Truman State University

897 reviews
  1. Kirksville, MO
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Truman State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Address
100 E Normal Avenue
Kirksville, MO 63501
Website

Truman State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
1125-1353
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$12,041/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,798/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,966/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,829/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,931/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,345/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.71 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,295Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Hardworking
    75%
  • Interesting and "interesting"
    14%
  • Weird
    6%
  • Average
    3%
  • Nerd
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.72 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Harvard of the Midwest
    44%
  • Great value for such a low price
    16%
  • Not What You Were Expecting
    13%
  • The Midwest's Harvard, for the community college $
    9%
  • Much Better than Expecting
    6%
  • Pretty much what I expected
    6%
  • Necessary self-construction
    3%

After Truman State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.37 responses

Reviews

897 reviews
  • Excellent
    126
  • Very Good
    311
  • Average
    362
  • Poor
    68
  • Terrible
    30
Choosing Truman University is the best decision I have ever made were my education and future vision is concerned. The school is highly equipped with adequate and efficient tools and resources necessary for growth, learning and student success. The professors are interested in education and helping students achieve their goals, even when they are struggling. I would definitely pursue my student with this university as they have majors/programs that I am passionately interested in. The university also takes very god care of international students, offering on-going support and making students settle and be comfortable as much as possible!
  • College Junior
  • 10 months ago
Truman is a great college that really challenges its students. There are over 200 clubs and organizations on campus and everyone here is super friendly. I have always felt safe on campus, and as a female that was really important to me. I will even walk across campus by myself in the evenings or go downtown alone on a sunny afternoon. Kirksville isn't super lively, but if you get out there's more going on here than you might think. Truman offers so many degree programs and it's fun to find your niche. I highly recommend checking it out!
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago
I lived in Dobson my freshman year and then lived off campus, so my only experience is that dorm. The rooms were very small, but the bathrooms were always clean and the staff were super nice! The SA's were friendly and welcoming and I wish I had taken the time to get to know them better. The cost wasn't too bad but it is a little cheaper living off campus. The dorms are all super close to the class buildings so that is nice and the housing process isn't hard at all. Overall it is good.
  • College Junior
  • 8 months ago