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NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

EXPLORE NORTHWEST


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As a Northwest student, you will have rigorous academic opportunities offered within a competitive and supportive environment. You will receive a well-rounded education through small classes where the professors know your name and through innovative hands-on learning opportunities. ■■ 124 programs of study are available. The most popular areas of study by enrollment include biology, education, agriculture, psychology, art and broadcasting. Northwest also offers cutting-edge interdisciplinary majors, including interactive digital media and nanoscale science. ■■ 95% of all tenure and tenuretrack faculty have the highest degree in their field. ■■ 95% of Northwest graduates participated in meaningful learning experiences while at Northwest. This includes internships, study abroad programs, student-faculty research and service learning opportunities, among others.

■■ Students gain hands-on experience through Northwest’s on-campus elementary lab school; contributing to the student newspaper, yearbook, magazine, radio or TV stations; conducting lab work on the University farm; coordinating activities for groups at our 315-acre lakefront property or performing in the Freshman/ Transfer Theater Showcase. ■■ Northwest offers an honors program where students can conduct research alongside a professor while taking two to three honors classes per trimester and live in housing designated for honor students. www.nwmissouri.edu/ academics/honors ■■ Last year, students gave more than 25,000 hours of their time to the community through various volunteer projects.

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■■ Students enjoy an average class size of 27, and 72% of classes at Northwest have fewer than 30 students. ■■ Our student-to-faculty ratio allows our faculty to serve as your academic advisor, professor, student organization advisor and colleague. ■■ Our faculty members have posted office hours available for meeting with students.

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■■ 95% of Northwest graduates secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation. More than 50 programs at Northwest boast a 100% placement rate. ■■ Northwest boasts a higher freshman success rate (70%) than other moderately selective universities in Missouri. This means more of our students succeed in the classroom their first year and feel like Northwest was the right fit for them. ■■ Northwest’s graduation rate is 14.3 percent higher than the national average.


Be a Bearcat! Be involved RESIDENCE HALLS ■■ 88 percent of freshmen live on campus. ■■ Opened in 2007, the HudsonPerrin Complex consists of freshman modified suites. ■■ Apartments and suites are available for upperclassmen. ■■ On-campus students have access to free laundry facilities. www.nwmissouri.edu/reslife DINING OPTIONS ■■ The Aladine meal plans offer great flexibility, including 24-hour, seven-days-per-week service at the convenience store in The Station. ■■ Use your meal plan dollars to order pizza from Pizza Hut and have it delivered to your residence hall front desk. ■■ Choose from sub sandwiches, home-style cooking, Italian, Mexican and Chinese food, pizza, smoothies, coffee and more. ■■ Your meal plan can be used at the concession stands on campus during athletic events. ■■ Northwest Campus Dining has committed to composting much of the kitchen’s food waste on campus. ORGANIZATIONS ■■ 70% of our students are involved in one or more student organizations. ■■ There are more than 150 student organizations to choose from, ranging from student government to Greek life, multicultural groups to academic clubs.

ATHLETICS ■■ Athletic events, with the exception of playoff games, are free for all students to attend. ■■ The Bearcats are strong competitors and Northwest’s school spirit will have you seeing green! The Bearcats are part of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and are NCAA Division II student athletes. ■■ Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field and volleyball. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, tennis and track and field. INTRAMURALS AND CLUB SPORTS ■■ More than half of the student body participates in intramural programs and club sports. ■■ Activities include basketball, wrestling, table tennis, flag football, softball, volleyball and racquet sports. ■■ The Student Recreation Center features three basketball courts, racquetball courts and equipment for tennis, volleyball, table tennis, badminton and pickle ball. It also includes a suspended jogging track, weight machines and stationary bikes. CULTURAL ENRICHMENT ■■ Big city attractions frequent campus, including internationally known touring groups, distinguished lecturers, famous musicians and comedians. ■■ Musical groups have included the Goo Goo Dolls, Sean Kingston and Dierks Bentley.

Touring performances have included “Hairspray” and “Grease.” Distinguished lecturers have included Maya Angelou and Shawn Johnson. Comedians have included Jeff Dunham and Seth Meyers. ■■ Student talent is showcased throughout the year in vocal, instrumental and theatrical performances as well as art gallery exhibits. 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. THIS IS THE ‘VILLE ■■ Maryville is a great college town bursting with Bearcat pride. ■■ Maryville is ideally located between Kansas City, Omaha, Neb. and Des Moines, Iowa. ■■ There is always something to do. Choose from many restaurants, go to a movie, go bowling, and participate in any of the outdoor activities at Mozingo Lake. WELLNESS SERVICES ■■ University Wellness Services provides students with numerous services including clinical outpatient, personal development and counseling.


