Northwest Missouri State University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Trimester

State: Missouri


Founded in 1905, Northwest Missouri State University is a state-assisted, four-year regional university with a recognized tradition of quality education. We are governed by a state-appointed Board of Regents and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Northwest provides outstanding academics, laptops and textbooks for all full-time students, more than 180 student organizations and a friendly atmosphere. We offer more than 140 undergraduate majors and 73 minors. 95% of our tenure track faculty have the highest degree in their fields, and our classes are taught by full-time professors, not by graduate assistants.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 6687
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Faculty: 249

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 27:1
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Contact Information

800 University Drive
Maryville Missouri 64468


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Main Phone: 660-562-2121

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Admissions Contact:
Leslie Chandler
Coordinator of Student Orientation and Transfer Affairs, Advisement Department
(660) 562-1951

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International Admissions Contact:
Jeffrey Foot
Director of International Affairs, International Intercultural Center
(660) 562-1367

Athletics Contact:
Wren Baker
Athletic Director, Athletics Department
(660) 562-1306

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
Students must have a 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) cumulative college grade point average in transfer in order to be accepted to Northwest.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Students must have a 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) cumulative college grade point average in transfer in order to be accepted to Northwest.

Credits (Min/Max):
Students who have less than 24 hours completed will be considered for admission on the basis of the freshman admission requirements in addition to college work that has been completed.

Test Scores for Applying:
3.If you have earned less than 24 hours of college-level, transferable credit, you must request from your high school GPA, ACT/SAT scores and high school graduation date.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Northwest does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
Northwest does not publish a requirement for the submission of an essay.

Application Fee:
Applying is free if it is done online. If not, the application fee is $25.

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At Northwest Missouri State University, we know that the importance of a quality education in today's world is a major investment. We are committed to providing a high quality education at a competitively affordable cost.

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