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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.

Web Sitewww.truman.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students6,039
   Women3,534 (58.5%)
   Men2,505 (41.5%)
Graduate Students340

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate68% of 5,178 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.79
SAT Math590 average
520-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading600 average
550-680 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $21,286
Out-of-state: $28,070
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,656
Out-of-state: $14,440
Room and Board
$8,630
Average Percent of Need Met87%
Average Freshman Award$13,540
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$24,811

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 38% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Kirksville Population17,577
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 46% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
MascotBulldog
Sororities25% of women participate
Fraternities 26% of men participate

STUDENTS

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 Students7.1% from 50 countries
First-Year Students Returning87.3%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
56.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
51%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
40.0%
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Low 2.90 2.90 560 600 21
High 4.00 5.00 690 640 34
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On July 1, 1996, the university's name officially changed from Northeastern Missouri State University to Truman State University.

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