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College better. <b>Day One.</b>
College better. Day One.
We’ve got your backpack. Filled with textbooks and a laptop, being a Bearcat means more support for students.

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Start your journey. Day One.
The right size to make your own path, feel valued in the classroom and join the family.
Go beyond hands-on. Day One.

We offer 200+ major programs. Our award-winning faculty provide mentorship and cutting-edge education experiences that connect students to research and career opportunities worldwide.

See which major is right for you!

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It’s FAFSA season
Achieve your dreams by filling out the FAFSA and unlocking the potential for federal aid.
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Enhanced Scholarships
Merit scholarship tiers expanded to save students as much as $6,000 annually.
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Better In-State Rates
with the Bearcat Advantage, out-of-state students are eligible for a $8,052 scholarship with a 2.75 GPA and above.
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Missouri students can receive $1,500
with the A+ Scholarship if you attend an eligible A+ Missouri High School.
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Attend Tuition-free
Through the Northwest Promise, qualified students can receive a helping hand toward achieving their educational goals.
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We offer resources for veterans
and dependents of veterans.
It's different here. We know it, welcome it, and we thrive on it.
9,664 total students
21:1 student-faculty ratio
97% employed or in grad school
150+ student clubs & organizations