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Truman State University

Kirksville, MO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate45%

Truman State University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Truman State University. The university admitted 45% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 4,896 applications received in 2023, 2,208 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Truman State University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to Truman State University for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Truman State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Truman State University's admissions stats.

Truman State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 55.52%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 7%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 86%
Waitlist No

Truman State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Truman State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Truman State University?

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

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Truman State University Admissions

Is Truman State University Hard To Get Into?

Truman State University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Truman State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Truman State University accepted 45% of all applicants, around 2,208 of the 4,896 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Truman State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Truman State University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Truman State University

Truman State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Truman State University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Truman State University

What does Truman State University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Truman State University for more information on admission factors.

Truman State University Application Requirements

To apply to Truman State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Truman State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements activities list/resume
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Truman State University?

Students admitted to Truman State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 86.84% submitted a class rank. At Truman State University 55.52% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 79.74% were in the top 25% and 95.06% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Truman State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99 69.46%
3.50 and 3.74 14.61%
3.25 and 3.49 8.87%
3.00 and 3.24 4.27%
2.50 and 2.9 2.79%
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Truman State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Truman State University has 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.

In 2022, 7% of Truman State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 86% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Truman State University?

To be competitive with other Truman State University applicants, you should strive to score between 1110 and 1325 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Truman State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1325 and 25% of scored lower than 1110, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Truman State University students scored 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Truman State University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

To be most competitive at Truman State University, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Truman State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Truman State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

More Information on Transferring to Truman State University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Truman State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Truman State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Truman State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Truman State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Truman State University.

Does Truman State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Truman State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Truman State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Truman State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Truman State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Truman State University?

❌ No, Truman State University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Truman State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Truman State University is 45%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Truman State University?

❌ Truman State University does not offer early decision.

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Truman State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Truman State University? Truman State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Truman State University acceptance rate is 45%. This means that the institution accepts 45 out of every 100 applicants.


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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Truman State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1110 - 1325


Math SAT Range

560 - 680


Reading SAT Range

510 - 650

Truman State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Truman State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.8. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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