%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (NWMSU, NW Missouri)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,572|Out-of-state: $16,136 (42.89%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,770 (43.78%)
  • Other Expenses: - $400 (1.79%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,575 (11.54%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Northwest Missouri State University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002496
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,224 (91.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
948 (77.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
947 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
459 (48.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$11,144
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 863 (91.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,536
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 646 (68.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,323
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 640 (67.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
170 (12.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,687

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,157 (85.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,283 (79.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,254 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
960 (29.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$9,727
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,759 (84.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,951
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,453 (75.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,974
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,181 (36.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
413 (8.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,910

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,332
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,253

Academics & Instruction (NWMSU, NW Missouri)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Trimester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


241

Part-Time Faculty


61

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


56%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 8% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 70% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
173,889
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
253
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Northwest Missouri State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


48.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


49.0%

Programs & Majors (NWMSU, NW Missouri)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (69)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, Other
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Agriculture

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (32)


  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Music Education
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life (NWMSU, NW Missouri)

Location & Geography

Population


12,062

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Kansas City

Campus Size


370 acres

Weather


Temperature
16.7 average low in January, 83.3 average high in September
Rain
100 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
Maryville
Nearest Train Station
67 mile(s) from campus in Creston, Iowa

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


33% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


67%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bearcats
School Colors
Forest green and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, sand volleyball, skiing (cross-country), softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Northwest Missouri State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, indian student association, acm, national society of leadership and success, student senate, resident hall association (rha)

Sororities


17% of women participate

Fraternities


15% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,806

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,474
Women
3,133
Men
2,341

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.9% Asian
  • 5.6% Black/African-American
  • 4.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 83.6% White
  • 1.8% Unknown

International Students


3.7% from 31 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


864

Student Resources (NWMSU, NW Missouri)