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noticed Students enjoy an average class size of 27. 6,800 total enrollment made up of 5,800 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students



hands-on experience



Student newspaper, yearbook, magazine, radio and TV stations Research on multi-million dollar science equipment



hours given through various

Challenging academic experiences outside the classroom environment n Students teach at Northwest’s on-campus elementary lab school

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Lab work on the University farm


315-acre lakefront property for research and activities for groups


The Freshman/Transfer Theater Showcase


Work on advertising solutions for real-world clients


Northwest offers an honors program where students can conduct research alongside a professor while taking two to three honors classes per trimester and living in housing designated for honors students.


involved Residence halls 88 percent of freshmen live on campus. On-campus students have access to free laundry facilities and Wi-Fi.

Textbooks and



Dining options Daily meals offered at the new all-you-care-to-eat Bearcat Commons. Plus enjoy options from Papa John’s, Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros. and Starbucks.

Organizations More than 70% of students are involved in one or more student organizations. There are more than 175 student organizations to choose from, ranging from student government and Greek life to multicultural groups and academic clubs.

Athletics Athletic events, with the exception of playoff games, are free for all students to attend.

Cultural enrichment


successful More than 50 programs at Northwest boast a 100% placement rate.

Nearly 50% of students participate in an internship.

Northwest has a higher freshman success rate (70%) than other moderately selective universities in Missouri.

Musical groups have included Chevelle, Mike Posner, Timeflies. Touring performances have included “Hairspray” and “The Wizard of Oz.” Distinguished lecturers have included Buried Life, Chaz Bono and Frank Warren. Comedians have included Bo Burnham, Jeff Dunham and Steve-O. Student talent is showcased throughout the year in vocal, instrumental and theatrical performances as well as at art gallery exhibits.





Tuition and Fees

Scholarships are awarded to students based on academic ability, family need and a combination of the two. For eligibility criteria visit

(28 credit hours/year) In-State $7,455.00 Out-of-State $13,289.92

Room and Board Hudson/Perrin $8,896 Traditional Living $7,986 Modified Suites $8,484 Tower Suites $8,842 Apartments $560/month + utilities

Total Investment In-State Out-of-State

$16,491.00+ $22,325.92+

To view the cost worksheet, go to costworksheet.htm Based on 14 credit hours per two trimesters, (Hudson/Perrin rate) double occupancy room, Silver meal plan and new student fee. +

Academic Awards Out-of-State Awards

(freshmen) President’s (competitive) Distinguished Scholars Tower Scholarship A+ Scholarship Freshman Merit

$5,000 $3,500 $2,500 $1,500 $1,000

(transfers) President’s (competitive) Distinguished Scholars Academic Transfer Merit

$5,000 $2,500 $1,500 $1,000

(freshmen and transfers) Bearcat Advantage¹ $6,252* Green and White Advantage² $3,126*

Need-Based Awards American Dream Grant varies** Bearcat Grant varies** Northwest Grant varies** Adopt-a-Bearcat Scholarship $500 * estimate based on 30 credit hours per year ¹ (100% waiver of out-of-state fees) ² (50% waiver of out-of-state fees) ** based upon need and academic criteria, evaluated on an individual basis

A quality education you can afford Textbook rental program saves students nearly $1,200 per year Laptops provided to all students 1,200 student employment positions available on campus 85% of students receive some form of financial assistance About $72 million awarded in financial aid and scholarship yearly

Campus visit options General information about tours Each tour will allow time for a question-and-answer session with an Admissions representative to discuss admission, scholarships, financial assistance and housing options. Receive a free T-shirt, and all weekday tours receive complimentary lunch in Bearcat Commons.

Discover Your Major Visit Days

Daily Visits 90-minute walking tour guided by a Northwest Student Ambassador

Explore majors in a specific discipline, which includes interacting with current Northwest faculty and students.

Students can request faculty appointments Monday through Friday

Saturday Visits 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. 90-minute walking tour guided by a Northwest Student Ambassador

Junior Visit Days Nebraska St. Joseph Kansas Iowa Kansas City

Limited Visits Tours begin at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday All classes are not in session and there is limited access to faculty and facilities

March 5 March 6 March 13 March 19 March 20

Computer Science Art Marketing/Management Psychology, Sociology and Counseling Agriculture Elementary Education Natural Sciences

Oct. 5 Oct. 18 Oct. 31 Nov. 11 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 March 8

Green and White Visit Days Designed for students who are in the early stages of the college selection process or thinking of transferring to Northwest.

