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Truman State University

Kirksville, MO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate45%

About Truman State University

Established in 1867, Truman is one of the premier public institutes of liberal arts and sciences, and the only one in Missouri. Located in Kirksville, MO the university sits on 180 acres and is surrounded by the town of approximately 17,500 Residents. Here you’ll find a special scholarly world filled with exceptional academic opportunities you expect from a top-ranked university. A place where friendly people come together to prepare for lives that matter. Affordable tuition, coupled with a generous scholarship program, creates an amazing value. We provide an active, residential campus where most students—and most professors—are actually present. An interdisciplinary approach to learning inspires you to dream big and seek more. Above all, we put teaching you first.

Truman State University is a public, state university in the town of Kirksville, Missouri. Truman State University was founded in 1867. The college currently enrolls around 4,120 students a year, including 3,782 undergraduates.

Truman State University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Truman State University. Truman State University admitted 45% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 4,896 students applied to Truman State University and 2,208 were admitted.

Truman State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 45%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 7%

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Truman State University is located in Kirksville, Missouri,.

If you want to see Truman State University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 63 to Kirksville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Kirksville Regional.

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College Info

100 East Normal Avenue Kirksville, MO 63501-4221

Campus Setting: Small Town

Truman State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Truman State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Truman State University is Continuous processing.

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Truman State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1110 - 1325


Math SAT Range

560 - 680


Reading SAT Range

510 - 650

Truman State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Truman State University is like? There are approximately 4,120 students enrolled at Truman State University, including 3,782 undergraduate students and 338 graduate students. 75% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from MO and 16% percent of students are from other states.


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