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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.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus at Truman has been a great experience for me. Our SA's are very friendly people and they really create a community within the building you live in. The floor lounges and kitchens are great and extremely convenient. There is a lot of construction going on with some of the buildings though, so there have been things like constant fire alarms and water issues that are a bit of a bother, which is why only 4 stars. Otherwise, living conditions are great.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in Centennial Hall, which I believe is one of the oldest dorms on campus. The rooms are fairly spacious (I lived in a regular double room). The showers always look a little dubious, the floors are kind of smudged, etc. It's an older building so the rooms have a bit of wear. There's no air conditioning, which is really only a problem during the first few weeks and the last few weeks, so if you can handle that you're good. I was matched with a random roommate my first semester and we did not get along, but I was impressed with how easy it was to switch rooms when it became clear we couldn't get along for another semester. My biggest complaint was noise in my new room. There are "quiet hours" but they are not enforced, and walls are quite thin. If you're a heavy sleeper, no problem for you. But if you're not, try to get a room as far away from the floor lounges as possible.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Truman offers a wide range of dorms on campus that are close to the academic buildings and provide a safe, clean, friendly environment for the students. The quality of room options are well worth the low prices.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Academic buildings are so close to the residence halls. My longest walk to class is 5 minutes. There are dining halls in 3 of the dorms and a convenience store in 2 of the dorms. Most everyone is really nice here and it's easy to meet people.

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Truman just doesn't have enough housing. More than half of the undergraduate student body lives off campus, and that's a very lucky thing or there wouldn't be enough room. Fortunately, off-campus housing in Kirksville is often cheap, close, and plentiful. Still, for the significant number of Truman students with room-and-board scholarships, it's a choice between inexpensive and free. Truman has recently been overhauling many of the residence halls, so if you end up with a dorm room, it won't be so bad. Having to share a toilet with 20 other people might be unsettling, but the dorm atmosphere is great. Each floor has four student advisers who help make their fledglings feel at home, and they plan community and learning activities. The advisers are a hard-working, enthusiastic group, as is the cleaning staff in each dormitory—facilities are always bright and tidy each morning.

Each of the halls has something a little bit unique. Dobson houses one of the two on-campus radio stations, Grim cooks up an international flavor, and Centennial's pingpong matches can get fast and furious. All freshmen are required to live on campus, so it's something to moan and groan about together but one less thing to worry about before arriving here.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,728
Average Housing Costs
$4,950
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Special housing disabled students
  • Theme housing
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
45%
Freshmen Living On Campus
97%
Number of Dormitories
7
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
3
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Missouri Hall
  • West Campus Suites
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Ryle Hall
  • West Campus Suites
Worst Freshman Dorms
Ezra C. Grim Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Centennial Hall
  • Ezra C. Grim Hall
Best Dorms
  • Centennial Hall
  • Missouri Hall
Worst Dorms
  • Dobson Hall
  • E.C. Grim Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV jack
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk/bookshelf combination and chair
  • Dresser
  • Internet connection
  • Window coverings
Available for Rent
Microfridge units, which include a small microwave and refrigerator; window air-conditioning units for students with a medical need

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Blanton-Nason-Brewer Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: Originally three separate buildings, it has been renovated into one building with integrated crossovers; the north wing provides on-campus housing for sorority girls
Centennial Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: 24-hour computer lab; dining hall; floor lounges and kitchenettes; ice and vending machines; main lounge with a piano, pingpong, pool tables, and foosball tables
Dobson Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, quads
Special Features: 24-hour computer lab; floor lounges and kitchenettes; game room with pingpong, pool, and foosball tables; ice and vending machines; quiet wings
Ezra C. Grim Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: 24-hour computer lab, backyard, exercise equipment, kitchenette, lounges, Le Coin Français housed in building
Missouri Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Recently renovated building includes air conditioning, dining hall, dining room, kitchenettes, study rooms, multi-purpose room
Ryle Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: 24-hour computer labs, dining hall, floor lounges, game room, kitchenettes, main lounge
West Campus Suites
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: 24-hour computer workstations, air conditioning, convenience store, kitchenettes on every floor, multi-purpose room, study rooms

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Campbell Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, apartments
Special Features: Air conditioning, close proximity to Stokes Stadium and athletic fields, full kitchens, only residential facility on campus that houses married students
Fair Apartments
Floors: 1
Number of Units: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, apartments
Special Features: Meal plans are required since there are no kitchens
Randolph Apartments
Floors: 1
Number of Units: 25–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes, by apartment
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, apartments
Special Features: Full kitchens

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  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
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