Northwest Missouri State University

800 University Drive, Maryville, MO

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Questions and Answers about Northwest Missouri State University

Sierra W.
1 year ago
Where can I find information about financial aid and scholarship opportunities?
Northwest Missouri State University
Hi Sierra! Our website through this link: can help list all the different options for aid! We have Scholarships, Grants, Employment, Loans, and Additional Resources available!
Shannon M.
1 year ago
Are there any exceptions to freshmen living requirements?
Northwest Missouri State University
Hi Shannon! It is required to live on campus your Freshman year unless you are married, at least 21 years of age, or are commuting from your parent or guardians' primary residence within 60 miles of campus.
Jessica O.
1 year ago
How many clubs are students allowed to be in?
Northwest Missouri State University
Northwest doesn't have a limit on the number of clubs a student can join
Alyssa A.
1 year ago
What is the average amount of financial aid students receive at Northwest Missouri State University?
Northwest Missouri State University
Our In-State student's average undergraduate award is $3,588 and our Out-Of-State student's average undergraduate award is $9,804
Emily W.
1 year ago
Does Northwest Missouri State University have any scholarships or programs to assist students who are parents?
Emily W.
1 year ago
Is their on campus housing available where students can live with their children?
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Majors offered at Northwest Missouri State University

Biggest majors
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Business Administration, Management and Operations

Academics at Northwest Missouri State University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
22 to 1
Less Selective (79% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution
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Common careers for Northwest Missouri State University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer112k
Software Engineer88k
Operations Manager70k
Software Developer69k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)51k
Executive Director49k
Account Manager46k
Based on 3,185 student responses
47.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
86.4kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
51%in High-Meaning careers
26%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University financial aid

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Student reviews of Northwest Missouri State University

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Recommended by

86% of students

Known for

Safe campus
Beautiful campus
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Accessible and helpful professors
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Brandon Butler
Hiking And Backpacking
Hunting + 6 others



The faculty here are driven to help you pass your classes and help you get where you need to be.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Sometimes there is very little room for error so time dedication is a must.

Bethanie Swiney
Acting And Theater



Northwest Missouri State University has great professors who truly care about you. Great dorms and great programs.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some programs are better than others. The food was just okay.

Jordan Jackson
Photography and Photo Editing
Advocacy And Activism
Child Development
Art + 2 others



Northwest has some decent teachers and a nice library. That's all the good things I have to say.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Northwest Missouri State University advertises a Nursing Program which they do not have. The school will also take any excuse to charge you fees, including fees for damage done to your dorm before you were there, in hopes that you won't question it and just pay up. Overall a very shady school that only cares about money, and doesn't care about the well-being of its students. There are also some accessibility issues.

Ibrahim Begovic
International Relations
Theology and Religious Studies
Law Enforcement



The professors are all Ph.D.’d and mostly tenured in the political science department, you will learn a lot by attending these classes taught by experience. The dorms vary in quality, but you’ll meet some individuals you’ll never forget about while staying in them. The food in the student union varies but there is enough variety that it shouldn’t be too hard to find something enjoyable. The campus also has a Mooyah burger restaurant that is a little pricey but makes a good trip for using the weekly meal.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Often times the students that struggle the most were the ones that fell into bad crowds, just be careful to who you can open up to.

Raelynn Bingham
American Sign Language (ASL)



Northwest gives the feel of a big school but in small town makes it feel like everyone is connected. The School is covered with trees that any student can find a nice shady spot to relax if they want and the teachers here actually want to talk to their students outside of class which helps builds a good relationship during your four years here.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I wish their was one more option for food on campus but other than that the food is fine you also have options in town.

samantha statham
Art + 14 others



It's a quite little town, but the campus has a really good sense of community, and everyone here is very nice and willing to help if you need it. All of my professors are extremely supportive and they're all incredibly well-versed in their fields of study.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The campus can be rough during the winters, especially after snow storms and ice storms. Make sure you bring plenty of warm clothing and a pair of boots with good traction.

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