Truman State is a highly rated public university located in Kirksville, Missouri. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,187 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Truman State acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 72% of students, Truman State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,700.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Truman State University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.78 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.89 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.37 responses
Truman State University Reviews
Truman State University is lovingly referred to by students as "nerd school." The Truman experience is not what one might get at a bigger party school, though there are still plenty of parties and shenanigans. The students here have a talent for finding a balance. Classes are typically rigorous, but students don't have to sacrifice their college experience to thrive. There are many opportunities for on-campus or community jobs. I am a part of the school's music department, which is very tight-knit; I have too many professors that I might ask for letters of recommendation for graduate school - I'll have to pick!
Truman State University is a school for individuals who are willing to dedicate themselves to their major and academia. The students are academically motivated and are always able to manage their school with friends and family. It is a University that is small, but can offer so many opportunities for students who are motivated to see what the collegiate experience can offer. Overall, the University provides an ideal situation for those who are not aiming for a large campus or large school. Buildings are no more than 10 minutes away from one another and the chances of bumping into someone you know is very high. Students tend to be interactive when walking to classes and it is just a healthy environment for students who are wanting to get to know others in their major and in the dorms and all over campus. I highly recommend Truman State University and any student can get the most from attending this University!
I came to Truman very confused. Honestly, I did not even think I was going to end up there. Now that I have been there for a year I am really glad I went there! Getting over the food quality and the bad dorms was the hardest part. Once I got used to the atmosphere, I realized it was a very good school. The academics are amazing and the professors are some of the most helpful I have ever had in my life. Over the course of this year I have made some of the best friends in my life. Everyone at Truman has similar goals - we all came there because it is cheap, sure, but mostly we came for the good education. It is a much higher education for the small price that we pay. Truman is a good choice for anyone who wants a good education but cannot afford the outrageous prices of most universities.