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Northwest Missouri State University

You Are Invited

You Are Invited

SOAR is the Summer Orientation Advisement and Registration for first-time freshmen. Now is the time for admitted freshmen to register! Attending SOAR is your next step in becoming a Bearcat.

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Living and Academic Learning Communities

Living and Academic Learning Communities

Northwest's Living and Academic Learning Communities (LALC) offer students who have similar academic interests the opportunity to connect with one another in a living and learning environment. The communities exist to ease the transition to college life and provide support for personal and academic growth that encourages student success.

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Complete Your Housing Application

Complete Your Housing Application

Student success is Northwest's mission, and residential life is a proud partner in this endeavor. Students who live on campus are part of a well-rounded university experience that fosters academic success and personal growth.

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New Criminology Program

New Criminology Program

The new multi-disciplinary bachelor’s degree program in Criminology will focus on the study of crimes and systems in place while offering emphasis areas of the adult system, juvenile system and diversity.

The program is set to launch in fall 2016.

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Be a Bearcat

Be a Bearcat

Being at Northwest puts you in the midst of a modern, energetic and diverse environment, where you can explore your passions and be a part of something new and exciting.

Northwest values:

  • Student Success
  • Scholarship and Life-long Learning
  • Intercultural Competence
  • Collaboration
  • Respect and Integrity
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Excellence

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Bearcat Advantage

Bearcat Advantage

For the first-time ever, new students* can earn in-state rates, saving students more than $6,000.

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Bobby BearcatWelcome to Northwest Missouri State University!

Thank you for your interest in Northwest! To help enhance Northwest’s strong academic offerings, the university provides laptops and textbooks to all full-time students. With over 150 student organizations to choose from, students have many opportunities to get involved and enjoy Northwest’s friendly atmosphere. Take a few moments to explore our website and learn about the extraordinary opportunities awaiting you.

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