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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It has amazing dorms, great academics, and a great overall experience.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: depends on the type of person you are into. there is a wide variety of people at truman.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: little blue lights around campus that can push if you dont feel safe and dps (campus police) will show up immediately. i feel safe on campus and have even walked home from library many times at 2 oclock in the morning alone and felt okay.

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4 College Senior

Greek Life: LOVE GREEK LIFE. so sorority's cant have off campus housing but the fraternity's have off campus chapter houses. The greek life at truman is great at having a one greek atmosphere and getting along with one another. many people have friends in different organizations. do great things for the community philanthropy wise as well. overall a great experience.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: our baseball team just went to the d2 college world series this past year, the first time in our school's history. our swim team sends people to national's every year and they are really good!

3 College Senior

Party Scene: friday and saturday are pretty even in the party scene it just depends on what is going on that weekend and who is having open parties. if you're a guy you are probably going to have a hard time getting in places/ organizations you are not a part of. with sports parties they seem to all party together you'll see baseball basketball volleyball football soccer track and cross country swimmers wrestlers etc partying together. but if you are in one frat you might have a hard time getting into another frat's party or if you are a guy and unaffiliated in general. sometimes parties open at midnight, but mainly for girls and there sometimes are guest lists for security and risk management reasons. Thursday is all you can drink at the bars(tp's and dukum) for about 10 each, pay and drink as much as you want. typ. all the 21+ go to bars around 12:30 till close. parties dont typically go past 2:30 if they even last that long. people try and get in line for taco bell before close at 3 on the weekends.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: lots of chain fast food. typical fast food places papa johns dominos, MC D's burger king sonic, taco bell, subway, long john silvers, hardees, dairy queen, pizza hut. there are two pizza huts and two mc donalds and two subways though. MC D's is open 24/7 and Taco Bell is the only other place open late, closing at 3 on the weekends and 2 during the week i think..so you get a lot of long lines running through the two on friday and saturday nights. there isnt much other than that, Nurachi's is good (Mongolian) there are 3 mexican restaurants that are good and half dollar margarita specials, a couple chinese resturants, greek gyros place, paliagas pizza, bellechinos, jimmy johns, steves garden deli, bonzai (sushi place), rosie's cafe, donut palace, colton's steak house, and ruby tuesday

3 College Senior

Administration: so alcohol in the dorms, if you get caught yea you are gonna get an mip. some of the sa's are more relaxed and chill about it, like if you came back to the dorms intoxicated and they think you are okay and you arent going to die or be a disturbance they might just ignore it. if you are going back to the dorms intoxicated know what times the hall staff (sa's) are doing rounds and who is on duty. some halls sa's tend to be more lenient than others. probably not a smart idea to pre-game in the dorms though. Truman is a "dry campus" which means a "no tolerance policy for alcohol or drugs" and remember "your body is a container" this also means people that are 21 and up the dry campus still applies. also, there always seems to be an unusual amount of mips given out during freshman week so be smart about your choices. attendance, every professor has their own attendance policy- but in all reality just go to class its like maybe four hours out of your day total so just do it, it will be so much more beneficial in the long run, and if you need to talk to your professor at the end of the semester about a borderline grade they are prob going to be more sympathetic to you if they actually know you and know that you put effort in their their class also its going to be hard to get letters of recommendation for grad school internships and jobs from professors who don't know you. if you get caught with weed you're going to get an mip, maybe more. noise violations- there are quiet hours in each of the dorms, some sa's and dorms are more lenient than others, no one really cares about visitation in the dorms. past a certain time you have to swipe your student id to get in to a building and after another time you can only swipe into the building you live in, but people who live in that building can sign you in. PARKING! so parking kinda sucks, but i heard they are building another parking lot so holla! but dont get caught parking in the wrong lot cause you'll get a ticket, trust me.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: C_STORES are great but can kinda get expensive same as sub but the sub is cheaper. the sub has a sub place, pizza place, burger place, and taco place, as well as a salad bar and other stuff that is in the c-stores, the is a cup you can buy with unlimited refills all semester do it!, the smoothie/ milkshake machine is fabulous, the buffalo wing fries at the sub are so good, and we are getting STARBUCKS!!!

