Northwest Missouri State University: Narrative Description

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800 University Dr.
Maryville, MO 64468-6001
Tel: (660)562-1212
Free: 800-633-1175
Admissions: (660)562-1587
Fax: (660)562-1121
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1905. Setting: 240-acre small town campus with easy access to Kansas City. Research spending 2003-04: $332,801. Educational spending 2003-04: $6092 per student. Total enrollment: 6,230. Faculty: 259 (243 full-time, 16 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. 2,912 applied, 50% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 45% from top quarter, 80% from top half. Full-time: 4,607 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 611 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 12 other countries, 34% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 7% 25 or older, 49% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Missouri Western State College, Truman State University, North Central Missouri College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $5325 full-time, $165.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9180 full-time, $294 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $180 full-time, $12 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5080. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 125 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 20% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organization: student government. Major annual events: Homecoming, Family Day, Greek Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 2,500 college housing spaces available; 2,150 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. B. D. Owens Library plus 1 other with 326,919 books, 962,095 microform titles, 8,873 serials, 5,624 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.8 million. 2,450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Maryville (population 10,000) is a rural area in northwest Missouri. Dormitories, fraternity houses, and private homes provide housing. Community facilities include a library, 13 churches, a hospital, and several civic, national, and international branches of clubs and organizations are represented. Train and bus transportation is available. 90 miles from Kansas City, 45 from St. Joseph, 110 from Omaha and 125 from Des Moines.

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