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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I like to live on campus at Truman. Dorms are clean and people who live there are friendly. If you live on campus, it is also easy to go to places around campus such as Convenience store, etc.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would like to say that this school comes out not like what I expected. This school is considered as a difficult school and has a lot of assignment to do. Also the transportation is not so good here. But if you really like a lot of study, this is the right place to go.

5 College Senior

Academics: The professors are (for the most part) amazing!

4 College Senior

Diversity: Truman has doubled the number of international students, and the LGBQT community has a safe network.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: i lived in ryle, best hall on campus hands down.

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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: As a member of a panhel sorority on campus, although I'm sure I would have still had a great social life without going greek, I couldn't be more happier that I am part of Truman's Greek system. Unlike bigger schools like mizzou, greeks here are not snobby or think they're better than anyone and they truly do a lot to help out the community and the school.

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: no one really cares for sports but people who are involved in intramural love it and have a great time.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is ehh but I've met some of the most amazing people at Truman which makes my experience here worthwhile.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the size of classes. My largest class has been about 60 students, and that was for a gen ed requirement. Most classes are around 20-30 students, sometimes smaller depending on your major. Most of my professors have been great and want students to succeed.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Truman is a highly respected school, especially around the state. There are opportunities on campus, including career fairs, for students to network and look for careers after graduation.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. Campus police are usually on patrol, especially at night. There's the occasional bike theft, but crime usually isn't common on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is pretty good overall. The quality depends on where you live. It's often more expensive to live on campus than off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a great way to meet people, but you won't be treated differently if you don't participate.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school is more focused on academics than sports.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've loved my time at Truman State. The campus feels very safe and the school is small enough that it feels like a community.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: A large part of the student population never drank before coming here, and it is noticeable. There is also not a big drug scene, and it is decently hard to acquire anything other than marijuana.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Truman is a very safe school and walking alone at night is almost never a cause of alarm.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The classes here are a very good size, seeing as the largest class I've taken in two years had about 50 people in it. Most classes have around 20. The professors are experts, and have a ton of knowledge they want to give to students. They are generally very nice, approachable and willing to help students succeed. The quality of education here is very high.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school has a very good reputation and a lot of connections, they will try their best to get you connected and sent in the right path with the right people.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus Housing really depends on where you are at. I'll break down each hall and my experiences and stereotypes that come with each one.Missouri: A large, community style dorm with small rooms and a dining hall. Very middle of the road, with strict SAsRyle: Probably the nicest resident hall, features a beautiful main lounge and porches, a dining hall and a great game room. Rooms are fairly small though, many athletes live here.BNB: Not much to say other than this is where many sorority girls live.Dobson: Has a convenience store, the building is nicknamed "Dirty Dob". Kinda sh***y with community bathroomsCentennial: Known as C hall, the largest hall with the most amount of freshmen. This is where I have lived the last two years and the community is wonderful. It features a dining hall and a large main lounge with a game room. The SAs are very chill and almost everyone in C hall is welcoming and kind. Known as where the poor people go, but Truman is overall not the most wealthy community. West: Apartment style housing that has a convenience store, known as snobs. SAs are strict but the building is nice. It is very easy to isolate yourself here.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Compared to other schools, Truman has great Greek life.

They are not snobby and cliquey like you would see at bigger schools, though there is still a strong sense of pride when it comes to members of Greek life. They are always looking to get more people in, and are generally very nice and welcoming.

Greek life makes up about 30% of the student population, and they have a fairly big presence on campus.

Overall, Greek life is a choice for the individual to make and it really won't hinder your college experience here if you join or not.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Truman is not known for it's athletics and it is very noticeable. We are a D2 school, but it might as well be community college intramurals. There is very little school spirit and fan support, though students seem to be proud to "be a bulldog". The girls sports are generally much better than guys, but that doesn't mean the turnout is good.

Overall, athletics are almost a nonexistent part of Truman.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Truman is a fantastic school with a great reputation, quality campus and engaging community. There is a lot of talk, mostly from people that come from very large cities, about how terrible Truman is. But the problem really lies with the students themselves. At Truman, you have to make your own fun, go out of your comfort zone and things do not come to you as they would at a large school/town. The town of Kirksville has a population of about 20,000, with around 6,000 from Truman and a couple thousand from ATSU, the Osteopathic college in town. The town has everything you could need, but not everything you would want. There is a basic selection of fast food, diners and bars. We have a bowling alley/skating rink, a movie theater and a lot of nature to explore. Located just outside of town is Thousand Hills State Park, a massive park that surrounds a small lake. Being just a few miles away, Truman students, ATSU and people from the town seek refuge in this park. You can rent kayaks, canoes, and other boats there. Thousand hills has many hiking trails and a beach that is open in the summer. The main hiking trial is about 12 miles long and is absolutely beautiful. Other than that, all of the action and events are on campus. There are constantly performances of any kind: theatre, choir, orchestra and comedy groups just to name a few. Truman also has their own media conglomerate named TMN, featuring a radio station that broadcasts to the surround area, a television station, magazine and weekly newspaper. The dorms are overall pretty nice and there is a strong feeling of community in them, with three of them featuring dining halls. By far the worst part of Truman is the food, the dining halls are tolerable at best. But there are a couple gas station like stores around campus that students can use their meal plans at. Truman is located only a few blocks away from the square, and everything is in walking distance.

Overall, I love it here at Truman and would recommend it

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have an on-campus health center that offers health screenings, STD testing, counseling services, etc. I would always trust the staff that work there and feel safe there.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There will always be good and bad professors, and there will always be homework. You better be willing to put in the work because no one just hands you a grade here. You have to do the required work and make an effort. Most of the professors are easy to talk to, with the usual few exceptions.

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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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