Campus Housing

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Undergrads
5,357
Tuition (in-state)
$12,968 ($7,096)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is ok. The buildings are all nice and clean. You don't have to walk far at all to go to classes. But the cost is just ridiculous.

5 College Senior

Campus Housing: Truman's Residence Life does an excellent job of promoting community in each Residence Hall. There are not a lot of restrictions (i.e. boys and girls can be in each other's rooms 24/7) and the Student Advisors are always willing to help with any issues students may be facing.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It all depends on where you live. If you live in West Campus (the absolute best) or if you live in a place like Dobson (I have heard it sucks).

5 College Freshman

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

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Off campus housing is much cheaper than on campus housing.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 33rd
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 162nd
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 178th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 212nd
    Cleanest Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jessica Gasch
Major
French/Linguistics
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Truman just doesn't have enough housing. More than half of the undergraduate student body lives off campus, and that's a very lucky thing or there wouldn't be enough room. Fortunately, off-campus housing in Kirksville is often cheap, close, and plentiful. Still, for the significant number of Truman students with room-and-board scholarships, it's a choice between inexpensive and free. Truman has recently been overhauling many of the residence halls, so if you end up with a dorm room, it won't be so bad. Having to share a toilet with 20 other people might be unsettling, but the dorm atmosphere is great. Each floor has four student advisers who help make their fledglings feel at home, and they plan community and learning activities. The advisers are a hard-working, enthusiastic group, as is the cleaning staff in each dormitory—facilities are always bright and tidy each morning.

Each of the halls has something a little bit unique. Dobson houses one of the two on-campus radio stations, Grim cooks up an international flavor, and Centennial's pingpong matches can get fast and furious. All freshmen are required to live on campus, so it's something to moan and groan about together but one less thing to worry about before arriving here.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,728
Average Housing Costs
$4,950
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Special housing disabled students
  • Theme housing
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
45%
Freshmen Living On Campus
97%
Number of Dormitories
7
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
3
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Missouri Hall
  • West Campus Suites
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Ryle Hall
  • West Campus Suites
Worst Freshman Dorms
Ezra C. Grim Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Centennial Hall
  • Ezra C. Grim Hall
Best Dorms
  • Centennial Hall
  • Missouri Hall
Worst Dorms
  • Dobson Hall
  • E.C. Grim Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV jack
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk/bookshelf combination and chair
  • Dresser
  • Internet connection
  • Window coverings
Available for Rent
Microfridge units, which include a small microwave and refrigerator; window air-conditioning units for students with a medical need

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Blanton-Nason-Brewer Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: Originally three separate buildings, it has been renovated into one building with integrated crossovers; the north wing provides on-campus housing for sorority girls
Centennial Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: 24-hour computer lab; dining hall; floor lounges and kitchenettes; ice and vending machines; main lounge with a piano, pingpong, pool tables, and foosball tables
Dobson Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, quads
Special Features: 24-hour computer lab; floor lounges and kitchenettes; game room with pingpong, pool, and foosball tables; ice and vending machines; quiet wings
Ezra C. Grim Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: 24-hour computer lab, backyard, exercise equipment, kitchenette, lounges, Le Coin Français housed in building
Missouri Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Recently renovated building includes air conditioning, dining hall, dining room, kitchenettes, study rooms, multi-purpose room
Ryle Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: 24-hour computer labs, dining hall, floor lounges, game room, kitchenettes, main lounge
West Campus Suites
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: 24-hour computer workstations, air conditioning, convenience store, kitchenettes on every floor, multi-purpose room, study rooms

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Campbell Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, apartments
Special Features: Air conditioning, close proximity to Stokes Stadium and athletic fields, full kitchens, only residential facility on campus that houses married students
Fair Apartments
Floors: 1
Number of Units: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, apartments
Special Features: Meal plans are required since there are no kitchens
Randolph Apartments
Floors: 1
Number of Units: 25–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes, by apartment
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, apartments
Special Features: Full kitchens

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