3 College Senior

Scholarships: if you received a scholarship from Truman, make sure you keep the gpa you need to keep the scholarship a lot of freshman end up losing their scholarships because they don't have the required gpa at the end of their fresh year. 3.25!!!!!

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Compared to some other schools, Truman has some great housing. yeah it has some downfalls, it's dorm living, but so do other places. The dorms include: Dobson, West Campus Suites (West), Centennial (C hall), Ryle, Blanton Nason Brewer (BNB), Grimm, and Missouri On Campus apartments include: Fair, Campbell, and Randolph. Patterson House is for The Presidential Award scholarship winners I believe. Best place to live as a freshman is Dobson. It is an all Community style living dorm, and is all freshman that live there, it is small enough that it is a close nit type of building where you see everyone all the time and become friends with not only people on your floor but floors others as well, the whole building seems to know each other. It is a arranged as a coed floor in the shape of a U so for example the side wings will have boys and the middle wing will have girls, and it alternates on each floor, they also have a convenience store (c-store) inside of this building. BNB has a wing of sorority living, because sororities are not allowed to have chapter housing off campus. Ryle is mainly suite style which means you get to share a bathroom with your roommate and the room adjoined to yours. West is suite style but also includes a living room to share among your suite. West also has a C-store as well. C hall, Ryle, and Missouri all have cafeterias, Ryle has the best one, then chall and then missouri. c-hall housing was just renovated last year. WEST is going to be the most expensive. Don't choose Grimm. it houses like 30 people total and is super creepy and is haunted. housing is pretty easy as long as you dont have super high standards, I got my first choice with Dobson and had a back up with Ryle.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of places to live off campus near the school. They tend to be pretty cost-efficiant, but you cant find them online.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Honestly, I am not a party-er. So I am not the best to ask. I hear its okay though.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Honestly, I have no clue how many differnt options there are. I suspect there are at least 30 different restaurants in the area, so there is a wide variety.

3 College Freshman

Administration: We all sign a honor code when we enroll. If you don't follow the rules and get caught, yes, you are in trouble.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I am gluten intolerant, so it gets similar day-to-day. However, they do a good job of making sure that I have food to eat. Also, at one point the cafeteria flooded in C-Hall, but they gave us passes to eat at the SUB, so all was well.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The application for admission was the same as the scholarship application, so it went smoothly. I recieved my scholarships in March, then accepted them in April through an online program. I am still $10,000 short of the money necessary for college, but I will work to try to pay off my loans during school.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I've lived on campus a couple different times previously before now, so I have stayed in some dorms. The dorms have a tendency to be very humid, with tempertures that easily fluctuate. However, the accomodations that the university makes are exemplary, so organization is easy in the room. I was placed into one of the less expensive rooms, but it has the same amenities as the more expensive rooms, except there is a community style bathroom, which is very well taken care of, so it is wonderful.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are some nice places for fancy dinners or cheap late night meals. Rosies and Diner 54 offer good diner food for the whole family. They are close and low cost.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The choices are few and pricy.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The greek parties arent open until late. You've got to know people to get to some parties.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The parking people are always tripping. Somehow people get away with smoking in the buildings which is very annoying and dangerous.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Truman almost pays you to go there. They have a large number of automatic and renewable scholarships. Definitely apply to the foundation scholarships.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: A late night option would be nice. The C-Store has snack and munchy options galore. Chicken bowl is a legend and the staff can be nice. Jazmins is a cute coffee shop but expensive. The SUB is also expensive for what you are getting.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The rooms are big enough. Only one dorm does not have air. The best dorm for freshman year is Dobson, but for everyone else it is probably Ryle. They have cable, kitchens, tools to rent, and food that is okay. All dorms are close to academic buildings. The lounges are great places to meet other people.

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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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