Truman State University, founded in 1867, is a public, liberal arts university. It is a highly selective undergraduate liberals arts and sciences institution that offers small classes and opportunities for research and experienceships not possible at larger campuses. Its resources - including time, energy, money, equipment, facilities and faculty - are reserved for undergraduates, making the atmosphere similar to that of a small honors college. Truman is proud to be an uncommon public institution, offering a nationally ranked liberal arts education at an affordable cost. Its 140-acre campus, with its Georgian and contemporary buildings, is located in downtown Kirksville.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
3,890
Undergraduates
1,572
Men - 40.4%
2,319
Women - 59.6%
335
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
61% of 4,068 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.81
SAT Math
540-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
553-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
24-31 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,152
Out-of-state: $30,873
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,689
Out-of-state: $16,410
Room and Board
$9,313
Average Percent of Need Met
98%
Average Freshman Award
$15,297
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,183
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
269
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
19%
10-19
26%
20-29
38%
30-39
14%
40-49
1%
50-99
1%
Over 100
0%
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Kirksville Population
17,653
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
39% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bulldog
Sororities
19% of women participate
Fraternities
22% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
2.6%
Black/African-American
2.8%
Hispanic/Latino
3.9%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.8%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
85.8%
Unknown
0.8%
International Students
7.2% from 47 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
33%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
40.0%
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