A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Truman State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Address
100 E Normal Avenue
Kirksville, MO 63501
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
79%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1140-1410
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$12,223/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,823/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,656/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,354/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,343/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,942/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
39%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,207Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Hardworking
    77%
  • Interesting and "interesting"
    13%
  • Weird
    5%
  • Average
    3%
  • Nerd
    3%

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.75 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Harvard of the Midwest
    40%
  • Great value for such a low price
    17%
  • The Midwest's Harvard, for the community college $
    14%
  • Not What You Were Expecting
    11%
  • Much Better than Expecting
    6%
  • Pretty much what I expected
    6%
  • Necessary self-construction
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.37 responses
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Truman State University Reviews

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Average363
Poor68
Terrible30
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Choosing Truman University is the best decision I have ever made were my education and future vision is concerned. The school is highly equipped with adequate and efficient tools and resources necessary for growth, learning and student success. The professors are interested in education and helping students achieve their goals, even when they are struggling. I would definitely pursue my student with this university as they have majors/programs that I am passionately interested in. The university also takes very god care of international students, offering on-going support and making students settle and be comfortable as much as possible!
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Choosing Truman University is the best decision I have ever made were my education and future vision is concerned. The school is highly equipped with adequate and efficient tools and resources necessary for growth, learning and student success. The professors are interested in education and helping students achieve their goals, even when they are struggling. I would definitely pursue my student with this university as they have majors/programs that I am passionately interested in. The university also takes very god care of international students, offering on-going support and making students settle and be comfortable as much as possible!
Truman State is one of the best public colleges in the mid-west. It has an incredible value, making tuition affordable while offering an amazing liberal arts education. It is located in the small college town of Kirksville, making it a "hidden gem" in the college world. Class sizes are usually around 20-30 people, allowing you to have a personal relationship with your professors. My experience at Truman has been wonderful: I have had rigorous classes that have challenged me, professors that have inspired me, and the comfort of knowing that my education here will serve me well in my future career field.