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Northwest Missouri State University Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Maryville, MO

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science    
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
800 University Drive
City, State, Zip
Maryville, MO 64468-6001
Phone
(800) 633-1175
Fax
(660) 562-1121
E-mail
admissions@nwmissouri.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 8,770 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 5,633 applicants were admitted
Men
75% of 3,137 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,687 (26%) of 6,482 admitted students enrolled
Women
992 (24%) of 4,135 admitted students enrolled
Men
695 (30%) of 2,347 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.41
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
557 average
498-60 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
30%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
20%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
557 average
478-593 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
30%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
24%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
5%
Score of 24 - 29
28%
Score of 18 - 23
55%
Score of 12 - 17
12%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 16%
Top quarter: 38%
Top half: 74%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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