Writing papers on weekends here is not only acceptable—it's the standard. The dorm lounges are full of people studying on Saturday nights (and socializing at the same time). Truman students are nothing if not hard working and for good reason: The amount of a student's financial aid package drops substantially after freshman year, if he or she receives anything less than a 3.25. Also, many undergraduates here have double majors, especially if they bring transfer credits from high school.
Truman professors make accessibility a priority. Regular office hours are required, and dinner parties at professors' homes are not uncommon. If a student here makes the effort to attend class and get involved, he or she can depend on graduating with not only a slew of heartfelt recommendations, but also a few close professor friends. Any teacher willing to pack up and move to Kirksville—home of a Super Walmart, a bunch of meth farmers, and that's pretty much it—has to be either dedicated to education or desperate for a job. With Truman's academic reputation on a rapid rise, it's more than likely the former. Classes at Truman are small, and discussions abound. Academics are not just a background against which to enjoy the weekends, and it shows. All in all, the courses here are Truman's strongest asset, and the students who benefit from them will surely agree.