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Northwest Missouri State University Admissions 2023: Application Fees & Deadline

Map Pin IconMaryville, USA
  • Institute Icon370 acre campus
  • Estd. 1905

Northwest Missouri State University is a public university located in Maryville, Missouri. It was founded in 1905. Since 1921, the university has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The university focuses on profession-based experience. It offers several opportunities to students such as internships, on-campus radio, television stations, and volunteer work to enhance their profession-based experience.

The university encourages diversity and a multicultural environment. It represents over 40 states and 39 countries. The university has NCAA Division II in sports. It offers varsity sports like football, track field, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, baseball, basketball, and tennis. In FY19, the Northwest Foundation was awarded USD 1,04 million in financial assistance and scholarships. It also raised USD 12.7 million in FY 17. This includes 94% cash contributions.

Courses Offered

What courses are available to international students?

Northwest offers more than 127 undergraduate majors, 73 minors, 18 pre-professional programs, 5 graduate certificates, 3 specialist programs, 40 graduate programs, 3 certificate programs, and cooperative doctorate programs.


The main study departments of the university are as follows:

  •        Agricultural Sciences
  •        Business
  •        Communication and Mass Media
  •        Computer Science and Information Systems
  •        Education
  •        Fine and Performing Arts
  •        Health Sciences and Wellness
  •        Humanities and Social Sciences
  •        Language, Literature, and Writing
  •        Mathematics and Statistics
  •        Natural Sciences

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility and requirements for students?

The eligibility criteria and English language requirements for international students are:


Undergraduate Admission Requirements:

The general criteria for undergraduate students are as follows:

  •        Students are required to have a minimum high school GPA of 2.00 or ‘C’ average.
  •        A college-preparatory curriculum in secondary school is required. The courses must include mathematics, science, language, and social studies.
  •        An average ACT score of 22 is required.


English Language Tests

Minimum UG Requirements


61 or above


5.5 or above



CAE (C1 Advanced)









Pre-1 (2304)






Postgraduate Admission Requirements:

The general criteria for postgraduate students are as follows:

  •        A bachelor’s degree is required from a recognized university by the Ministry of Education.
  •        A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 is required.
  •        The GRE required is 280-290.


English Language Tests

Minimum PG Requirements


71/79, or above


6.0/6.5 or above


53 or higher

CAE (C1 Advanced)









Level 1 (2630/2700)





What are the documents needed for the university application?

The documents required for international undergraduate and graduate students are as follows:


Undergraduate Admissions:

  •        Official transcripts from the secondary and post-secondary institutions.
  •        Passport copy.
  •        Statement of support.
  •        Bank statement.
  •        Proof of English language proficiency.
  •        ACT/SAT scores.


Graduate Admissions:

  •        Official transcripts from the secondary and post-secondary institutions.
  •        Official transcripts from university.
  •        Passport copy.
  •        Statement of support.
  •        Bank statement.
  •        Proof of English language proficiency.
  •        GMAT/GRE scores.

Application & Tuition Fees

Are there any application fees?

The application fee for both undergraduate and graduate programs is USD 75. It is a non-refundable fee. Students are requested to pay the application fee while submitting their application for admission.

What is the fee structure of the different courses available at the university?

The estimated annual tuition fee for undergraduate and postgraduate programs is as follows:

Source: Northwest Missouri State University

*Fee varies depending on the course and progressive years. We encourage you to check the university’s website for the exact fee.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there a scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

The university offers scholarships to both international undergraduate and graduate students. The various scholarships offered by the university are as follows:

Undergraduate Scholarships:

The university offers various undergraduate scholarships to international students, and they are as follows:

  1. Admission-based freshman Scholarship – It is based on SAT and ACT scores of the students. The amount of scholarship ranges between USD 1,000 and USD 4,000. Students are required to have a GPA between 2.75 to 3.50.
  2. Bearcat Advantage and Green & White – This is also based on SAT and ACT scores of the students. The amount of scholarship ranges between USD 2,614 and USD 7,228.  A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required.
  3. Other scholarships include
  • Northwest A+ Scholarships.
  • The Multicultural Scholarship.
  • The IB Diploma Scholarship.
  • The Northwest Foundation Scholarship.
  • Major-specific Scholarships.

Graduate Scholarships:

The university offers various graduate scholarships to international students, and they are as follows:

  1. International Graduate Achievement Scholarship – A scholarship of USD 1,000 is awarded to international applicants enrolled in a full-time graduate program.
  2. Graduate Non-Resident Waiver – A scholarship amount of USD 2,275 is offered to international students. It is awarded from the second to the fourth terms of the course. Students are required to have a GPA of 3.30. It is only available to students enrolled in online or specialist degree programs.

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

The university has three intake semesters, i.e., Fall, Summer, and Spring. The application and document deadlines for international students are as follows:


Application Deadline

Document Deadline

Fall (August) Semester

Mid – June

Early – July

Spring (January) Semester

Early – November

Mid - November

Summer (May) Semester

Early – March

Mid – March

*Deadlines vary depending on the course and can change frequently. We encourage you to check the university’s website for exact deadlines.

How to apply to UG and PG courses?

