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Truman State University
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  • 4 Year
  • KIRKSVILLE, MO

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2.16.2024

See what it means to be a Bulldog at our new Truman Experience Weekend! This is a two day event happening on March 22-23. Attendance is open to all prospective students and their families. Make the most of your time on campus through tailored presentations, special events, and personal interaction with current students and faculty. We hope to see you there! Learn More

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade D
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

100 E NORMAL AVE
KIRKSVILLE, MO 63501
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference
From Truman State University

We’ve been the #1 Public University in the Midwest for the past 27 years running.

We believe a high-caliber college education should be transformative and provide opportunities for students' long-term personal and career success, all while still being affordable to in- and out-of-state students.

Considering Truman might be the best decision you've made (so far). Ready to make another great decision? Apply today!

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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.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Range
1120-1290
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$11,470 / 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
$11,120 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 77 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 90 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 90 responses

Majors

Find Your Community

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Stay engaged outside the classroom with one of Truman's 200 student organizations. Whether you're interested in student government, intramural or club sports, music, or something else entirely, there's a community waiting for you! Start exploring the possibilities by attending the annual Student Activities Fair, or let our Union and Involvement Services help you start your very own organization.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
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
    49%
  • On Campus
    37%
  • Online
    14%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,203 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
687
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
  • Hardworking
    65%
  • Interesting and "interesting"
    9%
  • Stressed
    9%
  • Average
    5%
  • Weird
    5%
  • Nerdy
    4%
  • Nerd
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 91 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
  • Harvard of the Midwest
    29%
  • Great value for such a low price
    22%
  • The Midwest's Harvard, for the community college $
    18%
  • Not What You Were Expecting
    12%
  • Pretty much what I expected
    6%
  • Much Better than Expecting
    4%
  • Home away from home
    2%

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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%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 41 responses

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