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Truman State University

Kirksville, MO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate45%

Truman State University Student Life

Truman State University Student Activities

Interested in Greek life?

Truman State University has the Nursing Student Association. In fact, more students participate in the Nursing Student Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Truman State University include Alpha Sigma Gamma (service sorority), Tau Lambda Sigma (service sorority), Beta Omega Beta (social organization) and Sigma Kappa (social Panhellenic organization).

The Truman State University community comes together each year for Homecoming, Oktoberfest (fall carnival) and Greek Week.

Does Truman State University Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at Truman State University.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus 41.5%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing 1,407
Number of Students Living On-Campus 1,243
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus

Truman State University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Truman State University students live off campus. In 2023, 41.5% of undergrads at Truman State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 58.5% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Truman State University. There are 1,407 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,782 undergraduates. In the 2022-2023 school year, 1,243 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Truman State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Truman State University Athletics

At Truman State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Truman State University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Track And Field NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams

Safety at Truman State University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Truman State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Truman State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Truman State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Truman State University has patrols by commissioned officers, perimeter access system, dual 911 call center for campus/community, emergency text messaging system.

Plan a Visit to Truman State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Truman State University, take U.S. Highway 63 to Kirksville, MO. If you need to fly, book your flight to Kirksville Regional airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Missouri you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Truman State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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