Nov. 9 Jan. 25 April 5


Virtual Tour

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Fo High Rises

Tower Suites

South Complex

Olive DeLuce Fine Arts



orest Village Apartments

J.W. Jones Student Union

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Hudson/Perrin Halls

Green campus

Last year, alternative fuels generated 47% of campus-wide utility needs. On-campus recycling includes aluminum, plastic, paper and glass containers. Recycled glass is turned into sand that is used around campus. Recycled paper is processed into pellets for fueling campus. Northwest is the Missouri Arboretum and home to more than 1,300 trees.

Undergraduate Majors and Degree Programs Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts Bachelor of Music Education Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Clinical Lab. Sciences Bachelor of Technology Two-Year Certificate Program Bachelor of Science in Education

Deficiencies for Graduate Program NCATE Certification: available at all educational levels

Accounting: Private Industry Public Advertising Agriculture: Agricultural Business Agricultural Science Agronomy Animal Science Animal Science (Pre-Vet) Horticulture Art: Graphic Design Specialization Studio Specialization: Ceramics Drawing Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture

Clinical Laboratory Sciences Communication: Interpersonal Communication Organizational Communication Public Relations Rhetoric Comprehensive Crisis Response Computer Science Economics English Finance: Corporate Finance Financial Computing Financial Mgmt. Financial Services Foods & Nutrition: Dietetics

Management Info. Systems Marketing Mathematics Mass Media: Applied Advertising Broadcast & Production Multimedia Journalism Sports Media Media Studies Music Nanoscale Science: Nanoscale Biology Nanoscale Chemistry Nanoscale Physics Nursing* Philosophy Political Science


Biology: Botany Cellular-Molecular Ecology Environmental Science General Biology Marine Biology Psychology Zoology Business Economics Business Management Business Technology: Interactive Digital Media Management Networking Chemistry ACS Chemistry: Biochemistry General Chemistry Medicinal

Agricultural Education Art Education Biology Education Business Education

Chemistry Education Elementary Education English Education

Pre-Chiropractic+ Pre-Dental Hygiene Pre-Dentistry+ Pre-Engineering Pre-Forestry Pre-Law Pre-Medicine+ Pre-Mortuary Science

Accounting Information Systems Advertising Agricultural Science Agronomy Animal Science Art Biochemistry Biology Broadcasting Chemistry

Instrumental Music Edu.: Non-Piano Piano Mathematics Education Middle School

Pre-Nursing Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Pre-Osteopathic & Allopathic Therapy Pre-Pharmacy+

Child & Family Studies Coaching Commercial Agriculture Communication: Interpersonal Communication Organizational Communication Public Relations Rhetoric Comprehensive Crisis Response

* RN to BSN completion program + program falls under Pre-Professional Zoology

Geographic Info. Science: Civic/Public Data & Technology Earth Technology Emergency Response Management Geographic Geography Geology: Environmental General History Industrial Psychology Interactive Digital Media: Art: Visual Imaging Computer Science New Media International Business

Physical Education Social Science Spanish Special Ed.: Cross Categorical

Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Radiology Pre-Respiratory Therapy Pre-Speech Pathology Pre-Veterinary Medicine+

Computer Applications Computer Networking Computer Science Criminal Justice Data Management Deaf Studies Economics English English: Writing Environmental Science

Speech/Theatre Education Unified Science: Biology Chemistry Earth Science Vocal Music

Teaching/ Education Minors

Pre-Professional Programs

Teaching/ Education Majors B.S. Ed., B.M.E.

Majors B.A., B.F.A., B.S.


Four-Year Course Plans: What Can I Do With An Interest In:

Food Service General Business Geographic Information Systems Geography Geology Gerontology History Horticulture Humanities Individualized Language

Pre-Professional Zoology Psychology Psychology/ Sociology Public Administration Radiologic Sciences** Recreation: Corporate Rec./ Wellness Recreation & Park Management Therapeutic Recreation Spanish Theatre: Performance Technical Theatre & Design Undecided Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

Two-Year Certificate Programs Farm Operation Information Systems Business Technology

Art Elementary Art Secondary Biology Business Chemistry Early Childhood Earth Science English Health

Interactive Digital Media International Studies Journalism Mathematical Sciences Military Science Music Nutrition Philosophy Physics Political Science

Marketing & Cooperative Education Mathematics Middle School Science Physics Spanish Speech/Theatre

Precision Agriculture Psychology Public Administration Public History Recreation Sociology Spanish Sport Psychology Systems Management Theatre Writing

** completion program partnership with St. Luke’s School of Radiologic Technology, Kansas City

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