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Truman State University
Kirksville, MO
Truman State University, founded in 1867, is a public, liberal arts university. It is a highly selective undergraduate liberals arts and sciences institution that offers small classes and opportunities for research and "experienceships" not possible at larger campuses. Its resources - including time, energy, money, equipment, facilities and faculty - are reserved for undergraduates, making the atmosphere similar to that of a small honors college. Truman is proud to be an uncommon public institution, offering a nationally ranked liberal arts education at an affordable cost. Its 140-acre campus, with its Georgian and contemporary buildings, is located in downtown Kirksville.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 6,039
   Women 3,534 (58.5%)
   Men 2,505 (41.5%)
Graduate Students 340
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 68% of 5,178 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.79
SAT Math 590 average
520-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 600 average
550-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $21,014
Out-of-state: $27,498
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $7,456
Out-of-state: $13,940
  Room and Board $8,558
Average Percent of Need Met 87%
Average Freshman Award $13,540
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 328
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 37% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Kirksville Population 17,577
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 48% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Bulldog
Sororities 25% of women participate
Fraternities 26% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
3.8% Black/African-American
2.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.7% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students 7.1% from 50 countries
First-Year Students Returning 87.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 56.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 51%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 40.0%