Founded in 1905, Northwest Missouri State University ranks fifth in size among the state’s eight colleges and universities. Northwest hosts a student body of 7,000, with 290 international students from 38 countries. The university has distinguished itself among American universities in at least three areas: the electronic campus, the Culture of Quality and outstanding athletic programs.
Northwest strives to provide a good living-learning environment that will equip the individual for responsible participation in a diverse and rapidly changing society. Through the living, learning and working experiences at Northwest, diversity is celebrated as an opportunity to broaden cultural experiences, enhance understanding of cultural perspectives and value each person's heritage.
Main CampusMaryville, Missouri, United States5,000 - 20,000 on Campus<100,000 residents in MaryvilleLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Northwest is located in Maryville in northwest Missouri, which borders the states of Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. Ranked one of the safest cities in the United States, Maryville is in a rural setting. It is about two hours from Kansas City. Omaha and Des Moines are about two and a half hours away. Just 45 minutes south lies St. Joseph, a city of 80,000 people. These cities offer art and cultural museums, festivals, national sports, and shopping and dining opportunities.
There are over 180 student organizations at Northwest encompassing social, religious, athletic, political, artistic and performing activities and interests. Some organizations include: academic, Greek, government and political, honorary, multicultural, religious, residential life, special interest, sports clubs. The Intercultural and International Center houses over 10 multicultural student organization groups, such as the International Student Organization, Asian Student Association, Hispanic American Leadership Organization, Amnesty International, among others. Northwest is NCAA division II university.