Northwest Missouri State University (Northwest)

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Northwest Missouri State University can be found in Maryville, MO, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Northwest Missouri State University has an enrollment of nearly seven thousand students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 998 (25th percentile) - 1240 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 19 (25th percentile) - 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants admitted to Northwest Missouri State University. We were able to estimate the Northwest average GPA (2.98 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 73% of all students that apply are admitted to Northwest Missouri State University, from which 21% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Northwest Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Northwest Missouri State University was reported as 73.2% in Fall 2020 with over 9,010 college applications submitted to Northwest. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Northwest ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • Northwest Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Northwest Missouri State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Northwest, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Northwest Missouri State University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 74.1%
  • 2017-2018: 74.1%
  • 2018-2019: 79.2%
  • 2019-2020: 73.2%
  • Projected Northwest Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 70.0%

How Does Northwest Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Northwest Missouri State University is twenty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Graceland University-Lamoni58.1%
Benedictine College97.1%
University of Saint Mary84.0%
Creighton University73.7%
College of Saint Mary49.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Northwest (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading498 - 610
Math500 - 630
Total Score998 - 1240
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 25
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