Location
Kirksville, MO
Undergrads
5,357
Tuition (in-state)
$12,968 ($7,096)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 771 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Student

Weather: There's a brick pathway that stays warmed up enough to avoid the ice that will inevitably catch you off guard one day.

3 College Student

Transportation: Kirksville is small enough that a daring person could hack it with a bike and some determination but the lack of reliable public transportation makes even the most stubborn look longingly at used car lots.

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3 College Student

Local Atmosphere: It's tough to get around without a car. It's about a three miles walk to the Wal Mart, if you're wondering.

3 College Student

Nightlife: You have the option to create your own weekend habits, there are some slow periods but you will usually find yourself with some options at the very least.

3 College Student

Academics: If you live on campus, there are great study rooms available all night, with the communal kitchen just a stone's throw away for heating up late night snacks.

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3 College Student

Facilities: It's easy to make friends here, most people are willing to be open if you're willing to be the same way.

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4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Most restaurants offer a student discount.

College Student

Campus Strictness: It only gets complicated if you're out past midnight.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Can't beat the cost of living around here, it's finding a parking spot that will cost you an arm and a leg.

3 College Student

Diversity: Most diverse place in Kirksville, Missouri.

2 College Student

Greek Life: Several reports of sexual assault and use of roofies. Not saying that everyone in a fraternity or sorority is a date rapist but I'm just saying that it happens.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: In short Financial Aid at this school is all on your own, they give cursory information on how to fill out a FAFSA and the rest is on you. However I have been at other schools where they have a person or small office of three or four people who do absolutely NOTHING else but help students fill out and take care of their FAFSA's

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Love the convenience. I am less than a mile from the school.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Communication major is semi-difficult. You cover a variety of subjects and do practical work that gets you ready for jobs in media or PR, etc. Plenty of internship opportunities.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Mac Labs, plenty of computer labs, good Internet connection , lots of printers.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: There are a variety of bars and dance clubs that gives everyone the chance to go to town.

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There are many things students do off campus. There is a roller skating rink, bowling, train bridge and other things.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not hard to find something to eat.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Our school's main focus is not athletics.

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College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't apply for finical aid.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love my dorm and how close to my classes I am.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I still live on campus.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't see people doing drugs on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Drinking is strictly prohibited on campus grounds.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Extremely cheaper than on campus housing, but much harder to find one close enough to campus.

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Jessica Gasch
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If you ask a Truman student why he or she is at Truman, as opposed to a different college, chances are you'll hear, "It was the money." For in-state kids, Truman is a fabulous deal, especially because the school gives out so many scholarships. When push comes to shove, that's why a majority of students initially enroll. But however majestic the buildings are, how impressive and wonderful the professors are, or how many scholarships are awarded, it's the other students who make or break the college experience. Truman students are a pretty motivated, involved, and accepting bunch of people.

If you choose Truman, be prepared to delve whole-heartedly into college life because there's not much to do outside of the University. But there is always something to do on campus: movie nights, plays, concerts, karaoke, lectures, and demonstrations for every interest under the sun. A lot of colleges claim to be involved in student life, but Truman definitely makes good on its own assertion. While many people scorn finances as a top reason to choose a school (and perhaps they're right on principal), it makes life a lot more comfortable to be able to afford dinners in restaurants, laundry, and printer ink while receiving a top-notch education. If you want to be a famous lawyer, by all means, look at Harvard. If you want to make it big in the music business, you'll obviously consider Berklee or the UMKC Conservatory. But you have just as high of a chance at achieving anything you want with a diploma from Truman State University, an opinion received from both employers and graduate schools alike. Truman fosters a sense of responsibility, real companionship, and a thirst for excellence that you won't find in more pretentious institutions.

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