A SMART INVESTMENT Northwest is a solid investment in your future. The experience, education and résumé you will build at Northwest are priceless. TUITION AND FEES PER YEAR

(14 credit hours/trimester •) In-State $7,204.68 Out-of-State $12,906.04

SCHOLARSHIPS The University awards scholarships to students based on academic ability, family need and a combination of the two. For more information on how to qualify for these awards and more, go to www.nwmissouri. edu/finaid. Northwest’s goal is to make higher education accessible to all students who desire to continue learning, which is why 85 percent of students at Northwest receive some type of financial aid. This is also the foundation of the American Dream Grant, a program that pays the cost of room, board, books, tuition and the use of a computer for qualified students during their first two years at Northwest.

ROOM AND BOARD PER YEAR

Hudson/Perrin Traditional Living Modified Suites Tower Suites Apartments

$8,614 $7,830 $8,318 $8,670 $560/month + utilities

ACADEMIC AWARDS

TOTAL INVESTMENT PER YEAR

In-State Out-of-State

$15,958.68+ $21,660.04+

To view the cost worksheet, go to www.nwmissouri.edu/bursar/ costworksheet.htm •Northwest offers three equal semesters: fall, spring and summer. Based on 14 credit hours per two trimesters, (Hudson/Perrin rate) double occupancy room and Standard Aladine meal plan and new student fee. +

OUT-OF-STATE AWARDS

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

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

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

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

(freshmen and transfers) Midwest Student Exchange $3,054.30** Out-of-State Award $3,054.30** Legacy Award $3,054.30** Nonresident Award $6,108.60** NEED-BASED AWARDS

American Dream Grant varies* Bearcat Grant varies* Northwest Grant varies* Adopt-a-Bearcat Scholarship $500 *based upon need and academic criteria, evaluated on an individual basis **estimate based on 30 credit hours per year. all costs and scholarship figures as of fall 2012 trimester

TEXTBOOKS AND LAPTOP INCLUDED! At Northwest, primary textbooks and a laptop are included in your tuition. This saves you money and hassle and ensures that you have the tools you need to be successful in the classroom. ■■ On average, the textbook rental program saves students nearly $1,200 per year. ■■ By graduation, you will have saved $4,700 on textbooks alone! ■■ The laptop program saves students about $1,000. ■■ Laptops come loaded with all of the basic software you need. ■■ Laptops can be serviced on campus at no cost to you.


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CAMPUS VISIT OPTIONS

DAILY VISITS (preferred option) Daily Visits consist of a 90-minute walking tour guided by a Northwest Student Ambassador who will share his or her experiences at Northwest. Destinations include academic buildings, classrooms and labs, dining facilities, the library, the Student Recreation Center, a student’s room and, if requested we will do our best to arrange an appointment with a faculty member within your area of interest. Daily tours are offered every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. SATURDAY VISITS Saturday Visits are a great option if you are unable to visit during the week. Take the 90-minute walking tour and check out a classroom, dining facilities, the library and a student’s room. Academic and athletic appointments are not available. Saturday visits begin at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

GREEN AND WHITE VISIT DAYS Green and White Visit Days are designed for students who are in the early stages of the college selection process. If you are looking for a general introduction to Northwest, this visit opportunity is right for you. 9–9:30 a.m. Registration and academic fair 9:30–9:40 a.m. Northwest Welcome 9:40–10 a.m. Experience Northwest 10–10:15 a.m. Student panel 10:15–11 a.m. Academic showcase 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Walking tour of campus (5-6 families per group) 12:30–1 p.m. Financial aid session 1–2 p.m. Optional lunch in Bearcat Food Court

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Check out live videos at www.nwmissouri.edu/admissions/videos. Contact Northwest: 800.633.1175 www.nwmissouri.edu/admissions


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Call 800.633.1175 or schedule your visit online at ions. www.nwmissouri.edu/admiss

