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About Truman State University

Truman State University is a public, state school in an small town setting in Kirksville, Missouri. Truman State University was founded in 1867 and now enrolls around 5,231 students a year, including 4,939 undergrads.

Truman State University offers housing for up to 2,786 students. Most students live off campus, either in nearby housing that is not owned by the college, or

As of 2021, the total market value of Truman State University's endowment was $50,551,277 The institution spends around $11,082 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Truman State University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 63%
Average GPA 3.8
In-State Tuition $7,975
Out-of-State $15,335

2022 Truman State University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at Truman State University

Truman State University does not offer early decision or early action.

Truman State University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Truman State University. In 2021, Truman State University accepted 63% of applicants. Out of 4,595 applications received in 2021, 2,877 students were offered admission . ### Truman State University Waitlist 2021

Truman State University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Truman State University?

Truman State University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Truman State University, applicants must submit the following items.

Truman State University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Other Requirements activities list/resume
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Truman State University

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.8 /4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Truman State University.

Truman State University Waitlist 2021

Truman State University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

Does Truman State University Require Test Scores?

Truman State University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 10.2% submitted the SAT. 91.6% submitted the ACT.

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Does Truman State University Offer On-Campus Housing?

Yes! Truman State University provides on-campus housing for up to 2,786 students.

Truman State University students are active in the school's Nursing Student Association, Alpha Sigma Gamma (service sorority) and Sigma Kappa (social sorority). Homecoming, Final Blowout (spring carnival), and and BIG Event (one-day community service event) are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Truman State University.

Financial Aid at Truman State University

Truman State University meets 83.5% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Truman State University full-time are awarded $14,827 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Truman State University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Truman State University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Truman State University, around 84% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,325 students who started at Truman State University as first-time freshman, 793 graduate within four years.

Around 75% of students who started at Truman State University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Truman State University Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 43 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $25,404 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Truman State University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Truman State University a good school for you?

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Where is Truman State University Located?

Truman State University is located in the small town setting of Kirksville, Missouri.

If you want to see Truman State University for yourself, 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.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Truman State University and Kirksville are like without leaving home.

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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

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Transfer Applications are Due

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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 ACT Scores


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Truman State University SAT Scores


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Truman State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Truman State University is like? There are approximately 5,231 students enrolled at Truman State University, including 4,939 undergraduate students and 292 graduate students. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 85% percent are from MO and 15% percent of students are from other states.


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