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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks are everywhere. Most people can get along but most Greeks tend to stick to themselves.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There are many people who are involved in varsity and intramural sports but I haven't felt overwhelmed by the need to participate in sports here.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The cost of living in Kirksville is decent if you're able to work or have parents to help you with the bills. The best places get taken early so it's wise to start looking for housing as soon as possible.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: You don't have a lot of variety. You end up reliving the same parties over and over but at least you have something to do if you're wanting to party?

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Lots of parties to go to but they are all medium sized. There are no clubs to go to, just bars and house parties.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Varsity sports are that important but some students still attend. The recreation center is a hot spot for all students because we all want to get in shape and look good.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The housing for the most part is very cheap but the better the house the more it cost which is fine by me. Everything about living off campus is great besides some of the houses being really old and shopping still being a nice drive away.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are few Divine Nine fraternities and sororities and the number of members in them are small which is disappointing but the rest of Greek life is big. They play an important roll in campus events and we always have a great time. Greeks are seen as regular people to non-Greeks, we all just have fun and get our work done.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I don't go to the athletic center that often but it's nice for its size. The student center is a great place to study, eat and listen to live music to relax. The library is just about everyones second home on campus because we all need to study for the hard curriculum that Truman has. Everything else is basically by preference. I like the dorms because they have nice lounges, the dining halls are ok and the campus activities are just alright because they have little to do with my culture but some are still fun.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most of my professors have been pretty mean when it comes to the class setting. Going to their office hours and getting to know them is a different story though. Some have been very nice and are always glad to have students visit but they still are tough in class.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Many companies come to our school during the career fair and have said that they value the education from Truman and the students have a higher chance on getting a job with them.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are a few diverse styles and there are many students from other countries but the school still isn't that diverse. People stay in clicks or with their own race which is something that bothers me.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are great at this school but they don't offer a huge variety within each major like bigger colleges do. It's also a lot of hard work since the school is well recognized for its well rounded students.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I got the aid I needed and the financial aid office has helped me many times and in a timely manner.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm in the Agriculture Business program and it's not hard getting in at all. I'm not a fan of economic courses but it is necessary to learn for this major.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I interned with Boeing in Saint Louis and it was an awesome experience. I learned a lot of what goes on behind the scenes when it comes to information management. It was a full time job with one weeks worth of vacation. I was paid $17.30 an hour and the work was rewarding since I was told and knew that it was an important job although it may have seemed small.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've heard about a few cases of sexual assault but they seem to be handled quickly. Anything violence related besides sexual assault I haven't heard of at all so I feel fine around campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in the newest dorms my first year and although they had the biggest and best rooms, the community did seem as social as all the other dorms.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It's not the best but it's also not the worst. They have a good amount of options everyday and I love the salad bar but the quality of the food is low.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Truman State University is very strict about its on campus drinking, I have heard and seen people get caught and have had the police come and write them tickets or MIP's. Fire drills are done at least twice a semester for safety and attendance for class is very important to almost all the professors.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Sometimes it's hard to meet guys outside of your program unless you go to parties.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Few options and most aren't close to campus.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The teams are very good, but there is little school spirit on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: The Truman nursing program is very, very challenging with high standards. It is probably the hardest major on campus. Students are required to earn a 75% on every test, with one retake available. If they fail the test, they are immediately kicked out of the program.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Students drink a lot to relax on the weekends, but the parties aren't "wild" like they are at larger schools.

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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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