The pretty campus is routinely one of the deciding factors for prospective students, according to Truman's admissions office. The campus may be small, but picturesque brick buildings and majestic, shady trees give the University a grander, almost Ivy-League feel, particularly Violette Hall, which is covered in red ivy in the fall. Truman tries hard to match the insides of campus buildings with the natural atmosphere.
Most students agree that the athletic facilities are far from great, but as Truman's Division II football team is rarely at the top of its division, it's easy to see that athletics are not the focus here. Conversely, the rec center is new and very convenient. It has a track, soccer/hockey rink, volleyball, basketball, and badminton courts, dozens of exercise machines, and a state-of-the-art weight room. Students eat, study, gossip, play arcade games and billiards, and participate in activities at the Student Union Building (SUB). Truman recently renovated its science building, Magruder Hall, which features almost 50 high-tech biology and chemistry labs, as well as new classrooms and faculty offices. Like most universities, Truman's facilities could always stand to be better, but for the price, everything is relatively effective and in good condition.