Truman State University
An Amazing Experience
Truman State University believes in the joy of learning. Your college experience will be more than memorizing facts. You’ll enjoy small classes, participate in discussions, discover real opportunities, and learn from the people around you. You’ll join campus groups and make friendships that last a lifetime. Most of all, you’ll receive an education that prepares you to excel in any field.
Get to know Truman State University
Truman students are distinguished leaders that actively participate in campus life and in their communities. During the 2011-2012 academic year, approximately 1,700 students, faculty and staff participated in the Big Event, a one-day program that coordinates volunteers across the Truman campus to work on community betterment projects in the Kirksville area.
Students are also encouraged to participate in service-learning opportunities both in and outside of class. The nationally innovative Service-Learning Advantage program provides an opportunity for Truman students to demonstrate community-engaged leadership through participation in service-learning beyond the classroom.
DIVERSE STUDENT BODY
Truman State works hard to sustain and support a diverse culture, and around 11% of our student body is African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander or Native American. Truman’s largest class of international students in several decades enrolled in Fall 2012 with 355 students from 52 different countries! Truman also hosts a variety of traveling scholars and international professors every year.
The Truman Center for International Education provides students with study abroad opportunities in approximately 500 programs situated in about 60 countries all across the globe. Semester, year-long, week-long and summer programs are available for virtually every major that Truman offers. About 25% of Truman students travel abroad during their college careers to destinations like Australia, Brazil, China, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Japan, Malta, Morocco, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand, and more!
DIFFERENT CULTURES AND NEW EXPERIENCES
Part of the liberal arts experience is opening one’s mind to different cultures and new experiences. Truman’s cultural programming facilitates this by hosting speakers and events for all students; a small sample includes musicians like Ben Folds, OneRepublic, Sara Bareilles and Regina Spektor; TV personality and scientist Bill Nye the Science Guy; and medical doctor and social activist Patch Adams.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 3%
White, non-Hispanic: 80%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 1%
Truman students don’t have to wait until graduate school to conduct groundbreaking research. Each year well over one thousand students participate in faculty-supervised research projects. Truman also typically sends the largest delegation of undergraduate students to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, as well as to many regional and national research conferences.
THE LIBERAL STUDIES PROGRAM:
The liberal studies program is at the heart of all of Truman’s academic majors. This unique program develops and strengthens skills essential to lifelong learning, ranging from writing and speaking to solving mathematics-based problems and understanding personal and social health issues.
THE PORTFOLIO PROJECT
The portfolio project at Truman is a great way for students to keep track of their achievements. Students keep an evolving record of projects in several areas, including critical thinking, interdisciplinary thinking, historical analysis, scientific analysis, aesthetic analysis, and creative work and reflection. Students can track how they have grown and developed over the course of their college experience.
THE HONORS SCHOLAR PROGRAM
All Truman students are eligible for the Honors Scholar program. The program is designed for students who are academic thrill-seekers wanting a greater challenge. By taking advanced, specialized courses in lieu of their general studies requirements, Honors Scholars can explore in-depth topics and develop an even more sophisticated viewpoint on the subject matter.
A PLACE FOR EVERYONE
Truman offers varsity athletics, intramurals and over 250 clubs representing a variety of interests. The Truman Student Senate has a strong voice in campus government and that’s just the beginning.
Truman State is in Kirksville, Missouri – a town of approximately seventeen thousand located in the northeast corner of the state. The historic downtown area is within walking distance of the Truman campus and provides a connection to the Kirksville community. Kirksville offers a variety of cultures, nationalities, interests, talents, abilities, values, and experiences.
Cultural events on and off campus offer students the opportunity to broaden their horizons through exposure to new viewpoints. Whether it is a production by the Truman theatre department, a blues festival at the historic Round Barn, or a volunteer project within the community, cultural opportunities at Truman abound.
Nearly half of Truman’s roughly 6,100 students opt to live on campus each year. Truman oversees seven residence halls and three apartment complexes, all of which include modern living facilities and are located within easy walking distance of academic buildings. Within these communities are exciting opportunities for personal, social, educational, physical and emotional growth.
The Kirksville community has several unique recreational opportunities for active students to enjoy. The Kirksville Aquatic Center, an indoor/outdoor pool complex, offers a variety of activities, classes, and programs designed to appeal to people of all ages, including a six-lane indoor pool perfect for swimming and relaxing. Thousand Hills State Park includes 3,080 acres of beautiful rolling hills and a 573-acre lake. Located ten minutes from the Truman campus, Thousand Hills provides the perfect setting for hiking, camping, fishing, swimming, boating and waterskiing.
NCAA Division II, Mid-American Intercollegiate Conference. 20 varsity sports (10 men’s: baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, swimming, tennis, wrestling; 10 women’s: basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball), and a variety of club sports and intramurals. Of the nearly 300 NCAA Division II schools, Truman has produced the highest number of Academic All-Americans in the history of the program.
A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY
At Truman, ties are created that last a lifetime. Truman alumni can be found all over the world, in every field, and will serve as a powerful network for students in the future.
Truman graduates demonstrate courageous, visionary and service-oriented leadership as responsible citizens who make significant contributions to their families and their communities. They carry with them the desire to learn for the sake of knowledge, the sensitivity and insight to appreciate cultural diversity, and the ability to think freely and communicate effectively.
Truman is committed to offering students the best possible undergraduate preparation. 97% of Truman’s 2011 graduates reporting plans indicated employment or intent to pursue graduate or professional studies. Over half of Truman graduates typically pursue graduate or professional school within six months of graduation (the national average is 25% according to the National Association of Colleges & Employers).
Truman graduates have a long tradition of success in a variety of fields and are in demand by companies and agencies such as Boeing, Cerner, the Peace Corps, the IRS, IBM, Monsanto, Eli Lilly, the Mayo Clinic, Hallmark, major accountancy firms and many others who regularly interview students on campus. Truman’s Career Center helps students search for jobs, prepare resumes, hone interview skills and tap into other valuable resources.
Many alumni continue their educations at such institutions as Yale, Washington University, Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Vanderbilt, Georgetown and the University of Chicago, among others.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 550 | 75th Percentile: 680
25th Percentile: 530 | 75th Percentile: 650
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Tuition & Cost
Tuition (in-state): $7,975
Tuition (out-of-state): $15,335