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Truman State UniversityLogo Truman State UniversityLogo

Tuition & Fees

$8,374

$14,438

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,221
Declined + 1,241
Total Received 4,462
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1  :  17

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

Truman State, founded in 1867, is a public liberal arts and sciences university. Its 140-acre campus, with its Georgian and contemporary buildings, is located near downtown Kirksville, MO.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,225
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Codes

SAT 6483
ACT 2336

Social Networks

Public

5,898

undergraduate students

327

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
22%
600-699
29%
500-599
37%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
11%
600-699
46%
500-599
33%
400-499
10%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
40%
24-29
42%
18-23
17%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
17%
24-29
59%
18-23
22%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
29%
24-29
55%
18-23
16%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Kirksville, MO

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Fun Facts

  • Look closely at the weathervane atop Kirk Memorial building on the Truman State University campus: it doesn't move! But that's intentional; in 1996, the school welded the weathervane in place so it always points northeast, as an homage to the school's former name, Northeast Missouri State.

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Kirksville, MO

140-acre campus in Kirksville (population: 17,522), approximately 200 miles from both Kansas City and St. Louis. Major airports serve Kansas City and St. Louis; smaller airports serve Kirksville and Columbia (90 miles); bus and train serve LaPlata (10 miles). School operates transportation to train station at holiday breaks.

Truman State University
100 East Normal Avenue
Kirksville, MO 63501

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
42%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
12 fraternities 25% of male students
 
11 sororities 17% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
48%
Top 1/4
80%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
22%
600-699
29%
500-599
37%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
11%
600-699
46%
500-599
33%
400-499
10%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
40%
24-29
42%
18-23
17%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
17%
24-29
59%
18-23
22%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
29%
24-29
55%
18-23
16%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,221
Declined + 1,241
Total Received 4,462

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Melody Chambers
Director of Admission
P: 800 892-7792
F: 660 785-7456
admissions@truman.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,817,338
State $1,858,097
Institutional $9,100,421
Other external $882,539
Total $16,658,395

Non-need-based

Federal $243,140
State $1,199,661
Institutional $11,041,649
Other external $896,300
Total $13,380,750

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Lakes Valley Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Bulldogs
School colors
purple and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agricultural Science
Art
Art History
Art/Liberal Arts
Athletic Training
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Classics
Communication
Communication Disorders
Computer Science
Counseling
Creative Writing
Economics
Education
English
Exercise Science
French
German
Health Science
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Justice Systems
Leadership
Linguistics
Mathematics
Music
Music Performance
Nursing
Philosophy/Religion
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Education
Psychology
Romance Languages
Russian
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Theatre
Undeclared
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Undergraduate

95%

5,898
students

Female
60%
3,511

Male
40%
2,387

Graduate

5%

327
students

Female
72%
237

Male
28%
90

undergraduateFull-time

91%

5,375
students

Female
60%
3,197

Male
40%
2,178

undergraduatePart-time

9%

523
students

Female
61%
314

Male
39%
209

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

58%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 50
Countries most often represented China
France
Malaysia/sri Lanka
Nepal
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Melanee Crist
Assistant Director, International Student Affairs
660 785-4215
intladmit@truman.edu

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