International students can apply for undergraduate and postgraduate courses using the university's application portal.

The step-by-step process to apply for UG and PG program is as follows:

Step 1: Visit

Step 2: Fill in your personal details, citizenship information, family details, contact details, and qualification details.

Step 3: Fill in your academic details, course details, term of the program, and other required course details.

Step 4: After filling in all the information, answer a few questions for verification and confirmation of the application.

Step 5: Submit the application.

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

No timeline has been specified by the university regarding the time it takes to process the application. The university has a holistic process. Hence, students will hear from the university after their application is reviewed and processed. It can take 4 to 6 weeks or more, depending on the programs. Students can check the application status on the university’s website.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances of getting into this university?

Northwest is a moderately selective university. The applications are assessed individually based on academic and personal considerations. The university follows a holistic approach to review the applications. If students have high test scores, grades, class ranks, the chances of selection increase. The average high school GPA is 3.45, and the average ACT score is 22 at the university. The university doesn't assess applications solely based on test scores and grades. It includes academic ability, potential, and an applicant's experience in relevant areas.

How many international students study at the university?

Northwest Missouri State University has a total of 7,267 according to the Fall 2020 enrollment data. It includes 5,483 undergraduate and 1,784 graduate students. Out of 7,267, 4% of the students are international, and 33% are out-of-state students. The student body is as follows:

Source: Northwest Missouri State University

Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

The university offers both on and off-campus work opportunities to its students. More than 950 students work on campus during fall and spring. During the summer semester, over 250 students work on campus. Students can search for on-campus jobs at Career Pathing on the university's website. You can also check job postings on the Student Employment webpage. Jobs can help students with living expenses and provide financial assistance. The majority of the positions offer USD 8.60 an hour, while some other positions can help a student earn USD 8.70, USD 9.00, or USD 9.50 an hour, depending on the level/position.


The positions available at the university include office assistants, library assistants, desk assistants, tutors, student custodians, sports officials, farm assistants, on-air announcers, and lab assistants. Students are only allowed to work for 20 hours a week. The average number of hours that students work on-campus is 10 hours a week. During vacations and other holidays, students can work 40 hours a week.


Students are required to have the following job eligibility criteria to work in the USA:

  • Enrolled in a full-time program at the university.
  • Have a valid work permit.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

The Northwest only has one campus at Maryville spread over 370 acres of land. The university campus includes an administrative building, centennial garden, botany lab, the Station, cricket pitch, basketball court, library, wells hall, Valk center, wellness center, residence halls, etc.

Is on-campus housing available? How much does it cost?

The university offers both on and off-campus housing options to its students. It offers several residence accommodations to its students. Students can choose residence halls based on their requirements. The residence halls include Hudson-Perrin Hall, Franken Hall, Millikan Hall, Tower Suites, South Complex, Forest Village Apartments, Roberta Hall, and North Complex. The residence hall facilities include air conditioning, movable furniture, chapter room, free laundry, vending machines, suite-style rooms, wi-fi network, TV, laser printer, community kitchen, pool table, bathroom, etc.


The meal plans are included in the residence hall rent. Students get double occupancy residence halls. They can select the meal plan, i.e., silver, gold, or platinum. The rates of residence halls inclusive of meal plans are as follows:


Residence Halls

Yearly Costs (in USD)

Hudson-Perrin Hall

Silver - 10,384

Gold – 10,684

Platinum – 10,984

Franken Hall

Silver - 9,854

Gold – 10,154

Platinum – 10,454

Millikan Hall

Silver - 9,270

Gold – 9,570

Platinum – 9,870

Tower Suites

Silver - 10,228

Gold – 10,528

Platinum – 10,828

South Complex

Silver - 9,854

Gold – 10,154

Platinum – 10,454

Roberta Hall

Silver - 9,854

Gold – 10,154

Platinum – 10,454


Living Expenses: The living expenses depend on the lifestyle of students. However, the average living expenses of a student can be around USD 28,578.92 for an undergraduate student and 15,792.60 for graduate students (inclusive of tuition fees). Students are advised to check the university's website for more details of living expenses.

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

Students can contact the university in case of doubts at:

Address: Northwest Missouri State University, 800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, United States of America.

Telephone: +1 660-562-1212


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  • Easy going
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  • Academically oriented
Student Views
  • 100% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work3
Post study jobs4
Quality of faculty4
Student Life5
Value for money5
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This was the best self made decision taken in my international career journey.
Tips: There is a change of culture that students will experience. But we can easily manage in the Northwest. All international students get a scholarship of 500$ when they get admitted from Northwest. Coming to my journey, I am really happy with the University and satisfied with its course curriculum. And the United States has good career options.
Likes (Value for money): Studying in Northwest is definitely value for money. Completing Master's in United States for 15k-20k is really a good thing. So even without any part-time we can afford education and all the expenses in Maryville are really low. So for the money that we are spending and the education we are getting, I would definitely say its worth it.
Dislikes (Public transportation): We don't have any public transport options to go to other cities but there are so many carpool options. So it will never be a big problem. We can manage with any friend's car during Masters and we don't have any public transportation overall. But all the students stay near the college so transport is just an option.
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