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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    D
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Truman State is an above-average public university located in Kirksville, Missouri. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,771 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Truman State acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 72% of students, Truman State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,300.
100 E Normal Avenue
Kirksville, MO 63501
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference

Truman State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

TSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1080-1360
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$12,351/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,950/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.81 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    89%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,771Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
733
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
  • Hardworking
    74%
  • Interesting and "interesting"
    12%
  • Weird
    7%
  • Average
    5%
  • Nerd
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.82 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
  • Harvard of the Midwest
    36%
  • Great value for such a low price
    21%
  • The Midwest's Harvard, for the community college $
    14%
  • Not What You Were Expecting
    12%
  • Much Better than Expecting
    5%
  • Pretty much what I expected
    5%
  • Necessary self-construction
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.37 responses
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Truman is amazing! The campus is well-maintained, and there are always visitors out and about. It is really pretty during the fall because the changing of the leaves make the campus look vibrant. The professors are highly intelligent. They know their textbooks forwards and backwards, and they are truly passionate what they are teaching. You really get a chance to connect with them while on campus. The students are also unique, bright, well-mannered, and easy-going. On-campus parking is a nightmare though.
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I love Truman so much and how its color is purple. The academics here do keep you pretty busy, but you learn a lot. Yes, it is a small town but there are some lovely mom and pop shops around. The campus is gorgeous and green, and there is so much to get involved with. The dorms are super nice, I recommend b&b or cenn hall, if not west campus suites. I also love the student union building because of food favorites like Chick-fil-a and Einstein's. Plus, there is a beautiful fountain in front of it that sometimes has purple lights on it. Everyone here is super nice!
I just finished two summer courses online and the professor for one was very communicative and we actively used a discussion board. The other course's professor was less communicative but clearly laid out the work we were supposed to do. Both made sure to utilize our textbook and integrate it with the online learning side of the courses. I have taken other courses partially online because of COVID (who hasn't?) and the professors did an excellent job of transferring to remote learning. Some classses had scheduled zoom meetings where we held class discussions, others just had discussion boards, all of the professors were actively updating us, and my biology professor even made sure we could still have virtual labs.