MONTHLY ONLINE CHATS Join our monthly online chat sessions to get exciting, up-tothe minute information about Northwest. Talk directly with admission counselors, current Northwest students and other special guests. All chats are 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. CST. www.nwmissouri.edu/ admissions/onlinechat.htm

2012 TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

General chat about Northwest WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

General chat about Northwest TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9

General chat about Northwest WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

General chat about Northwest TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4

General chat about Northwest

MARYVILLE

2013 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16

Financial Aid chat #1 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

General chat about Northwest WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

Financial Aid chat #2 TUESDAY, APRIL 16

General chat about Northwest WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

General chat about Northwest TUESDAY, JUNE 18

General chat about Northwest


UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS AND DEGREE PROGRAMS Check out these sites for Four-Year Course Plans www.nwmissouri.edu/advisementassistance/4yearplan.htm and What Can I Do With An Interest In... www.nwmissouri.edu/advisementassistance/interest.htm. DEGREES Undecided 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

MAJORS - B.A., B.F.A., B.S. Undecided Accounting–Private Industry Accounting–Public Advertising Agricultural Business Agricultural Science Agronomy Animal Science Animal Science (Pre-Vet) Art: Graphic Design Specialization Studio Specialization 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 Child and Family Studies Clinical Laboratory Sciences Communication: Interpersonal Communication Organizational Comm. Public Relations Rhetoric Comprehensive Crisis Response Computer Science Economics English + program falls under Pre-Professional Zoology * RN to BSN completion program ** completion program partnership with St. Luke’s School of Radiologic Technology, Kansas City

Finance: Corporate Finance Financial Computing Financial Management Financial Services Foods and Nutrition: Dietetics Geographic Info. Science: Civic/Public Data and Technology Earth Technology Emergency Response Mgmt. Geographic Geography Geology: Environmental Geology: General History Horticulture Industrial Psychology Interactive Digital Media: Art: Visual Imaging Computer Science New Media International Business Management Info. Systems Marketing Mathematics Mass Media: Applied Advertising Broadcast and Production Multimedia Journalism Sports Media Media Studies Merchandising Music Nanoscale Science: Nanoscale Biology Nanoscale Chemistry Nanoscale Physics Nursing* Philosophy Political Science Pre-Professional Zoology+ Psychology Psychology/Sociology Public Administration Radiologic Sciences** Recreation: Corporate Rec./Wellness Recreation & Park Mgmt. Therapeutic Recreation Spanish Theatre: Performance Technical Theatre and Design Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

TEACHING/EDUCATION MAJORS - B.S. ED, B.M.E. Agricultural Education Art Education Biology Education Business Education Chemistry Education Elementary Education English Education

Instrumental Music Education: Non-Piano Piano Mathematics Education Middle School Physical Education Social Science Spanish Special Ed.: Cross Categorical Speech/Theatre Education Unified Science: Biology Chemistry Earth Science Vocal Music: Piano Vocal Music: Voice

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Pre-Chiropractic+ Pre-Dental Hygiene Pre-Dentistry+ Pre-Engineering Pre-Forestry Pre-Law Pre-Medicine+ Pre-Mortuary Science Pre-Nursing Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Pre-Osteopathic & Allopathic Therapy Pre-Pharmacy+ Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Radiology Pre-Respiratory Therapy Pre-Speech Pathology Pre-Veterinary Medicine+

TWO-YEAR CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Farm Operation Information Systems Business Technology

MINORS Admin. of Child Care Advertising Agricultural Science Agronomy Animal Science Art Biochemistry Biology Broadcasting Chemistry Coaching Commercial Agriculture Communication: Interpersonal Communication Organizational Comm. Public Relations Rhetoric

Comprehensive Crisis Response Computer Applications Computer Networking Computer Science Criminal Justice Data Management Deaf Studies Economics English English: Writing Environmental Science Family Life and Resource Mgmt. Food Service General Business Geographic Information Science Geography Geology Gerontology History Horticulture Humanities Individualized Language Interactive Digital Media International Studies Journalism Mathematical Sciences Military Science Music Nutrition Philosophy Physics Political Science Precision Agriculture Psychology Public Administration Public History Recreation Sociology Spanish Sport Psychology Systems Management Theatre Writing

TEACHING/EDUCATION MINORS Art Elementary Art Secondary Biology Business Chemistry Early Childhood Earth Science English Health Marketing and Cooperative Education Mathematics Middle School Science Physics Spanish Speech/Theatre


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